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If you’re heading off on a Parisian summer vacay, get ready for beautiful, sun-filled days and hot and humid weather. Take a look at this ultimate what to wear in Paris summer guide so you can stay cool, comfortable, and chic!


Paris in Summer Packing Guide



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Summer in Paris is gorgeous, with lots of sun and average temps ranging from the mid to high 70s F (21 Celsius).  But it can also get hotter than that on some days. The sun is strong, and the air is humid, so it’s best to pack your clothes accordingly.

When it comes to summer Paris outfits, you’ll want to pack lightweight and airy items to keep you nice and cool as you explore and enjoy the major sites.



What to Pack for the Paris Olympics 2024


If you’re heading to France for the Paris 2024 Olympics, you’ll definitely need to tailor your packing list to account for long hours of standing under the sun and walking to and from events. Here are more tips to help you nail down your Paris Olympics Packing List. 

While Paris is a chic and fashion-forward city, dressing for the Olympics means you can definitely keep it comfortable and a bit more sporty. Supportive sneakers and lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing will be your best friends!


Here are a few extra Olympics essentials to have packed:


However, keep reading for a list of cool, comfy, and polished clothing items, as well as summer accessories, to add to your packing list! 



Paris Packing List Summer Must Haves




J.Crew Relaxed Linen Crewneck T-shirt | Sizes XXS-3X


Cooling and Classic Tops


Classic t-shirts in neutral colors are perfect for summer in Paris. A simple, well-tailored tee will look put together with virtually any pant or skirt option and can be dressed up and down easily. Opt for simple, lightweight fabrics like linen and cotton. 

J.Crew’s relaxed linen t-shirt is a reader favorite that’s super airy and has a stylish fit that’ll go with absolutely everything! Another versatile classic readers love is the Madewell Whisper cotton v-neck

Also, consider an oversized white button-down t-shirt! Paired with wide-leg pants or skirts, it’ll create comfortable and très chic French summer outfits.




Quince Wrinkle-Resistant Muscle Tank | Sizes XS-XL


One reader raved about how comfortable her Quince Cotton Modal muscle tank was for summer in Paris. Its cotton-modal blend is soft, stretchy, and wrinkle-resistant, so it’ll look polished even after a long day of sightseeing. 

Simple and practical tank tops like this are perfect for a hot day of activities in Paris.


With a stylish wardrobe, you won’t look out of place on your next trip with these tips!




Anthropologie Cropped Wide-Leg Pants
Sizes: 23-34 (Regular, Tall, & Petite) | 16W-26W Plus


Breathable Stylish Pants


Light and breathable pants are essential for keeping comfy while walking around in the heat. Wide leg pants are a great choice because they’re more airy than slimmer styles and are very on-trend! Readers also highly suggest linen pants for Paris because they’re practical for the weather and effortlessly elevated. 

The Anthropologie Colette wide leg pants feel just as lovely as they look, made from a dreamy linen blend that’s both elegant and comfortable. The cropped, wide leg design is modern and flattering, too. You’ll no doubt be centering all of your outfits for Paris in summer around this chic, comfy pair! 

If you’re into pants that are more sporty and made of technical fabric, you’ll adore the Lululemon City Sleek Utilitech pants. They boast the cool, clean look of wide leg trousers but are secretly stretchy, sweat-wicking, and highly breathable, so they’re awesome for active days.




Madewell The Plus Curvy ’90s Straight Jean
Sizes: 23-34 Regular | 23-33 Petite & Tall | 14W-28W Plus


Of course, lightweight jeans are always a perfect option for the minimalist yet polished style of Paris. They look great with everything and can be dressed up or down! 

TFGers love this elegant, straight leg pair from Madewell, as they’re ultra-flattering, stylish, and comfy even after a long day.  Plus, they come in regular, petite, plus, and tall sizes.




