What To Pack For London & France
When packing for Europe, I try to find the balance between comfort and style. In general, Europeans dress extremely chic. So, my typical outfit of yoga pants and sneakers don’t quite do the trick over there! HA!
But, you cannot only take how the outfit looks into account. You also need to think about how it feels when you wear it. I would argue that one of the biggest cultural differences between the United States and Europe is how much Europeans walk! (And honestly, that’s one of my favorite parts about traveling there.)
Looking back at what I packed, I noticed three main things that worked really well for my trip.
1. My shoes were flat or had chunky, low heels. It’s good to remember that many cities in Europe have cobblestone roads. So while a cute heel sounds picturesque, it’s not worth the rolled ankle.
2. I brought tops that pared well with jeans AND skirts. This tactic allowed me to be ready no matter what the weather decided to do! And, I could get double the use from the same piece.
3. My skirts/ dresses were paired with or had long sleeves. To be honest, I didn’t think about this prior to our trip in May. It wasn’t until I looked back at pictures that I noticed this trend. But, it totally makes sense! The last thing that you want to worry about is running back to your room to change. So, the longer sleeves kept me comfortable in the cool mornings. And, the skirts/ dresses allowed me to breathe in the afternoon.
With all that being said, here are some of the outfits that
I LOVED wearing and walking around in most!