How To Pack For Paris In July

How To Pack For Paris In July

If your summer plans include a trip to Paris in July and you are wondering what to pack, I have you covered in today’s post.

Summer in Paris is magical and July is no exception, with mild weather, and longer days, you will have plenty of nice days to explore and wander the city of light.

Knowing what to pack for your summer trip to Paris will help you feel relaxed, chic, and comfortable.

Weather In Paris In July

Weather in Paris can always be unpredictable but usually during the month of July, it’s a bit mild with temperatures ranging from the 60s in the early mornings to the high 70s or 80s by the end of the month.

It’s a good idea to always pack layers for Paris because one day it can be cool and cloudy. By the next day, it can be warm and sunny, and so you end up hot by the middle of the day.

There are few rainy days this month although it’s always a good idea to pack an umbrella and maybe a rain jacket with you to Paris. Normally, a trench is always a great idea for Paris but you can probably leave it at home during July.

outifts I am wearing this spring.

Is July A Good Time To Visit Paris

July is a great time to visit Paris as the summer days are longer and the sun doesn’t set until almost 10 PM. This means you have long sunny days, and more time to sit at a café and linger or picnic on the lawn of the Eiffel Tower as the lights start to sparkle.

However, July is also one of the busiest times to visit Paris, as this is peak tourist season. Just keep in mind, you will have longer lines, busier restaurants, and prices will be higher in general.

What To Pack For Paris

Knowing how to pack for Paris in July can be a bit tricky sometimes, but follow these tips to help on your trip.

When I pack for Paris, I prefer to blend in and look more like a local. I tend to stick with a neutral color palette but also pack versatile items that you can easily mix and match to look chic and classic during the summer season and July.

Pack a mix of trousers, dresses, skirts, and maybe a pair of jeans or two. Parisians don’t necessarily wear a lot of shorts however on days when the weather is unbearable hot, you might see them in shorts.

However, keep the short shorts at home and instead go for a longer pair of Bermuda shorts in cotton or linen.

Also, keep your athleisurewear at home as this is not acceptable to walk around Paris if you want to look more like a local.

For a look at all my travel essentials for Paris, make sure to read this post here.

Woman walking down stairs with skirt and white tee and sandals.

Neutral Outfits To Wear In Paris

Packing a neutral color palette and basics will help to make packing for Paris easier for several reasons. You can easily mix and match pieces to provide maximum versatility. So this way, you can plan out more outfits as well.

Clothing Fabrics To Pack For Paris

Since it will be the summer season and still warm, you want to consider the types of fabrics you are packing for Paris.

Choose lightweight fabrics such as linen or poplin cotton for tops and bottoms. You don’t want to pack anything too heavy. It’s also a good idea to always pack layers when visiting Paris.

You can easily wear a lightweight jacket in the morning and take it off by the afternoon, as the day heats up. Or, pack a few silk camis or tank tops to layer under a linen blazer or button-down top.

Last summer, we spent the entire month of July in Paris. If you want to know exactly what I wore, you can read about week 1-2 outfits here and week 3-4 outfits here.

Woman wearing blue top and black jeans with sandals in Paris.

Shoes To Pack For Paris In The Summer

Since Paris is a walking city with cobblestone streets, you should pack comfortable walking shoes. Leave the flip-flops and stilettos at home, as you won’t want those.

These days, it is completely acceptable to wear sneakers in Paris, and you will also see all the Parisians wearing them. Go for brands like Adidas, Converse, or French brand VEJA. You will also see American brands like NIKE and New Balance sneaking their way onto the Parisian scene as well.

Related: See my list of shoes that I wear in Paris here.

24 Pieces To Pack For Paris

24 pieces to pack for Paris during July and the summer months.
1. Cinq a Sept Blazer

This is my favorite blazer for the warmer months. It’s lightweight yet still chic and classic-looking.

2. FRAME Stripe Button Down

Super chic white stripe button-down that looks perfect with denim and sandals.

