Paris In November – What To Pack

Packing For Paris In November

Golden hues of leaves and crips air make Paris in November one of the best times to visit the city of lights during the autumn season. 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 November here’s a packing list of ideas to help prep you for your trip and some outfit inspiration for what to pack.


The weather during November in Paris tends to be chilly and rainy. Average temperatures 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.

Some pieces to keep in mind will be layering tees or camis. Since it tends to rain during this month more than others, a raincoat 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 Converse. You can also take a pair of ballet flats 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.

My one tip is to make sure you take along some sort of gel insoles and these Moleskine pads to put on the back of your shoes.

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.

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 which 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. 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 still have on dresses or skirts with a jacket. No athleisurewear so leave your yoga pants at home, please. Shoes will be mostly sneakers and booties, a slingback , and tall boots as it gets cooler can also be an option.

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 but Everlane also has an affordable option. Inside the bag, I pack my eye masktravel pillowwater 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 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.

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

Graphic of 20 different clothing items to pack for paris.
  1. J.Crew Daphne Topcoat– I love the look of this topcoat which is polished and classic. I have this coat from a few years ago and it’s great to wear with a sweater and layers.
  2. Everlane Striped Turtleneck– Oversized and comfy, just how a sweater should be. This will keep you warm in the city of lights but not feel overly bulky.
  3. Mango Black Blazer– A black blazer is always the perfect classic basic to pack for Paris in the fall and autumn seasons. You can easily layer it with sweaters, long-sleeve tees, and a bodysuit. It can be worn with jeans or trousers for maximum versatility.
  4. J.Crew Lady Jacket– Gorgeous and selling FAST! This is the perfect jacket for Paris, so classy and timeless, and so Parisian looking for November.
  5. J.Crew Leather Belt– A versatile accessory to always pack.
  6. Commando Bodysuit– If you’re a bodysuit fan, this commando one will surely leave you wanting to wear more of them. You can easily tuck this into jeans or trousers without leaving any sort of lines of bulkiness. Layer this under a coat, or blazer, or wear it alone. I love the sleekness of this bodysuit and always pack one or two for Paris during any season.
  7. Sam Edelman Loafer– Shoes are an important accessory for Paris considering all the walking you’ll be doing. Loafers are not only classic and timeless but very stylish and you will see so many Parisians wearing them. If you are a fan of trends, try the fall shoe trend of wearing loafers with socks.
  8. & Other Stories Bow Top– Always classy and elevated looking, this gorgeous bow top is not only versatile but very French. You can wear this chic top with jeans, trousers, booties, or loafers.
  9. Madewell Perfect Vintage Denim– I never head to Paris without packing a pair of black denim which are classic looking, slimming, and always the perfect piece of clothing to pack. You could honestly wear these every day and you’ll mix right in with the rest of the Parisians. If you aren’t a person who wants to wear trousers but likes to feel put together, then wear black jeans. These will go with everything else you’ve packed for Paris in November and you’ll feel put together.
  10. Everlane Blue Oxford– A blue button-up is such a great alternative to a white button-up. Classic and always polished looking, you can wear it with straight-leg jeans or trousers.
  11. Longchamp Tote– My favorite tote to carry around Paris. It’s lightweight, chic, and classic, and you can carry so much inside. Sometimes, I will carry an extra pair of shoes with me during the day and this is the perfect tote just for that.
  12. Mango Wrap Coat– Stylish and polished, a wrap coat is a great way to stay warm without wearing a heavy coat. You can easily layer underneath this to stay warm.
  13. COS Cashmere Turtleneck– An investment sweater but it will keep you so warm and the navy color is rich and beautiful. Wear this with black and blue denim and a pair of trousers. Navy is such an elegant color and incredibly versatile.
  14. Blondo Waterproof Booties– During the cooler month of November in Paris, you can expect rain so having a waterproof bootie will not only keep you dry but able to still walk around.
  15. AGOLDE Straight Leg Denim– A big fan of AGOLDE denim and straight leg denim is one of the jean types Parisians wear most and a staple in every French woman’s closet.
  16. Everlane Way-High Drape Pant
  17. J.Crew Kate Straight Leg Faux Leather– The faux leather style is big this season and Paris is the perfect place to wear them. Try an oversized sweater with sneakers or boots. Or, go for a chic all-black look with the black blazer, bodysuit, and boots.
  18. Stan Smith Sneakers– Classic and a sneaker type you’ll see all over the streets of Paris. Parisians love their Stan Smiths, you’re sure to blend right in. Not only are these sneakers stylish but also very comfy for all those miles you’ll be walking around Paris.
  19. Crossbody Leather Bag– A black leather crossbody is always something I take with me to Paris in any season. It’s classic, a handbag staple, and a great way to keep your items safe. This is a great price point for this style of bag.
  20. Everlane Long Sleeve Crew– You’ll want to pack layers for Paris during the fall and autumn seasons so I always make sure to take along a few t-shirts, camis, and long sleeve tees.

Need some outfit inspiration for your Paris in October 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

Graphic of outfit ideas to pack for Paris in November

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