Essentials for Climate Changing Trips
Essentials for climate changing trips
I remember my first solo trip was a climate changing trip, was I ever in shock. I left sunny southern Ontario in my shorts and ended up in the Canadian Rockies where it started to snow the next day. That being said I was hardly prepared as there was no indication on my weather app that it was going to snow, even know I checked it before my departure. Since then I've learned to pack a few essential things when there's even a slight indication that the weather could drastically change.
If I'm going, to be honest, I own about three pairs of shorts, this is because, with all the traveling and the fact that my home base is in Canada, I hardly get any wear out of them. I do however have an endless amount of pants, jeans, and leggings. The reason for this is that you can wear pants all year around. Skip the unnecessary over packing and contemplation and just pack pants. I usually pack black or neutral colored pants just in case I pick up a top while at my destination I won't have to worry about matching.
Coat in a Bag
This has been my favorite purchase thus far, a coat in a bag. Now I'm not talking about a foldable poncho, I'm referring to a down coat that can easily be stored in a small carry bag and easily packed into any purse, backpack or carry-on spinner. They are so versatile and some are even waterproof. My favorites are from Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and Beavertail.
Sunglasses are easily the most versatile piece you could ever own when it comes to travel. They can be worn in hot climate or cold climate both to shield your eyes from the sun and reflection of any white blanket of snow. In addition, they are great for hiding a makeup-free face at the airport, the only thing they can’t do is hide your past regrets. My favorites are from Gucci and Ray Bands.
I can not stress the need for a blanket-scarf enough. They act as a fashionable piece that you can accessorize with when you're in the airport, on the plane they act as a comfy blanket and when you land if needed they are warmth for your neck. I've also even used one as a shawl by folding it in half tying the waist with a small belt.
With these items, you can't go wrong in the sun or snow, and look stylish while doing it.