Friday, 19 August 2011

What to wear in Paris City for summer

Travel Experience What to wear in Paris City for summer timeThe weather in Paris City during summer time can be extremely hot.  If you are visiting Paris in summer time make sure that you bring your summer outfits and light cardigans or blazers and or light jackets for men and women.  For sunny weather in Paris it’s good to wear a summer dress for daytime and as well as night time.  You can also wear summer tops with light pants as it makes you feel better and fashionable at the same time.  The French men usually wear a nice summer shirt with light pants and jeans.  Paris weather can get sticky especially if you
sweat a lot around your body, while doing a lot of walking and touring so it’s important that you wear light clothes to allow your skin to breathe.  If you want to blend in with the French locals by wearing your summer outfits make sure that you don’t wear dresses that are too revealing such as miniskirts and mini shorts with running shoes while walking around the street and visiting museums.  

The reason behind this is that most French people are fashionable but yet simple and elegant in dressing.  In summer time most French women usually wear black, white or cream summer dresses that are up to their knees or just above & below their knees.  If you can afford to buy some branded clothing and other summer outfits why not wear it in Paris while on your holiday for summer?  You’ll find that many French women and men wear branded clothing in summer time and as well as winter time.  

Footwear in Paris for summer is usually an open sandal with a strap for women and as well as for men.  Sometimes they wear closed footwear if they are wearing pants.  In Paris for summer you can also see a lot of women (mostly locals) wearing high heels during day and night.  They seem to be accustomed to wearing high heels while walking around Paris on cobblestone streets as I’ve seen a lot of them everywhere.  They are experts when it comes to walking with their high heels and navigating the mountain like cobblestone streets.  

Here are my tips for blending in with the locals while on your holiday:

1)      Before you depart from your country it’s important that you do some research about fashion trends for summer in Paris.  Remember every year the summer fashion trends change (actually Paris is so fashionable it changes almost daily!). 

2)      You don’t necessarily have to follow their fashion style for summer, however try your best to mix and match so that your look is similar to French fashion.

3)      Try to wear a comfortable fashion outfit that allows you to move freely (or to run when you have to).

4)      Make sure that you don’t wear your sneakers with your beautiful summer outfits as it screams ‘I’M A TOURIST’ so try to look for summer footwear or sandals that are comfortable to wear for walking while on holiday. 

5)      Do not wear shorts and t-shirts with sneakers while walking on tour in Paris as you will easily be identified as tourist and that you will easily get robbed or pick pocketed. 

6)      If you are curious to find out the dress code for particular restaurants or bars that you like, try to walk pass some restaurants or bars a day before and observe how locals dress at lunch and dinner time while enjoying their meal with their wine.      If you are carrying your DSLR camera make sure that you purchase a comfortable and fashionable bag for your big DSLR camera that can fit all your batteries and lenses as well.  You would not want everyone to know that you are a tourist carrying a typical camera bag as this will be one of the reasons for getting mugged.  This applies to male and female.

8)      For men and women, carry a nice leather bag or just a simple bag that looks like leather as it does not make you look like you are a tourist. Just don’t overdo it with the accessories as this could make you out to be a rich local (something else you want to avoid for obvious reasons).

Overall, just be yourself and wear whatever makes you feel comfortable as long as you don’t dress like a typical tourist – complete with sneakers, short, t-shirt and a fanny pack/travel bag. 

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Sailor said...

You have some awesome tips and looks really cute in those outfits!

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Marjolyn Lago (Marj):Design Fashion Travel Destinations said...

Thanks Sailor :)

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