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Wherever I Lay My Hat
Beat the elements and style boredom on your next cold-weather adventure...
January blues so often lead to itchy feet at the Penmayne HQ! There are so many places in Britain and close to home that are strikingly beautiful at this time of year, during the colder months. Deals can be found throughout Europe for long weekends in January and February.
You don’t have to compromise on style to stay warm and comply with the hand-baggage rules. Alice Newbold, Fashion Writer at Telegraph.co.uk says; ‘To avoid any sartorial faux pas - or worse, blisters - it’s all about streamlining the contents of your holdall into a selection of versatile pieces that tick off all eventualities, and that you will actually want to wear.”
Here are our tips for how to pack like a pro and beat the cold:
1) Trainers are the comfiest shoes for travelling in, and they are practical for wet-weather too. And if you are that way inclined (or you are holding fast to that new year’s resolution…) they’ll come in handy for an early morning jog around the area you are staying in, which is a great way to see the sights before the crowds descend and to get your bearings on day 1.
2) If there is likely to be any snow at all, trainers just aren’t going to cut it. Luckily, there are lots of stylish walking boots and snow boots on the market right now. Marie Claire have collated the best ‘non-duck boots’ here.
3) The second rule of staying warm (after keeping your head covered with a hat of course!) is layering. Pack lots of simple base layers that can be worn together - neutral tops and jumpers in heat-retaining fabrics such as merino wool and denim.
4) Thermal leggings (which are very on-trend for 2017 worn under a dress), a pair of thick opaque tights and some cashmere socks will help to pack in some serious heat and won’t take up much space in your bag either.
5) Whether you are a parka, duffle or cape kinda-girl, wear a body-warmer or gillet underneath. You will wonder how you ever survived without one…
6) Don’t leave the house without your hat! As well as keeping you toasty, it will transform any outfit with minimal fuss. Our fedoras and trilbies in rabbit fur felt are both breathable and naturally water repellent, making them the perfect travel companion for changeable weather.