3. Veronica Beard Stripe Sweater

You can’t go to Paris without a stripe. Love this short sleeve stripe sweater to wear with jeans, trousers, and even skirts.

4. J.Crew Denim Jacket

It’s always a good idea to bring some jacket to Paris anytime of the year for cooler mornings or evenings.

5. Cuyana Tencel Dress

This chic LBD can easily be dressed down with sandals, sneakers, or heels.

6. Margaux Lena Sandal

A comfortable yet still chic-looking pair of sandals.

7. Madewell Straight Leg Denim

A classic pair of straight-leg denim, perfect for Paris.

8. Mansur Gavriel Hera Shoulder Bag

It’s always a good idea to have a crossbody option for walking around the city.

9. Frank & Eileen Button Up

A timeless button-down top to wear with jeans or trousers.

10. Alex Mill Vest

Super chic sweater vest. It’s not heavy and is also perfect for spring and summer.

11. Veronica Beard Tweed Jacket

Tweed is always a good idea for Paris because it’s versatile and can be worn day or night.

12. Alex Mill Twill Pants

I wore these all last summer, especially during our month in Paris in July.

13. Longchamp Tote

I always recommend this tote because it’s perfect for carrying around necessities. In addition, it’s classic and will blend in with the Parisians.

14. J.Crew Trousers

One of my favorite pairs of trousers to pack for Paris.

15. Everlane Tencel Vest

The perfect vest to wear during the warmer months that’s still stylish and on-trend.

16. Vaneli Flat Slingback

This chic version of a two-tone slingback is now flat and can be worn during the day or at night.

17. VINCE Slip Skirt

This is a classic skirt to pack. You can wear it in the evening with a tweed jacket, silk cami, or a T-shirt and sandals during the day.

18. Club Monaco Cami

A basic cami to help layer under blazers and jackets or wear by itself with the slip skirt for an evening out.

19. J.Crew Leather Belt

My favorite classic leather belt that always helps to add polish to an outfit.

20. Adidas Stan Smith

One of the most comfortable sneakers for walking the city.

21. French Sole Sandals

Classic brown sandals to wear in the city that are designer-inspired.

22. Loewe Panier

Not a necessity, but it’s always fun to have a classic basket bag to carry during the summer in Paris. Plus, this one is a crossbody and so easy to carry.

23. Everlane Tee

Classic tee to wear under a blazer or denim jacket or just by itself with denim.

24. Alex Mill Linen Dress

For the warmer days, this linen dress is perfect to wear with sneakers.


Take a mixture of short-sleeved and button-down tops to Paris in July. Go for linen or poplin cotton to stay cool, chic, and comfortable while walking the city. You can also pack a cardigan and a tweed jacket to stay warm in the cooler mornings and evenings.


Choose dresses and skirts in linen, tencel, or silk to help keep you cool. Go for a linen skirt that you can easily mix with other pieces. In addition, stick with a neutral color dress to look like a local.


You won’t be wearing too many jeans during July but if you are thinking of taking a few pairs, wear white and blue denim. Parisian women love to wear straight-leg or flare styles in these colors during the summer season.


Since Paris is a walking city, you will want to make sure you have comfortable shoes. A lot of the streets are cobblestones, so no high heels. So pack a pair of sneakers. Yes, you can also wear sneakers in Paris now.

Also, go with your favorite sandals or two in black or brown and a pair of slingbacks if you’ll be doing a lot of nice dinners or outings.


Go light on the accessories when it comes to jewelry and handbags. Stick with classic jewelry pieces, maybe gold hoops or pearl earrings. If you wear necklaces, keep them simple and feminine.

You can still pack scarves in summer; choose lighter materials. Parisian women are still wearing scarves in July, with t-shirts or button-downs.

Here are several ways that you can wear each of the pieces together for maximum versatility and wear.

Graphic of different ways to pack for Paris in July and the summer months.


Outfit combinations of pieces to pack for Paris during summer.


24 pieces to pack for Paris in July to look classic and timeless.


Hopefully, this post gives you a good idea of what to pack for Paris in July.

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