European winters are known for being beautiful. Just imagine — snow-capped mountains, serene landscapes, fewer crowds, and tasty warm drinks all around. Europe won’t let you down if you’re seeking a genuine winter wonderland.
However, you must also be ready for the unpredictability of the weather. One moment it’s freezing cold and the next minute, it could be drizzling!
With this in mind, you must pack appropriately and maintain a certain level of style in your outfit (we all want to post nice pictures online)! Check out our tips for what to pack during winter in Europe — read through till the end for some inspirational outfits by our Profil Explorers!
The trick when traveling to Europe during winter is to layer your outfits! This will also allow you to make more space in your check-in luggage
One or two lightweight sweaters are good for freezing days when you are spending more time outdoors and need the extra thick layer beneath your jacket.
Long Sleeve Shirts and Pants
We recommend having thermal shirts/pants. The best part of this is that they are very lightweight and wouldn’t take up as much space in your luggage! Make sure to have a couple of these and pair them with a sweater or heavy coat!
Wool / Cashmere socks
You’ll be needing a few pairs of socks, depending on the length of your stay. You can always opt to wear your socks again, but make sure they’re wool or cashmere because those are the best type of socks to keep your feet warm during winter!
If you’re not going on a mountain hike, you can opt for a good pair of sneakers while making sure that you have a decent wool sock!
This will be your best friend! It’s what’s going to keep you warm all throughout your outdoor adventures.
Some of our Profil Explorers opted for an oversized, fluffy coat — it may look soft on the inside and outside, but we promise that this will keep you warm even during the coldest days!
If they’re waterproof, then better! These will definitely keep your hands warm all throughout your winter stay.
If you’re someone who gets cold easily, having a scarf can be a great addition to your layered outfit! Wrap it around your neck to keep yourself warm, or even by your face/mouth area so that your lips won’t be too dry.
Make sure to pack a pair of moisturizers or lip balm during your stay. Even though dry skin can be easily remedied, there’s nothing wrong with getting yourself a pair of lip balm that will keep your lips hydrated all throughout!
Check out some of our Profil Explorers’ outfits during winter in Europe: