October is an amazing time of the year to visit Paris. This was my first time seeing the city in autumn, and it was even more beautiful than I could have imagined. The air was crisp, the leaves had already turned stunning shades of gold (this year at least – I’m sure the timing of this varies!), and the summer crowds were long gone. In today’s post I’m going to share what to pack for a trip to Paris in October, as well as everything that I wore while I was there!
PARIS IN OCTOBER – WHAT I WORE
PARIS IN OCTOBER – WHAT TO PACK
- Sweaters: I went in early October and it was already quite chilly in the mornings and evenings (around 50 degrees), so I definitely recommend packing layers. Cashmere sweaters would be the perfect layer over a lightweight tee.
- Scarves: This is another great layering option, especially if you’re staying for a few days and want to get multiple wears out of certain pieces. Adding a scarf is a great way to change up the look of an outfit.
- Lightweight jackets: You’ll definitely want to have a lightweight jacket or two. But in my opinion a puffer coat isn’t necessary (especially if you layer well). Anything from a leather jacket, to a Barbour coat, to a wool coat would be great options.
- Pants: I recommend bringing a few different pairs of pants to switch up your outfits. A great pair of jeans, some corduroy trousers, and a pair of black leggings would be a great base to create many different looks.
- Midi skirts & dresses: This is the perfect time of year to wear midi length skirts and dresses. Pair with a chunky sweater and booties for a chic autumnal look.
- Comfy walking shoes: A pair of comfortable shoes for walking around is a must in Paris at any time of year. I recommend a pair of cute sneakers such as Veja or Golden Goose!
- Booties: It’s definitely cool enough to break out the booties in October. Plus, they’re a great way to elevate your autumn outfits.
- Umbrella: October can be a bit rainy in Paris. So it would be smart to pack a travel umbrella just in case you encounter some showers.
Have you been to Paris in October? What did you think?