Packing Light For Your Europe Trip: How 3 Wardrobe Staples Can Give You 9 Travel Looks

So you've finally got Europe in your sights. After months of scouring the internet with search terms looking a little like 'best places to have high tea in London', 'what time does the changing of the guards happen', 'what other museums besides the Louvre should I visit in Paris', or 'places to explore while in Italy', it goes without saying you’re feeling pretty prepared (thanks, Google).

But then that question nags just before setting off on the grand adventure: “What am I going to wear?” You don’t want to over pack and be hit by annoying overweight charges at the airport, and of course you need to leave some room for all the goodies you know you’ll be bringing back home for your friends and family (and yourself, obviously).

So what do you do? You get versatile...and look to us for answers. We've got 3 wardrobe staples, styled 9 different ways, to solve your Euro trip packing woes...

The Denim Jacket

A denim jacket is the perfect piece of outerwear and the master of versatility. No matter where you are in Europe, chances are it’s going to get a little chilly at some point (especially on the airplane). So whether you’re exploring a charming fishing village in Greece or the streets of Dublin, a versatile jacket is going to be your go-to.

Pair it with some stylish track pants, a t-shirt, and a pair of sunnies for traveling in between cities. You may find yourself stuck on a train, bus, or boat when going from city to city, or island to island, so make sure you’re comfortable (without having to compromise on style). You can also wear it with a pair of shorts, a cute blouse, and ankle boots for a day of exploring the city, or for a night out dress it up with a simple little black dress and pointed flats.

Travel Wardrobe Staple - The Denim Jacket
Travel Wardrobe Staple - The Denim Jacket
Travel Wardrobe Staple - The Denim Jacket

The Solid Color Dress

Having one solid color dress is perfect because you can style it in so many different ways. If you’re having a beach day during your island hopping vacation in Greece, it’s the perfect outfit choice because you can rock your bikini underneath and pair it with some sandals. Once you’re done soaking in the ocean, throw it back on and do some more exploring as you dry off. Keep it casual with a light scarf, cute boots, and a tote to go for a spin on the Eye of London, a visit to Montmartre, or a gondola ride in Venice. And at night, style the dress with some matching rose-gold accessories and heels for instant glamour – the perfect West End performance outfit.

Travel Wardrobe Staple - The Solid Color Dress
Travel Wardrobe Staple - The Solid Color Dress
Travel Wardrobe Staple - The Solid Color Dress

The Simple Sneakers

Having a pair of sneakers, or trainers as they’re called in Europe, is a must for any trip. A pair of Stan Smiths by ADIDAS are great because their simple design looks perfect with any outfit. Rock a cool moto jacket with a striped button-up, jeans, and sunglasses for an effortlessly styled look to travel in. During the day, style your kicks with some shorts and a simple sweater. If it’s warm in the day, you’ll want to bare your legs, but the sweater will keep you nice and warm for little gusts of wind. For a casual night out, style the sneakers with a nice black dress and a colored blazer for a fun pop of color. Don’t forget to add some gold accessories for a casual but fashionable look.

Travel Wardrobe Staple - The Simple Sneakers
Travel Wardrobe Staple - The Simple Sneakers
Travel Wardrobe Staple - The Simple Sneakers

Now get to packing!

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