What to Wear in Paris: A Complete Packing Guide!

Packing for Paris can be overwhelming no matter how many times you visit, so we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to pack for Paris. Knowing what to wear in Paris comes easy for French girls, but for visitors the capital of chic can be a tough style to master. Here is our complete packing guide for Paris to help you plan your trip!


Mini Dresses for Summer

If you are visiting Paris from June-August then you absolutely must pack light. Light dresses are an easy option as just one garment will give you a complete look (although style it with a hat or scarf for the ultimate Parisian look!)

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Midi Dresses for Spring

If you are visiting Paris in Spring (aka cherry blossom season) then you’ll need to pack more of a mix of items. April and May can be beautiful and warm but there are often cold days thrown in to the mix. Pack a few longer midi-length dresses to be on the safe side and cover your bases. Pair a midi-dress with an oversized blazer for a day to night look.

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Combos: Pants & Shirts

If I’m visiting Paris outside of the summer season (June, July, August), I will always pack a few pairs of light linen pants and a variety of long and short sleeve shirts/blouses. The weather can change a few times a day in Paris so be sure to always take a light jacket to throw over your outfit.

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One thing is for certain in Parisian fashion: you should always pack a scarf. A scarf is a very French way to dress up an outfit, add dimension, or often as a practicality. Scarves are a great addition to cover your shoulders when the wind turns or you can pack it in your handbag for the day if you are planning to be on the move from day to night.

Hats are another great way to tie in an outfit, especially in the warmer months where they come in handy to combat the sun. A classic straw hat is a safe bet.

Skin Care the Parisian Way

A final note on packing for Paris: you are sure to notice the radiance of Parisian’s skin that appears effortlessly sunkissed and lightly freckled. French women take a lot of pride and care in their skin and no matter how many times I visit, it always prompts me to take better care of my own! Above are some of the tried and tested products I swear by and never travel without. The Eve Lom cleanser is great when travelling and I’d highly recommend packing your own muslin cloths when you travel. A face oil is a necessity to rehydrate when travelling and a good eye cream will go a long way to combatting tired, jet lagged eyes.

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Brooke Saward

Brooke Saward founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen, with a particular weakness for French pastries.

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4 months ago

You’ll be doing a lot of walking in Paris, so make sure you have comfortable shoes. Sneakers or walking sandals are a good option.  A versatile dress or skirt is a must-have too. You can dress it up or down, and it’s perfect for both day and night.

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1 year ago

I will be visiting Paris in December (hopefully thanks to Covid-19), but I have never been to Europe before and have no idea what to pack. I’d like to wear something trendy that will also keep me warm. I’d rather not be seen in my everyday life dressed like a typical Aussie.

3 years ago

Am travelling to Paris in December (well hopefully thanks to Covid-19) and I’ve never been to Europe before and I have no idea what to wear. I want to dress fashionably but also clothes that will keep me warm. Don’t want to be walking around in casual Australian style.