I always try my best to pack light and honestly, sometimes I do better than others. For Morocco, I didn't do too bad! I didn't pack too many pieces (1 pair of blue jeans may have been a mistake but that's ok) so I had to create a lot of different looks with what I had. My favorite and a very easy way to switch up the looks was to change my glasses! I packed 5 different pairs of frames from Zyloware and it was the absolute best way to accessorize! I also wore them in Switzerland on the way to Morocco, HERE.
I've always been a huge fan of wearing glasses as an accessory. I'm lucky to have good eyesight but I was always envious of people who wore glasses. Envious only because I wished I had glasses as another accessory! In college, my best friend worked at an eyewear store and bought me my first pair of frames. That's when this accessory addiction began. When I found Zyloware I was so excited! Super unique, well made frames with intricate details and they're so lightweight and comfortable! They've become my go-to way to change up an outfit and that really came in handy on this trip. You've probably noticed that I've been wearing them a lot more than just on this trip! As you'll see below, I didn't pack a ton and re-wore almost everything in different ways. Changing up my Zyloware frames helped me to create completely different looks super easily!
The weather in Morocco in January surely was warmer than Chicago, but I wouldn't say it was warm. One big thing that we learned really quickly is that it's always much cooler in the Medinas in Morocco than the weather says. That is because the Moroccans are brilliant and figured out how to keep the heat out of the Medinas in the summertime. The streets are narrow and walls are tall so inside the city centers there is no sun, making the Medinas much cooler than it is outside of them. The north of the country was in the 40's and 50's during the day and 30's at night. We ended up wearing our down jackets most of the time in the North which we had only anticipated to wear in Switzerland. We were lucky to have them!
Once we continued South, it definitely warmed up. Marrakech was in the 60's and 70's in the sun, but as mentioned before, you're rarely in the sun. I would guess inside the Medina in Marrakech it was more like 50-60 degrees. In Essaouira it was in the high 60's and low 70's but it was crazy windy and really chilly at night! We did have two or three beautiful days where we didn't need a coat! I would definitely go back to Morocco in the Winter, but I would pack warmer clothes! If you're dressed properly, winter in Morocco is no problem! It's quite nice actually because it's the low season so it's much quieter (quieter, not quiet) than Summer! My packing advice? Layers, warm shoes, a raincoat and you’re good to go!
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A big thank you to Zyloware for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.