What to Wear in Paris in the Spring

April 6, 2023

Paris Spring Outfit

I’m a rather seasoned packer when it comes to trip-taking, especially for Paris since it is the place I’ve traveled to the most in the world. As part of being the founder of En Route to Rêverie, I offer my clients the option of receiving helpful tips on what to have in their suitcases for any trip to Paris, but I also enjoy curating packing lists for Paris to share with wit & whimsy readers alongside outfit inspiration.

Curious about what to wear in Paris for the Spring? I’ve got you covered on how to dress for your springtime trip to the city of lights.

What To Wear in Paris in the Spring

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Floral Dresses

I love bringing floral dresses along for any warmer days. Consider a long sleeve dress for cooler days! Add a fun belt to mix it up or to add a blazer or jacket over a dress with a cinched waist. 

My floral dresses are usually the one pop of color / non-neutral in my bag for Spring and Summer.

Meghan Donovan in Paris

Jeans

Skinny jeans, straight jeans, dark jeans, white jeans – no matter what kind of jeans you prefer, I recommend bringing a pair of jeans as a great base for many of your outfits in Paris during spring.

My favorite jeans brand for Paris trips is Agolde.

Related: Agolde Jeans Review

Fall Paris

White Sneakers

I am never without my favorite white sneakers for days where I plan to walk a lot in Paris. Remember that a lot of Paris is made up of cobblestone streets so you’ll want comfortable walking shoes. 

Related: Best Shoes to Wear in Paris

Paris in Spring

Cotton Dresses

For warm spring days easy, breezy cotton dresses are perfect. 

Bash Cropped Trench Coat

Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are one of my go-to shoes for comfortable walking shoes in Paris during the spring. Leave the flip flops at home and instead opt for a ballet flat. 

If you’re looking for an affordable lookalike to my Chanel Ballet Flats, I can recommend this pair here.

Paris Little Black Dress and Chanel Slingbacks

Black Dress

A black dress is my go-to for dressier evenings in Paris. I share a lot of ideas of what to wear in Paris at night in my What to Wear in Paris at Night guide.

Sezane Trench Coat I wit & whimsy

Trench Coat

I always bring a trench coat to Paris in the spring. It’s the perfect lightweight coat that works both day and nighttime.

And when you pack your trench coat don’t forget to pack a travel umbrella. Rain during a trip to Paris is usually a matter of when not if! You could also consider a trench coat with a hood if you’d prefer.

Related: What To Do in Paris When It Rains

Bash Blazer + Striped Tee + Black Trousers and Converse - Winter Paris Outfit

Trousers

Trousers are comfortable and versatile and therefore I often bring at least one pair with me to Paris year round. Paris in Spring can be unpredictable for weather and if you’re trying to pack light, trousers can be a wonderful option to make work hard for you. For daytime pair them with sneakers and for evening opt for a ballet flat or block heel.

If you don’t like a wideleg trouser, opt for a more tailored ankle pant.

Spring in Paris Striped Sweater

Stripes

Stripes are always in my suitcase for Spring! It may be a stripe long sleeve tee or it may be a stripe sweater but either way they are timeless and a great way to add visual interest to your outfit. I also particularly love how stripes pair under my spring jacket of choice – the trench coat.

You can shop some of my favorite striped sweaters in my La Ligne Sweaters Review. And the sweater I am wearing above can be found in my Sezane Essentials guide.

J.Crew Silk Cashmere Tee with Mango Tweed Jacket in Paris

Tweed Jackets

I always have tweed blazers or cropped textured jackets in my suitcase for spring trips to Paris before the heat arrives. They easily translate from day to nighttime and can be worn casually or more dressed up with the right pair of heels.

Related: Tweed Blazer Outfit Ideas

Lightweight Knits

I tend to wear a thicker knit on the plane both to stay warm and in case a cold snap in the Spring hits and I need a thicker layer. But then I pack my suitcase full of lightweight knits like cashmere t-shirts and alpaca blend sweaters. 

What Jacket To Wear in Paris in Spring?

Spring weather in Paris can sometimes serve up several seasons in one day so it is important to carefully track the weather report before you leave. You may have your heart set on a trench coat but if you check the weather and it says it is largely going to be in the 40s you may want to consider a wool coat instead. 

For spring dresses in Paris I usually do a classic camel trench coat and also a leather jacket for evenings. I may layer the trench over the leather jacket or a cropped tweed jacket if I need a bit of added warmth. 

I also always travel on every plane with a cashmere wrap that doubles as a scarf. If my jacket of choice proves not warm enough this is the perfect added layer of warmth I usually need to be comfortable.

Related: 9 Coats to Wear in Paris

How To Dress in Paris in March

March in Paris can be warm and sunny with blossoms starting but it can also be rather cold still. You may experience windy, blustery days that feel more like Winter. If the weather is saying it’ll be only in the high of 50s that usually means your mornings will be rather chilly and you’ll want to ensure you pack some sweaters, a good scarf and a proper coat.

How To Dress in Paris in April

April in Paris is often absolutely lovely. So lovely songs have been written about it! Paris begins to be blessed with more sunny days and the cherry blossoms are blooming around the city. You can likely get away with just a light trench coat or even a blazer in a thicker fabric as your top layer. Early April could still feel like winter so pack according to what the weather is saying.

How To Dress in Paris in May

May in Paris can feel like the beginning of summer. The days are longer and sunnier and you can likely shed some of your layers as the city of love begins to warm up.

Paris Outfit Ideas For Spring

For my Spring trips to Paris I often pack a variety of neutral colors that allow me to mix and match easily.

Think tees in a variety of black, white and neutral stripes, jeans in blue, black and white and blazers or trench coats in timeless colors that you can layer. Get more neutral outfit inspiration.

Want even more Paris outfit inspiration? Check out my Paris Outfit Ideas board on Pinterest.

You can pin the images below to save for later as you begin to pack your suitcase.

Spring in Paris Outfit I M.M.LaFleur Poplin Dress and Loewe Tote and Common Projects Sneakers

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Spring Paris Outfit

Related: How to Style a Trench Coat

This dress I love so much year round that I own it in three colors. 

What to Wear in Paris in Spring

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Spring is such a beautiful time of year to visit Paris – enjoy it and if you’d like help planning your trip, book with me at En Route to Rêverie!

Looking for more packing inspiration? Don’t miss my Spring Packing List for Paris. I also have one for Paris in Summer Dressing Guide.

You may also find my travel essentials handy if you need help with your Paris packing list and I also recommend you get a set of packing cubes to maximize how much you can bring along on your trip to Paris!

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