No matter if it’s Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, each season has its own unique charm and allows us to discover different cities and their distinct attractions again and again. As an international brand, we at Olsen have presence all over the world; as such, we often get first-hand travel tips. You can look forward to valuable lifestyle and fashion insights from our international colleagues in our blog series “Season in the City”, guaranteed to make you want to pack your bags and travel!

Royal Light Garden and Ice Rinks in Warsaw

Poland is beautiful and almost magical in the Winter. In Warsaw specifically, there are several hotspots that are worth a visit especially during this season. For example, at the end of November, the Royal Garden of Light is open next to the Wilanów Palace. Guests, who visit will enjoy impressive light installations. As expected, to truly take in the spectacle, it is the best to go there when evening falls and it is already dark outside. For those who prefer to spend their free time in an active way, an ice rink located in the Old Town, next to the Mermaid of Warsaw is sure to offer some fun. It is surrounded by historical buildings and many local restaurants, where you can savour many Polish dishes after ice-skating.

Winter Wonderland in Zakopane

If you have a little more time and wish to visit other places in Poland besides Warsaw, be sure to place the city of Zakopane at the top of your list. It is situated in the middle of the Polish mountains and offers a picturesque snowy winter landscape during winter months – just like a fairytale! Restaurants with lively music and local food to this mountainous region is something worth experiencing. Tourists who are spend time in Zakopane may wish to try winter sports or relax on Krupówki with a glass of delicious mulled wine. A certain must-do is to try a local delicacy – oscypek – which is a smoked cheese made out of sheep milk, produced in Podhale.

6 Fashion Must-Haves in Polish Winter

Winter in Poland is beautiful, but also very cold outdoors. For this reason, it is necessary to plan cozy and warm outfits, which are practical but also stylish. Polish women dress in classic style, but they also like to be updated with current trends. For example, Polish woman love turtleneck sweaters, which can work well for many outfits. You can wear them with pants in more casual way, or with a pencil skirt if you want to create a more elegant look. Wearing a longer cardigan is also a great idea during the winter. It looks great, and the longer length can give the illusion of a slimmer silhouette. For crisp days when temperatures drop, an irreplaceable piece of clothing would be an essential puffer jacket, perfect to layer over your outfits every day.