One of my favorite things to do in Paris is people watch. I could sit at a café for hours just watching the world go by and observing the behaviors and fashion of the Parisians. A few years back, I started making notes of what trends I saw in Paris and I picked up a few things while I was traveling. Here are my favorite trends for spring in Paris.
My theory is always if it is trendy in Paris then it will hit the US in a year. This always helps when I am making decisions on what to splurge on for the season. If it is a trend that is heavily worn all over Paris, I know that I should invest because it will be around for at least another season or two in the US.
When I visited Paris in March, I started making notes of what I saw in the stores for Spring. It was still way too cold to start thinking about dresses and sandals but it was fun to shop. I cannot wait for warmer weather and a little beach time this summer.
This may be my favorite trend of Spring. Tops, bottoms, and dresses are covered with them.
And Other Stories does this best and I really like their price point under $150. I was searching for a dress in March and tried on a bunch of these in the store. The weather was a little too cold for dress weather so I passed. You can shop all of these online no matter where you live in the world. If you want to splurge on a wrap dress my go to is always Sézane. Invest in one classic piece you can wear all Summer long.
This trend goes perfectly with my body type as I have a smaller waist and bigger hips. I can’t wait to embrace this trend all Spring/Summer long. I have my eye on this dress for Italy. It reminds me of the white dress in Under the Tuscan Sun. There is also another great option from Mango for only $60
My hunch is the Linen Blazer is going to be everywhere for Spring. I love it in white or a pop of color. This one is only $129 and you will wear it all season long.
I have been wearing low-rise jeans for years now and it wasn’t until recently my friend Jess Keys suggested that I try high waisted jeans. She swears the higher the better. I am still figuring out how high I can go but they have been a fun addition to my wardrobe. I have a longer torso so the 10” high waisted jeans from Madewell don’t even cover my bellybutton. I have purchased two more pairs of the 9” high waisted jeans which feel a bit more me and a good compromise between the two. (For size reference, I wear a 27 and they don’t stretch out too much but they have a little give) It is only one inch but it makes a difference. Have you tried them yet?
I have been raving about my Madewell sneakers since I purchased them. I have tested them on the streets of Paris over miles and miles and highly recommend them. Size up a half size if you are worried about them being too tight. Feet will swell in the warmer months and especially after walking a lot. I also love these from Sézane for $130.
I have been a big fan of the hair scarf for a few seasons now and I am happy to see it stick around for another Season. This is a photo of me from Café de Flore earlier this year by Katie Donnelly. You can tie any scarf in your hair for a pop of color.
Do you have a favorite trend for Spring? Comment below and share yours.
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