I was looking through my never ending supplies of Paris photos and was horrified to see some of the outfits I had packed, especially for my first trip. I mean, look at me. (I'm on the right)
Okay, so maybe we were just trying on silly hats in a hat shop, but you get the point. I was a walking, talking American disaster who only knew how to say "I'm a star!" and "Hug me! I speak French!" I was eighteen and I'm sure someone found me to be precious. Right. Anyway, I cleaned up my act before I went back again last year. I learned all there was about "dressing French" and I put it to good use.
So as I sit here, reminiscing about Paris, listening to Edith Piaf, and munching on gingersnaps (they aren't French, but they are certainly delicious!), I got to thinking about Paris street fashion and how I wish more people Stateside would take a style note or two from our French friends. They certainly know how to dress.
If you're planning a trip to Paris, let me know so I can live vicariously through you. In exchange, I've compiled a list of what to pack for Paris to help you blend in with the en vogue locals. And even if you aren't planning a great European adventure, we can all learn a bit from the French. Let's bring some of their style over here. I promise it will put a smile on your face.