Your bags are packed, your passport is in hand, and your European vacation is all mapped out. Now the only question is, what should you wear on the plane?
Naturally, comfort is key, but you also want to look good. A polished outfit helps set the tone for your trip and gets you feeling extra pumped about going on vacation.
With that in mind, here are three fabulous travel outfits with European flair to help you arrive in style.
Choose a European Travel Color Scheme
Color is a good place to start when you are deciding what to wear to Europe. North Americans love bright colors and bold patterns, while Europeans lean towards quieter shades and classic prints.
The Euro-chic palette is made up of mainly neutrals and darker, muted colors with the odd touch of a brighter color thrown in here and there (often a bright accessory). The overall effect is a more sophisticated, elegant look even when dressing casually.
Feeling relaxed and cozy is important when you’re in the air for so long, which is why black leggings and a long shirtdress are perfect for a 6-hour or more flight across the ocean. Airplanes get chilly, so be sure to take along a wrap. This camel fringed cashmere shawl is light but warm. Of course, you’ll never go wrong in Europe with flat, neutral walking shoes and a chic black tote.
Go For Classic Styles
Classic cuts and a perfect fit are the hallmarks of European style. This simple shift dress with its black and white stripes has true French flavor and would look great if you were traveling to Europe. Add a dash of American style with these cool metallic statement sneakers. (Sneakers are big in Europe now too). A white jean jacket comes in handy anywhere you go in the world. Traditional, quality jewelry always looks right in Europe.
Dress up Jeans with Feminine Accents and Quality Accessories
Jeans are universal and look classy paired with rich, old world colors like rust, dark red, gray and gold and dark green. Keep your accessories streamlined and minimal for an elegant European vibe.
Scarves are right at home in Europe and add instant sophistication. A quality leather crossbody bag is out of reach of pickpockets and is perfect for hands-free juggling of suitcases or going sightseeing once you arrive.
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