What To Wear In Europe Winter For Women

Are you planning to go on a trip to Europe this winter season but don’t have the right stylish outfits but yet practical travel clothes? The first time I’ve ever visited Europe was in 2006 during winter season.  During this time, I did not want to dress like a typical tourist.  I made sure, I wore some of my stylish but yet practical and warm jackets, tops and pants.  I had to learn how to layer my clothes as it made me warm throughout my holiday.   It did not hinder my travels at all and in fact I felt like I was treated better every time I visited any shops and dining in different restaurants around Europe.  In this article, I will discuss the importance of wearing stylish and practical outfits while touring around Europe.  This is because most European cities are quite chic and well known as a fashion capital. Here, you’ll find one of the best selections of travel clothes for Europe including jackets, coats, long sleeve tops, pants, shoes and boots.

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Jackets and Coats

What To Wear In Europe In Winter London Fog Women's Snap Front RaincoatI must emphasize that wearing a stylish warm jacket that provides insulation to your body is a must.  Because there is no doubt you will be wearing a  jacket almost every day in the winter season in Europe.  The winter climate in Europe is very cold, icy and it snows almost all the time.  Not only it gets very cold but it also rains at times.  Therefore, try to wear waterproof and insulated jacket but fashionable in style at the same time.

Alternatively, you could take two or three different types of winter jackets for Europe.  Here are some of the breathable and waterproof jackets that are suitable for Europe’s winter season.

1. Columbia Carson Pass Jacket 

Columbia Carson jacket is available in grey, purple sage and black.  It is breathable and waterproof allowing you to walk around with warmth and not feeling too sweaty at the same time.  It’s a belted jacket with thermal lining and a removal faux fur hood.  With this style you can always remove the faux fur hood when the weather is sunny but cold and just place it in your bag when you don’t need it.

2. Woolen Coat with Belt Military Trench Coat For Women  

This coat is available in black, beige, red, brown and grey.  It’s also quite stylish and very warm, which is suitable for winter in Europe.  You can definitely wear this in day and night with matching jeans or pants and boots.  You can definitely pull off looking very stylish with this coat, while being a complete tourist in Europe.  Click here for more information and reviews about this coat.

3. CHAREX Women Wool Blends Coat Trench Hooded Coat Long Jacket 

This woolen coat is available in beige, black, red, rose and grey.  A very stylish coat with black buttons in front that emphasizes its trench design.   This coat is quite similar to the one above this.  Click here for more information.

4. Kenneth Cole Melton New York Coat 

Kenneth Cole Melton New York Coat will keep you very warm in Europe.  It features a double breasted button closure, belted coat and two front pockets (allowing you to slip your hands inside for extra warmth).  Click here for more information, review and the best price with free shipping.

13 Types of Coats

Below is a list of 13 Types of Coats suitable for Fall, Winter and Spring in Europe and anywhere in the world.  These coats / jackets are super warm, comfortable, chic and stylish that allows you to wear in comfort as well as it can easily be mixed and matched with your fashion style.  Click the photo below to see more coats / jackets that you could take before going on a holiday this winter.

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Long Sleeve Tops

Wearing all kinds of long sleeve tops under your jacket or coat can add warmth to your body.  Not only does it make you feel even warmer but it also feels smoother from the inside.  Wearing a fashionable long sleeve top is a must, as when you’re inside restaurants, shopping malls, shops and museums it can get too hot especially if it’s insulated inside and therefore you might need to take your jacket off.  Just because your long sleeve top is hidden most of  the time but you can still wear a stylish top, as you never know when you need to take your jacket off while exploring.  Below is a list of long sleeve tops that you can wear while touring around Europe.  All long sleeve tops are available in a variety of colours.

Winter Long Sleeve Tops for Women for Europe

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1. Colour Works Women’s 100% Merino Wool Side Stripe Sweater;   2. U.S. Polo Assn. Juniors Long Sleeve High/Low V-Neck Sweater;   3. Splendid Women’s Cashmere Blend Colorblock Sweater, Cream/Camel;  4. Sofie Women’s 100% Cashmere Long-Sleeve Crew-Neck Sweater ;  5. Aventura Womens Esme Cowl Neck Sweater;   6. Christopher Fischer Women’s 100% Cashmere V-Neck Tunic Sweater;   7. Patty Women’s Polo Collar V-Neck Long Sleeve Stretch Pullover Blouse;   8. Sofie Women’s Scoop-Neck 100% Cashmere Tunic Sweater

Jeans & Leggings

I personally think that jeans and leggings are the best pants to wear during winter time in Europe.  It feels warmer as it sticks to your skin.  I highly recommend to wear your leggings under your jeans so you won’t be able to feel that cold air through your jeans.  I also highly suggest to wear thermal leggings and then tight skinny jeans over it and therefore you can also wear any knee high boots over any jeans.  Below is a list of jeans and leggings that are of high quality and suitable for winter time in Europe.  You can easily match these jeans with any long sleeve tops, jackets and boots to go with it.

