Happy New Year! I truly hope that 2020 is treating you well so far! To start off this year, I actually got to spend some time with family in the beautiful country of Malta. I can go on and on about how amazing this country is, but I’ll save it for a travel guide post. I’ve been to Europe a couple of times now and I think I have enough experience to finally share what to wear in Europe. This isn’t so much a packing guide but more of outfit inspiration for when you travel there.
In America, someone could be walking around in sweats or pajamas at a public place like the mall and no one would care because it’s nothing new. However, European fashion is different. It is the definition of classy. Haha okay I’m exaggerating a bit, but Europeans are very well dressed and you need to look the part! A good rule of thumb for creating outfits for your trip is to make sure that it is presentable. Here are a couple of outfits that I put together for my trip to Malta!
Outfit 1: Comfy and Casual
In Europe, there is A LOT of walking involved since the streets are small, taxis are expensive, and rideshares are limited. To get to that amazing restaurant or beautiful landmark, your legs are your best source of transportation! This is why it’s important that you bring comfortable clothes, especially shoes. In this outfit I’m wearing Cloudfoam Advantage sneakers, which has memory foam soles and is perfect for walking.
Outfit 2: Accessorized
This is probably one of my favorite outfits that I’ve put together just because I felt really cool wearing a blazer with jeans LOL. Overall it’s a pretty casual outfit, but adding the belt and blazer dresses it up a bit. That’s a packing hack for you! Be sure to bring basic clothes that you can rewear with different types of accessories to create an entirely new outfit!
Outfit 3: Layer Up
The weather is an unpredictable creature. To be safe when traveling to Europe, bring clothes that can be layered. That way, if it gets too hot you can easily peel off the outer layer. When the weather gets a bit cold just pop it back on! You don’t want to be walking around in a thick sweater on an unpredictably warm day and not be able to take it off, especially if your day is packed with adventure.
Outfit 4: Stay Neutral
If you like to plan ahead for some cute blog or Instagram pics, be sure to pack neutral colored clothes for days when you hit up some picture perfect places. Neutrals will match with any type of background!
Outfit 5: Fancy Shmancy
Always pack one semi-formal outfit just in case you go on a spontaneous, fancy dinner or event. This was my New Year’s outfit! I don’t know why, but it gives me a lot of Blair Waldorf vibes.
Outfit 6: Dress To Impress
I wear dresses to impress AND because they make packing so much easier. Instead of worrying about what top matches what bottom, you just have one dress that takes up less space in your luggage.
Since you’ve made it to the very end, I have one more hack to share! These Sam Edelman Boots have travelled with me all three times I’ve been to Europe. I highly recommend investing in good quality boots, especially if you plan to travel in the winter often. To make them more comfortable for walking, I added Dr. Scholl’s Gel shoe inserts (not the exact one I have). The great thing is that you can easily switch the inserts into other shoes that you bring on the trip.
Forever 21 Dress
Sam Edelman Boots
Thank you so much for reading this post! I hope that these outfits are a great source of inspiration for the next time you travel to Europe. If you’re not going to Europe anytime soon, these outfit can 100% be applied to other destinations. Let me know below which outfit you was your favorite! Also, be sure to stay tuned for more posts on Malta. <3
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