Planning a trip to Paris in the fall or in winter? You know already where to stay in Paris and what to visit but you have no Paris packing list. What clothes to wear in Paris? What are the Paris travel essentials? What shoes to wear in Paris? How to dress in Paris Like a Local?
Look no further, we have written a full post about all that you need to know about clothes in Paris and how to dress like a Parisian (fall and winter edition).
FALL AND WINTER IN PARIS
Paris in autumn has still nice temperatures (maximums of 11 C° to 21 C°) and there are still some sunny days and blue skies. Winter in Paris is the less convenient season in terms of weather (minimums of 2 C° to 7° C and only 4 to 5 hours of light). January and February are the coldest months in Paris but it is never as cold as in Northern Europe. Snow in Paris is rare, maybe it can snow during a couple of days in February. Click here to read more about Paris’ annual weather, temperatures, and rainfall.
THE PARISIAN WARDROBE
Paris outfits are simple, chic and beautiful. Parisian women’s motto is “Less is More”, with a minimum of items which are versatile and easy to combine.
What is the secret of the Parisian wardrobe? French women wardrobes have affordable basics mixed with great accessories. Most Parisian women wear classic outfits that you probably have in your closet. Colors are neutral, combining 2- 3 colors (maximum!) on the same outfit. Parisian women choose quality pieces that will last some years.
What are the Parisian Style Essentials that you will find in every Parisian closet?
- striped tee
- white shirt
- the perfect pair of jeans
- black blazer
- trench coat
- a little black dress
- the perfect bag
WHAT TO WEAR IN PARIS – PARIS PACKING LIST (FALL & WINTER)
Here’s our suggestion for ways to blend in with the local crowd in Autumn & Winter. These Paris travel essentials work well for exploring, sightseeing, dining or going out. Shoes to wear in Paris are flat and comfortable because Paris is a city to walk a lot.
THE BRANDS: on What to Wear in Paris the suggested outfits to wear in Paris and items 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 in Europe and US.
Outerwear: 12. Black Poncho | 13. Open Cashmere Cardigan | 14. Wool Coat | 15. Trench Coat |
Bags: 18. Classic Structured Leather Tote | 19. Leather Backpack | Travel Bag |
HOW TO DRESS LIKE A PARISIAN: OUR BEST TIPS
» Invest in the perfect jeans, a trench (or jacket) and bag.
» Dress in simple palettes.
» Wear comfortable walking shoes for Paris, you are going to walk a lot!
» 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.
» Don’t accessorize too much.
» Scarfs and some kind of hats are effortlessly Parisian plus they protect from the cold temperatures.
» Because the proposed clothes in Paris have very neutral colors (black, white, grey . .) we recommend a touch of “rouge” on your lips (or maybe a red scarf, if you don’t like makeup).
» In Paris, there is a huge atmosphere of vintage shopping, from the golden twenties through the seventies. If vintage clothing or accessories is something that you like, have a look at our Paris Vintage Corner for some ideas.
» Don’t try to be perfect, especially with your hair! 😉
Now you know how to dress like a Parisian! Do you know already what to take to Paris? What is your perfect Paris Packing List?
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