Are Parisian women more beautiful, more fashionable than their poor provincial cousins in the U.S.A? I think that a sampling of street photography from major U.S. cities shows we can strut with the best of them.
My tip for Parisian travel: dress as you would for a day out in New York or Chicago. Imagine a full day of it: starting with a major museum such as the Met or the Art Institute, followed by lunch, then some shopping before an evening at the theater. What would you wear? Hiking sandals with socks? Old cargo pants with fully loaded pockets? An old sweatshirt? In that case, no website advice will help you. You have utmost confidence and are not in the least fazed by sartorial dictates. Either that or you just can’t be bothered. But if you are someone who would rather lose a day’s pay than be seen with her roots showing, then you already know how to dress for Paris. Black be damned. If you love color, go for it. You know your style. The real trick is how to pack your style so you are ready for anything without being bogged down by excessive luggage.
Shoes are a good place to start. Let’s work from the ground up. Be honest. No matter how much you love your heels, do you love them enough to risk turned ankles on cobblestoned streets? Do you love them so much you would happily walk in them for say, eight miles each day? If you must take your heels, save them for your night out, when you might be cabbing it back home. Otherwise, embrace the flat. Are flats the sexiest option? No, of course not, But you will end your trip so happily proud of yourself for making the right decision.
And there are so many good, fashionable flat choices out there.
Tory Burch Snakeprint Ballet flats (http://www.toryburch.com/raleigh-snake-print-ballet-flat/31158046.html?dwvar_31158046_color=977&cgid=shoes-flats&start=8)
These are a good neutral with a bit of visual interest. They look great paired with a dress or with pants.