I’ve been avoiding writing a blog, because it’s a subject that’s so hard to give advice on. So here’s the thing – David and I have been to Florida over New Years, for the past two years, and the weather could not have been more different. When we packed for Florida this year, we looked at the weather forecast, and it was forecasting warm sunny days, and cool nights. What we got was the first of the cold snap that hit Florida this week. I don’t know if I’ve ever been so cold. The thing about Florida, is that it’s such a humid place, that when it does get cold, it’s a wet, rainy cold that makes you feel like you’ve been locked in a freezer that’s leaking all over you. So today, we’re sharing our advice on how to pack for Florida during the winter months (and yes, it does involve taking everything in your closet). If there’s ever a time to overpack, it’s now.similar TinkberBell bag here, leggings here, jean jacket here, flannel here, lip color here. Jenny’s bag here, similar shorts here, similar hat here.
Plan to wear MULTIPLE layers. It feels way difference when it’s cold and sunny outside, than when the sun sets. If it gets warm, it’s nice to be able to take a sweater off that’s under a jacket, instead of being stuck in a snowsuit all day. My favorite Disney layering pieces are here, here, here, and here.
I wear a lot of dresses to the parks, and a lot of shorts. A great way to pack for winter, is taking tights that can be worn under both these things when it’s cold. My favorites are here, here, and here.my hat in another color is here!
From March-October, I wouldn’t be caught dead in full length pants in the park. Florida normally has that ‘hot-humid-I’ve been stranded in a jungle vibe’, but in the winter the weather can go on a rollercoaster. Since most people associate Florida with warmth and sunshine, they can totally forget to pack this essential item.
Remember when you were a kid, and your parents always made you wear hats when it was cold? They would mumble something about how you lose the most heat out of your head, and you would just believe it. Well, the truth is, a hat makes a huge difference when it’s cold. So pack your beanies and your ball caps, and stay a little warmer. My favorites are here, here, here, and here.
-Warm Weather clothes
This might sound like an oxymoron, but there’s a good chance that you’ll have a day that feels like late spring. Take breezy dresses to go with denim jackets, and shorts that can go with long sleeve, or flannel shirts.
We wish you could give you better advice, but we also wish we could control the weather – and both of those things haven’t happened yet. So until Disney builds the weather-control-bubble over the parks, this is the best we can do.