Layers and packing only essentials.
I travel most often in late Nov. early Dec. 23 inch roll on and small carry on. I’m nearly 70.
Waterproof and well worn Columbia parka. Has internal zip in and out warm jacket which can be worn separately. This combo is the heaviest clothing item.
I pack it and when I’m through immigration stop in the airport bathroom, retrieve it, the hat and gloves contained in the pockets and out I go into the chill.
Knit slouchie for my head.
Gloves. Infinity scarf.
Base layer if temps are going to be in the 20’s. Mine is capeline from Patagonia. Otherwise just a pair of running tights from Target.
Two Lands End Lightweight fleece pullover.s One with a hood.
2 lightweight fleece turtlenecks.
One pair of Gloria Vanderbilt stretch jeans in black.
2nd pair lightweight Gloria Vanderbilt jeans.
3 pair of underwear.
Lightweight pj’s from Target.
3 pairs of Smart Wool socks.
2 pairs of Keen shoes. Targhee hiking shoe and the slip on.
In the roll on go the clothes and a packing cube for meds. Another cube contains tooth brush, travel sized toothpaste, shampoo, mouth wash and bar of soap. (that baggie is shown to TSA folks and then tossed into the front pocket of the roll on )
In the interior pocket of the roller bag goes extra pair of glasses in a sturdy case, small roll of gaffers tape, cheap wash clothes, Kleenex packets, some zip ties and various sizes of zip locks bags rolled up and secured with a couple of rubber bands.
A 3rd packing cube goes in the small back pack like carry on with camera, battery charger, iPhone and iPad and chargers. Also in the under the seat carryon is a zip lock bag with a few Fig Newtons, another with some raw almonds. In the side pockets are reading glasses, chewing gum, Altoids, change purse, small notebook, Kleenex packets and a couple of pens.
Make note I can easily lift and carry the 23 inch roll on when I need to.
You will need to see what clothing works for your sense of style, budget and comfort. I recommend looking at REI, Lands End, Columbia and Keen shoes websites. After years of travel I find their products durable and worth every penny spent. Each clothing item I’ve mentioned above are still wearable.
Enjoy your travels. Base layer is the life saver!