what to wear when travelling from a cold to hot climate
Going on a sun-drenched holiday to a faraway destination when it’s getting colder and rainy at home comes with a lot of excitement. Picturing yourself in a bikini on a beach while the days are getting darker and darker might just make you go through the last weeks until you embark on your long-awaited adventure.
When it comes to packing, a few dresses and light T-shirts will do the trick but the real headache comes when planning what to wear on the plane when your outfit won’t match the weather at destination. If you’re living in a freezing cold country, big chances are that you’ll end up boiling under your wool jumper once off the plane but there are a few simple tips to follow to make the transition a lot smoother.
LAYER LIGHTWEIGHT GARMENTS
A good layering strategy is key for when you’re travelling across countries with complete different climates. Wear a lightweight sweater and trench coat over a cotton top that you can quickly take off when landing and tie around your waist or roll in your suitcase without taking much space. They might also come in handy later on for chilly evenings spent outside. Jersey wide-leg trousers are both warm and so comfortable to wear on a flight while being perfectly adapted for hot weather too. Pair with breathable white sneakers that will keep you cool on burning grounds.
WEAR TIGHTS WITH A SKIRT
There’s no best way to wear a skirt in cold weather than with tights and they’re also easy to get rid of when arriving at the airport. A midi wrap skirt will also keep your legs warm while being light and breathable for when you step outside in the sun. Layer a long cashmere coat over a soft cotton T-shirt tucked in the skirt for a stylish yet comfortable look. You can also pop an extra scarf in your bag for when the temperature drops in the plane and to avoid catching a cold before the start of your holidays. Add a pair of leather mules that are versatile and look good with tights too.
PAIR TWO SUMMER TOPS
Layering two vests together not only creates an on-trend look but it will also keep your torso warm and free a bit of space in your suitcase. Wear a sleeveless pullover underneath an oversized button up vest that you can open if it gets too warm. They both make great tops to wear on their own for a casual dinner during your holidays. Add a satin twill jacket in a warm colour that nods to a summer sunset, and a workwear straight-leg pants that you can sport later again on a safari. Cowboy boots are versatile shoes that can also be styled with shorts and give a Californian appeal to your look.