Winter Vacation Packing List: Layer Up With Cotton

Two girls dressed in warm cotton layers getting out of car for a winter trip

You may think breathable cotton is just for warm summer days, but that’s the furthest thing from the truth. It’s called The Fabric of Our Lives® because cotton is suitable for every occasion, every season, and every person. Especially winter. If you’re going on a vacation this season to a winter wonderland, put cotton at the top of your packing list.

It’s, soft, natural, and breathable, making it perfect for layers that’ll keep you warm without overheating. Keep reading for tips on how to stay warm and stylish on your winter getaway, as well as a shop collection full of cozy, cotton essentials to make packing for your winter vacation as easy as possible.

Layering Warm Clothing

Staying warm in cold weather starts with layering. Wearing layers of clothing helps keep warmth close to your skin, and also makes it easy to adapt your clothes to the changing weather. If you’re going from indoors to outdoors a lot, or if the weather warms up, you can remove layers and stay comfortable all day. Start with a layer of leggings and a thermal, and then layer with sweaters and cardigans. The great thing about cotton is its coziness and softness, making it the perfect natural fiber to keep you warm in frigid temps.

Socks, Hats & Accessories

Don’t forget that your outer layers are as important as the inner ones. Dressing warm from head to toe is easy with natural, cozy cotton. If you’re going to be outdoors for a while, you’ll want to wear thin layers of socks instead of one pair of thick ones. The more thin layers you have, the more pockets of warm air you trap between your skin and the cold weather, keeping you warmer for longer. Thick socks also tend to bunch up, meaning some parts of your skin could be less covered than you’d like, making you chillier. Look for socks that are about 80% cotton.

Scarves, hats, and gloves are also essential for any cold-weather vacation. Check out our picks below for the warmest ones around.

Off The Slopes

If you’re going skiing, you’ll still need cozy and cute items of clothing for when you’re lounging at the lodge after a long day on the slopes. Cotton excels at being comfortable and stylish at the same time, so you don’t have to sacrifice comfort and warmth in order to put your best foot forward. We love a printed thermal on top of stretch jeans, with a longline cardigan layered over. This ensemble is perfect for social activities as well as cuddling in front of the fire with a book.

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