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Fall and Winter Women’s Apparel Essentials

Ladies, I’ve put together a list of some cold weather essentials for the traveller. Fall and winter stuff takes up a lot of room so it’s important to find things that can be paired. You won’t always be outside, some nights you’ll want to go out and be classy, other nights a bit more casual, but you don’t have room to take multiple outfits for multiple occasions. Think in layers, thermal, base and outer depending on where in the world you’re travelling, and how long you’ll be outside for. Make sure all your colours match and your accessories are interchangeable. Here is a curated list to help you find the right apparel to take with you.

For the Head

The North Face Nanny Knit Beanie

One Size

Katie’s Pick – What’s the point of any hat if it can’t be fun and awesome? Winer blues? Pffft, no way, the more colour the better and it’s really soft!

Helly Hansen Women's Bearfur Hat

Now we’re talking!  How fun is this? Do your best Scandinavian look, after all, they know how to do cold weather. Don’t worry it’s synthetic, not really made form bear fur.

Columbia Thermarator™ Neck Gaiter

One Size. Contoured and fleecy soft, easy to slide on and it’s adjustable.

Columbia Thermarator Headring

Snug fit and thermally lined to keep the ears warm on those cold trips. Lightweight and it easily fits in your pocket.

Calvin Klein Women's Marble Stripe Scarf

Nice and wide, warm and comfy, what more could you ask for?

Neff Women's Cori Infinity Scarf

Also: Black

12″ wide, warm, comfy, infinity scarf.

Icebreaker Women's Aura Hat

One Size. A textured knit, super cozy and warm but still breathable.

'All Who Wander' Infinity Scarf w/Secret Pocket

Katie’s Pick – Hey travelling ladies, this infinity scarf from Columbia comes with a secret zipper pocket for your phone, passport, cash and other valuables. Put valuables where no one would think to look!

For the Body

Icebreaker Women's Aria Long Sleeve Dress

Also: Black

Katie’s Pick – Merino wool dress. Pair with leggings, boots and cardigan to stay warm and dressy. Available in Vino or Black.

Icebreaker Women's Sphere Wrap Sweater

Multiple Colors

Merino wool cardigan with big cozy pockets. Thigh length, can be casual or dressy. Available in multiple colours.

Icebreaker Women's Everyday Leggings

Also: Cruise or Vino

Leggings – pair with a dress and boots for dress up, wear with a tunic and long cardigan to stay comfy on a plane, and train trips.

Columbia Anytime Outdoor Bootcut Pant

Multiple Colors

Water repellant and made from stretchy material which is nice. Machine washable and has drawstring waist and a zippered rear pocket.

Columbia Pardon My Trench Rain Jacket

Multiple Colors

Great cool, wet weather option for the ladies. Pockets at the hips, vented at the back and the belt is removable.

Women's The North Face Arctic Parka Jacket

Multiple Colors

When you’re outside all day sightseeing, it will feel way colder than it really is after awhile. Get a warm jacket that covers your upper legs to retain heat.

Ibex Outdoor Clothing Juliet Zip Tunic

Multiple Colors

Full zip tunic with big zipper pockets. Merino wool fabric, form-fitting but not tight, stretchy and washable.

Helly Hansen Women's Zera Fleece Jacket

Multiple Colors

And for when it’s not too cold, or it’s so cold you need a base layer, a fleece is a must have.

For the Hands and Feet

Merrell Women's Captiva Launch Mid 2 Waterproof Boot

Also: Espresso

Leather waterproof short boot with a full length instep zipper. Warm and insulated with great support.

Flora&Fred Women's 3 Pair Pack Cable Knit Wool Crew Socks

Multiple Colors

Oh now we’re talking!  Warm feet…yes please. Multiple colors available.

Isotoner Women's Stretchy Fleece Lined Gloves

Black

Fleece lined gloves keeps the fingers warm and they look nice and classy.

3M Thinsulate Thermal Fingerless Gloves with Mitten Cover

 

Also: Grey

I like these gloves a lot. They’re warm and cheap but I’m often using my map function on my phone when travelling, or operating my camera. These make that pretty easy.