This dress (previously traded, but I got it back. I think the "Dora the Explorer" photo is from 2010)
These shoes, my cardigan, t-shirts, and jeans. I'll wear my sunglasses, watch, purse, and wedding ring everyday, and a scarf for special events. I have two bathing suits, plus one bridesmaid dress I haven't seen yet- a total of 18 pieces.
Paris' summer weather isn't very different from Cleveland. I may need to pull out boots and a coat one day; the next could be sweltering. We don't have air conditioning, but we have metal shutters outside for ventilation and shade, which I open and close depending on the sun's position. Several asked how I store out-of-season clothes. I keep everything in the closet year-round. I don't have enough to justify storing elsewhere! Besides, Kar and Toffel use the under-bed area for their stuff. I have a canvas garment bag, but this method for repurposing old sheets makes good garment protectors.
As per usual, this isn't a guide for gauging what French women wear in the summer. My friends are always cold and wear tights, jackets, scarves, etc. throughout the season. We've had one really hot day so far, when I saw many girls wearing spaghetti strap jumpsuits or thigh skimming sleeveless tops with boxy collarless jackets and jeans / shorts. Women aged 30-45 wore tunics and navy / khaki shirtdresses and 45+ wore white knit or sheath dresses- all with ankle boots, black-and-white Nikes, Stan Smiths or ballet flats. I spotted exactly one woman wearing a dress the same length as mine, and that was probably only because she was riding a bike!