After living in Paris for nearly two years, I’m still amazed at how well European women dress. It is rare to see anyone whoisn’t well-dressed — even if they’re just buying some milk from the grocery store. We lived down the block from an elementary school and every day we’d see moms with high heels and skirts pushingtheirstrollers down the street.
That’s why I thought I would share some of my women’s European fashion observations from living in Paris and from my travels throughout Europe. Hopefully, these fashion tips will help you choose which clothes to bring on your next trip and give you an idea of how to dress like a European.
Note: Most of my observations are from Paris since this is where I’ve lived the most, but Parisians are considered some of the best-dressed people in Europe, so they are a good group to take fashion advice from.
The Golden Rules for Women’s European Fashion
Honestly, there are no “rules” and there really isn’t a true “European” fashion. You’ve probably heard that Parisians only wear black, but if you walk around the streets of Paris you’ll see fashionable people wearing all kinds of colors.
That’s why this guide will highlight the general fashion trends that I’ve observed but Iurgeyou to add your own personal style into your clothing choices.My main goal is to give you a taste of European fashion and to provide you with some ideas of what you might want to wear when you visit.
It’s All About The Fit
People assume Europeans look great because they have closets full of designer clothes but this isn’t completely true. They may have a few higher-end items, but they shop at H&M, Zara, Mango, Gap, Topshop, and othermultinationalshops just like the rest of us. The secret is that they purchase clothes that fit well — and if the fit isn’t quite right, then they’ll get their clothes tailored. I feel that it’s much more common to have small alterations done in Europe and those little changes make the clothes fit better.
Keep it Simple
European women keep their wardrobes simple and classic. They choose timeless pieces that don’t scream for attention. Then they’ll add a bright accessory (scarf, shoes,jewelry, etc) to bring the outfit together. I also saw a lot of contrasting pieces used together — like pairing a slightly oversized, chunky sweater with a tight skirt or skinny jeans.
Jeans are a staple of any European wardrobe. Most women I saw wore skinny or slim jeans. In general, they mostly wore dark jeans without a wash or with a minimal wash (i.e., only a small amount of distressing). Grey jeans are also a popular choice. But Europeans don’t just wear black and grey, so don’t be afraid to wear a pair of bright red jeans/trousers.
European women have an amazing ability to have great-looking hair that looks effortlessly natural. I have no idea how they do it, but it seems like they don’t fuss with it too much — it wouldn’t surprise me if they roll out of bed and justtousledit with their hands. Long hair isdefinitelyin style, so start growing! When you’re visiting Europe, just throw your hair into a sleek high ponytail or a messy bun and be on your way. Check out this post by Hair on the Brainfor some tips on how to create the perfect messy bun.
Photos from intotheglass.comand haironthebrain.com
It’s All About The Shoes
Europeans live in shoebox-sized apartments but they still manage to have an amazing collection of great shoes.
European women, especiallycity-dwellers, live in high heels. But beware… these fashionistas have years of practice navigating cobblestone streets and tricky city sidewalks, so you might find yourself really struggling if you choose to wear a pair of sexystilettos.Wedges are also a very popular and a bit morepractical option since they offer extra walking surface.
No shoe collection is complete without a few pairs of boots. During the winter, you’ll see tall leather boots everywhere, but cute ankle boots are a popular choice during the rest of the year. Check out our guide toBest Waterproof Boots for Women to some cute and comfortable boots.
When the weather gets warm, it’s time to break out the lightweight shoes. Strappy leathersandals, flats, loafers, and casual sneakers are all great choices.
That said…if you’re going to be traveling to Europe, I suggest leaving theuncomfortableshoes at home. But that doesn’t mean you need to bring ugly running shoes. I suggest a pair of cute sneakers, flat boots, and a pair of comfortable sandals. If you do bring a pair ofimpractical shoes for going out, make sure they’re not going to kill your feet (blisters are no fun). Also, remember that a quality set ofSuperfeet insoles can make shoes more comfortable.
Check out our guide to travel shoes for some examples of fashionable and comfortable sneakers, boots, sandals, and more.
Show Off Some Leg
European women love to show off their legs. Tights, stockings, and pantyhose areyear-roundwardrobe staples. Even in the winter, you’ll see plenty of women wearing above-the-knee skirts and stockings.
