Avoid wearing high heels in the Old Town. Unless you have excellent balance and ankles of steel, traversing the cobble-stoned streets of Tallinn’s Old Town will be a challenge. We recommend flat shoes or wedges.
When it’s dark, wear a reflector! In late autumn and winter the days get short, and the nights become dark and cosy, which means standing out is not just a fashion choice, it’s a safety precaution. Reflective accessories and clothing, which make it easier for cars, buses, and cyclists to spot you, are compulsory during the winter months and not having one can lead to a fine.
Be mindful of the wind. Tallinn is a seaside city, which means there’s always a breeze in the air. Tallinners are used to checking the wind direction and speed before going out, because it can affect how temperatures feel. For example, a cold breeze from the north means the air will feel colder than the weather report might show. A wind-proof jacket will be your friend in every season.
When in doubt, do what the locals do. A quick glance out the window in the morning will give you a pretty good sign of how to dress for the day. And if you’re inspired by the street style in Tallinn, local design shops will have lots of trendy clothes and accessories that are popular among Estonians.