What to Pack to Switzerland

I’m headed to Switzerland this September and I am SOOOO excited!! I went to Zurich once, only for a few hours, but this time we are spending more time in the country.  We are going to be doing some light hiking in the Berner Oberland! 

Now, I have checked the temperature averages and it seems it gets pretty cool there in the night time – I mean, we *are* staying in the Swiss Alps so of course it is going to be chilly.

I am going to be dressing in layers and also I have an outfit for hiking.

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What to pack and wear to Switzerland

Coat – I am bringing a waterproof jacket. I am still debating between my Barbour jacket and my North Face Rain Trench. I also have this North Face Venture Jacket too to chose from!

Fleece Pull-over – this Patagonia fleece pullover is so warm.. it will be perfect for walks in the evening and for hiking. We will be walking next to a glacier one of the days! I also have this North Face one.

Hats – Like I said, we are staying in the Alps and I get cold! I am loving these hats: Barefoot Dreams Slouch Beanie ,  embellished beanie  Fur Pom Ribbed Wool Beanie, and this cute Wool Beanie Hat With Bow.

Gloves – I don’t like cold fingers. I’m bringing gloves. These are cute Bow Glove . These Knitted Glove  are a good deal.  These Tech Gloves are for those who are glued to their phones – you can still wear them AND text on your phone!

Sunglasses – There is a lot of glare up in the mountains, so look stylish with some sunglasses. I like these Tory Burch, and these Ray-Ban ‘Original Aviator’

Backpack for Hiking – You need to carry a backpack while hiking so you can store your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, and snacks! I like these Northface one and two

Hiking Pants – Well, you need hiking pants for your hikes! I like these Kuhl Pant or Columbia Trail Pant  I also like wearing these Zella Leggings  and these adidas Pants

Hiking Boots – Hiking boots are a must for hiking in the mountains. Regular tennis shoes just don’t have the same amount of grip or support in them. I bought these ones by Ahnu and I really want these ones by these ones by Danner .

Scarves – Europeans love their scarves! This one is cute :Plaid Wool Scarf, I love my Burberry Scarf 

This Plaid Fringe Scarf is a good deal.

Purse for Travel – I love either a cross body bag or a bag that folds down into nothing.  This Crossbody Bag is super cute, this Crossbody Bag is a deal ($39!) as is this Crossbody Bag .  I LOVE my little Longchamp Le Pliage Tote Bag.

Umbrella – A little travel umbrella is super useful in a place where it rains a lot!  I like this Polka Dot Travel Umbrella and this  Lightweight Mini Umbrella. 

Jeans – Jeans are a must. I am wearing black jeans and Skinny Jeans. TheseStretch Skinny Jeans  are one of my faves and they are $68 and look great! 

Cardigans – Layering is key when dressing in the Spring and Fall in climates like Switzerland where it is chilly at night but nice in the day.  Here are the cardigans I have my eyes on: Oversized Knitted Cardigan,Long-sleeved wool and cashmere knit cardiganLightweight V-Neck Cardigan, Drape Front Wool & Cashmere Cardigan.

Sunscreen – the glare on the mountains is strong and the elevation is higher. You will get sunburned if you aren’t careful, so I wear this Clinique Sunscreen.

Other Shoes – I love my Chloé ‘Flat – perfect for dressing up for dinner or walking around.  I also bring an extra pair of tennis shoes – my Converse  are my go to and Europeans always ask me where I got them! 

Shirts – this basic V-Neck Tee  is my go to.  I LOVE wearing tunics – here are my favorites ones: Tunic – plain colors. Stripe Split Hem Tunic. This one is a little dressier: Long-SleeveTunic.  Also I am loving plaid shirts this year, especially for the Fall. I like this ‘Ex Boyfriend Plaid’ Cotton Shirt , this  Plaid Button Front Shirt, and this Plaid Tunic Shirt(only $44)!

A Dress – I am bringing a silk dress this year because one of the hotels we are staying at is a little fancy and you have to wear nicer clothes.  I am choosing this Sleeveless Silk Shift Dress  because it folds up small, is wrinkle resistant, and I can also wear leggings under if it I wanted.  This  Silk Crepe De Chine Shirt Dress is a nice pick too!

I am SO EXCITED to go to Switzerland! It seems to be so picturesque! I am hoping it doesn’t rain the whole time we are there!  We are going to places like this…

 and this…

 and this…

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Have you been to Switzerland? If so, tell me your favorite thing to do there that I should see!!

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