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WHAT TO WEAR: Traveling

July 23rd, 2015 at 2:00am

It’s summertime—which officially means that students are diverging from their college campuses and converging on vacation hotspots worldwide, whether that means the sun-dappled white beaches of Santorini or the charming, cobbled streets of Paris. Particularly in Europe, where the temperature can range between the low 60’s in Helsinki to the high 80’s in Barcelona, what you wear can be anything from swimwear to full-on outerwear. If you’re going on a backpacking trip, the priority is to pack light with an emphasis on versatile pieces that can survive inclement weather conditions, as well as functional travel goods that are easy to carry and offer ample storage space. Even with the concern of not exceeding your baggage weight limit, it’s important that style does not take second place when traveling.

This urban nomad doesn’t believe in compromises when it comes to prepping for his travels, and is determined to bring his hipster fashion to the streets of Europe. Many say that the best garments to mix and match are on the monochromatic scale, so even those who like a little color in their life should bring a selection of subdued pieces on their voyage.

He has paired stylish All Saints trousers in military grey with a short sleeve white button-down from New Look, a combination that is relaxed and understated, yet sartorially striking. The key to cheating your travel weight limit is bringing a really good carry-on, which he’s achieved with this classic and roomy Herschel backpack. Shoes are perhaps one of the most important components of a traveling ensemble, as they have to endure long treks throughout the course of a vacation. This Fashionisto kicks off his vacation with these durable chukka boots from Hudson Shoes in two-toned suede and leather that strike the perfect balance between comfort and style. Of course, accessories make the man, and he finishes of his outfit with a vintage Pepsi belt and a sleek steel watch from Void that will fit snugly in his luggage. Bon voyage!

One Simple Change: If you’re looking to elevate your outfit from relaxed vacation style to stylish brunch casual, add a navy blazer that will instantly class up your look.