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Paris Packing: Mastering the Art of Carry-On Only Travel

Paris Packing: Mastering the Art of Carry-On Only Travel

Paris – the city of love. And how can you not fall in love with the French capital? With Haussmann architecture, cobblestone streets, and the most delicious pastries you will ever taste, your time in the City of Light should be spent wandering, sightseeing, and, frankly, eating. That's why this blog post takes the stress out of packing by providing a week’s worth out of outfits from just 9 carry-on-only staples, freeing up your time to craft the perfect Parisian itinerary. In case you need help with that too, well, we read on.

Tips on Packing for Paris

When traveling to Paris, it’s only natural to want to add a touch of chic to your outfits. After all, the city is the birthplace of some of the world’s most renowned fashion houses. But balancing style with comfort and practicality for those long days of exploration away from your hotel can pose quite the challenge. Don’t worry, the next 4 tips are here to guide you through.

Build a Colour Story

Whether you are neutrals’ number one fan or prefer pastels, it’s helpful to curate hues that go well together. This will have your clothes work harder for you, as they can effortlessly pair with the majority of items you bring along. 

Comfort Comes First

While you will be indulging in the works of Monet and savoring macarons, there will also be some waiting in lines and quite a bit of walking (fun fact: the average Louvre visit lasts about three hours!). So, it's essential to choose outfits that allow for easy movement and ensure comfort throughout your escapades. Take our Dressy Sweatpant – it's soft elastic waistband lets you relish every bite of your crème brûlée without feeling like a prisoner to your pants.

Versatility In Mind

Let your clothes deal with the daily weather changes and your jam-packed itinerary, so you can enjoy your day hassle-free. Opt for versatile pieces that can seamlessly transition from one place or occasion to another. For instance, our Coatigan (psst it's 50% off!) is light enough for a spring day out but with its removable scarf, it will also keep you warm into the night.  

Stress Free, Sweat Free

If you're conquering the 674 steps of the Eiffel Tower or leisurely strolling through the sunlit Jardin de Luxembourg, let's face it – you're likely to work up a sweat. That’s why it’s crucial to choose garments that can handle sweat and odour, while keeping you cool all day long – just like our BeyondCool Tees

Your Week Long Carry-On Only Paris Packing List

Now that we’ve gotten the basics out of the way, we can move onto the 9 versatile pieces you’ll be rolling into your carry-on. 

  1. The Voyager Crewneck: Consciously crafted from our Cloud Terry, this lightweight sweater is perfect for layering.
  2. The Luxe ShapeKnit Midi Skirt: A timeless staple that can be dressed down for a visit to your neighbourhood boulangerie or dressed up for an evening at the Moulin Rouge.
  3. The Unblazer: Want a cozy layer that’s not a jacket or cardigan? Well the Unblazer’s literally got you covered. 
  4. The Dressy Sweatpant: The comfy bottoms that give a whole new meaning to airport chic. 
  5. The BeyondSoft Scuba Quarter-Zip Pullover: Its flowy fit and subtle mock neck adds a casual refinement to all your looks.
  6. The Luxe ShapeKnit Coatigan: A coat and cardigan two-in-one, this is your suitcase’s favourite outerwear.
  7. The Effortless Boat Neck Top: You’ll instantly pass for a Parisian in this elevated ¾ sleeve.
  8. The Dressy Lounge Pant: Its modern cut and wide leg silhouette ensure you feel comfortable, never confined. 
  9. The BeyondCool Tees: The ultimate base for each outfit, you can’t go wrong with this buttery soft yet breathable essential.

Styling It Right

With these carry-on staples, you'll now be able to effortlessly assemble endless outfits for your days in Paris. Here's a little itinerary for a seven day trip, with outfits to accompany. 

Day 1: Luxembourg Gardens and Dinner Cruise on the Seine. Pair your Dressy Sweatpants with your Voyager Crewneck, and settle into your first day with some low-key activities. 

Model wears the Voyager Crewneck in Black and the Dressy Sweatpant in Black

Day 2: Palace of Versaille. Nothing epitomizes 'let them eat cake' quite like matching the Coatigan with the Effortless Boatneck Top and Dressy Lounge Pants.

Model wears the Luxe ShapeKnit Coatigan in Light Heathered Grey, the Effortless Boat Neck Top in Warm White and the Dressy Lounge Pant in Black.

Day 3: Louvre. Couple your Midi Skirt with the BeyondSoft Quarter-Zip and you can meet the Mona Lisa in style. 

Model wears the BeyondSoft Scuba Quarter-Zip Pullover in Pink Quartz and the Luxe ShapeKnit Midi Skirt in Light Heathered Grey.

Day 4: Eiffel Tower. Climb the quintessential landmark in the Unblazer, Dressy Lounge Pant and Voyager Crewneck, so you can be just as captivating as the view you’re admiring. 

Model wears the Unblazer in Black, the Voyager Crewneck in Deep Amethyst and the Dressy Lounge Pant in Black.

Day 5: Montmartre and the Moulin Rouge. The Voyager Crewneck and the Luxe ShapeKnit Midi Skirt is your go-to duo for wandering around this charming neighbourhood. 

Model wears the Voyager Crewneck in Deep Amethyst and the Luxe ShapeKnit Midi Skirt in Light Heathered Grey.

Day 6: Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe. Look chic while strolling down the famous avenue in the Dressy Lounge Pant and BeyondCool Scoop Neck T-Shirt.

Model wears the Dressy Lounge Pant in Black and the BeyondCool Scoop Neck T-Shirt in Light Heathered Grey.

Day 7: Day Trip to Monet’s House in Giverny. Enjoy your last day and match your Quarter-Zip Pullover with the Impressionist painter’s iconic pink house.

Model wears the BeyondSoft Scuba Quarter-Zip Pullover in Pink Quartz and the Dressy Lounge Pant in Black.

Getting Started

Now that you’re inspired for your next trip to Paris, head here to mix and match colours, and build your own Paris Capsule.

 

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