What to Wear in Paris—My Paris Style Diary

August 2nd, 2017 at 2:00am
What to Wear in Paris—My Paris Style Diary

Going to Paris this summer? If so, you’re probably already dreaming of eating in quaint brasseries and climbing the Eiffel Tower. But, before you can do any of that, you need to pack a perfect suitcase full of Instagram-worthy outfits! Just make sure that they also allow you to comfortably navigate the city. In this article, I’ll share with you the fashion mistakes I made during my trip to Paris so that you can learn how to have a stylish and comfortable vacation!

1—The Eiffel Tower. No matter what you’re visiting, make sure to keep the weather, season, and time of day in mind while choosing your outfit. The Eiffel Tower, arguably the most important monument to see while in Paris, is no exception. If you’re headed to the top, I suggest wearing comfortable shoes and something that isn’t going to blow up in the wind. I failed to take my own advice, and I wore a pinstripe dress and block heels instead.


The Notre-Dame is another Paris must-see. I hate to say that I again chose my outfit with zero consideration for the amount of walking I would do. My shoe choice was poor and I recommend that you instead opt for some cute sneakers or espadrilles. Luckily, my off-the-shoulder top and culottes were keeping up with Paris street style.

3—Versailles. The stunning gardens and palaces of Versailles are located just over an hour outside of Paris by train. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to wear comfortable walking shoes, especially if you’ll be exploring the gardens. For Versailles, I opted for a lightweight dress and metallic sneakers.

4—Disneyland Paris.

The train ride from Paris to Disneyland Paris is about 45 minutes, and the trip is definitely worth it. Like any other amusement park, you should dress for the weather and for comfort. When I visited, it was very windy with occasional rain showers, so I stuck to jeans, sneakers, and a light raincoat.

5—The Louvre. The Louvre is the most famous art museum in Paris and boasts an impressive collection of art from all over the world. I only went to the museum for a few hours at night, so I chose a dressier outfit that transitioned directly into dinner. My red dress and heels were quite comfortable for the two hours I spent in the museum.

Even though I didn’t include everything I did in Paris, I hope that I gave you a glimpse of some must-sees along with some fashion inspiration. What are you wearing on vacation this summer? Show us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @CFashionista.