ICYMI, Matt and I went to France to celebrate our ten-year wedding anniversary. He’d never been, and I had only been to Paris once as a teenager with my family. As we were planning our trip, we knew Paris was a must. But I wanted to see a little more of the country, too. So, we added in some extra time to see the south of France, specifically St. Tropez and Marseille.
Once we figured out our vacation stops, I went all in on planning my outfits for this trip. After over two years of zero big vacations, I really wanted to embrace French fashion and have fun with my personal style. Each place we visited in France had its own vibe, so I had a lot of fun with my looks. (It’s also safe to say I’m a Francophile now, and completely obsessed with Parisian style and beauty.)
Here is everything I wore during my trip to France.
What I Wore in France
Ah, Paris. Parisian style is so classic and effortless. I love that they embrace neutrals and timeless patterns like stripes or polka dots, without leaning in too heavy to any specific fashion trend of the moment.
I felt right at home in my tailored shorts and striped tee, but also had some fun with this puff sleeved dress. For our first night, we celebrated our arrival with a fancy dinner. So you know I had to have my Carrie Bradshaw moment with a statement dress. 🙂
WHAT I’M WEARING: GANNI SILVER DRESS // CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SANDALS (MORE AFFORDABLE VERSION HERE) // CHANEL BAG // NARS LIPSTICK IN JUNGLE RED
St. Tropez Outfits
The French Riviera is a summer spot like no other. With pristine beaches, acres of wineries, and yachts for days, it’s no wonder people love to visit St. Tropez. Dressing in here is a bit more colorful than Paris – it’s a holiday destination after all. So I embraced the Hermes head scarf Matt bought me last year with almost everything I wore. And also wore white. A lot of white.
I also traded my graphic tees and flip flops for breezy dresses and sandals. For my full list of must-have pieces to wear in the South of France, click here for my French Riviera style guide.
What I Wore in Marseille
Marseille is the oldest city in France, and an important historical hub for fishing and trade. It’s a large city. And, although a lot of the architecture looks like Paris, has a much more urban feel.
Although St. Tropez is only a couple of hours away, the dress code here is much different. It’s more on the casual side. And decidedly a little less chic than Parisian style.
I kept to flowy maxi dresses and walking sandals for walking around the Vieux-Port (Old Port) and our day trip to Aix en Provence.