Travel London/Paris/Italy - Early October

QueenBEE75

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Hi,

Anyone been to Europe in early October? I want to know what it will be like so I can plan my packing list. I don't know where to start, definately bring some basic shirts & jeans, but what about jackets? How cold will it get? I want to look chic and not touristsy...

Any suggestions would be great...


Thanks.
 

Juilletdix

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October is my favorite time to be in Europe, the weather is usally fantastic (although you might catch some rain, so be prepared for that).

I tend to be "hot" most of the time, so I usually bring lightweight layers, e.g., cotton tee with a cashmere sweater that I can wear over my shoulders as well as on top of the base layer. While I wear a lot of cotton blouses at home, I don't want to iron on my vacation, so I stick to knit fabric as much as possible and I bring jeans that have some lycra in them.

Usually, I'm warm during the day but find the nights can be chilly, so I bring a pashmina-type of scarf. I also bring simple black nylon raincoat that provides warmth as well as rain protection. I would stick to darker neutrals that time of year, too.

Have fun!
 

Spinky

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Yup - I agree with Juilletdix. DH & I prefer going at that time of year. High/busy season is over, but the weather is still mostly agreeable. Enjoy your trip!
 

ProfNot

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Agree with J + S.

I never take jeans when I travel. They take forever to dry. I take cotton twills. Easier to dress up for evening, too.

Wish I were going!