The One Jacket You Need for Paris


I got my first leather jacket as a gift which was a BCBG leather jacket. I wore it for years through the transitional seasons in Paris and it eventually ripped. I purchased a new one and it literally has traveled around the world with me. I wear my leather jacket as the weather transitions to Spring but isn’t quite warm enough until Summer hits. Then I will pick it back up as the nights get crisp and Fall begins. I will wear it until I have to surrender to a warmer coat in November.

If you are going to pack one jacket for Paris, a leather jacket is what you need.

For more ideas on what to pack, don’t miss What to Pack for Paris in the Fall

My dream leather jacket. Price is $500 which makes it an investment but it will last for years. This one is from Madewell.

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Splurge Options are anywhere from $400-$600.

These are classic styles that will last you for years. If you have the money in your budget, I would go for it.

Budget Friendly Options from $100-$150

Pair with your favorite scarf

Above photos of me by IheartParis and Below Katie Donnelly Photography

For the little ones. Martiene (age 11) wanted to match me so I got her one for her birthday. I sized up so she would grow into it. It made it two years and was reasonably priced. She loved it!

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  1. I absolutely loved reading this post! As someone who adores Paris and its fashion, finding that one perfect leather jacket for the City of Light is a must. The way you’ve described the versatility of this jacket makes it a must-have for any traveler. Paris weather can be quite unpredictable, so having a stylish yet functional jacket is a game-changer.

  2. Such great! & an informative article amazing post and great content. Thanks for sharing this article. Thanks Again!!

  3. Thank you so much for your blogs, you have made me so comfortable about my trip to Paris this April.
    I was terrified , reading about the language, what’s accepted, the difference in money, how I would be received as a tourist.
    Being a black female I was going to push myself and overcome my fears and travel.
    You have given me the push I needed , you let me know female’s no matter the color can be AMAZING.
    Thank you so much.