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5 Easy-to-Pack Items to Keep You Warm on Your Winter Getaway

Gearing up for your winter getaway? It goes without saying that packing for a winter getaway is a little different than packing for a beach vacation. Your entire wardrobe calls for heavier items, which means you will likely be packing more than you would if you were going on a vacation during the summer. But whatever you end up packing, you are not going to want to leave the house without remembering these five items that are guaranteed to keep you warm.

1. A Scarf, Gloves, and Hat

Don't even think about leaving your house without these three winter essentials. If you are going on a winter vacation, whether it's to a ski resort or a cabin in the woods, you are going to need a scarf, a pair of winter gloves and a hat with you wherever you may go. Not only will these items serve their primary function of keeping your neck, hands and head warm, but they will also complete your winter wardrobe ensemble. You don't want to be caught in a photo with a snowy backdrop if your hands are bare and freezing and your head is covered in snow instead of a hat.

Aside from keeping you safe and warm, a scarf, gloves and a hat accent your outdoor winter outfit. And with so much variety, you can easily find the right items to match your style. While some women may prefer a pleated cash touch winter scarf, others might like an aran cable knit winter scarf or a Sherpa-lined shawl wrap. As far as gloves go, one woman might choose cashmere-lined leather-stitched gloves while another might want fleece winter gloves with a print like a black and ivory checkered pattern. And regarding hats, there are countless styles to choose from including colorful cable knit winter beanie hats, print fleece beanie hats and aran cable knit winter beanie hats.

For good measure, it wouldn't hurt to bring two of each: wear a scarf, gloves and a hat when you are traveling to your destination and pack a second set in your suitcase. One set could be more fashion-centric while the other set is more heavy-duty and utilitarian.

2. A Warm Winter Coat

If it's a winter getaway, chances are you won't be going on it without a winter coat. But what winter coat should you bring? Ultimately, that's up to you and it's also contingent upon the type of vacation you are going on. If you are going to a ski resort and plan to spend a lot of time on the slopes or engaged in other winter sports like snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, you are going to want to wear something like an expedition parka. It's not exactly the most elegant coat, but it does the job of protecting you from the harsh elements. Not to mention, the expedition parka is stylish in its own right.

If you are going to a quaint resort town where you plan to spend most of your time indoors or hopping from an art gallery to a boutique to a five-star restaurant, opt for something sophisticated like a long wool coat. And if you want something that combines fashion with functionality, an insulated plush-lined winter coat with a faux-fur hood should do the trick. The best part about a winter coat is that you aren't going to be packing it at all; you'll be wearing it on your travels which means you will have more room in your suitcase for other fun outfits.

3. Snow Boots

It is tempting to pack multiple pairs of boots on your winter getaway. After all, you're going to want to look good. But of all the boots you ought to pack, winter snow boots are at the top of the list. At the very least consider wearing them on your travels to the destination, especially if you are traveling by car. Snow boots are heavy duty and reliable and will keep you extra warm in the face of a snowstorm. Additionally, it's easy to find plenty of snow boot varieties that are just as stylish as they are functional.

4. Cashmere Sweater

What is a winter getaway without a women's cashmere sweater? We are willing to bet that any time that isn't spent outdoors will be spent in such cozy, quaint environments as bookstores, ski lodges, British-style pubs and other homey, inviting places. And what better way to spend your time in such places than while wearing a soft cashmere sweater? You don't just want to be warm on your winter getaway; you want to feel incredible and confident during every minute of it.

5. Cozy Pajamas/Nightwear

You may not be able to take all your nightwear essentials with you on your winter getaway, but you should definitely be able to pack a couple of women's pajama sets. Bring women's flannel pajamas as well as a long cotton nightgown. You want nightwear items that will keep you warm and cozy as well as leave you feeling like you're living it up in the lap of luxury.

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