How to Dress For An Autumn Day In The Pacific Northwest

November 21, 2017

On a rainy day, scattered clouds line the Pacific Northwest, and the mysterious, come-closer vibe is there. In the Autumn season, it’s almost always raining. Living in Vancouver, BC has taught me always to be ready for the weather changing and wearing layers for the Autumn season. With precipitation and colder temperature in the forecast, these are my recommendations for dressing for an Autumn day in the Pacific Northwest!

Wear Layers

How to Dress For An Autumn Day In The Pacific Northwest
Layering allows you to wear something other than a single thick sweater to stay warm. I have nothing against thick sweaters and in fact, love them, but when it gets too hot, they are a pain. Also enables you to be fashionable with mixing up some pieces in your wardrobe. I am wearing a denim button up and it can easily be swapped out with a plaid or chambray shirt.

This puffer has been incredibly useful all year round. During the colder months, I layer it under my shell, and it becomes a makeshift down waterproof jacket.


How to Dress For An Autumn Day In The Pacific Northwest
Everyone needs a quality pair of denim. I am a firm believer in functional and practical clothing; this is a staple to have in your closet. Paired with a cozy sweater, white button up or t-shirt, the outfit rotations are endless.

Waterproof Shoes

How to Dress For An Autumn Day In The Pacific Northwest
The PNW has some pretty amazing coastlines. Said coastlines are muddy when it rains, and the constant drizzle during the season means muddy shoes. Having a pair of rain-boots or water resistant shoes made for trails and cities is ideal. I am wearing my Danner Mountain Pass boots. I also I wore them to Iceland in this post here.

Water Resistant Outerwear

How To Dress For An Autumn Day In The Pacific Northwest
There will times when you will not have an umbrella with you. The weather forecast looks clear, and out of nowhere, raindrops are falling everywhere! Having a waterproof shell with a hood works for many outfits and occasions. I wear this jacket during my rainy day commutes, hikes and as seen above.

I hope the tips above help you put your outfit together for an Autumn day in the Pacific Northwest. Let me know it goes in the comments below!

Thanks for reading,


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  • Reply Rica November 21, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I love your fashion styles, keep posting ☺️.

    • Reply MichelleN November 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Rica!

  • Reply Sarmistha November 21, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I love your outfit! The layering is just perfect!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Do drop by my blog as well : http://styleovercoffee.com 🙂

    • Reply MichelleN November 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks Sarmistha! Layering is essential in this cold weather 😉

  • Reply The traveller November 21, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Wow. Truely amazing. Some of the photos are stories in themselves. Very well presented. Keep up the great work.

    • Reply MichelleN November 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks for the kind words!

  • Reply Soonjoo November 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Love your outfit! What a breath taking places you’ve been! I love the water or rain resistance jacket that’s must have for outdoor!

    • Reply MichelleN November 21, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks Soonjoo! Yes! Definitely a must for outdoors =)

  • Reply Claudia November 25, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Loved this Michelle! Your style is amazing and the picture are absolutely gorgeous! Great read, thank you for sharing! 🙂

    • Reply MichelleN November 25, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks so much Claudia! 🙂

  • Reply Sabina November 25, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I’m from Portland so I totally feel this!! Basically how I dress during all of fall!

    • Reply MichelleN November 25, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      Sabina I absolutely adore Portland! I always try to make a trip from Vancouver BC each Summer. So glad you liked this post! =)

  • Reply Anita November 26, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Beautiful photos and beautiful advice! I visited the PNW last summer and even then (depending on where you are), the temps can vary. These are all really good pieces of advice! Thanks for sharing!


    • Reply MichelleN November 26, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Hi Anita! Thanks for the kind words, I am glad you found it useful =)

  • Reply Joy abou zeid November 28, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Loved the photos you took!! And the outfits you chose 😍

    • Reply MichelleN November 28, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Thanks Joy! I gotta remember to wear gloves when taking photos because it gets so chilly 😉

  • Reply Agness of eTramping December 7, 2017 at 4:27 am

    Wearing layers is one of the best tips someone can give when traveling, Michelle. You just can’t go wrong with it. Excellent combinations and truly stunning pictures. When’s the best time of the year to explore the Pacific Northwest?

    • Reply MichelleN December 7, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Thank you for the kind words! I would say the Summer. I am big on hiking so early starts for the long trails is a great way to enjoy the sunshine. I have made a road trip down the Oregon Coast during that time, and it is spectacular! The days are longer for to squeeze in the other sights you want to see. If you are visiting British Columbia, I can give you tips if you need it! =)

      • Reply Agness of eTramping December 8, 2017 at 3:21 am

        Thanks for the prompt reply, Michelle. As soon as I decide to explore British Columbia and cross it off my bucket list, I wouldn’t hesitate to ask for tips. 😉

        • Reply MichelleN December 8, 2017 at 9:35 am

          Looking forward to your message when the time comes! =)

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