Photos from Fashionista World and The Sartorialist
Nothing is more European than a scarf and they’re the perfect way to pull an outfit together. A warm and cozy scarf is perfect for the winter, and a light silk or cotton scarf is great for the summer. Want to know how to wear your scarf… check out this guide from Scarves.net
Photos from HIP Paris and Toronto Girl West
A classic trench coat is a chic way to look amazing during those cold and rainy European winters.
It’s In The Bag
Whether it’s a tote, messenger bag, or purse, you can’t leave the house without a cute bag. A bag is a great accessory for adding a little extra color or style to an outfit.
Tip: Thwart pickpockets by making sure your bag has a zipper. Learn more about Pickpockets in Europe.
Photos from Kayture and Vanessa Jackman
GetIn-touchWith YourFeminine Side
European women are notafraidofembracingtheirfemininity. They wear silk, lace, and other fine fabrics. So break out those feminine, flowy dresses on a sunny summer day.
Neutral Like Switzerland
While it isn’t a hard-and-fast rule, many Europeans tend to dress in dark and neutral colors. Of course, you’ll see plenty of colors so don’t feel like you need to dress like you’re at a funeral — but when in doubt, choose neutral colors.
And dressing in neutrals also makes packing for travel easier since everything you bring coordinates.
Easy On The Makeup
I find that European women prefer a natural look when it comes to applyingcosmetics. They’ll just use the basics and don’t overdo it. But the one thing they seem to love is lipstick —especiallythe Parisians. Bright red lipstick is a favorite and you’ll see women wearing it all around the city.
Check out my Guide ToSkincare, Makeup and Beauty Essentials For Travel for more insight into my travel skincare routine.
I was always amazed at the eyewear that Parisians were sporting — And they almost always wore designer frames. Thick 70s style frames are a classic choice. I love my Warby Parker sunglasses if you’re looking for something stylish and affordable.
Never Sweats or Running Shoes
In Paris, I never saw Parisians wearing sweats and running shoes in public — unless they were actually exercising. It was only the tourists who wore them around. Just don’t do it.
That said, there is nothing wrong with fashionable sneakers! In fact, you’ll see plenty of European women sporting Nike, New Balance, Adidas, etc.
Check out our guide to travel shoes for some examples of fashionable and comfortable sneakers.
Where To Find Fashion Inspiration
I’ve found that the best way to see European style is by browsing popular European fashionretailers. Below are a few high-end and budget retailers that I’ve used for fashion inspiration.
- H&M – This popular Swedish retailer has locations all across the world. Their clothes aren’t great quality but they are cheap.
- APC – A trendy French brand that has high-quality, classic items. They have great jeans. They are expensive.
- Zadig & Voltaire – Another high-end trendy French brand.
- TheKooples – Have money to burn? The Kooples is one of the hottest designerboutiques.
- Mango – A Spanishcompanythat has trendy and fairly inexpensive items.
- Zara – Another popular fashion retailer from Spain. They are known for being affordable and keeping up with the trends.
- ASOS – This UK retailer is popular with European teens and twenty-somethings.
- Kookai – This French fashion label is popular in the 20- to40-year-old demographic.
- Galeries Lafayette– The Galeries Lafayette is the most fabulous department store in Paris. They carry almost every luxury and high-end fashion brand. Their website is all in French, but they have a huge selection of the latest fashions — everything from $8000 Dior bags to $50 Levis jeans.
Practical Packing & Travel Fashion Tips
As you’ve probably figured out, looking fashionable while traveling is never easy because you don’t have a lot of room in your luggage to pack much clothing. So, unless youhave a team of people to carry around your luggage, you’re going to be picky about what you bring.That’s why in this section you’ll find some practical packing tips for staying fashionable while traveling in Europe and I’ll include somerecommended travel clothing.
For more in-depth packing tips check out our Travel Europe Packing List for a ton more information.
Try Packing Light
Being fashionable and packing light doesn’t always mix but it’s important to be smart about what you pack because lugging a huge suitcase around Europe is a terrible experience. Of course, if you take taxis everywhere then things become easier.
I’m not saying you absolutely need to limit yourself to a carry-on size piece of luggage but you’ll be happier without a monster-sized suitcase.
General Clothing Tips
- Create A Capsule Wardrobe: A capsule wardrobe is basically when every piece of clothing you bring can be paired with multiple other items.
- For example, one shirt can match three pairs of pants/skirts. The idea is that you can bring fewer individual items but still have many outfits.
