What I Packed for 1 Month in Portugal

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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girl standing in front of door

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
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!

girl with bag in Lisbon

In summary:

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.

Happy packing!

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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girl with bag in Portugalrack of clothespacked clothes in a suitcase

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  1. I love that you don’t take your entire wardrobe with you.

  2. Amber Myers says:

    You seem to pack really well. I tend to overpack!

    1. Richelle Milar says:

      I always overpack when we go on a vacation or travel. This is a really great post

  3. I need to learn to put together a capsule wardrobe. It can be an awesome solution for my trips!

  4. IceCreamnStickyFingers says:

    I probably would overpack. But then again, I only own a few pairs of jeans that fit and two sweaters. Comfortable shoes would be a must for me.

  5. I don’t travel much, so I’m never quite sure what to pack and what to pack it in. That cross-body bag looks great for everywhere!

  6. Gervin Khan says:

    Wow! Portugal is such an awesome place, especially in Lisbon! I love every clothes you’ve packed. Everything is just so great, casual and the important thing is it’s very comfortable to wear!

  7. Beautiful Touches says:

    It’s good to stick with the essentials, especially when staying somewhere for a prolonged period of time!

  8. That is a great packing guide. It is cumbersome to over pack.

  9. Everything Enchanting says:

    Awesome guide! I love wearing comfy shoes while traveling, so will surely check them out. I’ll also keep these outfits in mind while packing for the Portugal trip!