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If you’re lucky enough to be heading off on holiday for some winter fun this year, then make sure you’ve got everything you need to hand well before you go. After all, getting organized and ahead of the game will help you feel less stressed in the run up to take off. If you’re in need of a little helping hand, use our ultimate checklist to ensure you’re ready to go in style.

The gloves

winter gloves

Keeping your hands toasty is a must if you’re going to enjoy the colder temperatures on your winter getaway. Heading for the ski slopes? Stay super insulated with some padded gloves or mittens. Alternatively, if you’re off on a city break then why not try out some of this season’s must have designs? Gloves were a trend to watch out for on the Fall/Winter catwalks so make the most of the styles available and give your winter look a twist. Bold, block colors is a trend that definitely stood out, as were elbow-length designs as seen at Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Prada. Take a look at the Fendi sale for more great winter accessories.

The jacket

There’s no better time to treat yourself to a new winter jacket than when you’re jetting off to enjoy some winter sun. With such variety in the coat trends that appeared this F/W, there’s sure to be one that’s right for you. If you’re off on an activity-based holiday, then why not try out this season’s puffer jacket? It’s easy to wear with a casual feel making it perfect for those après-ski moments. If you’re in the market for something a little more sophisticated than this year’s heritage trend might be for you. Seen at Balenciaga, Calvin Klein and Givenchy, it’s all about checked tweeds in any color palette and shape you like.

The hat

No winter look is complete without a hat to finish it off. So, what exactly did this season’s trends have in store for us? At Calvin Klein and Gucci it was all about coverage with models heading down the runway in brightly-colored balaclavas. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a design that’s a little simpler to pull off, why not go for a chunky knit beanie as seen at Anna Sui, Missoni and Dolce & Gabbana?

The bag

There have also been some pretty iconic bag trends gracing the runway this season and one which works perfectly for a winter getaway is faux fur. Varying from bold, exotic colors to neutral and natural tones, fluffy and furry bags stole the show at Moschino, Max Mara and Dolce & Gabbana. Everything from textured oversized totes and backpacks to clutches and shoulder bags made their way down the runway. That said, don’t worry if fluffy isn’t your thing, there are still plenty of accessories that will help you turn heads. How about a must-have clutch in sleek and stylish mock croc or embellished in eye-catching sequins?

The boots

boots

Wintery weather is a great excuse to treat yourself to a new pair of boots, but which style should you go for? This season’s statement ankle boot trend is perfect for transitioning from day to night. It also gives you a lot of scope to experiment with your personal style. The options really are endless. From bold block colors and metallics to animal print and sequins, just make sure you keep the rest of your look low key. When it comes to heel height, go for what you feel comfortable in. Whether that’s sky high for an eye-catching evening look or a low block heel to go exploring in.

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