These 7 Parisian Outfits Have Me Seconds Away From Booking a Flight

I am a huge daydreamer. People often catch me staring into space and wonder where I've gone off to. Well, lately, it's been a cab ride to the airport to catch the next flight to Paris. Something about that magical city has a hold on me: The architecture, the boulangeries, and, most importantly, the effortless look that the women there hold. It feels like the perfect place to get lost and rediscover both yourself and your sense of style.

It's been a few years since my last trip to the fashion capital, so I've been saving all of the inspiration that I can from the girls who have taken snaps of my favorite Parisienne outfits. Curiosity got the best of me, as always, so I decided to bring Paris straight to your web browser to get the inspo and insights that come with a trip to France without having to leave the house. A quick chat with my favorite content creators who have either recently visited or are currently living in Paris to find out what they've learned from the city about French fashion was long overdue. Read on to discover the Paris outfits that I've fallen in love with and what the women who wore them have learned from their time in the city.


Franziska Nazarenus

Name a style tip that you have you learned from visiting Paris.

"Parisians dress effortlessly chic, cool, and yet individually! The following five (French girl) style tips helped me to refine my own style: Minimalism is key, accessories are everything, switch things up with unexpected twists every now, and then experiment with more masculine pieces. And invest in the basics for a timeless Parisian wardrobe."

What is your favorite outfit that you've worn in Paris?

"A denim-on-denim outfit combined with timeless, edgy combat boots. The highlight is a cute, yellow shoulder bag. Et voilà—a very basic outfit with a twist. Perfect for hanging out in the fashion district, Le Marais, and for having a coffee at the iconic La Perle."

What piece can you not travel to Paris without?

"There's one must-have I'm currently wearing 24/7: a trench coat. It is a perfectly timeless, elegant, yet some sort of edgy piece."

The classic trench never gets old.

Leather weather has arrived, so of course, I'm packing this coat.

I can't move on without suggesting a pop of color.

Coco Bassey

Paris outfits for travelers

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@cocobassey

Name a style tip that you have you learned from visiting Paris.

"I usually visit Paris in the fall, so if there's one thing I always notice when I'm there, it's the power of outerwear and a nice pair of shoes. A tailored coat and a nice, clean pair of shoes will dress up any look, and it almost doesn't matter whatever else you're wearing when your shoe and coat game is on lock!"

Paris outfit ideas

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@cocobassey

What is your favorite outfit that you've worn in Paris?

"I'm super fortunate to work with brands during Fashion Week to pull looks from their showroom for shows, but this look was 100% from my own closet! An oversize blazer, slip dress, and statement boots for Chanel day. So simple, so comfortable, and still so chic."

What piece can you not travel to Paris without?

"A good oversize blazer! They dress up jeans and a tee and can double as a coat over eveningwear too. I have way too many blazers to count, so I always go through my closet, pick my latest favorites and add them to my packing list!"

Olives may be a polarizing food choice, but this jacket mimics their pretty green color and is a universal favorite.

The only piece you need to nail the business-casual aesthetic.

The leather blazer of my dreams.

A little bit of red goes a long way in the pretty plaid print this jacket has.

Laberiane Ponton

Paris outfit inspiration

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@theblab

Name a style tip that you have you learned from living in Paris.

"I learned that sometimes in fashion, less is more. A simple touch of lipstick or a good perfume can be enough to feel dressed and full of assurance walking in the streets of Paris. It can give you that effortless Parisian style."

Paris outfit photos

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@theblab

What is your favorite outfit that you've worn in Paris?

"As I live in Paris, the choice seems difficult, but I would say the look I wore in the Tuileries while drinking my favorite iced matcha. In the picture, you can see me wearing a pair of 501 jeans, a cool tank top, white sneakers, and my green Prada bag. It's straight to the point, but it works for me. I like to go crazy sometimes, and I'm so in love with the jumpsuit I wore the other night. Looking forward to wearing it again in daylight."

Paris outfits for visitors

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@theblab

What piece can you not travel to Paris without?

"It depends on the season, of course, but maybe a pair of jeans. It's easy and comfortable and can be worn in many ways and for different occasions if you twist it."

