Scarves of Paris

by Chris on March 15, 2010

No question, it’s the scarf that provides the flair in French fashion. Some street photos from Paris.

Paris Style

I’m in Paris for the next few days as a guest of Michelin, the producers of the Green Guides and other guidebooks. I love Paris; this is my fifth visit to the city (although my first since 2005).

After lunching with a friend who goes to graduate school here, I walked up and down the Seine riverbank, people watching until my jet lag bested me.

The weather is sunny, with temperatures in the 40s. You’d think it was much colder, however, by the way the Parisians were dressed.

I saw many bulky sweaters and coats – and of course, that staple of French fashion, the scarf.

EVERYONE, and I mean everyone, wears a scarf in Paris. It defies age and gender, hip and staid.

In fact, I felt a little out of place without one. Luckily, there are plenty of stands where you can buy some very cheap, yet practical scarves so you can let your French flair fly.

Read my full Paris trip report here

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Shawn March 15, 2010 at 5:58 pm

I still have, and love, the simple black, brown and white knit scarf I bought in Paris 2 years ago. Everyone has one and it was fun looking at all the styles and colors. Jealous of your time over there so enjoy and have a cup of cafe au lait for T and I.


Caroline Sanfilippo March 16, 2010 at 10:09 am

These photos make me want to visit Paris! I’ve only been once when I was in high school, but I’d appreciate the experience so much more now.


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