November 18, 2014

Dressing for Paris: Winter Edition

If you’re headed to Paris this winter, it’s not too early to start thinking about what to take. Check out my suggestions below, to help you make the most out of your trip.

Massimo Dutti model looking chic in black
Photo credit: massimodutti.com


1. A black or dark colored coat
Scan any crowd in Paris, and it looks like almost everyone is wearing the same black wool coat. If you’re hoping to blend in and look more like a local, steer clear of bright colored, attention-grabbing garb.

2. A pair of black boots
Winter boots are often heavy and cumbersome, so if you can, limit yourself to bringing one pair. Opt for something warm and waterproof, with good traction, to successfully tackle slippery cobblestones and metro stairs.

3. Neutral basics for layering
Paris’ winters are the damp kind that chill you to the bone. Bring the same easy-to-layer clothes as mentioned in my fall post, plus a few cozy sweaters to really stay warm.

4. Winter accessories
Don’t forget to throw in some cold weather essentials like sleek leather gloves and a thick knit scarf. And of course since this is Paris, an umbrella is a must!

5. Extra space
If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris for les soldes* (sales), be sure to leave yourself some extra suitcase space. Don’t miss out on the deal of the century, because you haven’t got any room left in your bag! *January 7- February 10, 2015

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