Quince Midi Linen Button Front Dress | Sizes XS-XL


Flowy Dresses or Cute Jumpsuits


When discussing what to wear in France in the summer, TFG readers note that flowy dresses and skirts are common among locals during the warmer months. One reader shares that summer dresses are easy and cute and that everyone’s wearing them in the summer in Paris!

Readers also say moisture-wicking dresses are some of the best dresses to wear in Paris summer heat because they’ll keep things fresh and cool throughout a long day.

Linen dresses are also loved by readers, who say they wear well and look good wrinkled, too, so they’re low-maintenance and effortlessly stylish. The Quince Linen Button Front dress is one of the most popular picks in the TFG community, with a modest, elegant, and flattering silhouette and durable, airy linen construction. Quince’s Tencel maxi dress is another ultra-chic option that our readers love for Europe.

Find more dresses for Paris here! 




Eddie Bauer Aster Sleeveless Empire-Waist Dress
Sizes: Sizes XS-XXL Regular | S-L Petite | Tall M-XXL | Plus 2X-3X


One cute moisture wicking dress that readers adore is this Eddie Bauer Aster dress, which boasts a cute, flattering look with functional, cool, wrinkle free and moisture wicking fabric and UPF 50 sun protection. 

Easygoing dresses like this make easy and versatile Paris summer outfits because you can comfortably wear them with sneakers for sightseeing during the day and dress them up with sandals or flats for a night of dinner and drinks! 

With the heat and all the walking, adding a pair of cooling, anti-chafe shorts under your dress can add tons of comfort. The cooling anti-chafe shorts from ThighSociety are raved about by TFGers for their silky, hi-tech performance fabric that draws heat and moisture away from the body, keeping things cool, fresh, and chafe-free on even the hottest of days! 


Check out a few airplane outfit ideas to feel relaxed but still look chic when traveling!




Athleta Brooklyn Heights Wide Leg Jumpsuit
Sizes: 0-16 Regular & Tall | 0-14 Petite


And, of course, don’t discount rompers or jumpsuits. They make instant outfits, and if you’re choosing the right fabrics, you won’t overheat. Stick to technical fabrics, cotton, or linen.

The newest fave is the Athleta Brooklyn wide leg jumpsuit, which can be dressed up with white sneakers or comfy walking sandals and is very breathable, moisture wicking, quick drying, and has UPF 50.




Taos Footwear Star Fashion Sneaker


Comfortably Chic Walking Shoes


When it comes to the ideal shoes for Paris, locals usually stick to sneakers as they’ll be the most protective on the rough and uneven city streets, though you’ll see plenty of supportive, strappy sandals, too.

No matter what style of shoe you bring, make sure it’s comfortable! You’ll be logging plenty of miles on your trip, so ample support, cushioning, and traction are super important when choosing your shoes.

Readers love the classic look and lasting comfort of the Taos Star sneaker. This stylish shoe will look great with pants, shorts, and dresses of any color and style, so they’re perfect for a chic capsule wardrobe. They’re a frequent recommendation for what to pack for Paris summer!




Veja Recife Logo Sneakers


Another comfy and cute walking shoe that TFG readers love for Paris is the Veja Recife sneakers (and I bought them myself; check out my favorite products from 2023 here). They have a sleek, modern design and are perfect for long days of walking as they’re breathable and beyond supportive.




Vionic Kirra II Toe Post Sandal


If you want to trip around in some sandals, you can never go wrong with a pair of Vionics (see our review on them), a Parisian summer style essential. these Vionic Copal Kirra sandals is a new take on an old favorite (see the older Kirra, some are still available!), and these beauties would be perfect for walking around Paris! These shoes come in a variety of cute colors and also have wide sizes! 


Find out how and why to choose the best walking shoes for Europe!




Rothy’s The Loafer


For fancier dinners and nights out, add a pair of comfortable yet cute ballet flats or loafers to your packing list! But note that flats are best for short bouts of walking and are not recommended for long days on your feet. 




