I am all for the cute and stylish outfits. But not this one. This is all about what NOT to wear in Paris, especially in the summer months.
It has been incredibly hot in Paris. I arrived in Paris at the end of May, around the 24th, and it has been unbearably hot!
Everyday that I’ve been here, it has been well over 90º. Last summer when I came to Europe, it rained for a week straight, so the hot weather didn’t come until the tail end of our trip. BUT this year, this year is a different story. No rain (thank GOODNESS), but lots of heat and lots of sweat.
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I casually put on this outfit as I, A, needed to wear a hat (bad hair day), and B, wanted to make use of the chambray shirt I brought with me. Bad idea…
In the shade, this outfit is great. It is wonderful, comfy, cute, and travel-friendly. When you throw in direct sunlight, 90º weather, no breeze, and a day full of just walking (like 5+ miles), this outfit is less than ideal.
Therefore, if you are going to Europe during the month of May, please don’t make the same mistake as I did. Please wear a dress and some sandals, not leggings, sneakers (with socks), and a long-sleeved shirt tied around your waist. You just might be miserable all day.
Since then, I definitely learned my lesson. I stopped by in Zara that day, bought a flowy dress, pulled out my sandals, and threw my hair up in a bun. This was a much better take on that 90º weather.
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IF the weather was in the 70’s, I’d say that this outfit was perfect. It would be the perfect outfit when you’re out and about in Paris during the fall. It is super easy to wear, very easy to travel with, and you most likely already have all of the pieces in your closet! I’d say that this outfit I’m wearing is a college-girl-uniform… All college girls have worn this outfit at least once, if not more.
Therefore, all in all, please learn from my mistakes and DO NOT wear cold weather clothes during the summer in Europe. What not to wear in Paris: this outfit. Bring sandals, flowy shirts, shorts, and dresses and you’ll be good!