Two nights in Aberdeen…
So, this is the travel wardrobe post you’ve probably been looking forward to. Remember, I spent a couple of days in Aberdeen a few weeks ago… Time flies, right? But, better late than never…
Anyway, everybody kept telling me it always rains in Scotland and it’s going to be cold. But the weather forecast was sunny and pleasant, around 14℃ / 57℉. Conflicting messages, for sure, but more importantly, how does that translate into a travel wardrobe? Especially one that fits into cabin luggage?
First, the key pieces: outerwear, shoes, and a bag. For a couple of days, I only needed one pair of shoes and one bag. In this case I decided on good walking shoes (with thick soles in case it rains) and a tote bag. Of course, I was wearing the shoes on the plane, too. And the bag is just the right size to toss all my in-flight essential into.
I decided to wear my red poncho because it’s warm, and I can wrap it around me on the plane. It’s also my favourite piece to take with me when I travel because it goes with anything.
But just in case, I also packed a parka.
I often start packing about 30 minutes before I’m due to leave for the airport. No, there’s not much advance planning, other than checking the latest weather forecast. But since weather forecasts are not always reliable, I usually pack something that works even if the weather changes.
This time I packed an umbrella, a couple of long sleeved tops, one t-shirt, two pairs of sunglasses, a couple of scarves, some jewellery, a cashmere cardigan and a pair of trousers (in addition to the jeans I was wearing on the plane). All of this fits into cabin luggage and can be mixed and matched into several outfits. And more importantly, everything works with my key pieces: either the poncho or the parka, the tote bag and the shoes.
poncho: Marja Kurki (old) / bag and sunglasses: Marimekko /
shoes: Clarks (old) / parka; Seasalt Cornwall / scarf: Carolina Herrera
What would you pack for two nights?
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