Post # 1
I’m going on my honeymoon from April 10th and I’m packing mostly pretty ankled length pants, cardigans, long sleeved shirts. My coworker is saying that I should wear some dresses and skirts because she sees people in Paris fashion week wearing those things. I’m wondering how comfortable can that be? My photographer who is doing a little romance shoot for us told us to dress and layer up as it can be cold, chilly, rainy that early in spring in France. Am I packing wrong? Should I include dresses and skirts? I have never experienced spring.
Post # 2
trinibride0417 : Ive been to Paris several times in different seasons… closest in timing to you was Paris in May last year. I wore jeans, cardigans, thin jumpers. Some days it was sunny 16 degrees (from memory) but we had a few drizzly days too. (I just checked my photos!). I had to buy some lighter trousers as I was too warm in jeans one day.
My advice is to layer. If you have dresses you can pair with tights if it’s wet or colder, then pack those. Worst case scenario if you are cold, you may just have to go into a cafe and eat all the patisserie 😉
Post # 3
trinibride0417 : I spent a week in spring in Paris and it was 72* the entire week of march I was there. I did wear dresses and skirts 90% of that week, but Europeans just tend to dress up more and I didn’t want to stick out. Also wear comfortable shoes. I mistakenly wore flats/heels and my Fitbit registered over 85 miles is six days (all of it was walking and being a tourist). Ouch. Enjoy your time there- it’s life changing!!!! 🙂
Post # 4
trinibride0417 : I was in Greece the first two weeks of april and expected it to be warm – brought mostly tank tops and skirts – I was FREEZING the whole time and wore the one sweater I brought every day. Sure it could be a freakish 72 degrees in Paris, but typical weather for that time of year is 50s and rainy.
Post # 5
trinibride0417 : we went to Paris in June 2012 and the weather was just so changeable. We’d been in Vienna the week before where it was gloriously sunny but Paris had a couple of lovely days and a couple of rainy, cold days. I ended up in jeans most days in Paris. and deciding between a thicker jacket and a light jacket. PP is right bring comfy shoes, we walked so much when we there. We couldn’t get a grip on the metro and it never seemed to be the lines we wanted… But walking (and getting lost) is how we found some of the really wonderful cafes and restaurants, the ones that are quintessentially Parisian, the bike outside and the woman sat at the table drinking strong black coffee and smoking a strong cigarette.
Also take a bag that has a zip on the top and keep everything in the zipped up compartment, my bag had a side zip and one day it was unzipped (and not felt by me) five times. I know this was a few years ago but there was a lot of pickpocketing so I’d just be careful.
Post # 6
So helpful! Thank you ladies. Anyone else who can give a word or two of advice I’d willingly accept. 🙂 The more the merrier.
Post # 7
trinibride0417 : You can look up historical average temperatures for anywhere in the world! It looks like the average high in April is 60 degrees and the average low is 45.
And I second PP, be VERY wary of pickpockets! Especially around the tourist destinations.