Camisole • H&M | Striped Shirt • Mango | White Blouse • H&M | Grey T-shirt • H&M | Black Blouse • H&M | Grey Sweater • Madewell | Camel Pullover • H&M | Long Cardigan • Uniqlo | Jacket • Zara | Dark Denim • H&M | Casual Denim • Gap | Black Trousers • H&M | Dress • Topshop | Light Scarf • Mango | Dark Scarf • Mango | Hat • Ralph Lauren | Sunglasses • Cole Haan | Sneakers • Converse | Embroidered Flats • Free People | Boots • Nine West | Cognac Purse • Patricia Nash | Crossbody • Steve Madden |
You will notice that I specified that this list is for what to Pack for Malta in April. While it will technically cover most of the spring/fall weather, as you go into May and the temperatures rise you will need to pick options that are more suited for the warming weather. In the summer months Malta can be quite hot and a warm weather destination list will be needed.
In April Malta’s temperatures average 18°C – 22°C and if you go to the predicted weather you will see that it looks as though this April will follow suit. The lows can be in the early teens and the wind and evenings can lean towards cool at this time of year so layers will be your friend, but note that even when it is not summer the sun is strong so a high SPF suntan lotion is recommended.
Malta is known as quite a casual city so a smart-casual wardrobe will be completely appropriate. Jeans are a popular choice through all the seasons (even during the hot summer paired with camisoles, sandals, and cuffed). Dining out is generally a casual affair, even in expensive restaurants, and outdoor seating is a popular choice. It is also important to note that Malta is a devoutly religious Catholic country, so cathedrals and churches may refuse you entry if you are not appropriately attired (covered shoulders and knees in both men and women, and oversized scarves come in handy for this reason if your shoulders are uncovered). I chose some embroidered flats since the rest of the wardrobe is quite neutral the flats bring a fun, accent piece to the choices without be overwhelming.
Most of the shorelines are rocky so flats are a good choice. While the temperatures are ideal at this time of year I chose to include a light jacket that also doubles as a blazer style coat but is roomy enough to layer a sweater under when the temperatures drop at night, or if you are touring the underground temples, war rooms, or catacombs.
I received two requests for Malta over the last few weeks and both were for spring so I thought I should jump on that since those trips coming up fast. I hope this can give you some ideas on what kind of things to bring with you and will show you how you can wear them to get the most options in the next post.
*Just as I posted this I read an article saying that Malta’s Azure window which is a popular tourist attraction collapsed in to the sea from high winds. Although not unexpected because of natural corrosion it’s still sad to lose such a beautiful site.
The morbid me really wants to tour some catacombs. Have you ever been to any?