Summer Vacation Packing Musts: European Getaway

by Jul 1, 2015blog0 comments

Another summer hotspot everyone loves traveling to during the summer is none other than Europe! Who doesn’t love experiencing different cultures, enjoying beautiful cities and roaming coastal towns we never have the time to appreciate throughout the year. While traveling is always an amazing adventure, Europe can be difficult to pack for considering the long and hot days full of walking and sight seeing. Here are some fashionable yet practical ideas for your European getaway that are sure to let you maximize your travel time.

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I love this cotton midi dress from Ann Taylor because it is the perfect length for walking around the city all day with enough breeze to save you from the scorching sun. The light wash colors and light fabric make sight seeing so much more enjoyable throughout the day.

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This embroidered maxi dress available at Intermix is also a perfect dress for walking all day and doubles as a cover up for your days at the beach or by the pool. It’s the perfect slip on and off maxi so you don’t waste any time going back to the hotel to change outfits.

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It pairs wonderfully with a lighter toned bathing suit like this Zimmermann piece also available at Intermix. Floral bathing suits are very much in style this season and the perfect way to stay feminine and classy while poolside.

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Another look for vacation street style you can’t go wrong in is the high-waisted short paired with a crop top. These shorts from Club Monaco are the perfect color to match with multiple neutral tops so you can wear them interchangeably throughout your stay. They fit loosely enough to enjoy the comfort of a breezy outfit when exploring foreign cities while still looking put together and fashion forward as always.

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This eyelet crop top also found at Club Monaco is the perfect top to pair with these shorts as it gives a structured finish to the outfit while still being comfortable enough to walk around in.

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The most essential component of a practical outfit for adventuring all day is undoubtedly your shoes. The right pair of shoes can make or break a vacation, as walking for hours uncomfortably can ruin a gorgeous day. I suggest bringing a pair of classic white sneakers you can pair with any outfit throughout your travels like these Eytys available on Net-A-Porter. While classic in style their platform makes lengthy walks easy and their color makes them easy to pair with any outfit.

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For days when walking is more limited, a nice leather sandal is always a good choice. These brown wrap up leather sandals available on Net-A-Porter are great for a day of shopping or lunch with family and friends.

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I also suggest wearing a light backpack throughout the day instead of bringing a purse because they are easier to carry and allow you to put more essentials in your bag to avoid going back and forth to the hotel. Try pairing a neutral toned bag like this leather Gucci backpack with your outfits to look stylish yet practical for all your travel endeavors.

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Make sure to keep checking my blog for the next summer destination I will help you pack for!

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