Jeans and leggings for winnter in Europe

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1. Level 99 Women’s Lily Skinny Straight Jean;   2. Pearl Izumi Women’s Sugar Thermal Tight, Black;   3. Levi’s Women’s Mid Rise Skinny Jean, Night Storm;   4. AG Adriano Goldschmied Women’s Stilt Skinny Jean;   5. G2 Chic Women’s High Waisted Tapered Leg Pant with Button Design;   6. G2 Fashion Square Women’s Ponte Knit Leggings with Zipper Detail;   7. AG Adriano Goldschmied Women’s Stilt Cigarette Leg Jean, Super Black

Boots

If you are travelling in Europe in the winter season I highly recommend you bring at least two different kinds of boots.  One pair of flat boots made for walking around the city should be stylish but yet very comfortable, suitable for rain, snow and slippery surface.  If you pack at least two pairs of durable, waterproof and non-slippery pair of boots you will be good to go in any kind of situations (e.g: walking in the snow, walking around the city all day long while sightseeing, and dressing it up and matching it with your daily outfits).  Another pair of boots should also be stylish with heels but yet very practical, waterproof and non-slipper as you could wear them if you go out at night for dinner and if you want you could also wear them during day time while having lunch in a nice restaurant.  And you could also wear your high heel boots for a little walk around the area where you stay.  All of which will certainly make you look like a local without any issues blending in.  When I was in Europe in 2011, I managed to bring 3 pairs of boots.  I brought two flat boots and one high heel pair of boots, all of which were suitable for walking in European winter and that also enabled me to walk in snow and rainy days without tripping over.  Below are one of the best selected boots suitable for European winter weather – perfect for walking all day long for long periods of hours even in wet and slippery surface, in snow and in rainy days and fortunately they are waterproof.


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1. Kamik Women’s Boston Snow Boot,Taupe;   2. Sorel Women’s Winter Fancy Tall Boot,Grizzly Bear;   3. Kamik Women’s Vienna Snow Boot,Black;   4. Pack 72 Womens Military Lace Up Buckle Combat Boots;   5. COCO 1 Womens Buckle Riding Knee High Boots;   6. Madden Girl Women’s Cactuss Boot,Cognac Paris;   7. Steve Madden Women’s Lorreta Slouch Boot,Cognac,8.5 M US;   8. Timberland Women’s Savin Hill Mid Lace Boot,Wheat;   9. Oralee Tan PU-Leather Foldable Military Combat Boots Laced Up Women Soda Shoes

Here are some more different types of Travel Boots to choose from that may suit your style. These boots are made of rubber outsole for strong traction and thus preventing you from slipping in slippery surface and even in those cobblestone streets.  The insole are majority made with extra cushions for extra warmth and support and thus prevents you from hurting your heel and feet.  These are comfortable, fashionable and stylish and most of all they are also suitable for walking and standing for long periods of hours.  Click the photo below to find out more information.

Winter Gloves, Scarves and Hats

As mentioned above, the climate in Europe during winter is unbearable as it’s very cold, icy and sometimes it’s windy and therefore you definitely need to take different kinds of gloves, scarves and hats to suit your style.  I highly suggest to take a very warm scarf, gloves and hats so your hands, neck and head don’t freeze.  Wearing these will also prevent you from getting sick while on a vacation and touring around Europe.  Below is a list of various hats, gloves and scarves that are appropriate to cold weather in Europe and these are the stylish ones with good quality that should go well with any outfits.  They’re not only fashionable but very practical that will keep your body temperature warm while walking around the city anytime of the day.  Please note these gloves, hats and scarves are also available in a variety of colours to choose from.  Links are written below.

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1. Super Soft Faux Pashmina Scarf Ivory;   2. Carhartt Women’s Cable Knit Scarf, Winter White, One Size;   3. YYX Fashion Pure Color Long New Coarse Wool Winter Warm Knit Scarf Light Grey;   4. Classic Fashion Unisex Soft Feel Knit Fall Winter Scarf Neck Warmer – Multi Pure Colors Available WS001 (kiara);   5. EHATES870VB – Womens 2-piece Cable Knitted Visor Beanie Scarf and Hat Set with Button Accent ( 8 Colors ) – Chocolate/One Size;   6. Women WInter Newsboy Hat And Scarf Combo P242CB (Brown(Hat and Scarf Combo));   7. Isotoner Women’s Solid Knit Glove;   8. Isotoner Women’s 3 Button With Leather Palm Strips Glove

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6 Comments

  • I usually pack 3-4 pairs of boots whenever I travel to Europe. I know it may sound a lot but I like to mix and match with different outfits. I love those snow boots and knee high riding boots too. They are definitely perfect for walking in Europe in winter.

    Thank you for your recommendation. I just purchased the Columbia Carson jacket you mentioned in this article. It’s so warm. Also those snow boots are perfect to go with any outfits.

  • Wow!! Your website is very informative. This is what I have been searching for as I’m visiting Europe again in December. I haven’t been to Europe in winter and I am so glad that I found your site. You have given lots of tips on what to wear and pack for Europe in winter. I really love all your recommendations and in fact, I’ve just purchased the Columbia Carson Pass Jacket and the Kamik snow boots as I find that those are going to keep me very warm.

    Love these!!! 🙂

  • This is great! I’m traveling to Europe in May- do you plan to put out another Spring edition? I’m specifically having a hard time picking shoes. Any suggestions on which styles will be popular?

    • Hello Shannon, May in Europe is not so cold anymore as it’s nearing to June (the start of summer season) but it depends where in Europe you’ll be traveling to as sometimes it does get a bit chilly at night time. I will put out some spring fashionable but yet practical outfits for Europe for you very soon. I should have it posted on my blog sometime next month. Keep checking my blog. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed my tips. Enjoy your holiday to Europe in May.

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