Packing for Winter in Europe | Clothing Guide | Full-Time Travel Edition
So you’re heading out on a brand new travel adventure and you’re mentally preparing to start packing for winter. Whether you’re digital nomading, studying abroad, or even just going on a vacation, this is wildly exciting and a huge deal.
However, in the midst of all of this excitement, you may realize that there is really one daunting task ahead of you before the journey can officially begin: Packing.
Trust me, I feel this, too! My boyfriend and I have been full-time traveling for the past few years and packing is the hardest part. I’ve had to learn a thing or two about how to make the packing process successful!
Cold Temperatures & Packing for Winter Travel
One thing that made packing for our upcoming adventure a bit more intimidating than usual is that we are traveling to Europe in November, December, and January – so we will be packing for winter. Heading to Germany, Austria, and Finland in the coldest months of the year is going to be quite an experience, that’s for sure!
If you’re daydreaming of your European Christmas Market getaway or just perusing the internet for some packing for winter guidance, I’d be happy to give you a peek into what I brought in my suitcase!
Let’s Talk Clothes!
In today’s post, I’m going to go through the clothes I packed for our wintertime travels. The clothes you bring on a wintertime trip can truly make or break your experience. So let’s make sure you’re fully prepared for your chilly adventures.
Remember: Winter clothes do get heavy and can take up a lot of space. Perhaps consider using packing cubes to best organize your suitcase. It’s best to bring versatile, warm items that you can layer.
Also, if worst comes to worst and you’re still freezing, you can always buy an additional scarf or warmer item once you arrive. Europe especially has some of the best shopping in the world. So bring the essentials, but maybe leave a little room in your suitcase if you can!
Packing For Winter Clothing List:
These are the items that I brought for our travels, as well as the stores I suggest shopping from. As a reminder, we do full-time traveling so the number of items I share is geared towards this lifestyle. However, feel free to adjust the amount of items to the length of your own trip accordingly!
- 1 Pair of Black Jeans: American Eagle
- 1 Pair of Denim Jeans: American Eagle
- 1 Pair of Insulated Pants: Columbia
- 2 Pairs of Leggings: Aerie
- 2 Pairs of Sweatpants: Target
- 1 Pair of Thermal Leggings: Amazon
- 1 Heavy Winter Coat: Columbia (or Craighoppers if you’re in the UK!)
- 1 Lighter Coat with Omni-Heat Technology: Columbia
- 1 Warm Trenchcoat: VERO MODA (Europe Only)
- 1 Pair of Comfy Boots: UGG
- 1 Pair of Insulated Winter Boots: Columbia (which has great Insulating Technologies)
- 1 Pair of Sneakers: On Cloud
- 1 Flannel: Old Navy
- 2 Insulated Long Sleeve Shirts: Columbia
- 2 Long Sleeve Shirts: Aerie
- 5 Sweaters: Amazon, Cabela’s, L.L.Bean
- 1 Turtle Neck: Amazon
- 2 Hats: Columbia
- 1 Headband: Heat Holders Brand available from Amazon
- 1 Pair of Gloves: Columbia, REI, Cabela’s or Dick’s Sporting Goods
- 1 Scarf: Old Navy
Undergarments & Accessories:
- 2 Bras (1 nude, 1 black): Aerie
- 2 Bralettes: Parade
- Scrunchies & Headbands: Gingerbread Couture (Use Code JESS508 for a discount)
- 14+ Pairs of Socks: Target or H&M
- 3-5 Pairs of Thick Socks: Barefoot Dreams
- 14+ Pairs of Underwear: Aerie
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Need More Resources?
So there you have it! That’s what I’m bringing in my suitcase as far as clothes go. However, we all know that there are many other categories of items that you need to bring when you’re traveling. (especially full time!)
So, I have a few additional resources to share with you. First, I created a Packing YouTube video so you can actually see inside my own personal suitcase and pack it along with me! Give this a watch if you’re more of a visual learner or if you just want to hang out and talk travel:
Next, I have a few other packing blog posts to share with you that I am going to link below. Click on the corresponding image and visit the post that would be the most helpful.
Lastly, if you’re looking for warmer weather packing tips, I got you there as well! Enter your email in the box below and get a packing list sent directly to your email address. This packing list was made based on this blog post & our trip to Costa Rica, which had wildly different weather.
Enjoy Your Travels!
Thank you so much for reading along today. It’s always a joy to have you here at The Road Jess Traveled. I hope you have the most magical trip and if you found any of these packing for winter tips useful, make sure to share this post with your travel buddy! Until next time… ✈️
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