Seeking a white Christmas outside the tropics demands a change in fashion choices. Aside from the essential thermal underwear and thick socks, there are certain items I need in my suitcase that will help me make the most of my holidays.
Off the bat, I knew I needed a pair of reliable boots. I learned the hard way a while back that though there is no snowfall, temperatures below 5°C are not kind to feet in sneakers.
I luckily stumbled on a pair of Chrissa Boots from Nine West. They’re quite the space saver as they can be folded down to be used as fur-lined ankle booties. And if you need something that’s just below the knee, you just pull them up and you now have full suede boots. They come in black or brown.
It naturally followed that I picked out a coat, one that can last several winters. I opted to shop from German brand Hallhuber. The Wool Coat with Asymmetric Collar is an effortless choice that will go well over any outfit I choose.
I also got it because it’s not too long and it’s slightly fitted. These requirements are something petite girls like me need to consider so they don’t drown in the layers. Tip: I ordered it online and had it delivered to a friend’s place in Europe!
Now that I have the right boots and coat, I need the right pair of jeans. The Spanx Distressed Denim Leggings came just in time for me. Since they’re leggings, boots will easily go over them. And like any pair of jeans, they can go with a number of tops. I appreciate the extra hold build into the waist, a signature of Spanx, so it can help conceal a bit of that food baby I will have after the Christmas feasts.
To make sure I’m hands-free during layovers and while I go about the tourist walks, I like a belt bag. I’m currently sporting the Champion Life Sherpa Prime Waist Pack. It’s roomy enough to carry your passport and then some. It suits any casual look and has the iconic Champion logo so you can easily spot it.