I just got back from spending a month in Italy and even though it was just barely into June by the time I left, Europe was getting HOT! ? Today I’m partnering with Ibotta to share a packing list for Europe and all the clothes you’ll want to pack in order to beat the heat and travel light during your European vacation this summer! And don’t forget to use Ibotta to get cash back while you’re shopping and getting ready for your summer travels. You’ll be able to get cash back from shopping at places like Macy’s, Amazon, JCPenny, Gap, and tons more stores. you can even earn cash back while booking your travel on sites like Expedia and hotels.com! Check their online shopping offers and sign up here for more deets!
Clothing Packing List for Europe Summer Vacay
Midi Skirts – Midi skirts are also the perfect length for entering cathedrals, as many of them have rules that knees and above cannot be showing.
Bodysuits, tank tops, tees – Bring several tees, tank tops, and bodysuits in neutral colors that you can mix and match with your skirts and shorts.
Shorts with a little extra coverage – You’ll notice that even though it’s hot, European gals aren’t really running around in super short shorts. So to not look like a tourist, if you’re going to wear shorts I recommend going with ones with a little extra coverage, like the paper bag style shorts.
Light dresses – Easy breezy dresses in light and breathable fabrics will be your BFF.
A crossbody bag – Crossbody bags are perfect for European travel because they’re the least easy for a pick pocket to get into or grab and run off with.
Jacket – Even though it’s hot during the day, things do cool off at night, so you’ll want to bring one light jacket for going out in the evenings.
A scarf – This is more for entering cathedrals. Many of them have rules that you cannot enter with bare shoulders.
Comfortable shoes – You’ll be walking a lot! And you’ll also notice most Europeans don’t wear open-toed shoes (unless you’re by the beach), so comfortable flats are key.
Hair scarves – Hair scarves take any outfit from meh to glam! And since it’ll be hot and you’ll want to have your hair pulled up and back, hair scarves are great for making a ponytail look chic.
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Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.