*Image via Claire Rose.
This post was prompted by a girlfriend asking me “what to wear to Europe without looking too American.” I went down a long and fun rabbit hole and thought I’d share my suggestions here. By the way, these pieces would be spectacularly chic stateside, as well, and I know from past posts that a lot of you prefer more of these sophisticated, neutral-leaning separates no matter the occasion!
My primary observation (from heavily style-stalking a lot of chic European women on Instagram) is to aim for black and neutral colors and to focus on contrasts in either proportions or style — vintage-style Levi’s with a sophisticated black tank tucked in, a voluminous dress with delicate strappy sandals, etc.
For travel day, I would reach for a loose-fit black dress layered beneath a cardigan (in black or camel) or wrap (in black, camel, white) and Supergas. Comfortable, layered, and sleek. Alternately, I am very intrigued by this Jenni Kayne set (look for less here), though I guess it depends on the heat of the destination…would not want to walk off the plane into 90 degree heat wearing those.
Some chic pieces for exploring and dining while abroad —
SMOCKED DRESS // LINEN CAMI // AGOLDE DENIM SHORTS // ALIGHERI COIN NECKLACE // KULE TEE // MATTEAU TOP AND SKIRT // YSL BAG // SUPERGAS // LUGGAGE SCALE // JCREW BUCKET HAT // HUNZA G SWIMSUIT // HAIR CLIP // AMAZON SUNNIES // MER ST BARTH MINI // ST LAURENT SLIDES // POOLSIDE TOTE // H&M HALTERNECK DRESS
Even more Euro-chic finds below…
P.S. Travel essentials.
P.P.S. European pharmacy favorites!
P.P.P.S. Lessons learned while studying abroad.