Every girl dreams of travelling the world, but some of us are lucky enough to do so this summer. That means a little bit of freaking out over what to pack, how to travel light, what to wear which is both comfortable for walking ad sightseeing but still chic enough to not draw side-eye from the well-dressed locals.
For comfort, forget your heels behind. Go for flats that won’t kill the arches of your feet even if you go to museums all day and dance all night. Take along dresses that are sexy but in a discreet way. You want the gorgeous local boys to look but you don’t want to get labeled as a clueless, flashy tourist. Even in Europe, cultures and norms can vary widely even within cities. It may be okay to be dressed to kill in a bar or club but if you’re in a church or chapel, bare sleeves may be a no-no. Take along a scarf for occasions like this just in case. And don’t forget a large, stylish bag with a long strap for comfort – like the Carrie Smooth Leather bag in Wine.
In case you haven’t already noticed, black and white cutout dresses and lace tops, skirts are all the rage. This is true for festival attire, casual looks and even celebrity red carpets. Instead of plunging necklines and nearly naked clothing, it’s de rigeour to flash tiny bits of skin instead. It’s still a little racy without being overtly over the top.
Another good thing about monochrome outfits is how simple it is to make a statement by adding another color, especially if it’s bright. An all-pink outfit may look ridiculous, but when it’s just a bright pink bag with all white clothes, it’s a soft and feminine look. Anyone can pull this off. It may not be bold but it sure is beautiful.
When the summer sun starts to sting, it is tempting to go all out for cool blue tones, whether it’s a crisp and fresh perfume or whether it’s your outfit and accessories. This beautifully designed print dress was made to be worn with the equally classy Carrie Smooth Leather bag in blue. Whether you choose to splash out for more blue hues is your choice, but when it’s just the bag and shoes that are one solid color, you don’t have to worry you’re going too far. The dangly crystal earrings are a soft addition to this already chic look.
Sometimes when you’ve found a killer dress and a stunning heels, it’s only right that for your bag to look just as expensive. Unless you’re Kim Kardashian and you get paid $20,000 for every tweet, it’s better to splurge on one or two pieces and stay within budget for the rest. That’s why the Carrie Croc Effect Leather bag is so perfect. It looks expensive but it comes at a bargain. The tan color allows it to be worn with so many different looks that it’s a steal.
If you’ve been wondering if there’s a way to rock festival style florals without getting cliched, here it is. There’s absolutely no need to throw a flower tiara over your head and call it a day because that’s what pretty much everyone will be doing. It’s okay to indulge in that trend as well – just as long as you’ve also got your own individual look going.
Go for a wild flower power print when it comes to pants. This may a new trend, but there’s still time to don your look before the whole world gets to it first. You can throw on a plain white tee on top or go for something just as unique, like the piece of art featured on top. For accessories, take a color from the outfit and allow your bag and sunglasses to contrast. The Annette Weave Effect leather bag in blue is just the right shade for this look.
Sometimes, a girl just needs a little pink in her life. Kirsten Dunst made some waves this month when she commented that “sometimes a man needs to just be a man and woman just needs to be a woman.” She also remarked that feminine qualities in women have become undervalued. Regardless on your opinion on her personal beliefs or politics, there’s no denying that there’s beauty in simple, feminine accessories from time to time. Whether it’s dainty floral earrings, a beautiful makeup clutch or a statement ring, go for it! Don’t shy back from that hot pink Cindy Leather Flap Bag or from bold printed heels. Sometimes a girl just needs to relax and be a girly girl and there’s no shame in that.
So what does a girl do when she’s had her fill of summer concerts, neons and florals? She takes inspiration from the 90s and throws on a simple little black dress. Even without Kate Moss’s legs, you can rock a slimming number like this one. Add a bit of hard rock edge with a studded bracelet and glam it up with a tartan Ingrid Quilted Small Canvas bag. If you’re going to summer festivals and concerts, this kind of cross-body bag is the best bet for looking chic without getting pick-pocketed or having your purse snatched. Accessorize with a pop of red lipstick and lapis lazuli gemstones!