|Even under leaden skies, an enchanting vista|
Merci, chère Tish, for the invitation to post about one of my favorite topics, Packing For Paris!
Run an internet search on “what to pack for Paris” and the results will probably yield hundreds of links. Due to its history as the birthplace of modern fashion and reputation for stylish inhabitants, probably no other city provokes such angst for some travelers about what to pack and wear.
|“Polyvore on the Floor” – last year’s travel capsule for 2 weeks in Italy and Paris in May|
Though we’re still a few weeks out, I’ve checked the average temperatures for April and have started mentally planning my travel capsule. I may adjust an item or two as we get closer.
Tops.I’m a huge fan of Eileen Fisher’ssilk jersey tops for travel. They are lightweight, washable (hang to dry overnight) and layer beautifully under sweaters. The tanks are also great as a base layer for warmth. I’ll probably bring one or two each of the tanks, short sleeve and long sleeve versions, in black and grey.
Skirt:Blackstretch pencil skirt from Eileen Fisher. Can dress it up or down.
Jacket. A lightweight cotton/silk blend knit.
Dress. A dress that can go from day to evening in a lightweight knit fabric is also under consideration.
Outerwear.Alightweight black raincoat, also from Eileen Fisher. This one also does double-duty as a chic evening topper. A heavy coat shouldn’t be needed this time of year, and I can always layer up underneath for warmth. Rain is always a possibility in April!