Paris In November – What To Pack

Paris In November

Golden hues of leaves and crisp air in November are only a few reasons to visit Paris during the fall and autumn seasons. The weather tends to be on the chiller side with more days of rain so knowing what to pack for Paris in November can make sure you have one of the best experiences in the city during fall.

Tourism has died down and is right before the holiday and Christmas rush of people coming back to the city. You still have time to see the leaves at peak fall foliage but with fewer crowds and less time standing in lines.

If you’re heading to Paris in the fall and November specifically, here’s what to wear in Paris to help prep you for your trip and some outfit inspiration for what to pack.

Weather In Paris In November

The weather during November in Paris tends to be chilly and rainy. Average temperatures during this time of year, range from low 40s in the morning to high 50s in the afternoon. Maybe every now and then you can get a day that will reach 60, but don’t necessarily plan on that.

Also, there’s less daylight during November so you want to keep that in mind when planning out your days.

With the weather being chilly and rainy in November, you will want to make sure you pack appropriately and with the right accessories, and this includes a travel umbrella of some kind.

Some pieces to keep in mind will be layering tees or camis. Since it tends to rain during this month more than others, a trench coat or some type of protective 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 November

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 VEJAStan Smith, and Axel Arigato. You can also take a pair of loafers and waterproof booties for when it rains.

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.

Shoes To Pack

Neutral Outfits

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.

Make sure to pack pieces that you can use for layers. Since the weather is becoming cooler, it’s best to have layers you can wear under sweaters, a trench coat, or a blazer.

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 black trousers and a long black skirt or dress.

You will see a lot of Parisian women wear mostly jeans and trousers day to day. Depending on the weather some will still have on dresses or skirts with a jacket and tall boots. No athleisurewear so leave your yoga pants at home, please. Paris style is all about wearing pieces that are chic, classic, and timeless.

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 November

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 and carry-on suitcase, which I have been incredibly happy with.

Inside the bag, I pack my eye maskwater 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 MERSEA 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 when we land to help with puffiness.

When I check a suitcase, I use these Amazon suitcases and they have been great. I also use these packing cubes to help 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.

Other important items not to forget would be adapters, phone and camera chargers, and a travel wallet if you want ( I use one and love it because I carry paperwork in there as well).

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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.

Graphic of 22 items to pack for Paris in November.

1. Veronica Beard Wool Coat

This Veronica Beard coat is definitely an investment but what I love is that it can be worn as a coat to keep you cozy and warm or as a blazer. Plus, it’s an incredibly classic pea coat that can be worn for years to come. This is a coat that will never go out of style.

2. Mango Tweed Jacket

A classic and timeless piece. You can wear this tweed jacket dressed up with a silk skirt or trousers or casually with jeans and loafers.

3. Mango Trench Coat

This waterproof trench is a great coat to pack during November when the weather is a bit chilly and rainy.

4. Mango Turtleneck

A basic turtleneck is great for layering under coats and blazers or wearing by itself with jeans and sneakers or boots.

5. J.Crew Button Down

You can never go wrong with packing a classic button-down to wear under sweaters, cardigans, and by itself.

6. J.Crew Stripe Cardigan

Love this lady jacket cardigan which is very Parisian to wear with trousers or jeans. You can layer a tank underneath or wear it by itself.

7. Blondo Waterproof Booties

Waterproof booties are always a good idea for the fall season to keep your feet warm and comfortable for all those miles you will be walking.

8. J.Crew Belt

Croc-embossed leather belt for those days when you want to look polished and put together.

9. AGOLDE Denim

Pack a pair of black denim to wear with anything. You can wear these multiple times during your trip to Paris.

10. AGOLDE Dark Denim

Classic pair of dark denim jeans which tend to be a bit more dressier than light blue ones. This makes this pair versatile to wear in multiple ways.

11. Cuyana Silk Tanks

These are my favorite silk tanks to pack for Paris and use as layering pieces.

12. DeMellier Navy Bag

If you want to take another neutral bag, this gorgeous navy one is a beautiful option for day or night. Plus, it’s one you can carry for years.

13. J.Crew Cashmere Sweater

Classic grey cashmere sweater you can wear with black or blue jeans and black trousers. Layer it with a button-down or under one of the blazers.

Love this silk blouse with a tie-neck for casual or dressy options. I own this top in both black and cream colors and receive compliments anytime I wear it.

15. J.Crew Stripe Button Down

Great stripe button-down cardigan to layer with a silk cami and dress up or down. This style also comes in several other color options as well.

16. J.Crew Black Trousers

One of my favorite pairs of black trousers which are easy and comfortable.

17. Madewell Loafers

Stylish black loafers to wear with jeans or trousers.

18. Longchamp Tote

The best tote to carry around because it’s lightweight, durable, and seen all over the streets of Paris.

19. Axel Arigato Sneakers

I bought these sneakers this summer in Paris and they are so incredibly comfortable. You can easily wear them out of the box and go. They are an investment but worth it in my opinion.

20. J.Crew Chambray Shirt

Classic denim shirt for any season to wear with black denim or trousers and loafers.

21. Umbrella

Pack an umbrella to have on hand for those rainy days.

22. Cashmere Scarf

You will definitely want a scarf during November and this combination of cashmere and silk is sure to keep you warm and stylish.

Need some outfit inspiration for your Paris in November 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 November Outfit Ideas

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