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Planning a school trip and still undecided on the destination? Then look no further than Paris, the most popular destination for European school trips, and with good reason.

Not only is travelling from England to Paris an easy journey: ferries and The Eurotunnel offering a quick and simple route, but Paris is a beautiful city with countless landmarks and a fascinating, eye-opening culture that will broaden the mind of even the most stubborn individual.

"Paris has something relevant for everyone; something relevant to your school group’s national curriculum."

Paris has a vast and vibrant history, featuring landmarks such as Disneyland, Arc De Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower, amongst many others, meaning that Paris has something relevant for everyone; something relevant to your school group’s national curriculum, so planning a school trip to Paris will give you plenty of options for your itinerary.

Aside from its beautiful landmarks, Paris is widely considered to be one of the leading fashion capitals in the world, along with other prominent cities, including Milan, New York, and London. Home to many world-famous brands, such as Chanel, Givenchy, and Jean Paul Gaultier, it's easy to see why fashion  is such an important part of the French, and Parisian culture.

"The cultural differences are vast, and this is where the fashion trends of both form their own identities."

Climates obviously play a big part in fashion: the cold, harsh winters of New York will often bring out the thick jackets, scarves, and woolly hats; while warmer climates, such as Milan, will often see civilians sporting t-shirts, shorts, and sandals.

The climate and weather patterns between the UK and Paris are reasonably similar though, with Paris boasting a slightly higher temperature consistently throughout the year. Despite the similarities in climate, the cultural differences are vast, and this is where the fashion trends of both form their own identities.

So, if you're planning a school trip to Paris, make sure you take the advice below on the city's fashion trends, enabling you and your school group to blend in with the vibrant Parisian culture, for a greater, more authentic experience!

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Fashion Tips when Planning a School Trip to Paris: We Encourage:

Keeping it Simple

There’s a general trend when it comes to fashion in Paris: the simpler, the better. Part of the allure of Paris is the seemingly non-caring aura and nonchalant attitude towards dress senses. In Paris, dressing looks effortless. So keep the accessories and jewellery to a minimum.

So when you’re planning a school trip to Paris, wear attire that is low-key. Stand out too much, and you’re trying too hard. Here are a few more fashion tips when planning a school trip to Paris:

  • Keep it Tight: There’s no room for baggy clothing in Paris. Wear relaxed to tight-fitted clothing. Baggy is baggage.
  • Check out the seasons! A white shirt and suede shoes are no good in the rain, and an undignified dash through a downpour is a no-no.
  • Wear sunglasses - either on your face, on your head, or tucked into your shirt. You never know when you might need some shade.
  • Experiment with hats! Why not? From floppy sun hats, to straw boaters, baseball caps and even an ironic beret... just hold tight if you go up the Eiffel Tower!
  • Do be comfortable in your own skin, and with the style you choose to wear. Confidence is the key to any successful outfit and whatever budget you can afford to spend, this attribute is free... and priceless.

Fashion Tips when Planning a School Trip to Paris: We Discourage:

  • Wearing an outfit that's too small! Parisians tend to be tall and lean, and can be quite judgemental, with a chilling smirk if your buttons are stretching where they close.
  • Throw anything on - those photos will haunt you forever if you make a mistake! Plan your outfit combinations in advance - and seek an honest opinion!
  • Don't blow your budget on a belt! Accessories are just that... if you want to find a fresh outlook and reinvent yourself, spend money on shoes and hair as these are the only things you wear every day.
  • Trying too hard! Relax and have fun. Don't be afraid to mix and match with your mates...just don't spill you crepe aux chocolat down their favourite top!


So there you have it. The general rule when planning a school trip to Paris is to relax and keep it simple. For a smart but casual look, why not try out our school hoodies range. Remember though, that baggy or too tightly-fitted clothing is a no-go in Parisian culture, so make sure you get your sizes right by 'Downloading our free 'Comprehensive Guide to School Hoodie Sizes and Fitting’:

Download the free Comprehensive Guide to School Hoodie Sizes and Fitting today

If you, your loved ones or your school trip organiser are great fans of hoodies, then you will certainly appreciate a reliable and accurate hoodies size guide.

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