Take Some Extra Style on Your European Vacation

June 15, 2018

There’s no better way to explore a new place than by seeing it the way the locals do. If you want to look and feel like you belong, what you wear is almost as important as where you go. When you’re traveling across the pond for a European vacation this summer, there’s no better way to avoid standing out as a tourist than by borrowing a few tips from some of Europe’s best-dressed citizens; Parisians. Keep reading to learn how you can create stylish vacation outfits for your European getaway by borrowing a few simple tricks from the women of Paris.

Don’t Go Overboard on the Trends

The Berkley Light Blue Silk Dress

If you choose to borrow just one style tip from the locals while on vacation, it should be to skip the latest, over-the-top trends in favor of more classic styles. Parisian women may be known for their impeccable taste in fashion, but you might be surprised to learn that they tend to favor classics, like neutral colors and simple cuts, over the latest trends. If they do choose to follow a trend, they usually do so by adding one or two key pieces to their wardrobe. Those pieces are often still styled alongside other classics to keep the look polished.

When it comes to choosing vacation outfits that follow this style tip, solid-colored bottoms in neutral tones paired with complementary tops are always a good choice. Dresses in simple cuts and patterns rather than trendy cuts that are off-shoulder, puffy-sleeved, or in bold hues are good choices. The Berkley Light Blue Silk Dress is a sophisticated, classy look that will never go out of style. Dress it up for a night out or down to stroll the streets of Europe in style and explore the sights.

Leave Your Yoga Pants on the Mat

We’ve informed you that Parisian women don’t tend to hop on the latest clothing trends. That’s why it should come as no surprise that athleisure hasn’t had the same popularity in Europe as it has had in the U.S. Choose to wear your yoga pants out shopping or your running shoes to dinner and you’ll no doubt stand out as a tourist in many countries across Europe.

Luckily, there are plenty of other options for vacation outfits that are still fun and fashionable, but also stylish. High-waisted shorts with loose-fitting tank tops will help keep you cool and give you the same range of motion as running shorts, but leave you looking cute and polished. Beach vacation dresses in lightweight fabrics and simple cuts are also a great way to stay cool and comfortable. The Farrah Navy Romper is another great choice. Lightweight and loose enough to keep you feeling fresh, the defined waist dark color gives it a polished look.

Choose Clothing that Fits Your Body Well

The Cool Jersey Rolled Cuff Shirttail Henley Dress

While we continue to see baggy, oversized pieces on the runways year after year, in Paris these pieces just won’t make the cut. Instead, tailored, well-fitting clothing is the norm. While you don’t need to wear items that are skin-tight, your shirts and tops should never hang from your frame, and should instead seek to compliment it.

Shift dresses, worn in your correct size, as well as those with a defined waist, are an easy way to follow this trend. This Cool Jersey Rolled Cuff Shirttail Henley Dress has a defined waist and classic shape but is still comfortable enough for a day of exploring new cities and sights.

Choosing Stylish Pieces for Your Eurotrip

Styling the perfect Parisian-inspired vacation outfits starts by picking out the right pieces. Ready to put these tips to work and start shopping for the right options? Visit Scout & Molly’s Boutique today to set up your own in-house style consultation.


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