Melissa H. wrote, "Dear Outblush, I'm travelling to London and Paris in a couple weeks. The last thing I want to do is look like a tacky tourist, so I am hoping you could help me look cute in pictures while staying comfortable on the go. Could you suggest a few pieces that would help me look indigenous while offering the flexibility of all-day wear and miles of walking? If you could find anything that would suit a petite frame, even better! Thanks in advance!"
Melissa, you lucky duck, you! So far as fashion goes, a lot of the same things that are currently trendy Stateside will work equally well in Europe: cropped lighter-wash jeans, belted shorts, flowy tank tops & tunics with interesting details, etc. You want pieces that are made from lightweight fabrics that don't wrinkle a lot, since the temperatures will be in the 70's and 80's. And, and, Cole Haan has expanded his popular Nike Air line of shoes from work-appropriate pumps into trendy flats and gladiator sandals, so you can walk for miles and still look cute. Have an awesome trip!
1 - TopShop Micrame Twist Neck Tunic ($80)
3 - RicRac Montage Tank ($68)
5 - Deletta Carefully Cultivated Tank ($78)
6 - Banana Republic Petite Indigo Skinny Cropped Jeans ($60 on sale)
7 - ASOS Belted Cotton Shorts ($37, in 2 colors)
8 - Cole Haan FLX Women's Air Veneta T-Strap Sandal ($79-110, in 3 colors)
9 - Cole Haan FLX Air Bandon Flats ($110, in 2 colors)
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