I am almost wrapping up my trip in Paris and it has been so fun! I have yet to travel somewhere in the fall, so it took me a bit to figure out how to pack and what to pack for this trip. We were in Paris for a week the beginning of November. It is a much chillier in Paris this time of year than in Los Angeles, so I had to be strategic in order to not overdo it. Here's how I packed for a fall trip.
The weather was being a bit unpredictable when we were planning, ranging from highs in the low 60s to lows in the mid 40s with the potential for rain, clouds, and sunshine. Ha literally this was making it hard since I am so use to sunny and 75 degrees here in Los Angeles. I chose 3-4 different styled jackets in order to mix & match with any outfit. Long overcoats, cropped oversize canvas jackets, lightweight jackets, etc.. Include a fold-up small rain jacket or poncho to be able to throw on over whatever you are wearing. I also carried an umbrella! Then in order to make sure I was warm enough, I also packed a beanie for my ears, gloves, and 2 scarves. if you insist on packing a hat, wear it on the plane with your heaviest coat to save room while packing.
TOPS & SWEATERS
Since the weather is unpredictable, I needed to basically pack multiple options of my whole closet into a suitcase! The key to this is picking neutral items (see this post for inspiration) that can be paired or layered with EVERYTHING in your suitcase. This is key!! I chose a chunkier sweater, lightweight sweaters, and some thinner layering tops.
My go to bottoms for fall travel is plain ole comfortable jeans! I packed 3 or so pairs, plus an additional color to give an extra pop during the week and switch it up. I also like adding a skirt and dress into the mix for any special outing or fancy dinner that I plan to go to. Make sure all of your bottoms can match every top you pack.
When traveling, shoes can be very important. I tend to pack at least 2 pairs of sneakers because man do I love doing a lot of walking and exploring when in new cities! I then tend to pack one more casual pair of boots and a fancier pair of boots or heels for that fancy night out. Remember to wear your heaviest or largest pair of shoes on the plane in order to maximize the space in your suitcase.
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