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How to dress in Paris in Summer (June, July, August)

Would you like to know how to take all the clothes you need to create the perfect outfit for Summer in Paris? Here are some pieces of advice about how to dress in Paris in Summer, especially in June, July, and August, and on what to avoid.


How to dress in Paris in Summer (June, July, and August)

If you are packing for spending a week in Paris in Summer, I suggest taking at least 3 t-shirts or tops, better if sleeveless.

Since during mornings and evenings the weather may be a bit windy, I would include a long sleeve top. Even if you have already checked the weather forecasts in Paris, I suggest taking a rain jacket for any case. Also, one light layer for the top is comfortable to wear in places with too much AC.

The perfect Parisian dress code for Summer is a simple summer dress. Short or long? Maxi or not? It depends on the trend! That is why I suggest paying attention to the fabric, instead. A 100% cotton dress is the best for warm days.

For bottoms, I would take two pairs of trousers and some skirts, always paying attention to wear something made with breathable fabric.

Thinking about how to dress in Paris in the Summer, we must not forget the shoes. If you come to Paris in June, July, or August, you will walk a lot under the sun. Considering that, the best is to take a pair of comfortable sandals, and a pair of sneakers. Also, for special evenings, I would bring a pair of wedges shoes as well! I love them!

Last but not least, do not forget to bring the underwear and a comfy sleep set!!!


What to wear in Paris in the Summer, to avoid

Over and above considering what to wear in Paris in Summer, and how to dress like a Parisian, here some recommendation on what to avoid.


  • Yoga pants or hoodies. French people do not like seeing the gym wears as clothes to go out. If you would like to mix with locals, avoid yoga pants, hoodies, and sporty-clothes.


  • ‘tourist tells’ shirts, such as T-shirts with huge writings about a city or a place. For example, hard rock café shirts.


  • Low-key hair or make-up. French fashion is an example of the “Less is more” philosophy. Anyway, this is not an excuse to not take care of yourself. Besides choosing what to wear, pay attention to your hair, your make-up, and your nails!