Heading to Paris this Fall and want to know what you should wear and pack for the Autumn season. Fall is one of the most beautiful and best times to visit the city of lights.
There are fewer crowds, and fewer tourists and the city is at its peak for Fall colors. Fall (mid-September through November) is actually called the shoulder season in Paris because of this reason. It’s a time when you can visit the city at a slower pace.
The weather can be tricky though so knowing what to pack and wear can prepare you to make sure you have the best time in the most beautiful city in the world.
Packing List For Paris In The Fall:
- Camis for layering
- Long Sleeve Tees for layering
- Cashmere Sweater or Cardigan
- Button Downs
- Blue or Black Denim
- Black Trousers
- Trench Coat
- Wool Coat
- Heel For Going Out
- Gloves and Scarf
WEATHER IN PARIS IN THE FALL
Even though Paris in the Fall is a wonderful time to visit with fewer crowds, the weather in Paris can be on the more unpredictable side. You could have sun and blue skies during the morning and rain and cooler temperatures in the evening.
During September the temperatures are around 55-70, October 60-70, and November cooling down to 40-50. Of course, you can almost always plan on rain during the Fall as well, so you want to make sure to pack an umbrella and waterproof boots.
PACKING LIST FOR PARIS IN THE FALL
You can download a PDF packing list of essentials not to forget.
Having basic tops to wear with layers will be the best way to pack for Paris. A variety of light layers and heavier ones are the best ones to take.
Light Layers: Having one or two camis to wear underneath sweaters and tops is a great idea since the weather is always changing and these will help to keep you warm without adding extra bulk.
Long Sleeve: Packing long-sleeve button-downs, t-shirts, or even a bodysuit if you like those are great for those chilly mornings.
Sweaters: Take along your favorite cashmere sweater or cardigan to wear with jeans or pants. You can easily layer a cami or one of the long sleeve tops under the sweater.
Skirt or Dress: For dinner plans or an evening out, take a skirt or dress to wear with boots. A great option is always a long silk skirt worn with a cashmere sweater.
Take whichever coat you will get the most use of during your trip to Paris in the Fall.
Blazer: There are so many wool blazers out there that could double as a coat if you want. A blazer is very Parisian chic and so easy to wear with different shades of denim.
Wool Coat: A wool coat is always a nicer heaver option if you are the type of person who gets chilly easily. Take a wool coat you can wear your sweaters underneath without feeling too bulky.
Leather Jacket: This is a jacket you will see all over the streets of Paris during the day with jeans, sweaters, and boots. At night, it can double as a jacket for your evening out over your dress or worn with a skirt.
Trench Coat: A trench coat is always perfect for Fall weather, especially to layer underneath. My favorite trench is the Scott Trench from Sézane.
Waterproof Boots: More than likely it will rain at some point during your trip to Paris in fall, so you want to be prepared. Make sure to pack a waterproof boot to keep your feet dry while walking around. The last thing you want is wet feet when the weather is cold outside.
Sneakers: My shoe of choice when walking around Paris, I love to take my VEJA for lots of walking. Make sure you don’t take a new pair of sneakers to Paris to try out. The last thing you want is blisters from your new shoes.
Flats: Another Parisian staple and great for walking around the city as well are a nice pair of flats. Just make sure you have something that can provide enough cushion for walking cobblestone streets.
Heels: You will only want to wear heels to dinner or for an evening out. You won’t see anyone walking around the streets in heels.
Bags: You might want to pack a couple of different bag options depending on what you’re doing. During the day, I always take my Longchamp Pilage, because it can fit a lot and it’s an all-around great travel bag, but at night I prefer a smaller leather bag.
Belts: Belts are great accessories to use because they not only dress up your jeans or trousers but you can also use them around your blazer or dress to give a completely different look. I love to wear a belt around my waist with dresses to dress up the look.
Scarf: You can’t go to Paris without taking along a chic-looking scarf. Use it around your neck or wear it to stay warm.
Umbrella: Definitely plan on packing an umbrella for those occasional pop-up showers.
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