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The most seasoned travelers pack a simple palette of neutrals with one major accent piece and a few accessories to add other splashes of color. We’ve spotted red jeans all over the fashion blogosphere, and since the oft-dreary days of February in Paris could use a bit of color, we opted for a more sophisticated version of stop-light red trousers. Two whimsical scarves add interest to otherwise simple outfits comprised of basic grays, camels, and Breton stripes. We’ve also packed a Chanel evening bag, and one fabulous statement piece, a cuff bracelet from Lizzie Fortunato Jewels. Pack these essentials, and you’ll be ready for any and everything Paris has to offer – from getting your silhouette cut at the artists’ market in Montmartre, to swilling champagne at George V.

Pack it

Ralph Lauren long sleeve shirt
$185 – mytheresa.com

Z Spoke sheer blouse
£90 – flannelsfashion.com

J Crew knit sweater
$80 – net-a-porter.com

Jigsaw cotton cardigan
£98 – jigsaw-online.com

Jane Norman pencil skirt
£28 – janenorman.co.uk

Stella McCartney straight leg pants
£259 – farfetch.com

J.Crew stretch jeans
$125 – jcrew.com

Christian Louboutin knee high leather boots
£865 – net-a-porter.com

J Crew travel luggage
$1,750 – jcrew.com

Chanel evening bag

Cashmere scarf
£125 – austique.co.uk

Hermes scarf
$410 – usa.hermes.com

You may also enjoy A Woman’s Paris™ blog, The basic Paris survival kit – what to pack. After tickets and passports our survival kit for Paris; four pencil skirts plus Calvin Klein long-sleeved T-shirts: three in black and one in white. An Hermès scarf at the neck or tied at the waist to dress an outfit up or down, and…

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