Source: Conde Nast Traveler
Millions of breathless words have been written about French style. But it really isn’t that complicated: relaxed sophistication can be achieved by throwing on a pair of dark jeans and a relaxed breton. Go for minimal makeup, and keep your skin glowing with a no-fuss BB cream.
Buy Now: Everlane The Kick Crop Jean, was $180, now $78, everlane.com; & Other Stories Pointed Duo0 D-Ring Slingbacks, $95, stories.com; Armor Lux Marinière Lesconil, $68, armorlux.com; La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur with SPF20, $29.99, dermstore.com; Lotuff Bucket Shoulder Bag, $790, lotuffleather.com.
The weather in London is notoriously grey and gloomy, especially during the winter months. The key is to put together a look that feels polished but still keeps you cozy and dry while trekking between the Tate Modern and a pub with a roaring open fireplace. Waterproof ankle boots, like this punky pair from Dr. Martens, are the way to go.
Buy Now: Yosuzi Pire Cap, $111, yosuzi.com; & Other Stories High Waisted Twill Trousers, $89, stories.com; Barbour Classic Beadnell Jacket, $399, orvis.com; Dr. Martens 1460 Smooth Boot, $140, drmartens.com.
Walking around Rome is a sartorial feast for the eyes because Italians know how to have fun with fashion. The ready-to-wear brings drama in vibrant colors with the eyewear to match, and great shoes are a given. Go for a comfortable, yet playful flat, something that will get you mileage on the notorious cobblestone streets.
Buy Now: Everlane The Mid-Rise Skinny Ankle Jean, was $140, now $68, everlane.com; Madewell The Remi Mules, $88, shopbop.com; Adam Selman X Le Specs The Last Lolita Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $120, modaoperandi.com; Staud Monica Top, $185, shopbop.com; Pop & Suki, Lolita Bag, $295, popandsuki.com.
Berlin style leans towards the artsy and experimental, but with a somber color palette. Go for a statement coat, structured trousers, and classic accessories. Brighten things up with a red lip.
Buy Now: Wilfred Jallade Pant Crepe, $128, aritzia.com; Madewell The Frances Loafers, $148, shopbop.com; Apparis Brigitte Striped Faux-Fur Short Jacket, $210, apparis.com; Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Ma’Damn, $18, sephora.com; Everlane The Form Bag, was $515, now $235, everlane.com.
Known for its cool minimalist design aesthetic, Copenhagen fashion is a little more funky and festive than you might think. Brands like Ganni and Saks Potts that don’t shy away from color and pattern are having a serious moment.
Buy Now: Raen Figurative Sunglasses, $150, raen.com; BaubleBar Oval Gem Drop Earrings, $42, shopbop.com; Vince Lancia Bootie, $395, shop.nordstrom.com; GanniBarra Crepe Ruffle Maxi Dress, $295, intermix.com.
A little more laid-back than other European capitals, Lisbon’s bohemian style seems to be on everyone’s radar right now. The city is built on seven hills, and the sidewalks are mostly tiled, which makes for some slippery ascents. Make sure you have comfortable sneakers with a good tread on the bottom. A classic pair of checked vans is the way to go.
Buy Now: Janessa Leone Klint Bolero Hat, $190, modaoperandi.com; Sensi Studio Trinado Bucket, $234, shopbop.com; & Other Stories Leopard Print Dress, $89, stories.com; Vans Old Skool Sneaker, $60, vans.com.