There’s nothing more fascinating to me than picking up on cultural differences. When I meet someone from a different country, I love taking note of the minuscule details of what sets us apart. May it be a word they use for a certain article of clothing or the way that they dress that makes them stand out among the party. There’s nothing people at Who What Wear love more than French fashion people, so finding out what they’re doing that New Yorkers are not is of extreme interest. A fashion-editor friend of mine, Ty Gaskins, recently bid New York adieu for some well-deserved time spent in Paris, and watching his experience unfold through Instagram Stories was giving an elevated take on Emily in Paris. I was living for it.
When he began telling me about the items that he was no longer wearing after his time spent in Paris, a common theme I noticed was that the French don’t seem to pick up on trends as easily as we do. Many of the items he mentioned that they were not wearing ended up being trends that left us as quickly as they arrived. It’s worth noting as you prepare your wardrobe for 2023. Below, find the five things you might need to drop from your wardrobe immediately if you have a visit planned to Paris.