Whether picnicking on the lawn of the Sacré Coeur or wandering the cobbled streets of old Montmartre, you’ll want to sport a romantic ensemble (and sensibly stylish ballet flats) when visiting this historically bohemian, artists’ hangout. We recommend a flowy floral top or dress, an homage to the naturalistic subject matter favored by the impressionist painters who once populated the winding streets surrounding the cathedral.
Red light district no more, this once infamous Paris neighborhood is fast becoming a hip, downtown hangout, as trendy bars and organic grocery stores fill the space formerly occupied by burlesques and sex shops. The epitome of what the French call “bobo,” or “bourgeois bohème,” you definitely want to rock your most stylish pieces when visiting this quarter. Contrast an oversize, menswear-inspired coat with tailored skinny jeans and a flirty, feminine top. Flat studded boots set in opposition to a chic topknot complete the look.
A casual ensemble is perfect for a daytime visit to this gentrified, former working class neighborhood, best known for its expansive open-air market. For an evening out, the lively Bastille area, with its dozens of live music bars and venues, is also perfect for sporting edgier pieces with a rocker sensibility.
A diverse district that houses everything from Victor Hugo’s former residence to the city’s best falafel shop—anything goes in the Marais. The same is true when it comes to fashion. In a neighborhood known for its vintage shops, as well its collection of one-of-a-kind, local designers, there is no dress code. Feel free to wear your quirkiest, most free-spirited ensembles as you explore the streets surrounding the picturesque Place des Vosges. This is the neighborhood for clashing patterns, mismatched prints and bold splashes of color.
Flat Leather Knee Boots, Binome
Abstract-Print Top, Simonne & Lisa B.
Keep your style as classic as the architecture in this upscale pedestrian quarter. The outdoor terraces of the restaurants and bars in this neighborhood are the perfect venue for showcasing your chicest pumps, most glamorous lip color and, of course, your very best little black dress.
Nestled in the city’s Left Bank, Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the ideal venue for showcasing your take on the latest trends but always complying with the highest standards of Parisian elegance. Peppered with hangouts and watering holes once popular with intellectual bad boys such as Earnest Hemmingway, this neighborhood is nowadays populated by the chicest of ladies frequenting designer boutiques in stunning head-to-toe looks.