What to wear in Paris in March

I went to London and Paris last week for my birthday, a trip I’d been planning for months. And while no one expects a global pandemic, it was a bit bizarre to be so far away from home while all of the latest Coronavirus developments were unfolding. That said, it felt like business as usual in both cities (which have been pretty unaffected thus far), which was reassuring; we were able to enjoy our vacation, albeit with a little more hand-washing than usual (although that’s never a bad thing, especially while traveling). I’ll be posting my travel diaries over the next few weeks, but in the meantime, here’s what I wore in Paris.

Day 1
There was rain in the forecast every day of our trip, so in terms of outerwear, I was more focused on waterproofness versus warmth. In retrospect, I wish I would have brought a waterproof packable down coat, but hindsight is 20/20, as they say. This Everlane trench definitely kept me dry, however I needed to layer like crazy to stay warm. I wore a blazer, T-shirt, and long-sleeved T-shirt underneath (which you can’t see in any of these photos) and probably could have used one more layer. Thankfully, there are a gazillion cafés, shops, and museums to pop into when you need to warm up, so that’s what we did.

OUTFIT DETAILS: Everlane trench coat | Theory blazer | Anine Bing tiger tee (sweatshirt version here) | Frame le high straight jeans | Vionic Hadley Oxfords | Stella & Dot bag (similar here)

Day 2
I did a much better job of layering on our second day (plus it was slightly warmer, in the 50s instead of 40s), so I was able to wear a skirt with tights, which made me feel very Parisian. I know a fur vest with a snakeskin-print skirt kind of seems like overkill, but I channeled my inner Francoise Hardy and went with the boho-folk-singer feel of it all. When in Paris, anything goes—even high-top Vans with a silk skirt.

OUTFIT DETAILS: Everlane trench coat | COS sweater | 525 America vest | Zadig & Voltaire skirt (similar here) | Vans Sk8-hi sneakers | Stella & Dot bag (similar here)


Laura B said...

You blend right in with the chic French in these fashionable outfits! Happy Birthday to you!

mummabstylish said...

Looks and sounds like you had a fabulous time. I love Paris and haven't been there for years. I would like to go again soon, thanks for putting the idea in my mind. Glad you also joined the #linkup too. Jacqui

Nicole of High Latitude Style said...

Nice outfits. Thanks for sharing your Paris trip adventure and photos from Paris.

Shelbee on the Edge said...

You are so adorable, Cheryl! I love both of these outfits and your super cute footwear for style and comfort! I am so glad that you got your trip in before the whole world went crazy! I look forward to reading more about your travels. Thanks for linking up.


Mica said...

Even if the first outfit wasn't as warm I really like it! that coat looks great on you and I love the graphic tee with the jeans :) It's so nice you got to enjoy Paris before everything got too crazy with the virus!

Hope that your week is off to a good start :) Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! A new link up is live on my blog now, I'd love you to join again.

Away From Blue

Claire Justine said...

I would love to go to Paris someday. Lovely photos Cheryl. Great looks. Thanks for sharing at The Motivational Monday link-up :) Hope to see you tomorrow.

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