Travel Capsule Wardrobe for Morocco

March 16, 2018

Packing for Morocco - Carry-on Only

Usually I like to publish my packing posts before I take my trips, but for our trip to Morocco I wanted to wait until afterwards. This was my first ever trip to an Islamic country and traveling in March we also had a wide range of temperatures from day to night. So I wanted to be able to offer my packing for Morocco advice and share my experience after having being there!



This travel capsule wardrobe for Morocco is perfect for cool mornings and evenings and warm days. The forecast is 10-25°C and plenty of sunshine!


Morocco – City + Desert

I’ve put together this travel capsule wardrobe for a trip to both the Sahara and Marrakech. The trip to the Sahara was a ten hour drive each way, which required some comfy clothes for sitting in a car. We then had two nights and one day in the Sahara, where nights dropped down to 10°C and days got as warm as 28°C. Finally we spent two days in Marrakech where the temperatures ranged from 15-22°C.

If you feel the cold I would suggest packing a heavier puffer jacket, however I was ok with my jumper and a light puffer jacket over the top during the nights in the Sahara and a jumper with my denim jacket over the top during the nights in Marrakech.

While the mornings start out quite cool, once the day warms up and you are in the sun it can get pretty warm. So I would suggest long skirts or dresses and layering with tops, jackets and scarves so you can adjust your outfit as the day goes by. I was also fine wearing either sandals or sneakers during the day.


As well as considering the wide range of temperatures, it was also important to keep in mind that Morocco is an Islamic country. While it is definitely not the strictest of Islamic countries, it is still important to show respect to the culture with what you wear. Yes you can get away with wearing shorts and a singlet (and you do see a few people doing this), however you will attract attention and catcalling from (mostly young) local men.

Most days I had my shoulders and knees covered, and if I wore something that showed my shoulders I put a scarf or jacket on while we were outside. The one day I wore a dress that came just above my knees I made sure it had longer sleeves to balance it out. When you are inside your riad, hotel or a restaurant/cafe it’s ok to wear what you like.

Clothes + Accessories Packing List

  1. Cami NYC Black Silk Cami
  2. Madewell White Long Sleeve
  3. Madewell Patterned Button-Up
  4. Free People Coral Tunic
  5. Urban Outfitters Patterned Sweater
  6. ASOS Denim Jacket
  7. Vila Blush Cardigan
  8. Black Puffer Jacket (old, similar here)
  9. Free People Pink Swing Dress
  10. Free People Patterned Maxi Dress
  11. Free People Blush Midi Skirt
  12. Joe’s Dark Denim Jeans
  13. Marysia Pink Swimmers
  14. One Teaspoon Denim Shorts
  15. Free People Pink Bow
  16. Treasure & Bond Pink Skinny Scarf
  17. Lack of Color Boater Hat
  18. Treasure & Bond Patterned Scarf
  19. Teva Tan Trekking Sandals
  20. Pink Lace Up Espadrilles (old, similar here)
  21. Puma Basket Heart White Sneakers

Other Items Packing List

Other clothing
  • 1 x warm pyjamas
  • 1 x bed socks
  • 1 x hoodie (for around the fire in the Sahara)
  • 1 x track suit pants (for around the fire in the Sahara)
  • 2 x socks
  • Underwear
Other Essentials
  • Handbag
  • Lip balm
  • Kindle
  • Journal + pen
  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • DLSR Camera and charger
  • Phone charger
  • Battery pack for charging on the go
  • Universal adaptor
  • Umbrella
  • Torch (for night in the Sahara)

For full details on how and what I pack for my carry-on toiletries take a peek at this post.


Below I’ve put together the outfits I plan to wear over our seven day trip. I’m a fan of doing this before we leave. That way there is zero stress getting dressed each day. You can easily do the same by laying out your outfits and getting a photo of them on your phone to look back at. To make things even simpler you can even put them into a ‘travel outfits’ album so the photos don’t get lost amongst all the travel snaps you’ll be getting!

Packing for Morocco - Carry-on Only

Have your tried packing a travel capsule wardrobe for Morocco and if so what are your carry-on essentials for a spring in the desert? I’d love to hear below.

Big Love,

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Super useful article! Will come back to it when we go in October to Morocco

Aw so glad you found it useful Cerasela! I bet you can’t wait for your trip in October!
Jayde x