To be both warm and stylish

In a few short days I’ll be typing these posts from 30,000 feet in the air, wondering if my trusty leather-trimmed Samsonite suitcase is housing anything warm enough to possibly survive the cold snap currently sweeping Europe and the US. Coming from a mild, albeit unpredictable, climate the odds are the answer will be ‘no’. But isn’t that just a great excuse to head out on some shopping missions when we land? If anything the biggest question for me is how to stay both warm and unwaveringly stylish, being that I only even encounter snow and sub-zero temperatures when I travel, never at home.

Theory number 1: pack some fur (real or faux). Classic, stylish, glamorous – and cosy. Theory number 2: accessories are, as I always say, key. When you have a limited amount of packing space a few items can turn into a great many outfits by way of interchangeable accessories.

fur and camel street style

fur and camel street style

More ideas for how to pack for the freezing cold weather? I’ll share mine as I do my packing over the coming week – but do feel free to add your own in the comments below.

The gorgeous winter outfit above was snapped by Slickwalk.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for, where she serves as the publication's Editor.