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Packing for Paris: What to Wear in Paris Summer & Spring Edition

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Planning a trip to Paris in the spring or in summer? You know already where to stay in Paris and what to visit, but you have no idea about what clothes to wear in Paris. What are the best outfits to wear in Paris? What are the Paris Travel Essentials? What shoes to wear in Paris? How to dress like a Parisian? Look no further, we tell you everything you need to know about packing for Paris, along with some suggestions and ideas of clothes to wear in Paris, spring and summer edition.

Spring and summer in Paris means longer days and better temperatures. Paris outfits are definitely more colorful than in on our Paris Packing List fall-winter, without forgetting the “no more than 3 colors” rule.

Paris is the city of fashion and chic and Paris women’s clothing tends to be more dressy than in other European cities. As a visitor who doesn’t want to look out of place in the streets of Paris, forget your gym wear and beachwear for exploring Paris, both synonym of a tourist. Instead, aim for a comfortable but feminine look with an edge.

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Parisian clothing is simple, chic and beautiful. Parisian women’s motto is “Less is More”, with a minimum of items which are versatile and easy to combine. The perfect Paris Packing List for a Spring-Summer getaway to Paris should include:

>> A few basic items, easy to combine to create different outfits

>> Light, breathable fabrics, preferably easy to dry

>> One color story, with a preference for neutral colors and black (Parisians cannot do without black)

>> Sunglasses are a must, without forgetting those 2-3 great accessories that complete any outfit and give a touch of color

>> Comfortable walking shoes for Paris are perfect to walk the city’s cobbled streets

>> An outfit and a pair of shoes that can be worn for a nice dinner or to enjoy the nightlife in Paris. A little black dress is always a good idea in Paris.

READ MORE –  Check what’s in our daypack for exploring Paris

READ: Top 20 tips on how to pack light


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Paris in the spring means unpredictable weather with warm and sunny days but also rainy and chilly days. If you visit Paris during the spring you need to be prepared for anything!  Layering is essential and you will definitely need a jacket or a trench coat for rainy days. Items like a foldable umbrella and a light scarf will be your best allies. Before leaving home to Paris, check the weather forecast and pack consequently.



Paris in the summer comes with some hot days. You can definitely leave your jeans at home and choose nice blouses or t-shirts and skirts or a couple of dresses to wear in Paris. French people don’t wear shorts except at the beach. Basically, shorts are the first major sign that you are a tourist!

Accessories like a sunglasses or a nice bag are a must, and you can complement your French outfit with a nice hat.

Despite the warmer /hotter temperatures in Paris, I would also add a light cardigan or sweater in the day bag to wear if it gets colder at night.

Dresses to wear in Paris



You definitely want styling walking shoes for Paris. Other comfortable shoes to wear in Paris are sneakers or flats. Heels are not good for Paris sightseeing but maybe you are too addicted to leave them at home? Bring your heels only if you plan activities where you need to dress up, like a nice dinner in a chic Parisian restaurant.

When the weather is too hot you can also replace your flats or sneakers for a pair of comfortable nice sandals (no plastic flip-flops), but only if you have a good pedicure.




Here’s our suggestion on what to wear in Paris summer – spring to blend in with the local crowd. This Paris Packing List is made of Parisian clothing which works well for exploring, sightseeing, dining or going out.

THE BRANDS: the proposed Paris outfits and Paris travel essentials come from top quality brands that we like and use. Probably, some of the items we propose below are in our wardrobe already. We looked for brands that are available on Amazon in Europe and US.

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NB: links and product availability are checked regularly. Sometimes, the items displayed in the picture are sold out. If this happens, we try to propose similar-looking items, maybe from other brands.

Accessories: 1. Classic Fedora Hat | 2. Wrap Scarf | 3. Lancome Vibrant Lipshine | 4. Sunglasses | 20. Envelope Clutch |

Tops: 5. Striped Tee | 6. Short-Sleeve T-Shirt | 7. Cami Top | 8. V-Neck Blouse | 19. Light Blazer |

Pants & Dresses: 9. Skater Skirt | 11. Slim Jeans | 12. Floral Print Pants | 13. White Cropped Chinos | 17. Maxi Dress | 18. Little Black Dress 

Bags: 21. Front Cross Body Bag | 22. Tote Bag | 23. Shopper Bag | 24. Bucket Bag |

Footwear: 10. Sneakers | 14. Pumps| 15. Sandals | 16. Flats |


Need some ideas for outfits to wear in Paris? Check out our favorite Outfits to Visit Paris 


Now that you know what to wear in Paris in spring and what to wear in Paris in the summer, packing for Paris will be easier than ever.  What are your favorite French outfits?


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