We visited Portugal for the month of January staying in Lisbon for 4 weeks. The weather was cold in the morning but mild during the day into the evening.
As usual, I dressed in layers with lots of shades of blue. The most important item to consider for this trip is shoes. The beautifully paved streets are precious and not having the right shoe can mean disaster. Jambu is my go-to for shoes and I wore my Spirit Too Eco Vegan the entire time.
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As usual, I dressed in layers with lots of shades of blue. My preferred clothing brands are Stio, Chico’s, J.Crew, and Prana. I brought 3 pairs of pants: jeans, hiking, and sweats/leisure with a mixture of shirts and light jackets.
1 month in portugal
What I Packed
From Left to Right
T-SHIRT: J.Crew Slim perfect-fit T-shirt x 2
SHIRT: Stio Women’s Divide Shirt in Mountain Shadow Heather
SHIRT: Stio Women’s Divide Tee in Summer Cloud Heather
SHIRT: Striped shirt from J.Crew (similar)
SHIRT: J.Crew Perfect-fit long-sleeve crewneck T-shirt
TURTLENECK: Chico’s Ecovero Turtleneck Sweater
SHIRT: Chico’s Faux-Suede Shirt
JEANS: Chico’s Petite Super Soft Jeans (similar)
JEANS: Mudd Stretch Skinny Jeans
SWEATSHIRT: Prana Hoodie (Mens!) (similar)
WINDBREAKER: Stio (no longer available)
VEST: Patagonia Down Vest
JACKET: Stio Women’s Skycrest Insulated Snap Shirt in Mulberry
RAINCOAT: Petit Bateau
SCARF: Bought in a little boutique in Dinan France
SOCKS: Bombas Everyday Compression
SHOES: Jambu Spirit Too Eco Vegan
Not pictured are the bags I brought along, another essential part of being comfortable and having everything you need at your fingertips no matter the circumstances. I brought every bag mentioned in my Best Bags for Walking Around Paris post, even though I was only in Paris for 1 day!
- A coin purse, I have this double-sided coin purses from imeetu perfect for all those Euro coins and bills.
- This cross-body wallet from Mochi Things for my coin purse and phone.
- Several reusable sacks from Rock Flower Paper.
- My messenger bag from Jambu. They don’t make it anymore. I also have a messenger bags from Timbuk2 which works great. My cross-body bag with my coin purse inside goes into it with my reusable sacks.
- Several tote bags which can also go inside my messenger bag or I carry it on its own.
Portugal in the winter is a great opportunity to try out a capsule wardrobe. Packing in layers will serve you well as you navigate through different activities and temperatures. With a little planning, you can have a hassle-free trip that includes everything you need — and nothing you don’t.
How about you? Have you packed for a month using a capsule wardrobe approach? Do tell! I want to hear all about it!
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