Wondering what to pack for a trip to Chicago in the Fall? I've rounded up my favorite fall finds for a trip to the Windy City!
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Packing for a trip to Chicago this Fall?
Hailing from just down the road (well, I-65, which is actually the world's worst road), I've been taking a yearly Fall trip to Chicago ever since I was a kid. We're getting ready for our trip next week, so I thought I'd round up some of my best tips for packing for a trip to Chicago in the lovely, windy, chilly Fall!
What to Wear in Chicago in Fall: The Basics
It is cold in Chicago in September?
No, it's not cold in Chicago in September. The average high is 74 and low is 62. If you're heading to Chicago in October, though, you'll definitely want a heavier coat, as it shifts down to 62/50.
They don't call it the Windy City for nothing...
The is a bracing breeze off of Lake Michigan that can take the unprepared by surprise! If you're planning on morning and evening outings by the Lake, you'll definitely want a coat.
Paint it black
You'll never go wrong.
See above ;)
Bring your walking shoes
As with most city trips, comfortable walking shoes are a must. While you can certainly snag a cab anytime you like, I'm a huge fan of walking up and down Michigan Avenue on my own - all the way.
As you're here, you're obviously doing your homework and planning your Chicago packing list in advance! But don't stress too much. We Midwesterners are a casual group.
What to Wear in Chicago: September & October
The right pants
Pack the athleisure
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