If you’re planning a trip to Paris this fall and are at a loss for what to pack, you’ve come to the right place! Being French and having spent several years in the City of Light, I can confidently guide you through the essentials for a stylish and comfortable autumn in Paris.
Fall in Paris is a season of contrasts—September still carries the warmth of summer, while November introduces the chill of winter. It’s a time when the city’s foliage turns into a beautiful palette of oranges, yellows, and browns, and the streets become less crowded as the summer tourists depart. This makes it an ideal time to explore the city’s iconic landmarks and hidden gems without the hustle and bustle of peak-season crowds.
The weather in Paris during the fall can be quite variable. Morning and evening temperatures can dip to around 8°C, while daytime highs may reach up to 15°C. It’s not uncommon for the city to experience sudden rain showers or even an unexpectedly warm day. Therefore, layering is key, and versatility is your best friend when it comes to packing.
So, whether you’re wondering what the Parisian chic style is all about or simply need a comprehensive packing list, this article has got you covered. We’ll delve into must-have pieces from iconic French brands like Sébline, Sandro, and Sézane, ensuring that you’re well-equipped to enjoy Paris in all its autumnal glory.
What to wear in Paris in the fall
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- Trench coat: Burberry The Chelsea cotton-gabardine trench coat | Sézane Scott trench coat | Rosaé Paris Le Napoléon
- Bouclé jacket: Sandro cropped bouclé wool jacket | Rosaé Paris Le Nicomède
- Denim: Tôteme high-rise boyfriend organic jeans
- Pleated tailored pants: Giuliva Heritage pleated pinstriped wool straight-leg pants
- Wool-blend blazer: Sandro houndstooth blazer
- Overcoat: Tôteme Signature wool and cashmere-blend coat
- Button-down shirt: Sébline Chemise De Garçon cotton-poplin shirt | Sézane Max shirt in casual white
- Loafers: Tod’s Gomma Pesante embellished glossed-leather loafers | Bobbies Imane loafers
- Ankle boots: Sandro Ankle boots with notched sole
- Knitwear: Sézane Jacob jumper navy/ecru
- Cross-body bag: Sézane Claude bag chocolate crocodile print
Leonce is the founder and editor of Leonce Chenal, a lifestyle platform launched in 2018. Originally from France, Leonce offers a fresh perspective that comes from her experience at top tech companies in Paris and London. Having spent several years in Paris and now residing in Amsterdam, she combines her professional expertise with a personal passion for French and Parisian styles. Leonce is committed to guiding her readers through the intricacies of Parisian chic, empowering them to embrace the elegance and sophistication of French style.