Paris Packing List for November

October 30, 2023

Paris in November Packing List

There’s nothing like Paris in the Fall. November is one of my favorite times to travel to Paris – the city is quiet before the holiday rush, the leaves have changed colors, and the heat lamps come out at the cafés.

My En Route to Rêverie Rêverie in Paris clients have the inside scoop on what to see and do in Paris in the Fall, but I thought I’d share what’s always in my bag for a November trip to Paris. If you need help with what to pack for Paris, look no further. 

Paris Packing List for November

1. Classic Wool Coat

The Sézane Johnson coat is such a timeless staple. It’s a great in-between coat to wear before the weather gets truly cold. I recommend sizing up if you plan to wear it over sweaters as it runs a bit tight in the shoulders I found.

I wear a size 8. I own this in both the Sand and the Black colors. You’ll see it reflected in Paris style on other French women, too.

The Abercrombie Dad Coat is another great option. And consider a leather jacket as well. And a trench coat is a must!

Related: The Best Sezane Essentials

2. Sweater Blazer

I love that the J. Crew Ella sweater blazer hits at mid-thigh, giving it the silhouette of a coat. It’s a great knit with the right level of weight to it making it ideal to wear as both a cardigan and a lightweight coat.

I find it runs big so recommend ordering at least one size down. I sized down two sizes to an XS.

3. Casual sneakers

Comfortable sneakers are a must for Paris, no matter the season. I love the slightly thicker sole and color way of these Veja V-12 sneakers. I’m also a fan of their classic Esplar Logo sneaker in black and white. 

Of course I also always have my favorite white sneakers in tow, too. Pack a pair that aren’t new and your feet have adjusted to!

4. Low Heeled Booties

The Loeffler Randall Isla Booties are one of my most worn pairs of shoes. I’m all about prioritizing comfortable shoes, and these allow for loads of walking while also looking stylish. I pair them with slightly cropped jeans and with dresses or skirts. 

5. Umbrella

Fall in Paris means rain not if but when. This travel umbrella is the perfect size and opens and closes with ease. I’ve been bringing it to Paris for several years now and it’s held up so well in the unpredictable weather in Paris.

Related: What To Do in Paris When It Rains.

6. Classic Loafers

These Sam Edelman Loraine Loafers are another fall staple, they elevate any outfit. You’ll also notice a lot of Parisians wear loafers day to day – they are perfect for the cobblestone streets. This is a great option in black. 

Related: Best Shoes to Wear in Paris

7. Catch-all Tote

Cuyana makes some of my all time favorite leather tote bags, and this one is no exception. I love how sleek and versatile this bag is – great with joggers and sneakers on the plane, or with a blazer and jeans for a day of shopping.

I personally own this one and love it. The double straps are so handy.

8. Silk Scarf

I always bring a scarf when I go to Paris as it can add a beautiful accessory moment to more simple, tailored outfits. Tie them on your bags, around your wrist or around your neck throughout your trip.

9. Crossbody Bag

I love how polished and timeless this DeMellier crossbody bag looks. It reminds me of the Celine Box Bag but at a much lower price point and still excellent quality. This bag from Sézane is another great option. 

Related: The Best Designer Bags to Buy in Paris


10. Tweed skirt

A tweed skirt paired with a sweater or turtleneck is just so effortlessly Parisian! I find a lot of great ones at & Other Stories.

11. Long Sleeve Lace Top

I always bring a lace top of some kind with me to Paris to wear out in the evenings and this one is has been in my wardrobe for years (also comes in white). A lot of my favorite lace blouses also come from Sezane.

Related: What to Wear in Paris at Night

12. Straight Jeans

These perfectly-cropped Levis are perfect for pairing with loafers and an oversized blazer. I love the ever-so-subtle fade to them. I also own them in black which are particularly great in winter months. 

13. Lightweight Turtleneck

For less cold days, I always pack a tissue turtleneck. It’s great for layering under a jumper or a little dress.

14. Striped Sweater

I’m obsessed with La Ligne sweaters. They are true wardrobe staples and while this brand is certainly an investment – the pieces are beautifully crafted and made to last and never go out of style. This slightly cropped style is great for pairing with high waisted pants or denim.

15. Wide Leg Trousers

Trousers are certainly having a moment, I love the under $100 price point of these (and all the color options). I like to pair them with a white sneaker and tucked-in or cropped sweater. These are also my personal favorites.

This pair from Everlane is also well rated.

16. Classic Blazer

I’m a blazer girl through and through and love to style my collection when in Paris in November. Mango makes a lot of affordable options that look higher end.

I also love a cropped little jacket this time of year, too.

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I hope this is helpful for your trip to Paris in November! See more of my Paris Packing Lists and if you’re looking for outfit inspo, don’t miss my French Style Fall Outfits roundup. Want to shop for travel essentials like packing cubes and more? Don’t miss All My Travel Essentials.

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  1. Libby says:

    I love all of this ,and I can just imagine how perfect all the pieces are for Paris!! You really really know how to do the Paris-chic style, and I love coming to see more inspiration on how to achieve the look!! Can’t wait to see some Paris finished looks from your trip!! 🙂

    xx Libby

  2. Shannon says:

    You look so cute in that tweed dress today!

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