On Paris And Cold Weather Bundling

Three words: cold weather bundling.

The sad (or rather, the challenging) thing about winter is the sheer amount of layers one has to throw on to feel somewhat warm.

The story goes a little something like this:

  • black warm tee (not visible)
  • lace-trimmed slip dress
  • cozy turtleneck sweater with side openings
  • short faux fur coat

Definitely *NOT* for the faint of heart.

The most challenging part of this concoction is adapting it to work for exterior-interior transitions*.

The truth is that, when in you are in a new city, you want to do as much walking and exploring as possible.

But onion layering can only get you so far: sometimes, you have to accept that the coat must come off and you have to carry it with you in an effort be somewhat lighter*.

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*She posited, small dribbles of sweat rolling down on her neck – don’t you just hate it when that happens?

*Both mentally and physically.

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Paris? It’s the charming beast it’s always been.

What To Wear In Paris In Winter

If you plan on doing lots of sightseeing (and you should!) consider tackling the outfit issue from a practical angle.

A few pointers:

– Layer.

– Flats over heels, always.

– Take a backpack along for your essentials (and discarded layers).

Pro tip: hair combing is optional and baguettes in the AM are mandatory.

City-wise:

– Rent a bike and go off the beaten track – you’ll be pleasantly surprised;

– Get ALL your tickets online, beforehand. The waiting lines to anything remotely important are impossible;

– Enjoy!

The best accessory?

A super comfortable pair of slip-ons.

Because, honestly: who wants to drag their feet on cobblestone in anything other than comfy, COMFY flats?

Pictured: a two-season-old pair of Zara kicks which never fail to prove their usefulness. 

Though I must admit that they only come out to play when there’s a serious amount of walking involved – those cloud-like soles are GOOD.

What about you? Ever been to Paris? What would your advice be for first-timers? Share your thoughts below.

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  • Sara
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    This article makes me miss Paris so bad.
    You are truly talented and creative, i am absolutely in love with your blog.
    Can not get enough of your post, it is so original and has a unique style!

    http://www.social-bouquet.com
    Sara.B
    XoXo

    • Daiana
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      Hey babe, totally felling you! I could go back to Paris any day, it’s a gorgeous city!
      Thank you so very much! ??

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