What to pack for a 14 day winter city trip

Packing your bag for a winter destination can be quite of a hassle. First, you pack way too much, then you can't decide which sweaters to bring as you, off course, need them all and finally your bag is way to heavy to carry. Here is a helpful guide on how to pack easy and light for up to 14 days.

In winter, many people dream away by looking at warm, tropical destinations. Granted, a holiday is the perfect way to get out of the daily routine of going to work in the dark and coming back home in the dark too. 

However, you don’t need to book an expensive tropical holiday destination to regain some positivity and warmth. While it might not be the warmest destination, a trip to the beautiful wintery North of Europe will guaranteed leave you feeling energised, happy and maybe even a bit warmer. 

A few weeks ago I took a city trip of 5 days to the capital of Sweden and whole Stockholm was very cold, there is so much to see and do that when you dress for the occasion, you won’t feel cold at all!

What to pack

You only need a carry-on

A few weeks ago I took a city trip of 5 days to the capital of Sweden and whole Stockholm was very cold, there is so much to see and do that when you dress for the occasion, you won’t feel cold at all!

The key to travelling up North for a city trip (this is not very suitable for hiking e.g.) is to pack simple warm basics and proper shoes. I got so many weird looks for wearing bright red pants and white sneakers, because the streets of Stockholm are covered in sand (I think this is to avoid getting slippery when it freezes) and your white shoes won’t stay white for too long. However, if you have leather sneakers and boots, your shoes will not only be easy to clean, your feet will stay warm and dry too.

Another tip is to layer. I wore stockings underneath my trousers to stay extra warm and long sleeve t-shirts under my sweaters. You don’t have to pack a lot either! 2 sweaters for a shorter stay and 3 for a longer stay is more than enough. Have a look at what I brought to Stockholm with me in the overview I made.

How to pair

Easy and comfy travel outfits

As you can see, you don’t have to bring a lot to look different every day and still be warm and comfy. Pack 2 coats so when it rains or snows you can wear your wadded raincoat and when the sun’s out, you can go for classy in a long wool one. The same goes for the shoes. When it rains, wear your Chelsea boots (seen a lot in Stockholm) and when the weather is nice again, wear comfy sneakers. Sometimes when going out, fancy clubs and restaurants have a no-sneaker policy, so bring classy shoes with you for the evenings. Pointed heels always work and look classy, but you can also go for comfy and go with pointed flats.

I paired my outfit around the pants, but of course you can choose whichever pants you like. You don’t have to wear red, it can be any colour or shape you like, but at least keep it high(er) waisted as I find that tucking clothes into your pants, instantly makes the look more put together. Also there are no skirts in my list as I found it way too cold to wear them. ;)

Accessorise by wearing a beanie, scarf, gloves and even sunglasses (the sun is bright up North) during the day. Not on the list but also very convenient: pack a clutch for the evenings and a waterproof (leather) backpack for during the day.

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Shann Eileen
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Such a helpful post! I always feel a tad overwhelmed when faced with having to pack. Especially when going to somewhere cold as that means having to bring more layers. Thanks for sharing this!

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An Dyer
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These tips are so useful!! I’m going to be in NYC next month and definitely need to plan something warm! xx HautePinkPretty

Rach
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Thanks for the packing advice! I love that you did a lot of mixing and matching. Totally saves so much space!

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KATHRINE ELDRIDGE
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This post is amazing! I love your combinations with these staples! Would love to go on a 14 day trip anywhere!

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Allie
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lovea all these interchangeable pieces that create SO many different chic looks!!
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Rubi
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This is such a great guide!! Shows that you can do so much mixing and matching, very helpful!
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jodie filogomo
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Such a great example of how things can interchange so well Marije!!
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Mica
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Love the pictures with the post, it illustrates it so well! :)

You can definitely get a lot of wear from just a few pieces in your wardrobe!

The Fashion Folks
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Love this article! So true that it’s important to be able to style everything as it makes it easier to pack light and fuss less. Love the wool coat you’ve included, so elegant! Xx

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jointyicroissanty
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Such a helpful guide! Really cool combinations.

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Silvia
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Very smart and helpful tips, dear!
definitely to keep in mind for my next trip!
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Miguel
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Thanks a lot :D

super interesting tips my friend :D

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vivian
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This is super helpful…the visual is even better

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Dominique
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This is such a helpful post! Love how you’ve styled the outfits for each day. I totally agree with packing lots of layers. xx

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Didier
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Oh gosh I’m the worse at packing! I always tend to overpack and then I still end up shopping on the trips so it ends up becoming such a mess! haha.

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Jessica
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This is such a lovely guide dear, and yes! Layers and more layers! Love your options on sweaters and shoes too. For the accessories, you’re absolutely right with your choices. Can’t go wrong with neutrals.

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Valerie
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This is such a great post! I always tend to pack too much especially when I visit places in the winter, so this is really helpful! Thank you for sharing!

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Lauren
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This is such a great packing guide!

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Liz
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This post is super helpful and interesting! I would love to see a little fashion guide and what to take for an autumn trip as well :)
Thanks !

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Marisa Cavaleiro
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Very good post. Love the tips…
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Lorna
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That’s actually really useful! I would probably alternate the pants too, maybe wear the same pair 2-3 days then swap again as I get bored easily! You did a great job putting them together though!

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Laura
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This is SO smart! I am the worst packer and need to take your advice on my next trip:) I am certain I’ve never only packed 3 pair of shoes!

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jane
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This is pretty cool.
It’s nice to bring few clothes on trip but can be style in diff ways

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Benita James
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Nice informative post, as I travel during the winter.

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Melanie
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Great items! I love these outfits! :-*

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Katya
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This is cool! It’s really hard to pack especially for longs vacation. Thank you for the tips!

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wendee
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I like all the different ways you styled the outfits
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Amanda
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I love the stripes and red aspect!

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