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Steph Kienle-Gonzalez Shares Her Essentials For A Chilly Vacation

Thinking of having a white Christmas this year? We don’t blame you! We could all use a little break from the heat, and a wonderful moment in the snow. But if you’re not used to spending holidays in the snow, the change in temperature and environment can come as a bit of a shock. You’re left to wonder, ‘Did I pack enough warm clothes? Could I be more stylish? How do I pull this off?’

Since we’re all eager to hit a winter wonderland this year, we’ve asked a seasoned holiday traveler for expert selections on cold destinations: None other than Steph Kienle-Gonzalez, of course! As one of this year’s #MetroMostStylish Top 10 ladies, Steph knows that being stylish is just a matter of strategically working with what looks best on you, and what’s practical for the situation. A quick scroll on her Instagram feed, and you know she’s an avid globetrotter.



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So pull out your notes, and see what are her travel essentials for a chilly adventure:


A velvet blazer

Photo: Massimo Dutti Blazer, Greenbelt 5
A festive alternative to the power-dressing essential, the velvet blazer can dress up any look.


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Block heel pointy boots

Photo: Christian Louboutin boots, Neiman Marcus
Preferrably black, notes Steph. That way, it’s chic yet comfortable to walk in.



Joseph 'Cashair' sweater

Photo: Joseph Sweater, Farfetch
This special cashmere sweater is a classic beauty, and it keeps you warm.



Nuxe 'Reve De Miel' lip balm

Photo: Nuxe lip balm, Beauty Bar
If you’re prone to chapped lips, chances are it will get worse in the cold climates. Don’t skimp on the skincare and lippies!


Soft pajamas


Are you finally in your pj’s? See you in the morning! #everydayispajamaday

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Nothing beats curling up under the warm covers as you take a break from the cold. All the better when you have a cozy sleepwear.


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Uniqlo 'Heattech' pieces

Photo: Uniqlo Heattech top, Glorietta 5

One of the most practical and accessible pieces to keep yourself warm, plus it comes in an array of colors to suit your tastes. Great for layering too!


Leather pants

Photo: Isabel Marant leather trousers, Matches Fashion

Another way to dress-up the winter look, leather pants is your chance to sizzle things up, even when you’re around all the snow!


Lead photos via @stephkeinlegonzalez