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 still be 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 which can be mixed and matched with each other.
Make sure to pack pieces that you can use for layers. Since the weather will be cold and damp, it’s best to have layers you can wear under sweaters, a trench coat, or a blazer. My favorite layering tops are from Cuyana.
Packing basics will go a long way and actually 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. Shoes will be mostly sneakers, booties, or tall boots.
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 so I can pack more 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.
- MANGO Shearling Coat– Stay warm and look Parisian cool girl in this shearling coat.
- & Other Stories Striped Sweater– A striped sweater is always necessary for Paris any time of the year.
- Nordstrom Black Cashmere Turtleneck– To help keep you warm from the elements and easy to wear with denim, trousers, or a skirt, make sure to pack a cashmere turtleneck.
- & Other Stories Belted Wool Coat– A voluminous and incredibly warm wool coat for the cold February days.
- & Other Stories Half Zip Sweater– Luxe-looking sweater with a half zip for easy wearing and easy to layer under a coat or blazer.
- A.P.C. Grace Bag– A beautiful leather shoulder bag that’s the perfect size for when you want to be a bit more dressy with your outfits.
- Everlane Cotton Long Sleeve Crew– You will need lots of layering pieces during February to wear under sweaters and tops to keep help keep you warm.
- AGOLDE Straight Leg Denim– A great pair of straight-leg denim to wear with your boots and sneakers.
- Everlane Cashmere Crewneck– Basic cashmere sweater keeps you warm and cozy.
- Blondo Tall Boots– Tall waterproof boots to wear with your skirts or dresses that are waterproof.
- PAIGE Bootcut Denim– Elongating and incredibly flattering dark pair of denim to wear with boots. I wear my normal size.
- Banana Republic Blazer– A classic and chic blazer to wear with sweaters and long-sleeve tops.
- & Other Stories Fringe Blanket Scarf– To help keep your neck warm, you will absolutely need a warm scarf.
- VEJA Sneaker– For the days you don’t want to wear boots, pack a pair of favorite sneakers to log all those miles.
- & Other Stories Silk Bow Top– Perfectly Parisian, a beautiful silk bow top to wear with jeans, trousers, and pants.
- Everlane Button Down– Always classic, a favorite button-down is always a necessity to pack.
- MANGO Midi Skirt– The perfect midi skirt to wear with tall boots and a sweater for sitting in cafes and relaxing.
- J.CREW Kate Pant– Classic pair of pants to take a long to wear with sweaters and boots or sneakers.
- Nordstrom Cashmere Lined Gloves– Warm and sleek plus tech-friendly gloves to keep your hands warm.
- Longchamp Tote– The perfect tote to use daily for carrying your essentials plus anything you might buy. Plus, you will fit in with all the Parisians who are carrying a Longchamp as well.
- Umbrella– If it rains, take an umbrella to use while walking in the city.
- J.Crew Cashmere Socks– For keeping your feet warm, pack some cashmere socks.
- & Other Stories Leather Belt– Croc effect belt to tie all your outfits together.
- Blondo Waterproof Boot– A waterproof boot that has tread on the bottom and is on trend for the season.
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.
Paris In February Outfit Ideas
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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