There are few things I love more than summer in Paris. The city of love has held a special place in my heart since I visited for my first proper adult holiday back when I was 19. Since my first trip, I have been lucky enough to visit again several times, and I’ve truly fallen for the city.
You might think that traveling to Paris during the summertime means high temperatures and heat, but that’s not necessarily true. While it can get warmer in mid-summer, the weather can be quite unpredictable with rain showers hitting from time to time.
The average low temperature is 56 degrees F and the average high temperature is roughly 75 degrees F between June and August. You can expect things to warm up in August and early September.
On top of somewhat moody weather, if you’re visiting Paris then it’s likely that you’ll be on your feet a lot throughout the day. Wearing the right summer outfits will not only allow you to live out your Parisian-style dreams, but it will also ensure that you stay comfortable throughout your Paris trip.
To help you pack for your trip, I’m sharing a roundup of outfits that you can wear in Paris during summer. Consider this the only Paris packing list you’ll ever need.
12 Paris Outfits For Summer
1. Shorts, Heels, and a Silk Shirt
For days that have no rain in the forecast, a basic pair of shorts, a button-up shirt, and some heels are a good go-to. If you have a lot of walking on your itinerary, you can simply swap the heels for a pair of supportive sneakers or flats. Sneakers happen to be some of the best travel shoes for women, so they would make for a practical swap.
2. Skirt, Blazer, and Boots
I wore this matching blazer and skirt set during my last trip to Paris and got so many compliments. The combo is perfect for the city because it makes you look put together but it’s actually so comfy. An added bonus: This outfit will look so cute during the fall.
3. Wide Leg Denim and a Button-Up
One thing I recently discovered while in Paris is that wide leg jeans are all the rage. And I’m not going to lie — as soon as I saw that Parisian women were wearing them, I knew I had to slip into a pair myself. There’s just something about wide leg jeans that look so effortless and chic.
4. Silk Dress
For a fancy brunch or a fun night out, there’s no better outfit choice than a silk dress. I’ve been loving this wrap style for the summertime. I’d recommend choosing something that comes in a bright color, which seems to fit in perfectly with the vibes in Paris. Also, go with a dress that has long sleeves to keep you warm at night.
5. Trousers, a Cropped T-Shirt, and a Sweater
This very well could be my new fall uniform, but for the flighty temps during the summer in Paris, it was a strong choice. I kept things neutral with a pair of trousers, a basic crop t-shirt, and white loafers. Throw a cardigan around your neck to not only fit in with Parisian style but to also be prepared for any sudden dip in temperature.
6. Cut-Out Dress
I love a good dress with cut-out details. They’re always so easy to throw on and they look appropriate for a variety of outings and occasions. Plus, you can never have too many summer dresses.
You can easily dress things up with a clutch or handbag, or change your shoes from flip flops to heels if you’re looking for a more upscale feel.
7. Slip Skirt and a Tank
Slip skirts are a summer staple regardless of where you are on the map. Again, I’d suggest packing one that’s a unique color and pairing it with a white or black tank top. The color will pop in your photos and something about it just feels more vacation-like.
8. White Denim Skirt and a Sweater
I’ve always been drawn to white denim skirts as opposed to blue denim, and this outfit proves why. The combo of white on white looks so effortless. It’s also a good outfit choice for days that you have to be on your feet. Pair it with white sneakers or flats and then accessorize with a belt that’s a neutral color.
9. Crochet Top, Trousers, and Slides
As you can see, I was really into the trouser look during my last trip to Paris. If you pack a pair, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how many Paris outfits you can recreate, even in summer. This time, I slipped into some slides and a cropped crochet top — the ideal brunch or shopping look.
10. Knotted T-Shirt, Gold Jewelry, and Sunglasses
If you have some room to spare in your suitcase, I’d highly recommend packing jewelry for your trip. Gold jewelry in particular looks so timeless and high-end. Also, don’t forget to bring a couple pairs of sunglasses.
11. Polka Dot Top, White Shorts, and Loafers
When I first came across this polka dot blouse, the first thought I had was that it would be so cute to wear in Paris. I added a pair of white shorts and some Chanel loafers and it was a total vibe. Chunky loafers are also very much *in* right now and I think they’d look good with just about any outfit on this list.
12. Maxi Dress and Black Heels
Last but certainly not least, it’s always smart to pack a more formal outfit choice in case you add some last-minute dinner reservations or plans to your itinerary. A maxi dress, short dress, or bright dress all make for the perfect Paris outfit.
Pro tip: If you’re traveling with a group of friends, plan to wear outfits that are mixed and matched — it will make your photos pop so much more.