11 Parisian Winter Wardrobe Essentials

If you want to dress like a Parisian in winter, you’re going to need to start with the essentials. This list of Parisian winter wardrobe essentials will keep you warm and stylish during your winter in Paris.

Parisian Winter Wardrobe

While it rarely snows in Paris, the temperature outside can get quite low, which means you’ll need a good winter wardrobe to help you stay comfortable. Here are the pieces you need to visit Paris in winter!

The Parisian wardrobe consists of many more pieces than what is listed here, but this list will give you a good idea of the basic pieces you’ll need for Parisian winter style.

Camel Wool Coat

Parisians love wearing camel wool coats during winter. It could be a wool wrap coat or a simple single-breasted button-up wool coat. The warm camel color looks great on all skin tones! 

Shearling Coat

Shearling coats are the ultimate Parisian style winter coat. Dozens of designers in France have created their take on this ultra-warm jacket for winter.

Faux Fur Coat

Faux fur is a chic way to stay warm in Paris. Apparis and La Seine et Moi are two French faux fur coat makers. You can wear a colored faux fur coat or go with a classic black faux fur coat for evenings out.

Cashmere Sweaters

Cashmere sweaters are a must for keeping warm in Paris! Wear these over a simple white t-shirt and under a warm winter coat. 

Wool Sweaters

Parisians love wearing chunky wool sweaters in winter to keep warm. As they are sipping their café crèmes on the many terraces, their wool sweaters keep them cozy! 

Black Wool Pants

A chic pair of black wool pants are found in every Parisian girl’s wardrobe. These pants are great for workdays and carry you through the evening! 

Black Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans aren’t normally part of the Parisian girl wardrobe, but the one exception is wintertime when these jeans are perfect for wearing with black knee-high boots! 

Ankle Boots

A few pairs of leather ankle boots are a must for the Parisian wardrobe. I have a pair of black leather ankle boots as well as a pair of brown leather ankle boots. These are my go-to French fall/winter shoes!

Knee-High Boots

I love wearing knee-high boots in the winter. I get tired of wearing wool pants, so it’s nice to wear these boots with a mini skirt and tights from time to time. 

Cashmere Scarf

A thin cashmere scarf is a must-have for winter in Paris. I own one in beige for daytime and one in black for the evening! 

Leather Gloves

Finally, a good pair of leather gloves by a French glove-maker like Agnelle is perfect for keeping your hands comfortable in winter. I own a pair of black leather gloves with touch-enabled fingers by Agnelle so I can still use my phone while wearing them!

Those are my Parisian winter wardrobe ideas for creating chic Parisian winter outfits.

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