Packing For Paris In March
Heading to Paris during the month of March, here’s an inspirational list of items to help pack for Paris in March.
March is a great time to head to the city of light, the winter thaw has begun, Parisians start returning to their beloved café terraces and the city starts to come alive again.
Although Spring is right around the corner, you want to still be prepared for cold days and nights and pack appropriately with lots of layers. Also, comfortable shoes will be important as you log all those miles in the city. Even though it’s still cold out, Paris is a complete walking city.
Weather In Paris During March
The weather during March in Paris tends to still be chilly but warmer days are ahead as you get to the end of the month. Average temperatures range from the low 40s to the high 50s.
With the weather being cold and there will be days of rain, you will want to make sure you pack appropriately and with the right accessories which include an umbrella and waterproof boots. You can go with a traditional more dressy waterproof boot or a more on-trend lug sole Chelsea boot.
Some pieces to keep in mind will be layering tees or camis. You will want to bring a wool coat to keep you warm and dry. Of course, you can always stop into a local café for a warm glass of red wine to warm you up.
Shoes To Pack For Paris In March
Paris always involves a lot of walking no matter what season but you will want to pack a pair of sneakers. Everyone in Paris wears sneakers these days, popular ones are VEJA, Stan Smith, and Converse. If you’ll be wearing a lot of dresses or skirts, you might want to pack tall boots as well.
You can see my entire post dedicated to the best walking shoes for Paris here and the ones I find the most comfortable during my trip.
I also carry around my Longchamp tote with an extra pair of shoes for the day. That way, if I want to stop and take pictures in one shoe but wear my sneakers to walk around, I can switch them out.
Also, Paris is not the place to break in new shoes so make sure you don’t bring a brand new pair to walk the city.
Neutral Outfits To Wear In Paris In March
When I travel to Paris, I prefer to look more like a local vs. a tourist so I try and stay very neutral when it comes to my outfits. I make sure to pack versatile pieces which can be mixed and matched with each other.
Make sure to pack pieces that you can use for layers. Since the weather will still be a bit chilly it’s best to have layers you can wear under sweaters, a trench coat, or a blazer. My favorite layering tops are from Cuyana but Everlane also has great ones as well.
Packing basics will go a long way and actually give you more outfits. A good list to start with would be a pair of blue or black denim. A pair of brown or black trousers and a long black skirt or dress.
You will see a lot of Parisian women in mostly jeans and trousers. Depending on the weather some will have on dresses or skirts with a jacket. No athleisurewear so leave your yoga pants at home, please. Shoes will be mostly sneakers, booties, or tall boots.
Another thing to think about is if any of your pieces need to be tailored before your trip. I always make sure to take anything to the tailor a few weeks before the trip to ensure they are ready in time.
Travel Gear For Paris In March
When it comes to travel gear, I’ve learned over the years what works the best and items you may not think about but have helped me. When it comes to traveling on a plane this is what I always have with me.
A great carry-on bag for the plane which is comfortable enough to carry everything I need. I have this carry-on bag but Everlane also has an affordable option. Inside the bag, I pack my eye mask, water bottle, and slippers ( I like to put these on when I am on the plane).
Here are a few beauty tips for when I travel to Paris. I try to stay away from more than one alcoholic drink on the plane due to hydration. I also put this hydrating face mask on when I board to keep my face hydrated and use this eye cream or these eye pads when we land to help with puffiness.
For my suitcase, I use these Amazon suitcases and they have been great. I also use these packing cubes to help me pack more and these laundry bags. This luggage scale always goes with me so I know how heavy my bags are, and this travel steamer is perfect and works very well.
Included is a downloadable PDF packing list. Print this and check it off to ensure you have everything for your trip. You can download the packing list HERE, I’ve included the Winter list as it’s still chilly.
Other Important Packing Tips For Paris In March
Paris will still be cold in March, so think about the type of traveler you are. If you are someone who tends to get cold easily then you probably want to pack more layers than someone who doesn’t.
Also, don’t forget accessories like gloves, a warm scarf, wool socks, and your sunglasses.
This list is meant to help inspire and obviously isn’t all-inclusive of other things you might want to pack.
- Mango Trench Coat– A classic Parisian trench coat for the cool days and evenings in Paris in March is perfect for layering with sweaters and tops.
- Mango Striped Sweater– Another staple, this striped sweater will help you feel a bit Parisian. Wear it with either color of denim or black pants. Will look uber chic under the navy blazer with dark denim.
- J.Crew Chambray Shirt– Wear this denim shirt with light or dark-colored denim, under the navy blazer, or with black pants.
- Mango Tweed Jacket– A favorite tweed jacket in a beautiful cream for the new season. Wear it dressed up with a silk cami and pants or over the jumpsuit. Go for casual with the light denim flare and boots.
- Everlane Button Down– Classic basic to wear with denim and pants.
- Cuyana Silk Cami– Great for layering, these silk camis will go with anything. Could also swap these out for long-sleeve tees as well for layering pieces.
- Mango Navy Wool Coat– A chic and elevated wool navy coat to keep you warm and stylish looking.
- J.Crew Flare Denim– Newest style of denim from J.Crew that’s stylish and chic.
- J.Crew Scarf– A scarf always adds an extra pop to an outfit and is very Parisian. Love the polka dots on this scarf.
- Umbrella– Marcy can still bring rainy days so be prepared with an umbrella in hand.
- PAIGE Denim– Dark pair of denim can be dressy or casual, this helps to elongate the legs.
- Longchamp Tote– The best bag to carry around the city during the day, especially for shopping and other items you pick up along the way.
- Mango Jumpsuit– An elegant and stylish jumpsuit to wear for dinners or to the museum.
- J.Crew Edie Bag– Classic black bag of the season, if you don’t want to carry around a big bag for the day, take this with you.
- & Other Stories Bow Top– Dress this top up with dark denim and slingbacks or go casual under the trench. This top will add polish to your outfit.
- Everlane Cashmere Sweater– Timeless cashmere sweater helps stay warm, you can layer this sweater with the white button-down, silk cami, under the trench, or blazer.
- Banana Republic Navy Blazer– Always elegant and chic a navy blazer elevates an outfit. Parisians are known for wearing navy, it’s a beautiful and flattering color. Love the gold detail on the buttons of this blazer.
- Blondo Waterproof Boot– March in Paris can still be rainy, for those days take these waterproof boots which are also comfortable enough to walk miles in.
- Adidas Stan Smith– Everyone in Paris wears sneakers these days and Stan Smith is one of the most popular. Plus, these sneakers are incredibly comfortable to walk the streets all day.
- Marc Fisher Slingback– Perfect slingback to wear dressed up or down. Classic and timeless.
- J.Crew Kate Pant– Classic pair of black pants to wear with boots, sneakers, or slingbacks.
Need some outfit inspiration for your Paris in March trip, here are several ideas to help you along the way from the pieces above.
Paris In March Outfit Ideas
Hopefully, this has helped with your Paris in March packing list to help you feel put together, confident, and ready for your trip to Paris.
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