What to Wear in Paris

What does one wear to the style capital of the world?

In case you didn’t already know, I’m all for dressing up during a holiday. Vacation pictures are forever, especially with the Internet, so travel outfits are worth putting a thought into. These days, I’m all about marrying style and comfort. The latter used to rank much lower on my list of priorities, but age has since changed that!

The Little Black Dress

Parisian Chic Little Black Dress

Much has been written about this timeless wardrobe staple. Taking into account length, cut, fabric, neckline, sleeves, and dozens of other details, one woman’s LBD can be vastly different from another’s.

For travel purposes, I recommend something made from a lightweight material that packs well and doesn’t show obvious creases. It makes for a perfect “blank canvas”, and while in Paris, go for the quintessential French accessory – the scarf.

The Blazer

Parisian Chic Blazer

Transform a basic tee and jeans combo with a crisp blazer. I love the versatility of everything in this picture. The blazer could easily be paired with a simple dress (such as the one below), and voila, dinner date.



The Leather Jacket

Parisian Chic Leather Jacket

Going from breezy and nautical to something a bit more rock ‘n roll. A great leather jacket is such a classic, especially in the fall, and can be layered in a multitude of ways. The top provides a pop of colour while the accessories add interest without fighting for attention.

The Navy Sweater

Parisian Chic Navy Sweater

Navy blue, how I adore you! It works as a neutral, but isn’t as sombre as black. It’s a must-have for a nautical colour palette, but honestly, it goes with a variety of other styles.

This navy sweater comes with a detachable collar, but I’d keep it on for its preppy vibe and up the feminine factor with soft pink and mint accessories, while leopard print keeps the look from being too sweet.

The Trench Coat

Parisian Chic Trench Coat

In the winter, stay warm (and stylish) in the ultimate Parisian-chic ensemble: a khaki trench coat over a striped top and dark jeans. It doesn’t matter if everyone else is wearing it. Just know that you’re in good company.


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