Over the next three months we will be plotting our summer getaways and we hope you’ll join us! Every week we’ll be packing our bags and traveling to a new destination with Contiki, the worldwide leader in travel tours for 18-35 year olds. Each destination means a whole new wardrobe fit for the locale. On our journey you’ll be able to get tips from top fashion bloggers on beauty and style and sneak a peek at their travel essentials. This week we’re preparing for our European adventure with globetrotting fashion blogger, Francesca Garcia-Miro of Drifting Nomad. Find out what’s in her Shopcade and get her tips on what to wear in her three fave European cities.
I’ve been living in Europe for the past 11 years and have been able to travel, get lost, learn and absorb various and diverse cultures. If I had to pick three of my favorite destinations -with the risk of sounding cliche and cheesy – (and probably because I still have a lot to explore, get to know and learn) they would most definitely be Paris, London and a tie between Barcelona and Amsterdam.
PARIS is simply magical and really, who doesn’t love a city where you can find Nutella crepes in every corner? I did a few posts with some of my favorite corners of Paris last time I went for Valentines day. You can find them here & here. My ideal outfit in Paris would be a long peplum pastel skirt and a striped t-shirt with silver or gold oxfords and a nice hat. A cute yellow dress with some knee socks and a fun coat if it gets chilly could work as well. Of course, a camera always in hand. If I travel during winter a nice fur coat with some skinny leather jeans are a great option.
LONDON is grey, gloomy and it rains too much but I dare to say the variety of cultures and amazing people you find around the city is very similar if not greater than what you find in New York (and I’m a die heard NYC defender.) Fashion, style and personality abounds the city, it’s impossible to not get inspired. You can constantly feel inside a Mary Poppins scene though some neighborhoods can get extremely sketchy. During winter I feel like camel coats can be the perfect fit or an all white outfit with a cute pastel color oversized coat seems like something I would wear as well. London during summer simply calls for a crop tied vintage blouse, some high waist old mom jeans, a bandana wrapped around your head with some cute JuJu sandals or Supergas as well.
AMSTERDAM is amazing. A city surrounded by beautiful canals & people in bicycles. On the food note, their Olie Bollens in winter are to die for. As a matter of fact, take a look at some of my first posts where coincidentally they were of one of my trips to Amsterdam. Of course, you will see these balls that I am talking about in the first picture. If you haven’t noticed by now that I am a sucker for all things dough, IE: Funnel cakes, pancakes, doughnuts, cookie dough, etc., take a trip with me to Amsterdam and watch me eat 15 of those dough balls a day. Oh and cheese, I’ve seen cheese be made here and tried ALL sorts of them. What else can anyone ask for? (Oh yeah, HEINEKEN beer) The perfect outfit for a trip to Amsterdam would be some ripped jeans, a fluffy coat, a pair of Supergas a coal beanie and a backpack for when riding your bike.
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