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Casual Parisian Style

Leave the Athleisure at Home

While Parisian fashion can be rather understated and casual, rarely will you spot athletic wear on the streets of this fashion capital unless worn while running along them. Athletic wear is confined to the gym and most Parisians wouldn't be caught dead in sweats, even at the supermarket.

When packing for Paris, keep in mind that the Parisians don’t consider athletic wear a part of their wardrobe. You’ll only find gym clothes worn at the gym, not during Sunday brunch or even while traveling via plane or train. While Parisian fashion can be rather understated and casual, mixing vintage pieces with the latest trends, with sneakers often worn in place of heels or dress shoes, rarely will you spot athletic wear on the streets of this fashion capital unless worn while running along them. Best to leave the tracksuits at home. Instead, pack your favorite jeans, both casual and elegant shirts and sweaters for day and night, comfortable shoes, including sneakers as aforementioned, a trench in case of rain and a scarf to finish the look. And leave room to do some shopping in Paris! You’re sure to return home a little more Parisian than when you left.


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