Paris trip what I wore

Paris trip what I wore

Following my previous post My trip to Paris, I wanted to continue to share with you how well my capsule wardrobe adapted to my two days in Paris. Generally, I was very pleased with my choices. However, as I started my journey in the South of France I was lulled into thinking that the temperatures in Paris would be similar or slightly cooler. They were not. It was distinctly chilly when I arrived. Luckily I had brought a couple of large wool scarves which I was able to wrap around my shoulders. Especially useful when Susan and I dined in the local bistros. We sat outside at tables on the Parisian pavements.

Paris trip what I wore

What I learnt was that it is always a good idea to add a thermal vest to one’s capsule travel wardrobe. They are light, easily rolled into a ball and take up very little room in your case. On the second morning of our stay in Paris, Susan and I headed to the local Uniqlo store to purchase a couple of their heattech tops. I chose a nude colour (UK) (US). An ideal choice as it works with all colours including white and cream tops. Uniqlo USA

Paris trip what I wore

Paris trip what I wore

The other addition to my suitcase was an Ultralight down vest Uniqlo (UK) (US). It was a perfect extra layer to pop over my cream sweater.

Paris trip what I wore

A trick I always recommend when packing for a trip is to include a variety of scarves. With only two outfits (see my post on (what to pack for a trip to Paris), I was able to create a variety of looks. My leopard print scarf gave my outfit a cleaner more formal feel, whereas my wool shawl kept me warm.

Photos were taken by Susan.



  1. 30th October 2017 / 13:51

    I am most definitely a scarf girl: cannot ever have enough! Question: the vest is a great idea, of course, but don’t your arms get cold? You don’t even have a second layer/sweater on over the white top. Just wondering!

    • Wendy
      30th October 2017 / 18:08

      I’ve never owned a sleeveless vest/jacket but have always wondered the same! OK you have a warm body but what about your arms? I guess they are only useful if it’s a bit chilly rather than cold.

    • 30th October 2017 / 18:24

      Hi Libby

      The vest did have long sleeves and the weather in Paris was a bit warmer the second day otherwise I would be wearing my green parkas over the top.

  2. .ApartFromMyArt
    30th October 2017 / 16:54

    Love scarves around my neck. Almost keeps me as warm as a coat. Of course I live in Southern Californian. What do you expect. How fun to meet with susan. It’s always a treat to get together herein Los Angeles.

  3. 30th October 2017 / 18:27

    Hi Wendy

    I find sleeveless jackets useful for in-between weather and I also sometimes wear them as an extra layer under a coat when it is very cold.

  4. Nicky Keep
    30th October 2017 / 20:28

    How do the sizes come up at Uniqlo? I am normally a 10. Do you know what that would be for the heatech vest?

    • 31st October 2017 / 08:02

      Hi Nicky
      I am between a 10 and a 12 and I bought a Medium in the Heattech vest. It seems fine I don’t like them too clingy.

  5. linda l
    30th October 2017 / 20:31

    The vest is great when a parka is too much and a sweater not enough!

  6. Cristina
    31st October 2017 / 06:15

    Love your outfits and style. A very good inspiration for me this Autumn. Best greetings from freezing Romania! :))

  7. 1st November 2017 / 09:03

    You were very wise in bringing those scarves. You and Susan have the same travveling wardrobe ideas. And they work. I am always too fussy, want to change completely every day. So if I go away for a week, I have to drag a large suitcase with me. Traveling light I can only do for one night.
    Love your scarves and those side striped trousers.

    • 1st November 2017 / 18:38

      Hi Greetje

      I heard you had a great time with Susan in Paris.

      With regard to suitcases I think if I had to carry a heavy one around with me on trains, planes and metros I would have problems with my back and shoulders which would cost so much in physiotherapy to put right it would not be worth it. So I have no choice but to be very restrictive with what I pack.

  8. plutrell
    5th November 2017 / 18:24

    That top picture of you is just stunning…love how you draped the scarf! Looks like it was a fun time.

  9. Monty
    12th November 2017 / 11:08

    What a fantastic blog, I love the way you put outfits together and the fact you’re not afraid of colour. Where did you buy the red feather necklace in your profile shot please? It’s gorgeous.

    • 12th November 2017 / 15:13

      Glad you like the blog. I buy most of my necklaces in St.Tropez market. You can find similar on Etsy

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