Yesterday, uber-talented artist and blog friend, Mariska Meijers, asked for recommendations on what to pack for her trip to Paris. My very selfish first response was ME! My dad is headed to France next week for bike trip à la Lance Armstrong and trust me, I tried to get in on that trip too!
It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Paris, but here are some pieces that would be in my suitcase….
-A trench coat. Stay dry and stylish in unpredictable April showers.
-A black wrap dress. It packs easily and can be dressed up or down.
-A great purse. This Marc Jacobs stam is a classic.
-A striped tee. I live in mine! I would wear this with a boyfriend blazer sightseeing,
or on the plane to be comfortable but still put together.
-Something floral. This dress is feminine, flirty and on trend for spring!
-A neutral heel. Suitcase space is prime real estate. Save room for souvenirs
by packing a nude heels that will go with everything!
-Scarves. If you want to blend in with the chic locals, pack a few
scarves to add color and pull your outfit together.
-Comfortable flats. Pack your favorite ballet flats to save your tootsies
on long walks down the Champs Élysées.
-Skinny jeans in a dark wash.
-Blouses. Love this bright top from Tucker. Through it on with your skinnys
and you have an outfit made.
-Bold accessories. Pack a statement necklace, cocktail ring or bright clutch to
add a little extra pop to your outfit.
Those are my humble tips. I’m sure Mariska would appreciate your fashion savvy advice as well, what would you pack for a Paris getaway?