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HOW TO PACK LIKE A PRO: THE WINTER ROAD TRIP

by jenellewitty@gmail.com

winter road trip grey knit beanie, Sassind Grey cardigan, black leather jacket, Dr Martens boots winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit

A heap of winter outfits that I packed into my suitcase for a five-day road trip along the South Australian coastline. How to pack like a pro for a winter road trip.

Acne Studios grey knit beanie, Sassind Grey cardigan winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit
winter road trip grey knit beanie, Sassind Grey cardigan, black leather jacket, Dr Martens boots winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit
winter road trip grey knit beanie, Sassind Grey cardigan, black leather jacket, Dr Martens boots winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit

WINTER ROAD TRIP

Road trips are all about the slow, often monotonous journey, cramped, looking for just the right position to get through the long hours. Broken up by road stops, spotting animals on the way or if you are lucky, some cool natural landscapes that you miss my rail or air.

I recently went on a long full day winter road trip over to Port Lincoln to visit family. I thought I’d dedicate this post to talking about some of my tricks and tips for dealing with those long hours. Below are the outfits I put together over the trip and for the long full days of driving (8+ hours!).

winter road trip grey knit beanie, Sassind Grey cardigan, black leather jacket, Dr Martens boots winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit
winter road trip style, Sassind black wool knit jumper, black Mavi skinny jeans, Dr Martens boots, APC half Moon bag, winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit
winter road trip style, Sassind black wool knit jumper, black Mavi skinny jeans, Dr Martens boots, APC half Moon bag, winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit

MAKE SURE TO PACK

When it comes to a full day of being stuck in a car, there are things I have on hand to make the journey a lot more comfortable.

FOOD: I always pack a big water bottle, a banana, an apple, raw ball treats and activated nuts as a snack. Planning the start of the trip, we always try to get going in the morning but avoiding the peak hour traffic of commuters heading in to work. The first thing we plan for is a stop to pick up a coffee and generally a pastry breakfast to eat on the way. It’s a bit naughty, but it’s just a little tradition that we love to do! Make sure to bring a keep cup for coffee, so there is no need for a takeaway cup.

ENTERTAINMENT: A good book (or two) if you can actually read without getting car sick is everything. This time around I was re-reading Phillip Pullmans His Dark Material’s series, which made time fly. An iPod loaded with music, or iPad with shows comes in handy too. I used to grab a magazine but it’s been so long now that I don’t buy them anymore and am not keen to start again. I wind up with too many in my house!

winter road trip style, Sassind black wool knit jumper, black Mavi skinny jeans, Dr Martens boots, APC half Moon bag, winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit
winter road trip style, Sassind black wool knit jumper, black Mavi skinny jeans, Dr Martens boots, APC half Moon bag, winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit
winter road trip style, Sassind black wool knit jumper, black Mavi skinny jeans, Dr Martens boots, APC half Moon bag, winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit
winter road trip style, Sassind black wool knit jumper, black Mavi skinny jeans, Dr Martens boots, APC half Moon bag, winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit
Acne Studios grey wool beanie, Sassind Grey cardigan, black leather jacket, black Converse, Jac and Jack scarf winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit
Acne Studios grey wool beanie, Sassind Grey cardigan, black leather jacket, black Converse, Jac and Jack scarf winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit
black leather jacket, black Converse, Jac and Jack scarf winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit

PLAN WHAT YOU TAKE:

My first thing is always about packing cleverly. I stick to natural fibers, comfortable clothes and essential items that I can mix and match to minimise the amount I am packing. Boot space is always precious!!

THE WINTER PACKING LIST:

This time around, being a winter trip I had to pack for the near-freezing temperatures. (I ended up on the beach at one point in 5-degree weather. I needed that scarf!) Personally, I think I am pretty average at layering. You may notice I rarely do it. But trust me, this time around, I was layering tees under knits then wearing a hoodie and a leather jacket to keep warm. It was so icy out there and cut straight to the bone.

I’ve shared my love of Sassind a few times, particularly for my travels, they are a brand I go back to all the time for beautiful knitwear and essential basics. This time I had one of their charcoal merino cable knits and a grey cashmere cardigan, both of which I have worn a heck of a lot all winter but they really came into their own on this trip. Both were perfect to wear with my black Mavi skinny jeans and either Dr. Martens or Converse sneakers. I ended up only taking one pair of jeans which I wore for the entire trip- this might be too minimalist for some people but I didn’t mind. They can be dressed up or down and pair with all of the knits, jackets, and t-shirts I took with me.

See the full packing list below.