It's the time of year where I require all of my jeans to be boot-cut.

This classic blue pair was made for a trip to France.

Everyone's favorite handbag designer is now creating classic denim, and it's a must-try.

A rip here and there will give you the effortless vibe that French women have mastered.

Aïda Badji Sané

Paris outfits styled by French women

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@basicstouch

Name a style tip that you have you learned from living in Paris.

"I'm from Paris, and we French women always dress comfortably and according to our activities."

Paris outfits we're copying

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@basicstouch

What is your favorite outfit you've worn in Paris?

"I've been wearing a lot of boots and belted coats lately. This outfit is one of my favorites."

What piece can you not travel to Paris without?

"You can't travel to Paris without a pair of sneakers. Your feet would die."

I really think you can't travel to Paris without packing a pair of Vejas.

I have a thing for anything that feels retro.

These sneakers are the perfect travel shoes.

The chain detailing was all I needed to see to click "add to cart."

Marina Rough

Name a style tip that you have you learned from living in Paris.

"Simplicity is a key to success, however, there is never too extra when it comes to Paris."

What is your favorite outfit you've worn in Paris?

"The black dress with the bow was definitely my favorite outfit. I planned it weeks ahead and could not wait for it to have its moment."

What piece can you not travel to Paris without?

"I think the black blazer is a must-have piece while you are in Paris, especially in fall. It is a staple Parisian style piece that will never go out of style."

Forever classic and under $40? Yes, please.

The leather look is the way I plan to wear my blazers in 2022.

When I saw the back of this blazer, my heart sang.

I'd wear this for a night out in Paris.

Emmanuelle Koffi

Paris outfits for fun

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@emmanuellek_

Name a style tip that you have you learned from visiting Paris.

"I'd say that sometimes, less is more. The more classic and timeless pieces you have, the more it's easy to create some cool looks."

Paris outfits for the weekend

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@emmanuellek_

What is your favorite outfit that you've worn in Paris?

"This one has been my favorite lately. I love this preppy look, and brown is one of my favorite colors this season."

What piece can you not travel to Paris without?

"Knee-high boots. I love wearing skirts and dresses all fall/winter, so knee-high boots are essentials to stay warm, chic, and feminine."

Shop knee-high boots:
H&M Tall Boots

All of our editors have named this pair a must-have for 2022.

The thick heel gives lots of height without sacrificing comfort.

My animal instincts are tingling.  

Something about pointy toes always makes me look taller.

Melodie Bance

Paris outfit inspiration

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@melodiebance

Name a style tip that you have you learned from visiting Paris.

"Curiously, living in Paris taught me a lot about vintage clothing! Parisian style is a lot about timeless designs, so sourcing them secondhand is always a good way to find beautiful and unique items to cherish forever."

Paris outfits with blazers

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@melodiebance

What is your favorite outfit that you've worn in Paris?

"Embracing Parisian fashion means you get to wear jeans a lot! I would say that my favorite outfit consists of vintage Levi's jeans, a pretty blouse, a blazer, a basket, and a pair of leather boots. It's an easy combination of items that you can create and recreate indefinitely (a bit like a capsule wardrobe, really)."

What piece can you not travel to Paris without?

"My number one would definitely be a good pair of high-waisted jeans. Everyone wears blue jeans here because they're so versatile. But since I already mentioned jeans, I'll add another item: a mid-length dress, preferably with a slit (to show off those legs!) with a nice vintage pattern on it. Feminine and sensual, but not over the top."

Immediately, I sprinted to Reformation.

Something about the dramatic collar draws me in.

A French girl knows how to wear florals.

I only want to wear this color palette for the rest of the year.

Anna Winck

Paris outfits we love

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@annawinck

Name a style tip that you have you learned from visiting Paris.

"Any look looks good with a baguette!"

Paris outfits at night

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@annawinck

What is your favorite outfit that you've worn in Paris?

"This dress is everything."

What piece can you not travel to Paris without?

"Any piece from Rowen Rose."

The white-button detailing makes all the difference between this dress and my other black midis. 

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