Packing the right clothes for travel in Europe, and getting the right mixture of style and comfort, is always a challenge. On a recent day trip to Bergamo, Italy, however, I think I hit on a winning travel style. I wore a midi length flower dress and paired it with super comfortable embroidered flower booties and a leather jacket. I was comfortable all day and looked stylish enough to go to dinner after a whole day of sightseeing. Be sure to check out my newest travel video below, and experience Bergamo for yourself.
A military jacket has been my staple outerwear for fall and spring for years now. I bought my first one in Amsterdam years ago (I remember that at the time people were already wearing them in Europe, but they were really hard to find in the US). But in a moment of “I need to purge my closet of old stuff” last summer, I donated it. I regretted it almost immediately as I started seeing stylish moms at the playground looking stylish and happy in their own military jackets. And since then I had been on a hunt to replace it.
Chambray has been the color of summer for me, and this chambray dress is one of my favorite pieces. I was so unsure when I was buying it. I liked it; there was no doubt of that. But it made me stretch outside of my comfort zone.