Acne Studios grey wool beanie, Sassind Grey cardigan, black leather jacket, black Converse, Jac and Jack scarf winter outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from style blog Inspiring Wit
Mother denim leopard faux fur bomber jacket, Unfortunate Portrait Fashion Circus t-shirt, Mavi black jeans, Black Converse sneakers, APC luna half moon bag winter outfit in Port Lincoln. Worn by Jenelle Witty fashion and travel blogger from Inspiring Wit
Mother denim leopard faux fur bomber jacket, Unfortunate Portrait Fashion Circus t-shirt, Mavi black jeans, Black Converse sneakers, APC luna half moon bag winter outfit in Port Lincoln. Worn by Jenelle Witty fashion and travel blogger from Inspiring Wit
Mother denim leopard faux fur bomber jacket, Unfortunate Portrait Fashion Circus t-shirt, Mavi black jeans, Black Converse sneakers, APC luna half moon bag winter outfit in Port Lincoln. Worn by Jenelle Witty fashion and travel blogger from Inspiring Wit
Mother denim leopard faux fur bomber jacket, Unfortunate Portrait Fashion Circus t-shirt, Mavi black jeans, Black Converse sneakers, APC luna half moon bag winter outfit in Port Lincoln. Worn by Jenelle Witty fashion and travel blogger from Inspiring Wit
WHAT I PACKED:
JACKET: 1X LEATHER JACKET, 1X FAUX FUR JACKET
JUMPER: 1X CABLE KNIT HIGH COLLAR JUMPER, 1x GREY CARDIGAN, 1X GREY HOODIE
JEANS: 1X BLACK JEANS
SHOES: 1X BLACK CONVERSE SNEAKERS, 1X DR MARTENS BOOTS, 1X BLACK EVERCREATURES GUMBOOTS
TOPS: 1X WHITE COTTON T-SHIRT, 2X GRAPHIC T-SHIRTS, 1X STRIPED LONG SLEEVED T-SHIRT
ACCESSORIES: 1X SUNGLASSES, 1X SHOULDER BAG, 1X SCARF, JEWELLERY, 1X WOOL BEANIE
Oliver People's glasses, Unfortunate Portrait Fashion Circus t-shirt, Mavi black jeans, Black Converse sneakers, APC luna half moon bag winter outfit in Port Lincoln. Worn by Jenelle Witty fashion and travel blogger from Inspiring Wit
Mother denim leopard faux fur bomber jacket, Unfortunate Portrait Fashion Circus t-shirt, Mavi black jeans, Black Converse sneakers, APC luna half moon bag winter outfit in Port Lincoln. Worn by Jenelle Witty fashion and travel blogger from Inspiring Wit
Oliver People's glasses, Unfortunate Portrait Fashion Circus t-shirt, winter outfit in Port Lincoln. Worn by Jenelle Witty fashion and travel blogger from Inspiring Wit
Winter outfit ideas black leather jacket, Anine Bing Tiger t-shirt, Mavi black skinny jeans, Evercreatures black gumboots worn by Inspiring Wit blogger Jenelle
Winter outfit ideas black leather jacket, Anine Bing Tiger t-shirt, Mavi black skinny jeans, Evercreatures black gumboots worn by Inspiring Wit blogger Jenelle
WEARING:
SASSIND CHARCOAL MERINO CABLE KNIT
MAVI JEANS (WORN THROUGHOUT)
SASSIND STRIPE T-SHIRT
DR. MARTEN BOOTS
SASSIND CASHMERE CARDIGAN
ADIDAS GREY HOODIE
LEATHER JACKET
A.P.C HALF MOON BAG
ACNE STUDIOS WOOL BEANIE
JAC + JACK MULTICOLOURED SCARF (SIMILAR HERE)
MOTHER DENIM FAUX FUR LEOPARD BOMBER JACKET (SIMILAR HERE)
UNFORTUNATE PORTRAIT FASHION CIRCUS T-SHIRT
OLIVER PEOPLE’S GLASSES WITH TRANSITIONS LENSES
CONVERSE SNEAKERS
ANINE BING TIGER T-SHIRT (ALSO COMES IN A JUMPER)
EVERCREATURES GUMBOOTS
RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES

If you missed any of the other stories in the How to pack like a pro series see them below:

A LONG WEEKEND IN ONE OVERNIGHT BAG

MY TRAVEL CAPSULE WARDROBE: PACKING LIGHT, COMFY & CHIC

HOW TO PACK LIKE A PRO FOR A WEEKEND AWAY

HOW TO PACK LIKE A PRO AND TRAVEL IN STYLE

FINDING THE BEST BACKPACK FOR TRAVEL AND EVERYDAY

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