The countdown to my month-long stay in Paris is around the corner. To say I’m not prepared is, well, an understatement. I feel like I’m just going to land and play it all by ear. Just go with the flow. Work when I want, walk wherever I want, and just go with the flow. I really don’t have any plans besides a weekend in Amsterdam. I do have a list of places and things I want to visit, but no definite plans. Maybe that’s the best way to do it since I do have an entire month to see and do all the things. One thing I have started to think about (but not yet actually plan) are outfits.
The Clothes I’m Packing For A Month In Paris
I’ve started to brainstorm and I think the plan is to pack a solid week of versatile outfits. Plus a few fun extras. And then shop a little while I’m there. I want to browse the local stores for some pretty fall dresses and maybe a new bag. But overall, I think my general plan is to keep it simple. I want versatility and comfort. I’m not planning on getting super dressed up every single day because that’s not what I do here. So I don’t want to pack a ton of crap that’s just going to take up space. If I find myself needing something specific, it’s not like this isn’t the fashion capital of the world.
When I put this outfit together it instantly felt like the perfect Parisian outfit for me. It’s casual, but cool. Layered perfectly with a little sweater over the shoulder, and a loafer. It inspired me to start thinking about what on earth I plan to pack. So this outfit is the inspiration and it’s a combination of comfort, casual, and cool girl.
A few things I’m considering packing include my favorite denim. I’ll be packing these wider-leg jeans to go with loafers and sneakers. I’ll also pack my favorite jeans I find myself wearing all the time which are obviously my Madewell Perfect Vintage jeans. And honestly, I think that’s it for jeans. I’ll throw in my new trousers from H&M which are super versatile too and comfy. I’m also throwing in my faux leather straight leg pants. They are really comfy and shockingly versatile. Super chic too for Paris! And lastly, I got these cream twill straight leg pants from ABLE right before I left and got them taken in for the perfect fit.
For any sort of nicer things like a nice dinner out, I also threw in a slip midi dress and a faux leather mini skirt. These can also be dressed down super easily if I need to!
Going to also keep this basic with my favorite fitted tees. It’ll be a little chilly in October, so I’ll also be packing a couple of long sleeves and a sweater or two. I’m really loving this whole sweater over the shoulder thing which I am shocked I like. It usually feels more preppy to me, but I’ve been using this to keep myself warm when working at my co-work space and it just completes a look. This one featured in today’s look is from M.M. LaFleur and it’s the perfect lightweight piece. And I’m throwing in my favorite Sezane sweatshirt to have. Can’t go anywhere without a sweatshirt!
Shoes I’m Packing For Paris
Does anyone else pack way too many shoes when they travel? That’s me. Always. Let’s see if I can reel this in. I’ll be bringing these Coach loafers that are super comfy and will go with all my denim and even trousers. Plus, my dad sneakers. These can serve as both my fashion sneaker but also an athletic one as I do plan on getting in a few workouts. I may throw in a pair of heels just to have them. Since it will be chilly, I may bring one or two pairs of boots. Debating between my Dr Marten’s or something more feminine, I can’t decide. Maybe both? This is TBD when I actually try on outfits this weekend to finalize this list. And lastly, I’m contemplating packing just my go-to Chelsea rainboots. They’re just kind of good to have in an emergency if it’s rainy and yucky out.
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October in Paris is a tad chilly, but not freezing. However, my weekend in Amsterdam will likely be very chilly so a good coat or at least good layering is going to be key. My beloved leather jacket will be packed, along with a long trench (debating on this one or this one). I also just got this shacket and feel like it may also need a place in my suitcase… I think the jackets and shoes are going to be my downfall for this trip.
For this trip, I’m keeping my accessories really simple and chose to go with all-black accessories to streamline everything. I’m packing this Lo & Sons bag which doubles as a camera bag. And my small wallet as well that’s perfect for travel. I’ll also bring my new leather backpack for when I want to bring my laptop around.
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