Oui, lil me spent 5 days in Pariiiii. I had crepes and cried at museums. It was life changing.
Paris is my favorite place on this Earth, so far. I loved everything — the rich culture, the museums, the beauty of the landscape, the friendliness of the French (which may come as a surprise to some) and just the overall airy vibe in France. France didn’t feel as tense as I expected due to recent terrorist attacks. It was nice getaway from the U.S. and my daily routine.
While in France, I immediately noticed that women were very well-dressed and fashionable. Their looks were timeless rather than trendy. They indulged in a lot of muted colors and simple pieces. Everything looked like it was of great quality. Outfits were also practical and appropriate for the weather. In other words, they weren’t extra lmao.
As a tourist, my best advice is to dress appropriately and to consider the weather. I didn’t see cleavage, short shorts or mini skirts. I saw some crop tops, but they were tastefully paired with boyfriend jeans. I saw ripped jeans as well, but without excessive rips. It’s as if though every fashion decision was meticulously decided. I appreciated that so much!
For my outfits, I decided to wear items that weren’t flashy or too short. I kept it simple and fashionable. Parisian women seemed to stress simplicity.
This blue piece was halfway to my knees. I got this at Primark in Madrid. I honestly didn’t know if it was a shirt or dress lol, so I gave myself the benefit of the doubt and wore shorts under it. This piece covered the shorts, but I had the security of shorts just in case I had a Marilyn Monroe moment. It was perfect for the weather because France was a little hot when I was out and about.
I decided to keep my accessories simple and only wore a jean choker, matching blue sunglasses, a thin gold Casio watch and matching gold stud earrings. I didn’t feel like I stuck out like a sore thumb, which was comforting lol. I felt relaxed as I went about my day.
My only regret was at night. I wish I was wearing pants because it was so chilly, and I was by the water! My recommendation is to wear light, airy pants, so that the sometimes sweltering heat doesn’t ruin your day and the night time breeze doesn’t chill every inch of your body. I wish I would’ve worn that or brought an oversized jean jacket to cover myself ?
My second outfit were high waisted shorts and a sleeveless top with ruffles. I actually bought this in the H&M in Paris by the opera house! Paris was a lil hotter that day, so I was very happy to wear this outfit lol. I remembered seeing online that interesting patterns can be tasteful in Parisian fashion. I saw these shorts, and they immediately caught my attention. These shorts are very good quality and cheaper than I thought they’d be; only 15 euros!
This top was also perfect. I saw other Parisian women wearing ruffles, so it was a smart choice. It was ribbed too, so there were lines running down the shirt that were apart of the fabric’s style. That made the outfit even more interesting and complimented it. It was very comfortable as well.
I also love these shorts because they weren’t too short. When I say absolutely no one wore anything too short, I mean it lmao. Everyone was appropriate, and this was a cute way to follow those unsaid guidelines.
My third outfit was a high-low shirt with slits at the side and medium blue skinny jeans. I was spending most of time indoors this day through museums and stores, so I wanted to make sure my legs wouldn’t get chilly. Paris was a little gloomy that day with sporadic rain showers, so it wasn’t too hot for jeans. I also wore this outfit on the way to Morocco!
This shirt is 100% cotton, making it extremely comfortable and airy for the few times I was outside and the sun was blazing. I saw many Parisian women wear stripes, so this was another nice way to fit in. I bought this top in Luisa, a store I loved and mentioned in my Spain Style Guide.
Fashion aside, comfort and safety are a must. Wear comfortable shoes‼️ I saw articles saying that running shoes make it obvious that you’re a tourist, but I choose comfort over how people perceive me. I’m gonna spend the day on my own 2 feet, not them lmao. I wore Nike running shoes with the first outfit, and I’m so glad I did; I did most of my walking that day.
The white sandals I wore in the remaining outfits were comfortable even if it didn’t look like it. I find sandals to be very comfortable, so I was good those days, too. You can find fashionable shoes that are comfortable!
Now onto to safety — I recommend a secure purse that you will be aware of at all times. Many Parisian articles online recommended over sized bags to look stylish. NO lmao. That makes it easy for pickpocketers. France has many of those in tourist areas. I had a sturdy satchel that I always had in front of me. I put my arms over it as I walked. Some people say that makes it obvious, but knowing I had my bag under my protection was reassuring. No one is going to reach into your bag if you’re holding it like that; they want to be slick. Beware‼️
One more thing: don’t be afraid to buy a Paris shirt. It’s okay to be tourist, because YOU ARE ONE! JUST ENJOY YOUR TRIP‼️
I hope my tips were helpful! I miss France so much, and I’m dying to go back ?
What do you think of my outfits for France? Would you rock these, too? Do you have fashion tips to share?
Thanks for reading! ?