On the 11th day of blogmas, Aitza gave to me…what to wear to make any mountain trip Instagram worthy!
Happy last few days of 2017. I’m coming today with a post that is little over a week late. The weekend before Christmas, I made my way to the mountains of North Carolina with my cousin Mary and her friends. We lodged in this cosy cabin located in Lake Lure, NC – the place Dirty Dancing and The Last of the Mohicans were filmed- and just had a great time being on with nature and eating well. I vlogged a bit and as a post-trip recap thought I would share a packing guide with you all.
Packing Guide: What to Wear Mountains Edition
We arrived on Friday and left Sunday afternoon, so it was a relatively short trip, but we all know I’m a fan of domestic travel and weekend trips. This is can such a stressful time of year trying to stay under budget, meet work deadlines, and make sure you connect with people at the end of the year, it is nice to get away from it all for a bit…but I digress. This short trip meant I didn’t have much to pack.
After checking the predicted forecast for the umpteenth time, because North Carolina has such finicky weather, I pulled pieces that would be great for layering, going on a hike, lounging around inside, and partaking in a bit of shopping. I traveled for about four hours that day, two hours on the train and two hours in the car so my outfit was leggings, jeans, hoodie, field jacket, coat, and hat. Traveling in comfort doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish. I also wore the same outfit back. For my time in the mountains, my fleece Carolina sweats were perfect for lounging around, sleeping in, and staying comfy inside. No packing list is complete without fuzzy socks. The season does not matter, always pack fuzzy socks, good people.
Additionally, I packed two flannels, black and dark wash jeans, booties, converse, fleece-lined leggings, two sweaters, beanie, and blanket scarf. The only thing I would recommend is a vest, which I do not own. I chose pieces that were great for mixing and matching, depending on my mood because I still like versatility with my outfit planning. For me, this was packing light and that is a huge accomplishment for me.
coat – thifted (XS) // booties – kohls(7)// jeans – levis ( 24 short) // field jacket – j crew ( XXS)// sweater- gap (XS)// scarf – marshals// fedora – j crew factory (M/L) // glasses – warby parker (chamberlain)
Lake Lure was gorgeous and roaming around downtown Asheville was nice. I’m looking forward to returning during warmer months. If you’re more of a visual person, be sure to check out my Pack with Me vlog!
If you’ve visited this region of NC, I’d love to hear about your experience. If you’re planning a mountain trip, let me know where you’re going by commenting below.