If there's anything that's best friends with travel-anxiety, it's the thought of not having packed for dwindly temperatures. Unfortunately, as the landscapes change and latitudes variate, the weather starts to play its cards. Meaning: every time you step into a new surface area, you've got to take efforts to keep yourself warm and alternatively, cool (depending upon the city you're travelling to).
Add to this, the air conditioning aboard and the cold-blast at the airport, and you're in for some serious airport-layering troubles.
In that case, we've got you a terrific deal today.
Lightweight parka jackets — the sole warriors of fickled weather — are going to save your day, when unexpected chills/warm weather are wrecking every hour possible. Throw them on as it starts to get cold and slip out of them if the mercury strikes. All in all, just keep them handy and use them, selfishly.
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That said, it won't be completely out-of-the-blue to mention, that parkas are easy to stow as well. They're capable of being folded into the smallest size (meaning: you don't need a lot of space to store them) and well, don't get too crushed if stored in the right manner. Result? You can keep them on even if you're not at the airport anymore and are off to meet that important one. Believe us, she won't notice the jacket's travel-fatigue!
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A few of you may ask: what if it starts raining in the city I'm travelling to? Well, then for #1: most parkas comes with a hood, to ensure that your mop, which is laced with hair products, isn't exposed to the unexpected shower and stays in shape, come what may. For #2, since most parka jackets are water-proof too, you won't be answering any embarrassing how-did-you-get-wet queries once you arrive.
But the question remains: what's the trick to invest in the best and most versatile one? We'd say, go for a neutral shade. Blacks, greys, blues or even olive greens (they're almost like neutrals in parka jackets) can be easily paired with any outfits of choice and in fact, hop them over your two-piece suits too and you'd realise how they'd seamlessly blend in. Just remember to take them off before entering the boardroom!
Final takeaway: Temperatures may change, but your jacket needn't. That said, if you've arrived at your destination and it's a hell lot chillier, open that suitcase and layer up further. Don't catch a cold!