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Paris Summer Fashion: What to Wear in Paris Summer

Looking for ideas on what to wear in Paris Summer? This post will show you all the outfits to wear in Paris in summer so that you blend in well with the Parisians.

Paris is such a delightful place to travel to in summer! The days are long, the sun is bright and everyone is out to enjoy this incredible season.

But summer in Paris also comes with extreme heat which means that the clothes you pack should not suffocate you to death. So if you don’t know what to exactly pack, here is the complete list of what to wear in Paris summer.

Psst… Looking for the complete Paris summer packing list instead? You can find it here!

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What to Wear in Paris Summer

what to wear in paris summer

The best way to know how to dress in Paris is knowing how the locals dress especially if you want to blend in well and not scream tourist.

Generally, Parisians go an extra mile to look nice so if you want to blend in well, you might want to put some thought into what you wear.

Anything stylish, chic, form-fitting will be great in Paris but shouting colored t-shirts with big labels or even leggings will not cut it however nice they look when you wear them in your country.

So now that you have a slight idea of the Parisians’ dress code, let’s look at exactly what to wear when in Paris during summer so that you don’t forget to pack any useful attire.

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What to Wear to Paris in Summer – The Bottoms

Jeans

Jeans are the go-to bottoms for almost every Parisian and should be the number one outfit for Paris you pack. Jeans are super comfortable and they can be worn anytime – whether it’s hot or chilly (yes it’s possible for it to rain in Paris summer).

Depending on how long you’ll spend in Paris, you can either pack yourself a pair or even 2. I love this pair of Levi signature jeans as they’re comfortable and look chic but you can opt for these dark blue denim jeans – the darker the pants, the better as you can easily recycle them!

Pretty Summer Skirts

A good pair of summer skirts should be on your list of what to wear in Paris summer. But don’t just take any skirt, take one that is stylish, round, and fun to go with the summer vibe.

You can check out either this skirt or this one to get an idea of what I am talking about. They’re are also perfect for taking those cute Instagram pics.

Pro tip* You might be tempted to pack shorts for Paris since it’s hot but it’s a huge mistake as Parisians don’t wear shorts. Actually, if you wear them, everyone will know that you’re a tourist! Not that it’s a bad thing but remember the idea is to blend in well with the locals.

On that same note, you’ll want to leave your leggings at home as they don’t work well in Paris.

Outfits for Paris summer – The Tops

Cute floral tops

There is nothing that screams summer like a cute floral top! My favorite floral top would be this one and this one as the second opinion.

Off the shoulder tops

In my opinion off the shoulder tops will never go out of style and they’re the cutest tops you can wear in summer. If you can get a combination of off-the-shoulder with floral, then you’ve hit the jackpot of the Parisian style summer.

If you don’t have some already, you can check out my favorite off-the-shoulder tops from here, here, and here. Trust me, you’ll love them!

Crop tops

Other Paris outfits in summer that will make you look chic are the crop tops. However don’t go too overboard and just wear something close to a sports bra, a crop top like this one will do just fine.

If that one doesn’t work for you, then I can guarantee you’ll look like a Parisian if you wear this crop top.

Leather jacket/ Bomber jacket

Yes, it might be summer but you can be sure to get some showers here and there and when that happens, it will get cold and that’s why you need to take something to warm you up.

This can be just the usual leather jacket, a bomber jacket, or even this warm fleece. But whatever you choose, you can be sure that it will work well for you.

Lightweight rain jacket

It might be a few days of rain but you can be sure it will happen during the summer months. And if you’re like me who doesn’t want to waste a day of sightseeing just because it’s raining, then you should take a rain jacket.

This is my favorite rain jacket as it is lightweight, it packs really well and it is waterproof which means that I can go about my sightseeing day without soaking.

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How to Dress for Paris Summer – The dresses

Maxi dresses

If you’re all about getting the perfect Instagram photos in Paris, you’ll be happy to take some colorful and pretty maxi dresses.

There is a variety of summer maxi dresses to choose from but if I am to narrow it down to three, then I’d recommend taking this maxi floral one, this one, or even this one.

Summer short dresses

Parisians love summer dresses in that even during springtime in Paris, you’ll see a number of Parisians adorning them.

You can opt for a floral summer short dress like this one, a wrap dress like this one will always look good, and not forgetting this cute round dress.

Rompers/Playsuits

Rompers or playsuits as some call them are my favorite Paris outfits for summer. They’re casual but at the same time chic and they will help you deal with the heat of the summer at least.

I feel like I always pack more rompers for Paris than anything but if you want a few that I love – then check out this one, this one, or even this one.

Cocktail dress

Pack at least one cute black cocktail dress to wear on an evening out or to one of the luxurious restaurants in Paris for a dinner date.

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What to Wear in Paris Summer – The shoes

When packing shoes for Paris, think comfortable! Will you be able to walk for hours in those shoes on the cobble streets of Paris? If the answer is no, then you know that they’re not the best shoes to pack for Paris summer.

Sneakers

Sneakers are the best shoes to wear in Paris as they’re easy to walk in and they look cool as well. << You can check out these sneakers>>

Sandals

Though sandals are a no-no to wear on the streets of Paris, you may want to pack yourself a pair like this one to wear at your hotel or even when you go to the “Paris beach”

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What to Wear When in Paris – The Bags

Cross bag

This crossbody bag is perfect for casual walks around Paris and sightseeing. It’s also perfect when it comes to keeping your travel essentials safe as you can wear it across the chest – boooo to pickpockets!

Yes, they do exist in Paris especially in crowded famous tourist attractions.

Travel Neck Pouch

To keep your essentials safe especially when visiting crowded places, you may want to take this travel neck pouch.

Daypack

You can opt for an anti-theft Osprey daypack like this one but if you want to look like the Parisians, I recommend taking this cute little girly backpack. It’s classy, chic, and big enough to take all your day’s essentials.

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Other Useful Accessories To Pack for Paris in Summer

Sunglasses

A pair of sunglasses is a must-have while in Paris during summer.

A scarf

It is useful when visiting some places of worship and also most indoor places are air-conditioned since it super hot outside but that also means feeling chilly while visiting them. So take at least one scarf to use during those times.

Sun hat

Protect yourself from the heat of summer by carrying a sun hat like this one.

Ankle socks

I recommend taking good quality no-show ankle socks like these ones to wear with your sneakers.

You can also check out my complete packing list for summer in Paris to know exactly what to take to the French Capital.


So there you have it! That was the complete list of what to wear in Paris summer and I hope it showed you everything you need to look like a Parisian and blend in well.

Have you been to Paris in the summer? Did you notice some of the dress code Parisians are not keen on? Share with me in the comment section to help others not make the mistake of wearing them.

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