Packing For Paris In February
If you’re looking to head to Paris in February, here’s a helpful packing list to inspire what to take to the city of light during the month.
There is never a bad time to visit Paris and February is no exception, it’s a month filled with love after all. The winter thaw is beginning and Parisians are starting to come out of hibernation returning to their beloved cafe terraces when warmer days allow.
Although Spring is right around the corner, you want to be still prepared for cold days and nights and pack appropriately. Also, shoes will be important as you log all those miles in the city. Even though it’s still cold out, Paris is a complete walking city.
The weather during February in Paris tends to still be chilly but warmer days are ahead as you get to the end of the month. Average temperatures range from the low 30s to the high 40s.
With the weather being cold and cloudy, you will want to make sure you pack appropriately and with the right accessories which include an umbrella and waterproof boots. You can go with a traditional more dressy waterproof boot or a more on-trend lug sole Chelsea boot.
Some pieces to keep in mind will be layering tees or camis. You will want to bring a warm wool coat to keep you warm and dry. Of course, you can always stop into a local café for a warm glass of red wine to warm you up.
Shoes For Paris In February
Paris always involves a lot of walking no matter what season but you will want to pack a pair of sneakers. Everyone in Paris wears sneakers these days, popular ones are VEJA, Stan Smith, and Converse. If you’ll be wearing a lot of dresses or skirts, you might want to pack tall boots as well.
You can see my entire post dedicated to the best walking shoes for Paris here and the ones I find the most comfortable during my trip.
I also carry around my Longchamp tote with an extra pair of shoes for the day. That way, if I want to stop and take pictures in one shoe but wear my sneakers to walk around, I can switch them out.
Also, Paris is not the place to break in new shoes so make sure you don’t bring a brand new pair to walk the city.
Whenever I travel to Paris, I prefer to look more like a local vs. a tourist so I try and stay very neutral when it comes to my outfits. I make sure to pack versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched with each other.
Packing basics will go a long way and give you more outfits. A good list to start with would be a pair of blue or black denim. A pair of brown or black trousers and a long black skirt or dress.
You will see a lot of Parisian women in mostly jeans and trousers. Depending on the weather some will have on dresses or skirts with a jacket. No athleisurewear so leave your yoga pants at home, please.
Another thing to think about is if any of your pieces need to be tailored before your trip. I always make sure to take anything to the tailor a few weeks before the trip to ensure they are ready in time.
Travel Gear For February
When it comes to travel gear, I’ve learned over the years what works the best and items you may not think about but have helped me. When it comes to traveling on a plane this is what I always have with me. A great carry-on bag for the plane which is comfortable enough to carry everything I need. I have this carry-on bag but Everlane also has an affordable option. Inside the bag, I pack my eye mask, travel pillow, water bottle, and slippers ( I like to put these on when I am on the plane). Of course, my headphones are always with me as well as my Mer Sea wrap that goes everywhere.
Here are a few beauty tips for when I travel to Paris. I try to stay away from more than one alcoholic drink on the plane due to hydration. I also put this hydrating face mask on when I board to keep my face hydrated and use this eye cream or these eye pads when we land to help with puffiness.
For my suitcase, I use these Amazon suitcases and they have been great. I also use these packing cubes to help pack, and these laundry bags. This luggage scale always goes with me so I know how heavy my bags are, and this travel steamer is perfect and works very well.
Included is a downloadable PDF packing list. Print this and check it off to ensure you have everything for your trip. You can download the packing list HERE.
Need some outfit inspiration for your Paris in February trip, here are several ideas to help you along the way. These combinations are all meant to help when deciding what to pack for your trip.
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- & Other Stories Navy Coat
- MANGO Houndstooth Blazer
- MANGO Wool Beanie
- MANGO Stripe Cardigan
- J.Crew Edie Bag
- Banana Republic Leather Belt
- Nordstrom Waterproof Boot
- J.Crew Cashmere Navy Sweater
- & Other Stories Blouse
- Everlane Cotton Long Sleeve T-Shirt
- COS Dark Denim
- & Other Stories Wool Coat
- Madewell Straight Leg Denim
- MANGO Tweed Jacket
- MANGO Turtleneck
- J.Crew Faux Leather Pants
- Longchamp Tote
- Nordstrom Cashmere Scarf
- Wool Felt Liners
- Blondo Waterproof Boots
- Isotoner Leather Gloves
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Hopefully, this has helped with your Paris in February packing list to help you feel put together, confident, and ready for your trip to Paris.
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