FASHION FROM ABROAD: European Classics

One of the most daunting tasks a true Fashionista must face when studying abroad is packing and planning a wardrobe. We are attached to each and every piece of our clothing, we want to bring it all, and we are obsessive over-packers! All that aside, we want to look the part of a chic European traveler, so carefully contemplating each piece we pack and planning outfits three months in advance is no foreign concept. This girl right here envisioned this perfect outfit for studying abroad in Siena, Italy!

One simply classic piece for the spring and summer months are those perfect white jeans. If you’re a little edgier or adventurous, grabbing a pair that is distressed is a great subtle touch to spice it up without going over the top. And though white jeans go with practically everything, another staple here is a super on-trend denim off the shoulder top. No doubt this trend has carried its way across the ocean to Italy and held its own among the teens in the city who sport similar attire. To keep the colors light and springtime appropriate, this Fashionista opted for a spunky pair of light blue-gray gladiator sandals to tie it all together.

Because it is getting very warm in Italy and summer is on its way very soon, the flowy material of the shirt and open sandals are great for keeping cool if you plan on being outside a lot (which you should!). To finish the look off and keep the theme with the airy and dreamy feel of the look, she paired a couple of thin and muted bracelets, with a dainty pendant necklace. Her bag is also perfectly compact for walking through the streets of the city while also holding all the things she needs, and keeping them protected!

If you’re on your way to Europe (maybe even Italy!) for vacation or for a semester abroad, here is a perfect example of what you should expect to see on the streets. Of course, you don’t have to conform, and you never should, but this Fashionista marvelously executed the effortlessly simple style that has taken over European fashion.