- Solid, neutral colors are easier to match so consider items like that.
- Limit “One Off” Items: It’s fine to pack someone that you’re only going to wear once or twice but you’ll want to limit this to avoid overpacking.
- Low MaintenanceClothing:Travel can be tough on clothes so try avoiding things with special washing instructions — likedry-cleanonly.
- Accessorize: Simple things likescarves or a necklace is an easy way to change up your wardrobe.
- Buy Something in Europe:Europe is home to amazing shopping so you can always buy more clothes when you’re traveling.
Recommended Travel Clothing and Brands for Women
There are a number of brands that make clothing specifically for travel. They use special fabrics that are durable, resist wrinkles, help prevent odors, and are also fashionable.
Travel Tops, Dresses, and Bottoms Brands
It’s hard to find fashionable travel clothing but these brands offer some cute options (although some of the stuff still looks a little “outdoorsy” so you might need to search a bit). Will you look like you’re shopping at Dior? No. But you won’t look like you’re hiking a mountain or just coming back from yoga class.
- Bluffworks Women: Bluffworks is one of the leaders in fashionable and functional traveling clothing. They have a nice selection of pants, dresses, and shirts.
- Athleta: Athleta has really stepped up their travel clothing and they have a lot of solid options. Some of their offerings feel like yoga clothes but there are some non-yoga choices.
- Lululemon: Lululemon has a number of good travel clothing options. Again, many of their options look a little too “athleisure” but there are some nice-looking choices.
- Prana: Prana is a company that has traditionally made outdoorsy clothing but they’ve recently started making more fashionable items.
- Anatomie: Anatomie has a bunch of higher-end clothing that looks really nice.
- Uniqlo: Uniqlo always has a few great travel clothing options that are friendly on your bank account. Their stock is always changing so be sure to check them out.
Travel Socks and Underwear
- SmartWool Socks– I love my SmartWool socks. I wear them all the time. They have a wide range of socks available (from lightweight to heavyweight). SmartWool also makesHide and Seek SocksandSecret Sleuth Sockswhich are great “no show” socks.
- Darn Tough Socks– Made in Vermont, this brand of really nice socks will last for years. They get great reviews.
- ExOfficio Underwear — I’ve been a fan of ExOfficio underwear for a few years because they’re functional and they have some fairly cute options.
- SmartWool Underwear — I also have a few pairs of Smartwool underwear and it’s a great option if you prefer natural fabric (rather than synthetic like ExOfficio).
- Patagonia Underwear:Active Hipster Briefs, Barely Hipster Briefs, and Active Boy Shorts are all great options.
Ahh, shoes… they’re one the hardest things to pack. I try to limit myself to two pairs but sometimes I take three. It’s impossible to narrow it down to the “best” shoes but I’ll list a few brands/options that I really like. Also, check out our guide travel shoes for more recommendations.
BENSIMONsneakers are super cute and casual sneakers that are popular in Europe. I’ve seen lots of trendy Parisians wearing them during the summer. These shoes are a bit hard to find in the US butSupergaandKedsboth make shoes in a very similar style —so they’re a great alternative that’s also easy to find.
NikeandNew Balanceare popular all over the world and both companies makeplenty of fashionable sneakers.
Eccoalso makes some surprisingly cute and super comfortable sneakers — especially theirSoft VII shoes.
You’ve probably already heard ofAllbirdsshoes. They’re made of wool — which sounds kind of weird but it actually works well. They are comfortable and you can wear them without socks (one of the benefits of wool is odorprevention). And they are crazy lightweight so they’re easy to pack away.
They’re also cute and come in multiple colors and styles. Check the out viaAllbirds.
Even athletic shoes can be fashionable — check out theNike Flex,Nike Free,New Balance Arishi,and theAdidas RunningandAdidas Originals series. All of these are sporty and fashionable.
A nice pair of comfortable flats is a nice option since they take up very little room and they look a little nicer than sneakers. TheBorn Julianneis a pair I own because they look nice, provide decent arch support, and come in multiple colors.
Packing Accessories & Luggage
And once you have all your stuff, it’s time to get it all packed.
First, I love packing cubes because it’s the best way to keep everything organized and they also help keep your clothes wrinkle-free. Check out our guide to Packing Cubes for more details about using packing cubes but my favorite is the Eagle Creek Pack-It Cubes.
