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Wondering about the latest European fashion? Trends and fads may come and go but there are five timeless classics that will never go out of style. Make sure these are always a part of your capsule wardrobe any time of year! These are the five must have clothing items every woman should have in her suitcase when traveling to Europe.


European Fashion: 5 Wardrobe Essentials


Dark Wash Tailored Jeans



Ankle Skinny Jeans


On your capsule wardrobe for a trip to Europe any time of year you should always include one amazing pair of tailored jeans – the darker the better and bonus points for ankle length!

The “European” look everyone tries to achieve has more to do with the fit of a clothing item than the item itself. Get the jeans hemmed if they’re too long for you and taken in at the sides if they’re too baggy on your thighs.


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Lucky Brand Plus Jean LeggingLevi’s Plus Jean | All Saints | Joe’s Jeans


To avoid the dreaded low-rise muffin top effect, look for a mid to high rise that will keep everything in place. There are many higher rise flattering stylish designs at the moment. Take advantage and find the fit that makes you feel most confident!

Avoid trendy details like rips, grommets, or a bleached wash. It doesn’t matter if they’re in or out of style in European fashion, if you only pack one pair of jeans then the ones you choose should be the most versatile. The great thing about jeans is that you should be able to dress them up or down with ease.

A classic pair of dark wash, well-fitted jeans will never look out of place in any destination.


The secret to traveling light is to use packing cubes to pack your capsule wardrobe into your carryon suitcase!


Versatile Little Black Dress



Flowy Short Sleeve Tunic Dress


A little black dress is always handy in a capsule wardrobe because the color black instantly gives off a dressier appearance even in a casual fabric. Don’t like black? Go with another neutral just make sure the cut isn’t too casual for optimal versatility.


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Handkerchief DressA-Line DressThe Chrysalis CardiRacerback Shift Dress


In the day, wear this dress with a denim jacket and floppy hat or up the glam factor with strappy shoes and a bold necklace in the evening.


For the summer months, pack one of these anti-thigh chafing solutions and for cooler times of the year pair with tights or leggings. Here are more tips on how to pack for trips with two types of weather.


Go-to Purse



Travelon Anti-Theft Signature Crossbody Bag


The next timeless classic is a go-to purse. Something large enough to hold your stuff for the day but fashionable enough to wear it at night. Something that doesn’t look too touristy but not to scream I’m traveling.

Choose a bag that you can wear with every single one of your outfits. The less hardware (metal details) the better.


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Leather Crossbody | Zip Flap Faux Leather Bag | Nylon Crossbody | Cobble Hill Tenley


We love a good cross body for traveling because it’s easy to wear and also helped deter theft (so long as it’s not behind your body). For safety conscious travelers, Travelon’s Signature Collection offers more fashionable anti-theft purse styles.


Versatility is key to a capsule wardrobe. Learn more in my guide!


Selfie Sunglasses



Le Specs Halfmoon Magic


Great pair of sunglasses – for all your pictures, selfies, they’re the ultimate accessory! Cat eye look is fun with a bit of vintage style.


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Cat Eye SunglassesOriginal Aviator | Highstreet Sunglasses | Tory Burch Sunglasses


Chic Scarf



Woven Ombré Scarf


A European fashion staple, a nice scarf is always in style. Europeans wear it with a t-shirt and jeans and make it look so chic. Tie in your hair, purse, etc. Pick one in your favorite color and add it to your classic outfits throughout the trip.


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Silk ScarfStyle a la Cartography ScarfCashmere & Silk WrapPink Scarf



Do you have any suggestions on timeless classic European fashion? Please share below!


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