After a year and a half of Covid closures, Europe is finally opening up again, tickets are cheap, and I’m dying to book tickets to Paris or Italy, even London, really. It’s funny, I haven’t been to Europe in a few years and wasn’t really craving it, but for some reason, I’m feeling an intense draw to head overseas. I am thinking I may just bite the bullet and book a long weekend this fall in Italy and hope we can figure out someone to watch the kiddos. Should I do it? While I dream of a European vacation, it feels like the whole world has already set off for Europe this summer, so I thought I’d share a guide for what to wear sightseeing in Europe. It’s everything I would be packing and wearing right now if I was jaunting off to Paris or Rome or London right now.
Whether you’re honeymooning in Italy or Paris, tacking a weekend of sightseeing onto a business trip to London, or backpacking or bachelorette-ing through Europe with your girls, you don’t want to do the gym sneakers and shorts look that screams “tourist”, but you also don’t want to be complaining about blisters, sweat, and your heavy purse as you’re climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower. It is possible to dress comfortably and appropriately for an entire day of being on your feet, checking out the sites and over-AC’d museums, riding along on hotter than hot bus tours, people watching at sunny outdoor cafes, unexpected downpours while hoofing it from monument to monument — and to look chic in all those instas you’ll be taking along the way. So if you’re taking advantage of cheap tickets and borders opening up again, here’s what to wear sightseeing to Europe.