Autumn and winter have always been my favourite seasons if I’m being honest. As much as summer elicits notions of frolicking in the sun with friends, colourful fashion, ice cold drinks on the beach and catching some much needed vitamin D, there’s something about the latter half of the year that makes me feel a lot more comfortable; the cooler days, hot chocolate and stodgy food under the duvet, layering outfits and autumn/winter fashion! 

Stephanie Yeboah poses in front of a market stall in a green top and blue cardigan.
Stephanie Yeboah is the queen of autumn/winter style © Stephanie Yeboah

Think burgundy and neutral tones, chunky knits and your pick of the comfiest and trendiest outerwear – but what happens if you’re planning a winter holiday? Cosy comfort is paramount, yet you still want stylish pieces that can be rocked from morning to night. A couple of years ago, I took a short city break to Budapest and while it wasn’t officially winter at the time, it was officially very nippy. I brought along the most beautiful moss-green long-length coatigan from one of my favourite plus size outlets, ASOS Curve, and not only was it the perfect piece to balance the often changing weather, but I received a ton of compliments from other plus sized women too!

If you’re looking for pieces to style in the upcoming winter months, look no further as we’ve got some fab options and all the tips you need to build your winter travel wardrobe.

Young stylish woman wearing pink warm coat across her shoulders, light-coloured pants and handbag walking in the city street in cold season.
Off on a weekend city break? We've got all the styles you need © Alena Ozerova / Shutterstock

The cheeky weekender

Planned a city break to check out the beautiful festive Christmas markets in Prague or Budapest but fear warm, chunky pieces may take up too much space in your cabin luggage? We’ve got you covered!

A Longline Coatigan – ASOS Curve, £50

ASOS Curve have brought back the coatigan for the second year in a row, and we can see why. This mustard beauty is the perfect versatile piece for wearing during the autumn/winter months; a fab Autumnal colour that goes with practically any other colour. Plus, you can save luggage space by wearing this onboard as your coat!

Belted Midi Skirt – Violeta by Mango, £49

Because every wardrobe needs a capsule classic and Violeta by Mango gives us their plus sized midi-skirt offering featuring deep pockets perfect for storing mini a pair of gloves or even a mini camera. The skirt comes with an accompanying belt to save on buying one – we love a benevolent brand!

Wide-fit Knee High Croc Cowboy Boots – ASOS, £50

Faux croc skin is set to be absolutely huge this A/W, so get in quick with these absolutely stunning, versatile wide-fit croc boots. Featuring a mid-block heel for comfort, these sturdy, stylish boots will keep your legs warm and looking fabulous.

V Neck Jumper – Oasis, £36

Burnt orange is set to be another A/W staple colour which is why we picked this stunning piece from Oasis. The jumper is perfect tucked into a pair of boyfriend jeans (or the belted midi skirt above), with the V-neck perfect for accessorising during a light chill.

Corduroy Jumpsuit – Monki, £40

Love it or hate it, the vintage fabric is due to make a big return this autumn and honestly, what’s not to love about this practical jumpsuit? It’s autumn summed up, but available in five different colours if you’re not feeling the rustic orange version. Although Monki is predominantly a ‘straight sized’ store, the vast majority of their sizes come up large or oversized, often fitting up to a size 26/28, so it’s definitely worth popping into store and having a try on. Team the jumpsuit with a pair of white high top Converse with the seams rolled up.

Like this? Try this: Plus-size summer fashion: Stephanie Yeboah’s guide to your ultimate travel wardrobe

A woman sitting in crisp white snow in front of some snow-covered coniferous trees. She is playing with her hair and looking off to the side, smiling. She is dressed stylishly in a wool dress, warm coat, scarf, and over-the-knee boots.
Thigh high boots are the way to keep toasty © RStollner / Shutterstock

The ‘out-of-office is officially ON’ getaway

For when you’ve booked a 1-2 week break and checked a bag. Maybe you’ve opted for a snug cabin stay in Scandinavia or Iceland to see the Northern Lights; a checked bag means we can embrace thicker fabrics.

Hooded Shirt – H&M, £24.99

King of high street Scandi style H&M have brought out this versatile piece in time for A/W. Available in two patterns, the shirt is perfect for long walks along the chilly coast due to its snug woven fabric and lined, drawstring hood in sweatshirt fabric. This is very popular style though, so nab it quickly before it sells out.

Short Sleeve Fit & Flare Dress – Navabi, £100

Linen is often not considered when it comes to dressing for winter, however heavier linens of a good quality hold up extremely well in cooler climates. This hot pink dress from Navabi serves as gorgeous evening attire for dinner or a night out. Pair with knee high boots for extra warmth.

Mono-Grid Co-ord Suit (top and bottom) – Simply Be, £50 together

No travel wardrobe is complete without a casual suit! Be prepared for any occasion with this bang on trend monochrome grid suit, without being too formal. Wear the co-ord with a beige lightweight knit jumper and beige blocked kitten heels for a look that’s fresh off the catwalk.

Camel Neck Jumper – Simply Be, £32

Nothing screams ‘WINTER I AM IN YOU’ more than a cosy, high-necked jumper. This neutral-toned jumper is loosely fitted and would look divine paired with some skinny PU trousers and black plimsolls for an effortless look.

Jumper Popper Dress – Glamorous Curve, £46.99

Combining two pieces in one, this jumper dress is an A/W wardrobe staple for stylish, cozy comfort while abroad. This style of dress goes great with a pair of knee high boots – please see above!

Classic Monochrome Coat – Glamorous Curve, £40

Every wardrobe needs a statement, classic coat and we love this monochrome, large lapelled piece as it can go with the vast majority of outfits, while keeping your torso toasty! It's currently on sale, so now is the perfect time to snap it up.

Two women sit near a white christmas tree with red and blue baubles and presents. They are both dressed in black and one is drinking from a red can while the other holds a present.
If you're putting in a longer shift over party season, you'll need versatile cosy pieces © Moish Studio / Shutterstock

The ‘big winter trip’ 

For when you’re travelling for a longer period of time and are looking for functional-yet-stylish pieces that’ll keep you warm the whole way through!

Work Hard/Play Hard Hoodie – New Girl Order Curve, £32

Every winter wardrobe needs an oversized black hoodie – enter this durable drawstring motif version by indie label New Girl Order.

Ex-Boyfriend Sherpa Trucker Jacket – Levis, £115

A good denim jacket is always a must and Levis have brought out the perfect jacket for the winter months by adding a toasty ribbed shearling material along the neckline and cuffs. Levis is known for its heavy denim that entraps heat, so this is a great travel piece.

Relaxed Jumper Dress – Micha Lounge, £38

Micha Lounge are known for the quality of their knitwear pieces and it would have been an insult not to include them in this list. The jumper dress is made of thick wool and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. We would wear this with tights and thigh high PVC boots, alongside this stunning white padded headband by ASOS Curve to complete the look.

Super Fluffy Crop Jumper – ASOS Curve, £26

I would be remiss in my duty as a plus size style blogger if I didn’t include my favourite piece of clothing – albeit in knitwear form – the crop top. This purple delight is a fun, A/W take on the classic crop and can be worn with high-rise Mum jeans (this pair from ASOS Curve are my personal fav) and some chunky trainers (such as these pale pink Adidas Falcons) for optimal, funky, cozy comfort.

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