What to Wear in Paris
in Spring

You have to plan for two seasons!

When planning what to wear in the City of Fashion for Spring, you'll have to pack for two seasons.

That's because springtime in Paris can mean bright bluesky days, or it can mean rainy and cool. On our last springtime visit to Paris, we arrived in winter and left in summer! The temperature ranged from freezing to near 80° F.

When you're packing what to wear in Paris in Spring, don't forget the essentials like your little black dress (that's mostly for women!), sweaters (cashmere is preferred) and scarves (women and men).

What to wear in Spring

Ballerina Flats

Ballerina flats are an essential for Spring in Paris! Young and old, rich and poor, all the women of Paris have one thing in common and – a pair (or two or twelve) of ballerina flats.

Parisiennes may be known for their subtle clothing palette but comfortable, pretty shoes are one piece of their wardrobe where they let colors shine. Ballerina flats are a great mix of comfort and style. They are practical for manoeuvring Metro stairs and cobblestones, yet pretty enough to wear with jeans, skirts and dresses.

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Although you won't see French women wearing running shoes, they are mad for Converse. This is definitely a younger look and a great match with skinny jeans and a cashmere sweater.

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Cashmere Sweater

A cashmere sweater in a neutral color is another essential for springtime in Paris (and elsewhere). Choose from cropped or a longer cardigan, paired with a scarf and a pair of ballerina flats and you have instant je ne sais quoi!

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Skinny jeans are pretty much as essential as a baguette to any Parisienne. Choose from either dark denim or a bright color. Skinny jeans aren't only for the young, many styles can be worn by women of a certain age.

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If you're over 40, choose a pair with a mid-rise and a a slight flare.

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Fashionable outerwear in Paris is also an essential. This season, you'll see plenty of military influenced jackets with a multiple of buttons.

The trenchcoat also never goes out of style, but if you want to look current, try this cropped Jil Saunders red trench. A classic black trench with modern fit and details is also worth the investment.

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Scarves, scarves, scarves!

Paris men, women and children are rarely seen without a classic cashmere, linen or silk scarf. In fact, it's safe to say that you'll land at CDG wishing you had brought more with you. French women are naturally able to combine practicality with fashion, it's in their genes! Scarves protect you from the elements and finish the look of an outfit.

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