HOW TO: PACK FOR PARIS

So as you know, I (Megan) am planning my trip with my husband to fancy pantsy Europe! 
Now I have to face the big question, "What should I pack for my winter trip to Paris?" 
The French are fashion forward and I want to feel cute and comfortable! 
So before I eat my way into oblivion standing under the Eiffel Tower, 
I have come up with a trendy winter packing list. 
Hat: Forever 21, Sweater: Forever 21, Shirt: PacSun, Jeans: Volcom, Booties: Indigo

1. Autumn hues and neutrals are key for layering- don't pack too many outfits 
2. 2-3 pairs of shoes- ballet flats, loafers or trendy sneaker, riding boots or short wedge bootie 
3. Bottoms- dark slim-fit skinny jean, loose fitting pants, leggings, and tights 
4. Tops- long sleeved shirt, turtle neck, button up, plaid flannel, cozy sweater, boyfriend blazer
5. Outerwear- a good coat, leather jacket, light rain coat or umbrella
6. Dressy- waistless dress or knee-length skirt to pair with your flats or boots
7. Accessories- mix and match scarves, belts, gloves, sunglasses
8. Other- thick socks, undies, toiletries 
9. Structured bag for traveling necessities like camera, lap top, etc. 
10. Hats- beret and wide brimmed hat

Ladies, don't worry about your hair and make-up!
Embrace your inner beauty and spend more time exploring the streets of Paris.
French love the all natural look, and make-up is minimal with an emphasis on glowing skin.

Hat: Walmart, Jacket: Marshalls, Sweater: PacSun, Pants: Levis, Shoes: Fossil

1. 2 pairs of shoes- leather shoes and black trendy sneakers 
2. Bottoms- trousers and dark jeans
3. Tops- simple sweaters, button downs, flannel, long sleeved shirt
4. Outerwear- a good coat, black trench or leather jacket, light rain coat 
5. Dressy- blazer or suit jacket 
6. Accessories- cotton or cashmere scarf, belt, gloves, sunglasses 
7. Other- thick socks, undies, toiletries
8. Hats- newsboy hat and beanie
9. Adaptor for power outlets
10. Extra stuff wifey/girlfriend/partner can't fit, hehe 

Dudes, don't think you're gonna pick up French chicks
in your ragged jeans, baseball hat, and t-shirt. 
You might feel more dressed up than normal, but you'll blend in.

Happy packing and au revoir! 
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13 comments on HOW TO: PACK FOR PARIS

  1. Have fun and looking forward for your adventure post from Paris, and see too how you wil wear your packing list items

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  2. If you have time, you should check out Toulouse too! It is super cute and full of young people as it is a college town! Love the stylish hat

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  3. You two will be looking lovely there. Chase and I looked like trash. All we had were the clothes we'd been wearing in China since August (we were there in January) all layered on top of each other. I shudder when I look at my photos. But such great memories. I'm so excited for you!

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  4. meg stop being so perfect. you two will look SMASHING in paris!

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  5. erin, i will be in barcelona fora week! where are you?

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  6. haha! I went to Paris in January 2008. Don't feel bad when you see {french} women wearing heels and looking like they came out of magazine covers. They're very organic people, and well passionate too!
    Enjoy :)

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  7. Love them both! You two will have a blast, and you will be representing American fashion very well :)

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  8. Love this idea of sharing what you're packing! I always, always struggle with what to pack - and I'm one of those where fashion trumps function, but I try to have my cake and eat it too. If you decide to pop by Spain, give me a shout!

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  9. LOVE this post so much wow perfection!!

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  10. OH MY. Just pinned the first outfit. I am so in love with it!

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  11. that hat is adorable! make sure to bring comfy shoes :)

    i LOVE paris!
    xothe egg out west.

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  12. Elisabeth EarnshawFebruary 8, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    That is SO exciting! I've been to paris with my best girl friend but I would love to take my new husband there ! sounds like you have the packing down - now just to enjoy the fashion, culture, and art :)

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  13. Wow! You both are cutting dash in your outfits. You both look perfect to each other. I enjoyed staying by your post. Thanks for sharing.
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