Layering is key to winter travel

Hello world!! Winter weather has finally  arrived and cold weather has set in (at least where I am from it has).  So holidays are coming and travel plans have been made, I am currently traveling home for Thanksgiving.  Winter travel outfits are all about layering, and takes a bit more strategy.

My strategy is all about wearing my bulkiest clothing on the flight instead of packing them.  So usually what I do is go into my closet and get all the clothes I want to bring home and as I start packing I will separate my bulkier clothes.  So usually I am always wearing a pair of jeans and then it will be paired with one of my sweaters and obviously a pair of boots (boots are the worst to pack).

So traveling yesterday obviously the staples of my winter traveling- jeans and knee high boots.  I wore this with a grey sweater and a white fuzzy vest, both of these would have been really hard to pack.  If I didn’t wear the vest I probably would not have brought it home, the bags were pretty full.  This vest adds additional warmth, especially on my flights which no matter what season it is I am always cold on my flights.

I love this outfit because it is really comfortable and very functional.  This allows me to bring home some additional clothing options without needing to pack them.  The vest just makes me so happy because it is so fuzzy and it is like wearing a blanket.

Fall Fashion- waterfall vests

What What? Waterfall vests!! I bought one last fall and didn’t wear it too much even though I really wanted to.  But guess what, they are still in style this fall so there is time to wear my vests.  Both of mine are fur lined and make me feel fancy when I wear them, as well as I end up rubbing the vests because they are so soft.  Now how do you style them without over powering your frame?  I am a short person so this is a concern for me.

Wear open- the first two are the most common way I have worn them.  The vest works out best when paired with shirts/ sweaters with long sleeves, as I have worn above with a light sweatshirt and a plaid 3/4 length sleeve.  This is a really great piece to layer with especially in fall when the weather can be a little bipolar, 40s in the morning and 70s in the afternoon.  These vests are warm but not overly hot as they do not have sleeves so they work in the morning to keep you warm but also in the evening you don’t sweat through your clothes.

Wear partially closed- the one on the right is worn partially closed to give you back your waist.  In this type of vest it is very easy to lose your waist and you can end up looking bigger.  In this one I used a pearl earring to use as a closure for the black vest, this worked better then expected as a closure.  I have also worn with a fancy belt and a dress for a great going out look, I just forgot to take a pic, sorry!

I have also worn the white vest as an accessory of sorts with my trench coat, I loved wearing it with the trench because it elevated the coat.  Adding the vest below made my ordinary trench coat look like a fantastic fur lined winter coat.


Let me know your thoughts,