What To 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. Today, I am sharing a roundup of outfits and an inspirational list of items to help pack for your trip to Paris in March or the spring season.
Although Spring is right around the corner, you want to still be prepared for cold, wet 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 be still 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 ankle boot or a more on-trend lug sole Chelsea boot.
Shoes To Pack For Paris In March
The month of March and the beginning of the Spring season is still cold and damp. You will want to pack a pair of waterproof boots like these Blondo Boots. Since Paris also involves a lot of walking on cobblestone streets, pack a pair of comfortable sneakers.
Some of my favorite sneakers to wear and ones you will see Parisians wearing are Stan Smith, VEJA, and even New Balance these days.
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. You might also want a pair of tall boots if you plan on wearing dresses and skirts.
My one tip is to make sure you take along some sort of gel insoles and these Moleskine pads to put on the back of your shoes. I have also packed these wool felt liners for my boots as well to keep my feet warm and dry.
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.
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Layers To Pack For Paris In Spring
The Spring season is still chilly in Paris, so even though you want to be stylish looking, you also want to be warm. Make sure to pack pieces that you can use for layers under sweaters and chunky knits, blazers, and tweed jackets.
My favorite pieces to use are these layering tees from Everlane or camis from Cuyana. You will also 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. You can bring your trench coat in March, but a wool coat will still be more appropriate.
Also, pack a pair of tights to wear under your jeans or pants or with wool skirts. Tights are chic and very French. These Sézane tights are the ones I most recently packed for Paris.
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Neutral Outfits To Wear In Paris
When I travel to Paris, I prefer to look more like a local vs. a tourist so I try and stay very neutral packing classic French wardrobe basics. These are pieces that can easily be mixed and matched together.
Packing basics will go a long way and 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.
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 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 AWAY 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).
For my suitcase, I use this AWAY carry-on and also 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.
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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.
What To Pack For Paris In March
- MANGO Navy Wool Coat
- COS Wool Stripe Sweater
- VINCE Navy Cashmere Sweater
- Everlane Striped button-down
- Madewell Straight Leg Denim
- & Other Stories Jumpsuit
- Sam Edelman Two-Tone Slingback
- Longchamp Tote
- Banana Republic Blazer
- J.Crew Skinny Flare Denim
- & Other Stories Tie Neck Blouse
- Everlane Cashmere Sweater
- Banana Republic Belt
- Blondo Waterproof Boots
- MANGO Cardigan
- Toteme Silk Scarf
- Leather Gloves
- Veja Sneakers
- Nordstrom Cashmere Scarf
- Favorite Daughters Trousers
- Everlane Button Down
- A.P.C. Leather Bag
- MANGO Navy Wool Wrap Coat
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 sunglasses. This list is meant to help inspire and isn’t all-inclusive of other things you might want to pack.
Need some outfit inspiration for your Paris in March trip, here are several ideas to help you along the way from the pieces above.
Outfit Ideas For Paris In March With Dark Denim
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Outfit Ideas For March With Light Denim
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Outfit Ideas For Paris In March With Trousers And Jumpsuit
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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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