What to pack for Seattle

In less than two weeks, I’m going to visit Seattle for the first time. I’m so excited to travel to a new place. One of my 2017 resolutions is to do it more often. So when a friend invited me to a weekend getaway by the end of the month, I say yes without hesitation.

One thing that I’m very scared of the trip, is the weather. I don’t handle cold very well. That’s why I need to pack many layers of clothes and get everything inside my carry on.  I wanted to give you an overview of how I packed for the trip.


  • Destination: Seattle, WA
  • Trip Length: 3 days
  • Destination Weather: Mostly rainy-cloudy. 7/-2 °


I’m going to wear three layers of clothes each day: a cozy tee, a warm sweater, and a jacket/coat. And those are a lot of layers, guys. Then I will add some accessories like a hat, gloves and scarf to survive the winter. For the first time in my life, I will buy rain boots. And I’m so excited about that.

So far, the outfits list is like this:



  • One pair of Black Jeans (Topshop):  Black jeans can make you look like a cool girl.
  • Jeans (Madewell): Denim Jeans are always basic!!! Super versatile and can be wore them several times.


  • Rain Jacket: It’s Seattle, so it’s always raining.
  • Cardigan (H&M): To wear it underneath the jacket.


  • Sneakers (Nike): You’re going to walk a lot.
  • Rain Boots (Nordstrom): For obvious reasons!
  • Ankle Boots with heel (Topshop): Just adding an extra pair in case you go to a fancy dinner and want to wear something cute and nice.


  • Backpack (Nordstrom): I love to carry everything with me. From makeup bag, phone charger, camera, emergency kit and etc. The solution is to carry everything in a cute backpack. Bonus: They look amazing on pictures.
  • Small Bag: (Kate Spade) After you´ve been carrying around a heavy backpack, sometimes you might want to change it for a small bag to for sightseeing and exploring.
  • Carry On

As an INTJ, I need to have everything planned! It’s very important to know what you are going to do on your trip, so you would know what to pack and also to save time at the moment of doing it. You might want to be relaxed a couple of days before the trip and not be worrying about what are you going to wear.

While I’m there, any suggestions of restaurants, fun things to do and coffeeshops?

  • Al + Lex

    Love that carry on bag! I have always wanted to go to Seattle but somehow haven’t made it yet. This is my nudge to get there!

    <3 | https://alpluslex.com/

    • Avi Valencia

      You should go one day!! Right now, I’m so nervous for the cold and rain. I’m a desert girl!

  • Tara Bradford (The Potentialis

    Omg I am such a planner too! Loved this post! xx