Paris, the city of lights and home to the leading fashion designers and trends, has a reputation for being the best tourist spot all year around.
The Eiffel tower, the magical streets, the rich history and the lovely people, the city’s just a ten on ten in every aspect.
But during fall is when the city really comes to life.
The simmering rain, the luxury hotels and restaurants to spend your night in, the hot and cold weather and fewer tourists give you more time and peace to enjoy the city.
With the wind still desperately trying to hold on to the summer’s heat, choosing your wardrobe might be a bit tricky if you’re planning your Paris trip in October.
Here are a few ways you can pack your suitcase to suit the fall weather in Paris.
Paris Weather In October
The weather can be pretty unpredictable in Paris in October ranging from 48 degrees Fahrenheit to 61 (9-16). It may seem a bit chilly but there are still a lot of sunny days to witness in October.
Even though the influx of tourists is relatively low, there are still a lot of fun activities to engage in October including wine tasting events held most weekends.
The infamous Nuit Blanche, (i.e; White Night) is also a time to witness, in which all museums and art galleries are open all night round where you can get to understand the city a little bit better.
October is also the best month to witness the city’s beauty, where the city is much less crowded and noisy and you can enjoy your walks.
Long strolls in the beautiful city suffice your wanderlust, with autumn foliage spread all around for you to admire as the sweet city breeze caresses your skin.
You could also take a break in the cafes, and enjoy Parisian foods filled with mouth watering cheese and amazing goodies, sure to leave your taste buds wanting more.
What To Wear At Your Daytime Activities In Paris
Since the weather can be quite unpredictable, it’s better to pack your suitcase with basic, classic pieces from your wardrobe, so that you can layer them up when the temperature drops or remove them when it rises.
These include cardigans and sweaters, as well as tees and long sleeve shirts, to throw on whenever you feel the need to cover up from the cold.
Long trench coats and blazers are also pretty popular in fall style in Paris, where you can wear them over a dress or a simple pair of t-shirts and jeans to add class to your outfit.
Add to that your dark wash jeans, because wear full length jeans since the temperature is relatively low.
Most Parisian women prefer their jeans dyed deep, bold and straight so it wouldn’t hurt to take a few styling tips from residents living in the heart of fashion.
You can also incorporate fun accessories into your wardrobe since you’re mostly playing around with basics in the weather.
Bring out your colorful scarves and bold jewelry to complement your daytime Paris outfits.
Shoes have an integral role to play in your whole look so make sure you have packed the right ones that go with most of your outfits.
You want to pick a pair that is water resistant as well as comfortable, so that you don’t tire yourself out in your strolls or wash your feet in mud while doing so.
So keep things simple, keep things basic, however don’t be afraid to try something you always wanted to try. Paris is the city of fashion, but also love, and the people are friendly so it’s likely you won’t be judged for your outfit choices.
What To Wear During Your Nighttime Activities in Paris?
The night time attire in Paris is quite versatile, where casual, formal and flashy could be mixed in the most magical of ways.
It would do you good to pack your leggings in your suitcase since the weather is mostly chilly. Light upper wear including leather jackets and coats to throw over your short sleeves are also necessary to take the fall weather by storm.
You can wear your cocktail dresses but pair them up with your leggings and coat to keep the cold away. Wearing a short length dress without leggings is just a big no no, during fall.
Not because the Parisians are afraid to show some skin, but because it’s highly uncomfortable. Not to mention extremely awkward to be shivering in the cold, without a valid reason.
If you’re heading out to a bar a simple casual tee shirt and jeans decked with an edgy leather jacket will also give you an effortlessly cool vibe that’s hard to miss and doesn’t go unnoticed in the city of lights.
Wandering the streets with your significant other or just your mates can also be quite fun so make sure you have prepared accordingly.
Knee high boots with a dress is a nice way to rock the night out and if you’re a dude, dark wash jeans and some slacks and a classy button up and coat will do. You can even hit the mall to buy shoes for yourself to suit your plans.
For the nightlife in Paris, you can go with bolder outfits, but don’t forget to throw something before heading out or into the club.
However, you don’t have to feel left out if you haven’t packed your nightclub outfits. Because you want to go for a semi formal attire, avoid jeans and go for short length dresses or skirts with nice tops and make sure to pair them up with leggings.
You have more options with shoes now that you’re indoors, so you can go with your favorite pair of heels, boots or comfy sneakers to rock the night out.
Additional Things You Should Pack For Your Trip To Paris
- An emergency dress
- Quick, dry socks
Being the city of fashion, lights and love, Paris has so much to offer, and promises you a lifetime’s worth of memories for you to cherish forever.
Along with its rich history in art, it occupies a special place in the heart of tourists due to its modern yet classic culture and lifestyle that leaves you inspired.
That is why it is emphasized to keep your Parisian fall wardrobe simple and basic so that you have more to play around and learn with rather than just going with the trends going on everywhere else.
You can also go for a shopping spree while you’re at it. Things will be cheaper in the season due to fewer tourists, so your suitcase is likely to be heavier on your return than it was when you left.