Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm traveling to Europe this summer and I was wondering if you have/could make a list of do's and don'ts on any European styles you recalled? I'll be in Paris for a few days so if you observed any trends there that were significantly different from American trends that you could share that would also be fantastic:) I do know that Europeans don't wear running shorts or tshirts but I also read that shorts in general aren't really big there. Seems odd to me. I could really use your help!! xx
I’m probably like, the worst person to ask about fashion trends. But honestly, Europe in the summer is probably 25% locals, 75% tourists. So even if what you’re wearing isn’t typically worn by Europeans, you’ll be surrounded by tourists so you won’t be the only one dressing like that. In my opinion, I wouldn’t really worry about what’s in style over there. Just be you. Some obvious fashion no-no’s would be hawaiian shirts, fanny packs, cowboy hats, etc. Sometimes I’d see the occasional American backpacker that would be wearing a baggy t-shirt and colorful running shorts, which is totally normal summer wear in the US, but it definitely did stand out in Europe. So if you’re worried about standing out, I would avoid that “just left the gym/soccer practice” look.
But as far as that my advice is to just be you. You don’t need to stress about having your outfits be on-point with current European fashion trends. Don’t stuff your backpack with 60 pounds of clothes so you can have a new outfit everyday. It’s not worth it. Packing a ton of different clothing items to be a fashionista, is not worth it. 10 years from now when you’re reminiscing about your trip, you won’t remember all the outfit options you had stuffed in your backpack, you’ll remember the pain and agony of carrying the backpack around in the hot weather. Packing light doesn’t mean you have to look rough everyday. You can still look cute, but weighing down your bag and stressing out is really not worth it. I brought 2 jeans, 2 shirts, 2 shorts, a chambray shirt, and a rain jacket that all mixed and matched with each other. It was plenty. And I only stayed in one place for an average of like, 2 days so it’s not like anyone noticed that my outfits all looked the same. haha