Wearing the Cuyana Alpaca Cape around town as a cape and during my trip to Iceland as a scarf.
With all of my experience packing light and making my travel light packing lists, I think the most common item in all of them is a simple scarf. A scarf serves many functions during travel no matter what type of climate you’re in. It can be used as a scarf, a pillow, a swimsuit cover up, a blanket on a cold flight, or even a nursing cover. The possibilities really are endless! Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to use a scarf, as well as some of my favorite scarves.
For warmer climates…
When the weather outside is warmer I still like to bring along a thin scarf. It’s hard to predict the weather or temperature in transit. You can utilize your scarf to help keep warm in cold airports and planes, then use it as a swimsuit coverup or wrap dress once you arrive at your warm and sunny destination. I sometimes even use mine as a small blanket to sit on at the beach or during other explorations. The good news is that a light scarf doesn’t take up much space in your bag at all.
For cooler climates…
When I know I’m headed to somewhere that is cold, I always, always pack a scarf. I use it on the plane in combination with my warm jacket as a pillow or blanket, or if I’m already warm enough it’s fine tucked away in my bag. Once I reach my destination, my favorite item is the Cuyana Alpaca Cape (pictured above). It can be worn both as a comfortable cape or as a nice big scarf once you reach your destination.
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Do you travel with a scarf? What are your favorite ways to wear a scarf?