- Stick to the basics, or your suitcase will bulk up quickly.
- As for colors, stick to neutrals: black, brown, and cream are best. If you want a splash of color, play with your accessories (bags, scarves or jewelries).
- Cashmere is great because it's the warmest and least bulky.
- A fabulous black leather motorcycle jacket can give cold weather an edgy look. If there's room, bring also a great trenchcoat in light neutral colors (it looks richer against black) that can go from day to night, really chic!
- Think layers, such as tank tops and silky camisoles. Cotton leggings are also great staples for layering.
- Jeans are always a staple, as well as a dressy black trousers or a skirt in a cut that suits your shape (who knows you might be going to a fancy place that needs you to dress up a notch?).
- A light dress is okay. Remember, always think layering, not bulking up!
- Pack a hosiery, but never skin-colored. Go for the black opaque tights.
- Don't forget a hat (a newsboy, a beanie cap, a floppy wool beret -- anything that can easily be folded away), gloves, and even sunglasses.
- Go with a comfortable yet chic pair of walking shoes that can survive through rain and snow. I love men-style black leather combat boots and I'll also bring a pair of easy go-to-ballet-flats. For a night out, a black booties worn with opaque black tights looked amazing and sexy.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Are you heading to a cold destination? I'm off to Hong Kong tomorrow morning, and it's going to be a cold winter season! What to pack? Just because it's cold, it doesn't mean you can't look chic being 'bundled up' in winter clothing. Here's the list: