What To Wear on a European Vacation

Consider this your check list for your next summer get-away

WHERE — Barcelona, Costa Brava and Paris
PHOTOGRAPHY — Sam Flaherty

Is there anything better than a European summer? Warm evenings, ice cold spritz, eating fresh seafood right on the beach; aka all the good stuff. So consider this your packing check-list for your next European getaway.

Since summer is pretty much the only season where I can successfully travel with carry-on only (thanks to slinky dresses and itty bitty bikinis), I’ve compiled a quick hit-list of everything I’m packing in my suitcase over the coming months.

After years of over-packing I’ve finally understood that less is in fact more. Enter; the hero pieces I’m packing this summer. Call it the Euro summer wardrobe; just add denim cut-offs and plenty of SPF.

The White Bikini

To give the impression of a tan, even when you aren’t. Preferably served with a giant hat for maximum sun protection.

Wearing Re/Done white tee, Zulu & Zephyr bikini, Label Mix oversized hat

The Sheer White Blouse

Just as versatile as the classic white button-up, but a bit more sexy. Wear over a bikini by day, and pair with denim and a red lip by night.

Matin blouse, Levi’s Straight Leg Wedgie

A Red Swimsuit

Pammy eat your heart out. Embrace Baywatch vibes with a red one piece, preferably high-cut to elongate the leg.

Celine sunglasses, Calvin Klein one piece

The Floral Maxi

Is there anything that evokes the feeling of being on summer holiday more than a floral maxi? You could pretty much just pack this and be done with it.

Marni dress, Mansur Graviel bucket bag

The Feminine Dress

For when you wana be as cute as the European villages you’re exploring.

Isa Arfen x Mix Label dress, pom pom sandals from the Maldives (similar here)

The Halter

Yes, the 90’s revival is still going strong, so put your back into it with a halter or backless top. The sexiest way to show a little skin.

3.1 Phillip Lim halterneck, Levi’s jeans

The Wicker Tote

When you want to add a little French-girl cool. Bring along for both city and beach vacations.

Isa Arfen top, Levi’s jeans, Wicker tote (similar here), Ancient Greek velvet sandals

Anything Gingham

Blouse, swimsuit or dress; take your pick. Be sure to take at least one gingham piece away with you this summer.

Claudie Pierlot gingham top, Levi’s denim shorts, Mulberry bag, Zyne raffia flats

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