March 8th, 2017 at 2:00am

As an American studying abroad, it can be hard to know exactly what to wear to fit in with the effortlessly chic European crowd. Everywhere you go it seems like the locals are always dressed to impress with an important destination in mind. Now that I have lived in Florence for a little over a month, I have started to define my own European style while staying true to my personal aesthetic and taste. One of the main things I have learned is that black is everything. I find myself wearing black almost every single day just because it is so easy and literally goes with everything!

For this outfit, I took inspiration from the many fashionable locals and tourists I see walking the streets. First, these shoes are one of my first purchases in Italy. Oxford loafers are cute, comfortable, and great for walking around the city. Tights are another must-have for your European wardrobe. I wear these super sheer ones all the time. From a cute mini skirt to ripped jeans to cozy sweater dresses, tights have been my go-to item of the season. My little clutch purse is perfect a night out with friends. The little ring fits like a bracelet and holds all your going out essentials: phone, wallet, keys, and lipstick!

This leather skirt I scored from a cute little boutique while I was traveling the weekend in Amsterdam. I am obsessed with the detailing down the side, and it could easily be dressed up or dressed down while still radiating those edgy vibes. Here, I decided to pair it with a simple black turtleneck to contrast with my sheer tights. Then, to top off the look and add a little color, I put on my favorite tan beret. I know what you are thinking… “they are totally cliche,” but they are making an amazing comeback! I have been seeing them pop up more and more, from the runway to the streets, berets are back!