I thought I would catch you guys up with all of my Euro Trip outfits, and suggest similar items for you to buy! Once again, I kept my luggage to hand luggage only- crazy, I know, especially because I was gone for 5 days! Hand luggage meant that I did a lot of planning beforehand, knowing exactly what to take with. Overall between Rome, Brussels and Amsterdam I packed 4 dresses, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 T-shirts, 1 pair of jeans and a shirt. I flew in jeans and a jacket, so that saved some space, but overall I think I did pretty well to pack within the hand-luggage limits. Here are my outfits, I hope they inspire some of you for this warmer summer season!
For our day in Rome, I wanted a dress (because I knew it was going to be super hot!) that would compliment the amazing surroundings. I was dying to visit the Trevi Fountain, so when I spotted this dress at the Forever New Factory Store (months before the trip) in Woodmead, I immediately had an image of me in it with the Trevi Foundation in the background. I love how the white and the blue completed the fountain! The hat was a lovely addition from ALDO accessories. You know I never met a hat that I didn’t like, so I had to get it! I wore my trusty (and so worm out!) Forever New block heels with it, I seriously need to get a new pair that is similar to it. You can shop a similar dress from Forever New over here, the ALDO hat here and the shoes over here.
When planning my trip to Brussels, I was expecting it to be full blown autumn. All weather forecasts told me that in mid-September, the weather in Brussels is 14-16 degrees. The week before I left, I checked the forecast and it said the same. Then I checked it again 2 day before I left, and it all of a sudden it changed to 24-26 degrees! I was not ready for this- for my birthday my friends especially got me beautiful autumn things to wear on my trip- a camel coat, polo necks and a lovely crisp white long sleeved shirt. And now, it was all of a sudden warm! I rushed into Zara the night before the trip and found this beautiful little white dress that felt very royal-like to me, because of its Tweed design, and pearls on the pockets. It was only R460 and since coming home I haven’t stopped wearing it! For shoes, I went with the same ones because of space, and because they actually really go with almost anything! You can shop this dress from Zara in stone right now, or online over here.
Amsterdam Day 1
Just like with Brussels, the weather in Amsterdam turned out to be a lot warmer than anticipated, and on the same Zara trip that I got my little white dress, I also got this beautiful green floral dress. It’s perfect for this summer weather, and in the background of Amsterdam in the fall, I loved how this outfit looked. I actually wore it with black brogues, because we did so much walking around in Amsterdam that I would have never managed it any other way. I just had my black leather jacket for when it got chilly, which added some edge to a floral outfit. The dress is in Zara right now, or you can shop it online over here.
Amsterdam Day 2
It was a little bit windy on our second day in Amsterdam, so I decided to go for a casual outfits with jeans. The jeans are my trusty favorites from H&M, and the shirt is from Zara. I love these brogues so much, and together with the jeans they always look so nice. An outfit like this is unusual for me, because I do wear a lot of dresses, and to be honest I’m not a big fan of pants or jeans! But I did like this look, because it’s more edgy than I usually wear! You can shop similar jeans over here, a similar shirt from Zara, and here is a similar pair of shoes from Cotton On.
Amsterdam Day 3
For our final date in Amsterdam, I chose this gorgeous dress designed by my friend Arum Lilea. You can shop her collection over here right now, but this dress is sadly sold out! I picked this dress because firstly I love the design- I never met a tea-length dress that I didn’t like! Secondly I knew that it’s beautiful pattern would compliment the backdrop of Amsterdam. Thirdly, I just wanted to feel feminine and pretty, and I got so many compliments in it! You can get a similar dress at Forever New, but I do encourage you to shop local and like Leanne’s page!
Moscow Day 1
While I do love picking fresh outfits for my trips, I’m not going to lie- it can get expensive! With this in mind I decided that if I wanted to take pictures in Moscow, I’m going to rather look at renting a dress for a few days, and if I want it then I’ll buy it. Renting a dress is getting more and more popular in Europe, and I hope it starts being a bit of a thing in South Africa as well. I got this beautiful dress from Uni Renter, because I wanted a design that would compliment the amazing backdrop of Cathedral of Christ the Savior. I know it sounds funny, but I feel like I look very Russian here, and I love it! I paired the dress with some fab earrings from Cotton On. Sadly, I don’t know where you could get a similar dress, I am still searching for one myself!
Moscow Day 2
And for my final look in Moscow, I rented another dress from Uni Renter! I loved its flowy, white design and luckily you can get similar dresses like this over here and over here. My mom and I went for breakfast at Clos Café, which is just Instagram heaven, and this dress looked perfect against the backdrop of this flower wall. This is a great design for the summer season with its light and airy sleeves, and delicate floral embroidery.
I hope you enjoyed my little recap of my Europe outfits. Stay tuned for some fresh new Lookbooks soon!