What to Pack for Ireland, According to a Local

Planning a trip to Ireland? Whether it’s to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or you’re overdue for a vacation, there’s no doubt you’ll want to know just what to pack. While it’s tempting to bring a haul of all your favorite outfits worthy of an Instagram or two, knowing what to expect while you’re there will also ensure you’ll pack light—who wouldn’t want that?

As with any vacation, whether for two weeks or for 36 hours, planning out your outfits can be a daunting task. But Irish fashion and lifestyle blogger Louise Cooney knows exactly what you’ll need when you’re getting ready to hop across the pond, and she's sharing the details below.

According to Cooney, locals love to have fun with their style, playing with textures and colors. “Faux fur-jackets, aviator jackets, and tailored coats have been very popular in Ireland,” she says. “Ankle boots with a small heel or else thigh-high boots are most women's go-to. Investing in a good pair of jeans for a trip to Ireland would be money well spent—you'll be warm and still stylish.” Cooney also mentions Ireland’s signature Aran sweater as a must for your wardrobe.

The fashion blogger encourages tourists to be prepared for any type of weather. “It’s an unwritten rule that in Ireland you can’t leave the house without both an umbrella and a pair of sunglasses. We’re known to get four seasons in one day here,” she explains. With that in mind, shop some of Irish girl–approved pieces that’ll have you ready for anything.