Next, you’ll need luggage — either a suitcase or a travel backpack. As I mentioned before, you want to make sure you don’t pick something so large that you can’t actually carry it around. Below are a few options that should work well for any trip around Europe.
Check our picks for the best travel backpacks.
Recommended Travel Backpacks
- Osprey Transporter,Osprey Ozone, andOsprey Sojourn
- TLS Mother Lode Wheeled Duffle
- Eagle Creek Expanse Drop Bottom Wheeled Duffel 32
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How do Europeans dress differently than Americans? ›
Well-Fitting Clothes: Europeans tend to wear better-fitting clothes. You really won't find many people wearing “oversized” styles. Limited Bright Colors: Many Europeans tend to wear more subdued colors, but I think many are starting to wear more colors (especially younger people).How do you dress to blend in Europe? ›
Make sure your clothes fit well and not be loose or baggy, but also not too tight. Wear things you feel comfortable in. Jeans, especially skinny jeans, are worn by many Europeans, but they don't make for great travel pants, as they take very long to dry.
Clean lines and classic looks
Europeans tend to dress up a bit more than Americans and they prefer a sleeker and more fitted look. Shorts, oversize styles and athletic wear like sweatpants and T-shirts are not acceptable to wear out in public. Think tailored, classic, and neutral and you can't go wrong.
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Any clothes with decorative rips or holes are a giveaway American fashion. Though they are starting to come in fashion in Europe, especially among the younger crowd, they are generally seen as low fashion and should be entirely avoided.What is European chic style? ›
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Layering is the best way to battle the changing climates in Europe, and this is easily done by packing dark skinny jeans, a long-sleeve merino wool top, a sweater, and a jacket. If you're visiting London or other cities, a pair of waterproof leather ankle boots and warm wool socks are ideal.
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- Try out a monochrome look. ...
- Don't wear more than three colors. ...
- Mix and match textures. ...
- Wear a high neck and high waist. ...
- Follow the rule of thirds.
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- 2 Wear flattering clothes. ...
- 3 Always look immaculate. ...
- 4 Invest in quality fabrics. ...
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- 6 Choose expensive looking colours. ...
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- 8 Add statement pieces.
Most humans have only one hair color and one eye color. Europeans are a big exception: their hair is black but also brown, flaxen, golden, or red; their eyes are brown but also blue, gray, hazel, or green. This diversity reaches a maximum in an area centered on the East Baltic and covering northern and eastern Europe.What is considered beauty in Europe? ›
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1. Ireland. Countless global reports have continually dubbed the people of Ireland as some of the friendliest and most welcoming to visitors in the world, and our readers feel the same; voting it into the top spot for the friendliest countries in Europe.
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- Be careful of where you wear American Flags. ...
- Don't be afraid to bargain with vendors.
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Dresses, skirts, dress pants, short-sleeve and long-sleeve tops. Depending on the season, you should bring some short-sleeve/long-sleeve tops, a sweater dress to wear with tights, a skirt and some dress pants. All these items are a must for your Europe packing list.Is there a dress code in Europe? ›
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Skip the baseball caps, white socks, sneakers, large colorful backpacks, and fanny packs. Instead, opt for dark skinny jeans, plain shirts without logos, and leather shoes. Top it off with a scarf and you will look tres French.
Are jeans acceptable in France? ›
Parisians do wear jeans and t-shirts, but only in appropriate situations, and you'll notice their jeans and t-shirts are a lot more design-y and cut a lot slimmer. When you're going out to eat in a restaurant, think of how you'd dress for that same level of restaurant back home, and then dress nicer than that.What jeans are popular in Europe? ›
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Pair of black trousers
A great go-to for when considering European fashion trends, they're a classic. A pair of simple black trousers will save you a great deal of time when choosing your outfit, whilst also keeping you warm.
Other Items To Not Forget On Your Europe Packing List:
- Sleep Mask.
- Disinfecting Wipes.
- Flip Flops.
- Activated Charcoal.
- Solid Shampoo.
- Travel Pillow.
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The majority of Eastern Europeans are of common height with high cheekbones, deep almond-shaped eyes, and wide oral cavity.What is the dress code in Europe? ›
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The British Accent
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According to a recent poll in the Independent, the British accent has been chosen as being the most attractive accent in the world, beating the French accent which was once know as the loveliest accent.