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  • Writer's pictureKaeli Renee

Ultimate Summer Packing List for Europe

European summer outfits

Ah, Europe in the summer—a sizzling blend of history, culture, and unparalleled style. Whether you're jetting off to the romantic streets of Paris, the vibrant beaches of Greece, or the chic cafes of Milan, you'll need a wardrobe that's as versatile and fabulous as you are. Fear not, globetrotters, because we've curated the ultimate packing list to ensure you're stylishly prepared for every Instagram-worthy moment. When you use RYN, you are able to style a nearly endless supply of chic outfits without spending any extra money. 

1. The Statement Dress

A versatile, statement-making dress is your go-to for European adventures. Opt for a flowing maxi dress in a bold floral print for a day of sightseeing in Rome, or a sleek slip dress in a jewel tone for rooftop cocktails in Barcelona. Remember, comfort meets chic is the mantra!

2. Chic Separates

Mix and match is key when packing for Europe. Pack a pair of high-waisted tailored shorts, tailored khaki shorts, or linen pants that can transition effortlessly from exploring museums in Amsterdam to a brunch date in Copenhagen. Pair with a crisp white blouse, a trendy crop top, or a lightweight button-down for that perfect summer vibe.

3. Denim Dream

No European summer wardrobe is complete without denim essentials. Pack a pair of well-fitted jeans for cooler evenings in London or a denim skirt for a casual stroll through Prague's cobblestone streets. Denim jackets are also a must-have for layering over dresses or pairing with shorts on breezy evenings.

4. Resort-Worthy Swimwear

Whether you're sunbathing on the Amalfi Coast or taking a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the French Riviera, make sure your swimwear is on point. Opt for a flattering one-piece swimsuit with a plunging neckline or a trendy bikini in a vibrant print. Keep in mind for swim trunks, in Europe they tend to have a shorter hemline only reaching down to about mid-thigh. Lastly, don't forget a chic cover-up for transitioning from beach to bar effortlessly.

5. Footwear Favorites

Comfortable yet stylish footwear is essential for exploring Europe's cities on foot. Pack a pair of classic white sneakers for days spent wandering through Berlin's trendy neighborhoods, and don't forget strappy sandals, espadrilles, or loafers for evenings out in Ibiza. A pair of versatile ankle boots can also come in handy for cooler evenings or rainy days.

6. Accessories Galore

Accessorize to elevate your outfits from day to night. Pack oversized sunglasses for that Hollywood glam, a wide-brimmed hat for sunny days in the South of France, and statement earrings or a chunky necklace to add a touch of sparkle to your evening ensemble. A stylish crossbody bag is the perfect mesh of style and functionality for keeping your essentials close while still looking elegant.

7. Layers for Cooler Evenings

Even in the height of summer, European nights can be surprisingly cool. Pack a lightweight sweater (or "jumper" as our European friends like to say) or a stylish denim jacket, as mentioned, that can easily be thrown over your outfits. Scarves are also a versatile accessory that can add warmth and a pop of color to your ensemble.

8. Versatile Activewear

For those planning on exploring Europe's natural wonders or enjoying a morning run along the Seine, pack comfortable activewear that can double as stylish athleisure. Think sleek leggings, a supportive sports bra, and a moisture-wicking tank top or a versatile t-shirt and shorts—all in breathable fabrics that keep you cool and comfortable.

Final Tips for Packing Success:

  • Pack Smart: Stick to a color palette that mixes and matches effortlessly, ensuring you can create multiple outfits from fewer pieces.

  • Consider Local Customs: Research the dress codes and cultural norms of the countries you'll be visiting to ensure your wardrobe choices are respectful and appropriate. P.S. Many bars/clubs have dress codes for men and women at night, so be sure to research those beforehand as well.

  • Leave Room for Souvenirs: Keep space in your luggage for those irresistible fashion finds and unique souvenirs you'll discover along the way.

With this comprehensive packing list, you're ready to conquer Europe in style. From bustling cities to picturesque coastlines, embrace every moment of your cosmopolitan adventure with confidence and flair. Don’t forget to tag us @therynapp, Bon voyage!


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