the needle packs: paris


its spring/summer time which means vacays for everyone! (hopefully) so the needle is rockin a new summer series “needle packs”

my dear friend allison is taking a fabulous trip to paris & rome! (jealous!?) and asked my guidance for what to bring.

now we all can’t be carrie bradshaw and run off to paris with a fabulous russian artist with pounds of louis vuittion luggage filled with beautiful designer clothes. we can however pack key chic pieces to look like local!parispacking

(click the photo for shopping deets!)

there is a lack of color in here but i can’t help but only think neutrals when in the city of lights, even in summer (i did live there for 3 years). you want to blend in when visiting paris, and do not want to draw attention to yourself. parisians are just inherently chic and understated.


crossbody: paris is known for pick-pocketing in the summer! black and understated you will be set.

shoes: flats are a must on those streets (remember we can’t all be carrie). i am LOVING the chanel espadrille flats that are popping up everywhere. if you splurge on one item, it has to be these! a pair of somewhat comfy black heels for nights out are also great to have.

boyfriend shorts on those hot metro days, casual leather shorts for some edge, and this sheer paneled maxi can go from day to night.

top wise bring gauzy tops,Β  stripes always reminds me of classic coco chanel, chambray for layering, swing dresses, a beautiful printed romper/dress perfect for playing day drinking at the champ de mars under the eifel tower.

a cool menswear hat, awesome belt, and key piece of jewelry and you are set!

next week we head to rome!


going on a trip!?! let me know and i’ll help you pack!


One thought on “the needle packs: paris

  1. Hi there,
    I really enjoyed your piece on packing for Paris. I am going to Edinburgh for a week on Monday to celebrate the end of exams and one of my friends keeps threatening to set me up with “the perfect guy (for you)”. Do you have any advice on what to pack?

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