Off on your holidays soon? Here’s everything you need to get that Parisian style abroad

Going on holiday can often play havoc with your style. It’s difficult to pack all you need for a glamorous two-week break when you’re on hand luggage only, so you might find yourself stuck with one pair of denim shorts, three t-shirts in various shades of grey and a maxi dress that’s so crumpled it’s unwearable. Sound familiar?

The key to a super stylish holiday is minimalism, and that’s something the French have down to a tee. Packing a streamlined capsule wardrobe means you’ll always have pieces that go together, giving you endless outfit combinations for day and night. Let’s take a peek inside a Parisian suitcase, shall we?


The ‘goes with everything’ cami

Camisoles are much more versatile than t-shirts because they work for day and night. This halter-neck version has plaited detail at the back to give it an edge – pack a few in a range of colours and wear them with everything from tailored shorts to relaxed chinos.

The printed jumpsuit

A jumpsuit will quickly become your ultimate holiday outfit – not only because it looks great with minimal effort, but because it’s an entire outfit in just one piece. A jumpsuits is a brilliant space saver and if you choose a lightweight version like this, it can be rolled up small without creasing.

The embroidered blouse

Peasant blouses have made a big comeback this year – in lightweight cotton or cheesecloth, they’re perfect for holidays and will fold down small to fit in even the most overflowing suitcase. Choose a long sleeved style like this, so you can cover up if the sun gets too much.

The flowing maxi dress

You can’t go on holiday without a maxi dress, and this floaty style is our top choice. The graphic print and bold colour make it simple yet sophisticated – team it with leather sandals and you’re good to go.

The printed cover-up

A loose-fitting kaftan will quickly become your holiday essential, whether you’re at the beach or exploring a city. We love the tassels on this style, which can be thrown on over your bikini or worn with a vest and denim shorts.

The classic swimwear

These days swimwear comes in all manner of shapes and styles, but classic pieces are timelessly elegant and look oh-so chic. This striped swimsuit oozes 50s glamour, while this two-tone bikini is perfect for poolside posing.

The panama hat

Sun damage is certainly not stylish, and French women know that protecting your skin from the elements is one of the most important things to remember when on holiday. But before you pack that neon baseball cap, take a look at this pretty panama hat – in sleek black and cream with a flattering wide brim, it’ll keep the sun off your face and make a stylish finishing touch to your outfit.

The heeled espadrilles

Forget chunky heels and flimsy flip-flops – pack a pair of heeled espadrilles and you won’t take them off. This pair has a low heel and comes in a range of colours to suit every outfit, so you can wear them for wandering cobbled streets and dancing the night away alike.

Jen Allison
Jen is an online writer with a penchant for rose gold jewellery and oversized knitwear. She’s a stickler for grammar, loves a good book and can’t get enough of Instagram.

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