Paris in March is a wonderful time to visit as the weather starts to warm up. The city also begins to come alive after the colder winter months! But if you’ve never been to Paris, you may be surprised with how cold it still can be during this month. To start, the key to nailing Parisian style is to choose high-quality, timeless pieces and wear them with confidence. Parisians are known for their effortless, nonchalant approach to fashion. Aim for a polished, put-together look that appears natural and easy. It’s still a bit chilly too, so it’s important to pack layers to stay comfortable.
Here are some tips on what to wear in Paris in March:
1. A warm coat
March can be quite chilly in Paris, with average highs around 50°F (10°C) and lows around 40°F (5°C). It’s important to pack a warm coat to protect you from the cold. Bring a coat that is water-resistant or waterproof, as March can be a rainy month in Paris. Try looking for a water-resistant puffer coat as they are very popular! And just in case your trip falls on a rather rainy time, I highly recommend getting yourself a clear, bubble umbrella. That way you can still see the beautiful city without your umbrella getting in the way of the view.
2. Layering pieces
While the days may be warmer, the evenings can still be quite cool. That being said, it’s a good idea to pack layers to stay comfortable. Lightweight sweaters, long-sleeved tops, and scarves can all be easily layered under your coat to provide extra warmth. But remember – you’re in Paris! Keep it stylish. And Nordstrom Rack is great for closet staple layering essentials.
3. Comfortable shoes
Paris is a city that is made for walking, so it’s important to pack comfortable shoes. Especially if you’re in Paris in March, you’ll want to walk as much as possible to see the cherry blossoms bloom. Opt for a pair of boots with good traction to navigate the wet streets, or consider packing a pair of waterproof shoes if you’re concerned about getting caught in the rain. Better yet, get some trending platform shoes or boots! They’ll keep your feet dry from potential rain because you’ll stay above the puddles. And not to mention that they go with a lot of different outfits.
4. Lightweight accessories
As the weather starts to warm up, you may want to pack some lightweight accessories. This includes a sunhat, sunglasses, and/or a lightweight scarf. These can all be easily carried in your bag and pulled out as needed. But if you want to go extra Parisian, grab a beret! It’s a cliche, but hey, c’est la vie. It’s just something you have to wear in Paris.
5. A versatile bag
A bag that can be worn over the shoulder or carried by hand is a practical choice for exploring Paris. Look for a bag with a long strap that can be worn across the body, leaving your hands free to take photos or carry maps. More so, look for a bag that stays in front of your body like a fanny pack or a sling backpack. Paris has a lot of pickpocketers. Ensuring that your bag stays in your line of sight will help keep your belongings, well… yours.
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Overall, the key to dressing for Paris in March is to pack versatile layers. Remember to choose pieces that can be easily mixed and matched. With a little bit of planning, you’ll be well-equipped to enjoy all that the city has to offer, no matter what the weather has in store!