The French take vacationing very seriously, so it makes sense that they spend as little time as possible when it comes to choosing what clothes to wear whilst wiling away days by a pool or on the beach. But that kind of preparation takes some skill, and much like a Parisian’s capsule wardrobe, holiday packing errs on the side of simple and streamlined.
Parisian women tend to forgo makeup in favour of a few basics such as sunscreen (of course), lipstick and perhaps a little mascara—and the same goes for their clothing choices. They opt for minimum fuss so they can maximise time spent recharging batteries.
Holiday packing can always seem a bit daunting, especially when you’re going away, say, for a week, with only one carry-on suitcase. So by harnessing tips that I’ve picked up from my Parisian pals, I’ve selected a few key items that will save you from any stress. Once in the sun, you can sit back, relax and make the most of les vacances.