Clothing to Wear in Quebec in October

Designer Rachel Roy demonstrates how to properly layer for an October day in Quebec.

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The Canadian province of Quebec offers many cities and sights to explore, and the mild weather in October makes autumn the perfect season to visit. Big cities such as Quebec City and Montreal are stylish, major metropolitan centers, so when packing for a trip, fashionable ladies should plan to dress for cool weather with chic fall clothes.

Light Jackets and Coats

In October, average temperatures in Quebec usually range from 40 to 50 degrees F, and steadily drop as the month comes to a close. Nights can be chillier than days, and variables such as rain and wind can make some October days feel almost like winter. With this in mind, you'll definitely want to pack a light jacket or coat to keep warm. There are warm days as well, so choose a jacket with lightweight fabric to be safe.

Dresses, Tights and Leggings

A cute long-sleeved dress with tights or leggings and boots is a comfortable look that will be just as sharp for sightseeing as for enjoying night life. The key to this look is choosing tights and leggings made of thick material that will keep you warm when temperatures drop, and pairing them with comfortable boots and socks will keep your feet cozy while exploring the streets of Quebec. Dresses in fall colors such as burgundy, emerald green, burnt orange, gray, purple and black are cool seasonal hues.

Sweaters, Long Sleeves and Jeans

The easiest way to prepare for chilly autumn weather in Quebec is to pack clothing items you can comfortably layer. This means packing sweaters, long-sleeved T-shirts and jeans, and of course socks and comfortable shoes --- boots are especially nice to have during months with wavering weather so that, come rain or shine, you're set! Throwing a sweater over a long-sleeved T-shirt or thermal is a safe bet, as you can remove a layer and throw it in your shoulder bag if you need to.

Chilly-Weather Accessories

It's important to wear fall accessories such as thick scarves, gloves and hats just in case you need them. It might be too hot to wear a jacket or coat, but just chilly or windy enough to wear a scarf and hat with a layered outfit. Stylish scarfs and hats are a fun, fashionable way to make your outfit pop just a little more, especially if cold weather takes your cute outfit and hides it underneath a jacket or coat. Carry a large shoulder bag that can hold layers and accessories.

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