Rome’s Temperature in October
As some of you may know through Instagram, I just got back from our trip to Italy. October in general is a month where the temperature can swing one way or another. However, we chose October to head to Rome because the temperature is still relatively warm. We went mid-October and the temperatures were mid 70s and sometimes low 80s and it was sunny most of the time. However, in the morning it was much cooler. I believe the day started in the 50s and the temperature would gradually increase. By the time the sun was down, the evenings got cooler as well. Not as cool as the morning with the exception of a couple nights.
Tips on Figuring Out What to Wear in Rome in October
Before our trip, I tried to gauge the temperature and real feel by looking on Instagram. In the search bar, I typed in Rome, Italy and made sure the search was under ‘Places’. I filtered by looking at the most recent photos. I also watched Instagram Stories under the ‘Rome, Italy’ location and paid attention to what the people are wearing. From my experience traveling in Europe, the real feel can be so different from the actual temperature. Like when we were in Madrid the temperatures were mid 70s but the real feel was mid 80s. I also stalked Accuweather.
What to Wear in Rome in October
Below is what I recommend packing for Rome in October.
Since the weather fluctuates throughout the day, layers are a must. I highly recommend bringing light layers so that throughout the day it doesn’t feel like you are carrying around extra weight. In Rome, you will be doing a lot of walking! I brought a moto jacket, jean jacket and a white blazer. For the most part, I wore my jean jacket and in the evening for dinner I would wear my white blazer (if going to a really nice restaurant) or my moto jacket (to give my day outfit an edgier look).
As I mentioned, you will be walking a lot! Naturalizer is one of my go-to brands! I only brought two pairs of shoes – white sneakers and sandals. I love the white sneakers because they are so versatile! They look great with anything! I wore them with jeans, skirts, and dresses! My exact pair is currently on sale.
Because you are walking a lot and the temperature fluctuates throughout the day, something breathable and light is key. Breathable and light clothes make it easier to layer as well! I gravitate towards maxi dresses or midi dresses with long-sleeves. In general, I find dresses easy to pack. I would avoid packing sweaters. They’re bulky and harder to layer with anyway.
What I Wore in Rome
Below are outfits I wore. Most of these are currently on sale!
If you are into eco-friendly clothing, my Happy x Nature is made with recycled materials.
All of the dresses I wore are from their Fall collections. So to wear these dresses in Fall, I would pair them with a tall brown suede boots.
Stay tuned, my travel guide to Rome will be coming up!