Fashion FAQ: What Should I Pack for Winter Trip?

Colder weather calls for warmer outfits, so it is essential to equip yourself with winter essentials before leaving to a four-season country. Nevertheless, thicker is not always better


Model Quentin Marty in Ben Sherman, Armani Exchange, Hugo Boss & Tod's
Beanie by Ben Sherman, sweater by Armani Exchange, coat & trousers by Hugo Boss, shoes by Tod’s


It is also important to pay attention to the balance of proportions, color combinations and clever mix of functional pieces to create a comfortable but stylish winter ensemble.

To achieve those three ideals, here are some key pieces you should pack:


One sturdy outerwear piece can be adequate for an entire trip, as long as it fulfills these requirements: Thick but not
unecessarily heavy, lengthy enough to cover the pockets on your trousers and, if possible, comes equipped with a hood to protect your head from heavy winds and snow. A variety of coats can easily fulfill these requirements, so don’t hesitate to invest more in well-made outerwear pieces as they can protect you from the cold and streamline your look.


Light Outerwear
Vests, sweaters, cardigans or sweatshirts can add one more protective layer to help you brave the cold days ahead. Pack three to four options, in both formal and casual styles, as well as in black, grey or navy so you can easily pair them with quite literally anything.


Z Zegna Outerwear Fall/Winter 2015Z Zegna Outerwear Fall/Winter 2015
Choices of outerwear from Z Zegna


Shirts, T-shirts and Trousers
Simple shirts and T-shirts will work well in any situation, although it won’t hurt to pack several patterned pieces to add panache to your monochromatic winter ensemble. In the trousers department, get some pairs of straight-cut denim and chino pants so you can layer your long johns underneath them.


Accessories and Footwear
Also helpful in combating extreme weather are gloves, shawls, socks and beanies. In terms of footwear, pack sneakers and boots that are water-resistant, have thick soles and offer strong traction on slippery surfaces.


Etro Fall/Winter 2015Etro Fall/Winter 2015
Winter trip essentials from Etro