Parisian Street Style: The Art of Layering for the Weather

by Tory Hoen
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Tory Hoen

After attending Brown University and spending two years in New York, Tory bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a writer (and of drinking wine at lunch). During her time in the City of Light, she chronicled the euphoric highs and the laughable lows of ex-pat life on her blog, A Moveable Beast. Though she's now based in New York, she travels frequently to Montreal and Brazil, and she'll use just about any excuse to jet to Paris ("I ran out of fleur de sel"). A regular contributor to Hip Paris, Tory also writes for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and she is a co-author of's Guide To Life After College. View Tory Hoen's Website

6 comments on “Parisian Street Style: The Art of Layering for the Weather

Geneviève - Hipparis

Hi David! It’s absolutely OK to wear jeans — the key is to go as dark as possible. The lighter the jean, the more casual it is, so a nice-fitting pair of dark blue or black jeans will be just fine for almost any occasion. That said, if you are going to a ‘nice’ dinner, slacks might be a wise choice.

david waterman

Hi Ladies. Quick question about jeans. Is it appropriate for Paris? We have nice clothes with us for daily use, but a good pair of designer jeans would go great for our nights at bistro’s etc. I had heard this is a fashion no-no in Paris. just looking for advice.


I appreciate the advice, sounds much like the weather in Vancouver…I now know what to pack for my trip in two weeks! can’t wait!

Love the tips, I will pack many layers for my upcoming trip!

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