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Whether you use these on-the-go or while in your hometown, these travel-friendly packable clothing ideas are a must for your fall shopping list!


Packable Clothing for Fall Travel

Written by: Josie Reim


The leaves are turning orange and brown in the northern hemisphere and the weather is cooling down. It’s time to bring out the fall wear – I’m talking boots, jackets, gloves and hats!

When you’re home, it’s easy to switch out your closet but when you’re traveling, you can feel the weight difference between summer and fall. Here are a few things to bring to make sure your transition from summer to fall doesn’t mean adding weight to your carry-on!



UGG Simmens Leather Boot




My most difficult transition from summer to fall is giving up my flip flops for boots. Boots are larger, constrict my feet, and take up so much precious luggage space.

If there’s ever a time when we need packable clothing it’s with footwear. Fortunately, waterproof boots don’t have to be horrible. Here are a few versatile options that are functional, colorful, and packable!


Tip: if you’re petite, see if there’s a kids’ version in your size. You get the same quality shoe but at a fraction of the price!




Cole Haan Single Breasted Packable Rain Jacket




It’s not quite winter so you don’t need the warmth of down feathers, but a light sweater isn’t going keep you warm enough either. After boots, jackets take up a lot of extra luggage space.

Even if you’re planning a tropical getaway, you’ll still need a jacket for when you return home. These lightweight jackets are the perfect example of when packable clothing should be utilized and are great if you encounter fall at home or on vacation!




Terramar Thermasilk Glove Liner




Fall is the perfect time to bring out those gloves you’ve been storing. It may not be freezing cold outside but the temperatures are starting to drop – nothing ruins an excursion like cold hands!

If you need to update your gloves, choose one of the many tech-friendly options so you don’t have to take your gloves off each time you use a touch screen. Here are a few gloves to take your outfits into the end of Fall!




Simplicity Knit Faux Fur Pompoms Beanie Hat




Hats are a great way to spruce up your travel wardrobe – as an extra accessory, it can easily take an outfit from boring to alive and bright.

They’re also practical – they protect your head covered from the elements. Here are a few suggestions that you can wear from fall to winter and maybe even Sping!




Leith Ruched Long Sleeve Dress


Sleeved Dress


Want to wear your favorite dress but need a bit more coverage? Look no further than Leith’s ruched long sleeve dress. This stunner is equipped with the same signature waist ruching that the original tank dress rocks, which by the way, is a serious TFG favorite.

We couldn’t be any more thrilled to have this long sleeve rendition for the fall and winter! Pair with a leather jacket and ankle boots for a day of sightseeing in Paris (and don’t forget the merino wool tights if temps really start to drop).


As the weather changes, so does your wardrobe. Whether you’re on a budget or not, make the transition in style while keeping things ultra-packable.

What are your favorite types of packable clothing? Tell us below in the comments!


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Author Bio: Josie Reim has been traveling the world with a carry-on luggage since 1995. In that time, she has visited 18 countries, including twelve visits to the Philippines and a month-long stay in Brazil. She loves immersing herself in the local culture when she travels, including learning the language and seeking out local wildlife. Packing is a way of life for Josie as she and her husband move their home around the United States often.