Layering essentials and packing tips for unpredictable fall weather

Preparing for your next trip this fall and not sure what to pack? With fall comes unpredictable weather. One day it could feel like summer with sunshine and winter the next. So, how do you pack for fall without sitting on your suitcase and two different wardrobes? Today I am sharing layering essentials you will need to stay warm and stylish no matter the weather.

Fall trips are great because the air is crisp, leaves are changing colors, and everyone relishes spending as much time outdoors as possible before snow arrives. Summer packing is a breeze compared to the fall and winter. Cold weather items are bulky, take up more room and you need a lot more layers. My first tip is to wear your bulkiest items while traveling. Yes, this may be a bit uncomfortable, but it will save you a lot of room in your suitcase. Another tip is to use space savers when packing sweaters and jackets. It is just $24 on Amazon and will make packing a breeze.

Keep scrolling to find top items that are perfect for your fall getaways.

Jackets & Vests

Layering pieces like jackets and vests are essential for traveling in unpredictable weather. They are easy to take on and off and keep you warm when it’s needed. Another great tip is to wear jackets and vests on planes to save extra room in your suitcase. For women, The North Face Aconcagua Down Vest is perfect for transitional weather. Its down material will keep you warm yet breathable. Plus, it can be easily dressed up or down. The men’s Patagonia Better Sweater Zip Front Jacket is great for packing on a trip. It’s lightweight, comfortable and warm. Plus, check out our guide for the best on-trend jackets & vests this season.



Another top item to keep in mind is footwear. For women, Tall Riding Boots are great to keep you dry and warm. It will look great with dresses if the weather is a bit warmer or jeans and a sweater for cooler temperatures. These will be comfortable to walk in as well as stylish. However, if you need to pack light, Ankle Boots are another excellent option. For men, the Chukka Boot is very trendy this season. It will give you great ankle support and is very comfortable to walk in.



Lastly, bundle up with scarves and hats for cooler weather. Just like last year beenies and hats are a huge trend for men or women. For women, there are an abundance of cute hats with pom poms, fur, and more. The men’s beenies also are a great option to keep your ears warm this fall. Plus, scarves for women can double as a wrap to keep you warm.

What is your favorite piece to pack for fall weather? Let me know in the comments below.

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