The European getaway you booked is finally on the horizon! After reading all the guide books you could possibly get your hands on, and hours spent on the internet searching for all the best places for an evening jaunt in jolly ‘ol London (or whatever other city you have plans to venture to), you’re finally ready. Except now you’re suddenly wondering if you have anything remotely chic enough to not make you not stick out like a sore thumb amongst the stylish locals. Not to mention, you don't want to over pack and pay those annoying overweight airline fees. No need to worry or overthink your wardrobe dilemma though. WISHI Stylists have picked out the top 3 wardrobe staples and styled them different ways to show you how you can pack light and still rock 9 stylish travel looks in Europe.
The Bomber Jacket
A bomber jacket is the only piece of outerwear you’ll need to take with you as it’s on trend and looks good on everyone. There are points on your travels where you’ll find yourself a bit chilly, so whether you’re wandering the streets of Dublin, or checking out the local nightlife, a bomber jacket is sure to keep you warm and looking great.
Pair it with some comfy sweats to dress up a laid back look that’s great for a day of traveling in between cities. It’s also great to wear for a day of exploring with some nice jeans, a simple plain t-shirt, a baseball cap, a couple of bracelets, and a cool pair of kicks. For a night out, rock some dark slacks with a black t-shirt and you’re good to go for a few rounds of lager.
You can never go wrong with a button-up shirt! For a cool look, opt for a chambray (a light, comfy denim-like material) as it can easily go from stylishly casual to refined in no time. For a stroll around a quaint fishing village in Greece, wear it underneath a light knitted sweater, a pair of shorts, and complete the look with a cool pair of wayfarers, a leather braided bracelet, belt, and clean white sneakers. If you’re just going to wander around and take in the sights, pairing it with some brown trousers, a tan tee, brown leather sneakers and aviators will have you looking like a modern day Indiana Jones. Just don’t snatch any artifacts from the Louvre, okay? For the evening, pair it with dark trousers, a tee, black leather sneakers, and a cool jacket.
The Simple Sneakers
Shoes are the most important thing to pack since you’ll be on your feet for the majority of your trip. A classic pair of white sneakers are a great choice as they’re both functional and fashionable. Wear them with some black shorts and a tee or light sweater in various shades of grey for those long rides between cities. While checking out the Parthenon in Greece, pair them with some tan pants, a short-sleeved chambray, and cozy cardigan. And you can never go wrong with rocking them with a pair jeans, a plaid button-up, and a bomber jacket.