There’s still a few weeks left of summer, so if you are traveling to Europe and wondering what to wear I have a suggestion for you.
Make your life easy and just pack dresses!
When I was in France a few years ago with my husband and three children traveling around Provence, and then up to Paris for a few days, I found dresses were the perfect travel wear.
It was far too hot to wear pants, and shorts would have felt wrong, so I opted for dresses. They hardly any space in my suitcase, made me feel feminine and were cool and comfy.
For a twelve day trip, I packed eight dresses: 7 casual, one slightly dressier. You could probably get away with 5 or 6, but I like to have a few extras to choose from depending on my mood that day.
During the day I wore these cute sundresses with flat gold or black sandals and a carried a large black tote to carry souvenirs I was buying along the way! At night I added jewelry, scarves, and small heels for a dressier look.
Now, we were on a family sightseeing trip. We were driving through the lavender fields and visiting the-the quaint French countryside towns in Provence.
In Paris, we were doing the typical tourist things – The Louvre, The Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Le Concierge, the Seine River Cruise, etc.
It was not a romantic couple’s vacation where we were slipping off to fancy Parisian restaurants and night clubs, although my kids happened to take this cozy shot of my husband one special night. If we had taken a couple’s vacation, I would have packed differently and brought some dressier date night things.
But for this kind of day tripping, my summer dress wardrobe worked beautifully. What a relief to open my suitcase, slip on my dress of the day and walk out the door.
When you are travelling you have so many things to keep track of that dressing has to be a no-brainer.