Summer is right around the corner, and if you’re planning a trip to Europe, you’re probably already thinking about what to pack. However, it’s important to keep in mind that European fashion norms can be quite different from what you might be used to. In today’s video, I will be sharing some common fashion mistakes to avoid during your European summer travels:
Wearing Athletic Gear in the City
While it may be comfortable to wear athletic gear while sightseeing, it’s generally considered a fashion faux pas in many European cities. Instead, opt for casual but stylish clothing that blends in with the locals. This could include a nice pair of jeans, a breezy sundress, or stylish shorts.
Dressing Too Casual for Dinner
Many European restaurants have a dress code, especially for dinner. Make sure to research the dress code ahead of time so you don’t show up underdressed. In general, it’s better to overdress than underdress for dinner in Europe.
Wearing Flip Flops Everywhere
While flip-flops may be the go-to summer footwear for many Americans, they’re not as common in Europe. In fact, in many European cities, flip-flops are considered beachwear only. Instead, opt for stylish sandals or comfortable sneakers.
Carrying a Large Backpack Everywhere
While backpacks are a practical way to carry your belongings while traveling, they’re not always the most stylish option. Large backpacks can make you stand out as a tourist, which can make you more vulnerable to pickpockets. Instead, opt for a smaller backpack or a crossbody bag.
Showing Too Much Skin
In many European cities, it’s important to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. This means covering your shoulders and knees. Even if you’re not planning to visit religious sites, it’s still a good idea to dress modestly to avoid unwanted attention.
Wearing Clothes That Are Too Tight
Tight clothing may be popular in some parts of the world, but in Europe, it’s generally not as common. Instead, opt for clothing that is slightly loose-fitting, which is more in line with European fashion.
Wearing Baseball Caps Everywhere
While baseball caps may be a staple in American fashion, they’re not as common in Europe. In fact, wearing a baseball cap can make you stand out as a tourist. Instead, opt for a stylish hat or simply leave your head uncovered.
In conclusion, while Europe is a diverse and vibrant continent, it’s important to keep in mind that fashion norms can vary widely from place to place. By avoiding these common fashion mistakes, you’ll be able to blend in with the locals and enjoy your summer travels to the fullest.
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