Last weekend around this time, I found myself in Cordoba, Spain. I had decided to take a day trip with a friend. Winter is setting in here in Spain, so I had to dress accordingly. Did I wear a dress? Of course! I did choose carefully, though. So I thought I would share my 5 tips for winter travel wear.
My 5 tips for winter travel wear
Many of us find ourselves traveling during the winter months. Perhaps you decided to take your two weeks off around the holidays in the Czech Republic. Or perhaps you have some time in February and decide to make your dream of visiting Paris a reality. Or perhaps, like me, you’re an expat who plans to travel through Europe little by little on long weekends and days off from your job. Either way, we do find ourselves as tourists in the cold. And as long as you are prepared, it can be just as much fun as traveling in the warmer months.
5. Make sure your legs are covered
This is not the time to ditch the tights. If you choose to wear a dress, there are so many thick tight options out there. I for one have found lots of sweater tights over the years. They have always made dresses in the winter possible. Also yoga pants are another great option.
And of course if dresses are not your thing, you can always wear a good pair of comfortable pants. When in Cordoba, I opted for my favorite dark purple/maroon tights.
4. Scarves are the best
I don't know about you, but I feel like a scarf can go with just about any outfit. It dresses it up a bit and keeps you warm. And fortunately, blanket scarves are very in right now. I have one and I absolutely love it. In fact, I took a little selfie with mine here.
Here are a few scarf options:
3. Comfortable footwear!
When traveling, you do a lot of walking. You can see so much of a new place on foot! So you want to make sure whatever you put on your feet is something comfortable. In the winter, boots can be a great option (and fashionable too!). I found these boots over here in Spain and just cannot wear them enough. They are perfect.
2. Gloves are everything
I always have a pair of gloves stashed in my purse. You never know when you will need them. I brought my favorite pair from the United States with me.
1. A good sweater dress
If you decide to go the dress route, it's always best to pick something with long sleeves. Also the warmer the material, the better. I found this lovely dress at Mango here in Spain. Here are a few sweater dress options.
And of course if dresses aren't as much of your thing, pick a nice sweater!
As this cold weather sets in, I hope you all stay nice and warm! What are your tips for staying warm in the cold? Have you traveled in the winter before?
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