Europe is one of the most popular parts of the world for travel fanatics with a vast array of locations filled with history, culture and even – believe it or not – sunshine! Yes, parts of Europe, contrary to common belief are actually quite warm and the late summer months are no different with Southern and Eastern Europe in particular proving to be popular destinations.
Countries like Spain, Italy and Southern France have been popular for many years because of their locations along the Mediterranean and their close links with each other making it easy for travellers to hop across the border to take in some extra local scenery. Of course, some European countries are popular for more than just their culture and their beaches, they have their fashion ties too with Milan and Paris the standouts along with London further up the continent.
When travelling around Europe it can be difficult to judge what to wear purely because you never know what the weather is going to do next even in the middle of Summer let alone in the latter stages approaching Autumn. Those in the North of Europe might have already put away the Summer clothes while those in the South are still sunning themselves on the beaches and those in the East are flocking to the coast or cities wearing anything from beachwear to jackets. Why can’t it just be warm or cold? It makes fashion choices so much simpler, especially now the new Autumn-Winter ranges are out.
If you’re someone thinking about travelling into Europe any time soon, here are some ideas to make packing a little bit simpler:
A lot of Europe is more related to a cultural trip than a beach holiday and for that reason alone you need some comfortable footwear. Flip flops and sandals will be a stylish option and are a great idea for something lightweight if you know you can walk any distance in them, but for more practical purposes it could be worthwhile bringing some trainers or espadrilles.
Your accessories will make a difference to whatever outfit you wear and whatever you choose to do so make sure you have something for every occasion from a beautiful dinner in a local restaurant to relaxing by a swimming pool or walking around town – there will be tons of photos after all!
Another option is to leave plenty of space in your suitcase before you go so you can invest in local outfits when you get there. We’ve already covered the fact that Paris, London and Milan are among the fashion capitals, but Europe has far more to offer with Icelandic fashion retailer lastashop.com just one example for you to admire before you travel, showcasing the latest and greatest in Scandinavian fashion trends with their bright and bold colours contrasting with minimalist, subdued style that can be topped with the right jewellery.
Take Warm Clothes!
Finally, be sure to take something warm! We talk about a late-Summer break but don’t call it an “early Autumn” break which means that the weather will be starting to turn and the light fading much earlier. Some parts of Europe will already be getting chilly, particularly in the evenings, but taking the right warm clothes will allow you to remain outdoors to enjoy your surroundings.