J.Crew Classic Denim Jacket | Sizes XXXS-3X


Polished Lightweight Jacket or Sweater


While it’ll be warm during the day, be sure to pack a light jacket with you for evenings when the temps drop. Readers also suggest bringing a lightweight layer if you’re traveling to Paris during June gloom, as unexpected rain showers aren’t uncommon. Parisian style is tailored and classic, so you may want to keep that in mind when picking your jacket!

A jean jacket is a timeless option that goes with everything and is the perfect medium weight for summer nights. J.Crew’s classic denim jacket is high quality and tailored to perfection, with a stylishly relaxed fit. 

Blazers and cardigans are chic options that you can pair with casual daytime outfits and dressier evening looks. Cashmere sweaters and merino wool sweaters are also easy options that are easy to stash in your day bag and will offer cozy warmth whenever needed. 




Tommy Bahama Linen Raw-Edge Jacket | Sizes XXS-2XL


Linen is an amazing fabric for all kinds of clothing styles, jackets included! Readers love linen blazers and linen jackets for their summer travels, as they offer coverage and a bit of warmth without feeling too hot. 

Readers adore Tommy Bahama’s gorgeous linen jacket, which features stylish raw edges, a comfy, lightweight feel, and a polished fit.




Sherpani Prima Small Crossbody


Euro Chic Compact and Secure Bag


Among your summer essentials for Paris is a cute day bag that’s comfortable to carry for hours on end and will securely hold your essentials. A lot of readers highly recommend an anti-theft travel purse, as pickpocketing can be an issue in Paris, especially in crowded areas. 

If you like to keep things light and compact, opt for a small crossbody purse like the Sherpani Prima anti-theft purse. Readers adore Sherpani’s anti-theft purses, and this cute little option is durable yet stylish and affordable, too! 

Slightly larger but still light and compact, Travelon’s Classic Messenger bag is a consistent TFG favorite. It’s neutral in design, so it’ll look great with all of your outfits, and its excellent organization and top-notch security features make it a stellar travel companion.


We’ve rounded up the best anti theft travel bags for women, and our readers have voted for their favorite styles.




Lo & Sons Pearl Crossbody Bag


Another TFG fave is the Lo & Sons Pearl crossbody. It’s made of gorgeous, high-quality leather and boasts great organization and a chic look. Readers say it feels super secure to carry, too. You can’t go wrong with a chic leather purse in Paris! 

If you need some extra space for the day’s essentials or you plan on doing some shopping, opt for an anti-theft backpack to store all you need while deterring any risk of theft. 




Victoria Sun Hat


Accessories for Summer in Paris


When planning what to wear in Paris in summer, don’t forget about sun-safe accessories! You’ll be out and about under the song for long periods of time – especially if you’re enjoying the 2024 Paris Olympics!   

TFG readers’ how to dress in Paris summer tips always include sun-protective gear, including sun hats. A wide-brimmed hat will be a lifesaver when there’s limited shade. A packable hat, like the reader-favorite Wallaroo sun hats, is especially convenient for easily stashing in your bag when not needed! 




DIFF Bella Sunglasses


Protect your eyes with a pair of stylish sunglasses! Polarized sunglasses are especially handy with glares. You’ll definitely want to bring along a pair if you’ll be at the Olympics, as there’s so much to see in very bright conditions!




Mersea Classic Travel Wrap


If you want to give your arms and shoulders some coverage without putting on a jacket, readers like the lightweight feel of the Mersea Travel Wrap. It’s a super versatile piece that’ll easily fit in a day bag and serves many different purposes! 


You can use this packing list for 2 weeks in Europe, or even longer!




Compass Rose Packing Cubes


How to Pack Your Paris Summer Style


Now that you have some wonderful ideas for the outfits to wear in Paris in summer, packing cubes are a great way to organize and compress your clothing; they will change the way you pack! We designed our own brand of slim packing cubes, with a unique color and numbering system, so it’s easy to remember where you packed everything. The video below demonstrates how to use packing cubes more.


Learn our hacks with packing cubes in the video above!


We also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This method can help you travel carry-on only!



What are your tips on Paris summer fashion? Share in the comments!


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