Are you going on a trip to Paris soon? Here is a guide to help you plan for your dream trip. We want you to have an undisturbed travel experience, and the main goal of this article is to help you know how to dress in Paris.
The most important factors in planning and packing for Paris are the activities you’ll be doing on your trip and the weather.
The weather is a major factor in packing your dresses before your trip, Always check the weather forecast before your trip. What you could wear in Paris today might be different from what you’ll wear next week. Nothing will ruin your trip faster than being unprepared with the wrong clothing for the weather. Summer fashion in Paris is very different from winter fashion.
Once you have researched the weather, you can focus on the right dresses to pack for your trip.
WHAT TO WEAR IN PARIS
It is important to remember that Parisians love neutral colors and adhere to the “Not more than 3 colors” rule. Paris clothes look presentable at all times; your goal is to maintain a comfortable looks
In general, Paris everyday fashion is more stylish than American style, for Paris clothing styles, think classy top (or the type of top you’d wear to work) plus nice jeans (dark colors are always a good choice). In general, ankle-length slim or skinny jeans are the ideal denim choice for your Paris clothing.
When choosing Paris outfits for girls and women, leave the beachwear for the beach because it doesn’t translate well to street wear in the town. The same goes for gym wear; unless you’re actually headed to the gym, don’t dress in your gym wear as the locals will instantly recognize you as a tourist because you didn’t put any effort into your wardrobe.
THE BEST FOOTWEAR FOR PARIS
One unforeseen concern that many travelers discover once they get to Paris are the cobbled streets, stone streets aren’t always the easiest to walk on and can make for sore feet even if you don’t usually have discomfort.
For starters, unless you are the most balanced human on earth, you will probably stumble and fall. Second, it is not that comfortable with such uneven surfaces. Third, you’ll probably damage the crap out of those shoes.
Depending on the city, these streets can also be hilly, slippery when wet, and uneven, in addition avoid heels because they’ll leave you feeling uncomfortable. Opt for wedges if you must bring a heel.
Paris women wear heeled shoes like kitten heels, but 5-inch stilettos aren’t nearly as common, they want shoes that are stylish but practical. Moreover, during the day, nicer sneakers or Ked-type shoes are perfectly acceptable.
CHOOSING WHAT TO WEAR DURING SPRING (MARCH, APRIL AND MAY)?
If you’re wondering what to wear in Paris during spring, bring a mixture of styles for warm and cool days because the weather could be unpredictable.
That unpredictable weather means that preparation is the key.
- A stylish light sweater
- Bring a jacket
- Long sleeve tops
- Long skirts
- Tailored pants
- Maxi dresses are perfect to wear under a light jacket on warmer days.
- Waterproof shoes
In addition, pack your prettiest undergarments into your wardrobe. It will leave you feeling glamorous.
CHOOSING WHAT TO WEAR DURING SUMMER (JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST)?
Paris in the summertime can get very hot, but the weather is unpredictable and it can turn chilly anytime. What to wear in Paris in June will definitely differ from July and August. The hottest time of day is mid-afternoon to late afternoon.
For the cooler days, you’ll need neutral tailored trousers or jeans in a dark wash, which you can wear with your comfortable ankle boots. Summer is also the time to make use of your wedge sandals, which instantly give you a summery touch. Cotton, rayon, and linen are the most comfortable in the heat.
Lastly, accessorize with sunglasses, a summer scarf, and jewelry. Choose minimalist jewelry (not too expensive or flashy) that reflects your own uniqueness and sense of fashion.
Pack a pair of comfortable summer sandals or canvas sneakers for all-day sightseeing and a pair of open-toe heeled wedges for a fancy night out. Note that Parisians don’t appreciate flip-flops being worn anywhere but seaside.
CHOOSING WHAT TO WEAR DURING FALL (SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, AND NOVEMBER)
This is most beautiful time in Paris but just like the spring, the weather too is unpredictable. Generally, the weather is cold during fall, take advantage of grey skies and pack all you need for the fall.
Parisians love to wear leather, so use this season to make leather your base. It’s not just waterproof, but warm, so you will have added protection from the chill.
Tights or stockings are ideal to wear underneath shorts or belted dresses. They provide some protection from the weather and portray modesty in the Parisian streets. Pair your pant jumpsuits with a tailored blazer for an extra touch of style. Pack one or two basic tees and long sleeve tops to create layers to mix and match your outfits. Finally, your scarves can add a pop of color to your wardrobe.
CHOOSING WHAT TO WEAR IN WINTER (DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY)
You can expect cold and wet weather during the winter, with occasional days of sun.
The perfect footwear for a colder climate is your leather waterproof boots; tucked into your boots to create the perfect winter look will be your dark jeans or thick trousers. Also, pack long sleeve tops, a few sweaters, and even a t-shirt or two to wear under your fitted jacket or warm coat.
Go for long silk scarves in the colors of your choice, a pair of black leather gloves can look chic as well.
THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT WEAR IN PARIS
- Bags: Backpack, fanny pack, hand-held purse.
- Tops: T-shirt/sweatshirt printed with home city/state or “I Love Paris”
- Bottoms: shorts, sweatpants, athletic wear, cargo pants
- Jackets: Sweatshirt, hoods
- Shoes: Flip-flops, Crocs, sandals.
- Style & Color: Loud and bright colors, big splashy patterns.
- TIGHT CLOTHING: Parisians are very sex-positive, but they dress conservatively. Tight mini-skirts are almost non-existent, and low cut tops are not popular.
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