Whether you will be finishing exams or you are on a gap year, you are looking to be stylish going around Europe, time to show that you have your own Vogue standards!
It’s all very well to wear shorts and carrying an enormous backpack, but it is fair to say that having a certain flair can go a long way in all the countries across Europe. Even your passport can sport the must-have cover, patent leather if you please, in magenta or cream to match everything.
Before you set out, the essential jacket, from Victoria’s Secret, in linen that will look fabulous ironed or not since the more it is worn, the better the material. Sleeves can be rolled up when worn with jeans and sandals.
You will definitely need to come prepared here and having a scarf, useful also when you are off to more conservative countries, which really can dress up an outfit if you are hitting the town, like Rue Montaigne, Paris, but also can be rolled up under your head as a pillow if necessary on journeys. These are easily found at the airports and markets: pashminas are inexpensive and have a gorgeous selection of colours and can be worn all year round.
You will be visiting shoe cities, like on Via Montenapoleone, Milan, and it is advisable to have a pair of practical and comfortable ones as trying on shoes with painful toes and heels, having been forced to walk miles in heels, will not make buying new ones an incentive! Think flats, some kind of sporty shoe and/or easy sandals for those hot evenings.
When the sun comes through, and remember it will be hot, be ready with your classic shades…
LBD is absolutely essential especially if you are going to a restaurant or bar down on Stroget, Copenhagen, as it is so versatile, easily washed and becoming. It oozes sophistication or casual attire depending on the mood you are seeking. Where would we be without the little black dress?
For those chilly museums that you may encounter, don’t forget a cardigan as really that can also double up for you in the evening, dressing up anything. Keep it cheap and cheerful so that you will fit in on Calle Serrano, Madrid.
Without a bag to carry all this light apparel, you will need to have panache with some practical aspect but also have your own dash about éclat and feel great strolling around P.C. Hooftstraat, Amsterdam! Of course you are not looking to be a target but why not strut around wearing one of the great selec
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Your toiletries should mirror your personality especially as you will be on the go: choose small handy sets for cleansing, washing, hand lotion, cream but sun block through Molton Brown. Cool, scented and ideal for the smart and stylish traveller.
For all those perfect moments, don’t forget your camera while it’s all very well to have your iphone, a compact camera will go further and none better than a Lomo, quick and easy to use while also being in your style league.
You are now set and Bon Voyage!