I’m finally in Paris now as I hinted on my Instagram, and I thought it’d be a great time to share some packing tips with you. I know this is a city that many of you would love to visit at least once in your life, so if that happens to be in the winter, this post will cover the essentials you need to know. It’s not my first time here, but Paris feels magical every time I visit. In the winter, you can expect chilly temperatures and even snow or rain. However, that’s no excuse not to dress in style, so read on to find out what you need to pack for Paris in the winter.
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What to Pack for Paris in the Winter
To survive winter comfortably in Paris, pack lots of layerable pieces like sweaters and button-down tops. Be sure to also bring plenty of separates like blazers or cardigans. Plaid separates are all the rage lately and I’m so obsessed with this trend that I made sure to pack a few! I also can’t get enough of turtleneck sweaters so I brought a ton on this trip. It’s best to stick to neutral-colored ones like black or cream because they can easily be mixed and matched with different coats or bottoms. Speaking of bottoms, jeans are a MUST. You can never go wrong with a pair of simple black skinnies.
It’s always good to have a few dressy pieces on hand in case a special dinner pops up at the last minute. That means bringing a long sleeve blouse or two and a stunning dress. For blouses, I’m into bright colors like red or golden yellow with a higher neckline and fun details, such as ruffles and embellishments. Sleeves always feel just right for the cooler weather.
I think I’ve been living in high-waisted wide leg pants these last few months but I brought a pair anyway. They feel perfect for such a sophisticated city like Paris. They are not only dressy but they’re versatile and will look great with your turtlenecks or long sleeve blouses.
Be sure to haul a few stylish winter coats to keep you warm. I brought a luxe faux fur coat, which I know can be worn from day to night. However, I also brought a classy camel coat for daily walks around the city. Everyone looks chic on the streets of Paris so if you want to blend in like a local, a tailored coat is essential. And if you must, you can also pack a casual jacket that doesn’t look too serious.
For shoes, I’ve learned that low-heel booties are the way to go. They provide a sophisticated touch that mirrors Paris, but they’re also comfortable for walking in. A style I’m currently obsessed with is the sock bootie but anything with a pointed toe and kitten heel will be perfect!
It might be breezy and cold in Paris during the winter months, but that never dulls its magic. With my packing tips here, you’ll be able to enjoy your visit in style and comfort!