If you’re heading to Paris this spring or summer, it’s likely that your tickets and hotel are booked, and that you already have an itinerary of the places you want to visit and the restaurants you want to dine in. Paris is known as the ‘City of Love’, and as such, it’s a popular place to visit for a luxury retreat with your loved one. But what should you pack for a long weekend in the city? What shoes should you wear? Should you attempt to dress like a Parisian? As a fashionable city, you’ll want to make sure your ensemble is suitable! Keep reading for some tips.
Think Chic, Simple, and Beautiful
Parisian style is chic, simple and beautiful, and if you want to blend in with Parisians, this is what you need to be thinking of when it comes to your outfits. Versatile outfits that can be mixed and matched are key here, so pack a few different items that are versatile enough to create different looks. Blacks and neutral colors are popular in Paris, but you’ll want to pack items made from light, breathable fabrics if you plan on exploring a lot. And, when it comes to accessories – a large pair of sunglasses is a must! You can also add a touch of color to a black or neutral outfit with a colorful summer hat, or some stand-out jewelry.
A Little Black Dress
A luxury weekend in Paris will surely involve visiting some high-end restaurants and bars, and for this, you’ll need an outfit that is simple and understated, whilst also looking glamorous and high-fashion. Parisians love the little black dress (LBD) and it’s considered by many to be an essential part of any wardrobe. Better yet, it can be dressed up with jewelry or dressed down with a leather jacket and a pair of sneakers, making it suitable for a variety of occasions. We recommend packing a pair of gorgeous Marc Jacobs heels and a bright clutch bag that will accessorize your outfit perfectly, and make you look like a star when visiting the top nightlife venues in the city.
Shoe Choice is Important
We mentioned packing a pair of heels above, but during the daytime, these aren’t going to be the best idea. When walking around the iconic landmarks in the city, you’re going to want a comfortable pair of walking shoes that are flat and breathable. Ballet shoes and sneakers are the ideal fashion-forward choices, with these Gucci sneakers from SSENSE being one of the best options in our eyes. Designed and made in Italy, you won’t just feel comfortable – you’ll feel like a million dollars! If the weather is extremely hot, you may also want to have a pair of sandals as a backup. Just make sure you’ve had a good pedicure beforehand if you go down this route!
Paris is a fantastic city to visit for a long weekend. Keep the above advice in mind and you should easily impress the locals!