As the seasons are quickly changing here in Europe, it felt like it was just yesterday I was in shorts. I wanted to share my suggestions for what to pack for cold weather in Europe, for any of the late fall/winter trips.

What to Pack for Cold Weather in Europe

Winter in Europe is one of my favorite seasons to be here as the streets seem to be more empty and the cafes are that much cozier. There’s plenty of incredible destinations from city escapes like Paris and Copenhagen and then out to the countryside to places like the Dolomites.

Take a peak at what to pack for cold weather in Europe.

What to Pack for Cold Weather in Europe


The proper jacket.

This time of year in Europe can be cold to the bone. I’d recommend at least two jackets — one puff coat and one wool pea coat. My tried and true puffer is from Bernardo Coats and this one from Canada Goose would be a splurge.

For the wool coat, the dream is this camel-colored from Vince, for a better priced version I love this one and this one.


What to Pack for Cold Weather in Europe

What to Pack for Cold Weather in Europe


The three types of boots.

My go-to three boots that grip and are warm are always the army boot, the knee-high, and the small ankle bootie.


Thicker jeans.

I try to pack jeans that are a bit thicker than my summer sets with rips. I always have a pair of classic Levis and my black AG jeans.


What to Pack for Cold Weather in Europe

What to Pack for Cold Weather in Europe


Sweaters to keep cozy.

I travel with at least 4-5 sweaters. One tight turtleneck, a sleek black sweater, the oversized cream colored sweater, a wool sweater, and one colorful one as well.


The cap to keep warm.

I bounce between a fedora hat and a good beanie to keep warm, either way I have one with me. Of course this classic is always a good bet.


What to Pack for Cold Weather in Europe

What to Pack for Cold Weather in Europe


The warm accessories.

Okay gloves are a must. I never wear them in the States but something about Europe brings it out. I also pack a wool scarf and one sleek one for dinners.


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2 Comments

  1. Wonderful suggestions for winter necessities! I live in Texas, am visiting NYC for the holidays, so I do appreciate your excellent advice.

    • Jessica Wright
      Jessica Wright Reply

      You bet! I always love to travel with a few different options for the cold!

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