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What to Wear for Your European Summer Vacay

Your go-to guide for your jet-set to Europe this summer ✈️✨

Are you feeling the butterflies in your tummy already? I bet you are! Adventure awaits, and we're about to embark on an unforgettable European summer vacay. It's that time of the year when we bid farewell to our fuzzy sweaters and chunky boots to welcome the season of sun-kissed skin and breezy outfits for your upcoming summer vacation.

But wait, have you figured out what will be in your suitcase yet? Packing for a European summer vacation can be quite the fashion puzzle. Fret not, as we've got the perfect line-up of European summer vacation outfit ideas that are as stylish as they are comfortable. From styling your one-piece swimsuit as a bodysuit to taking it out on the town with a silk slip and jacket, we will delve into versatile outfit ideas that can be worn from roaming the quaint streets to sipping a latte at a chic cafe to dozing off under the sun beside turquoise waters. Let’s dive in!

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How to Lean into the European Fashion Trend

European summer is nothing less than a fashion runway. From the pristine beaches of Greece to the chic streets of Paris, style is stitched into every corner. Each city has a unique fashion sense, and dressing like the locals can amp up your holiday experience. By leaning into the European fashion trend, you can avoid standing out as a tourist (and prevent pickpocketers!) while looking stylish!

Summer fashion in Europe is a delightful blend of chic, comfortable, and functional. The picturesque streets are a canvas painted with floral prints, washed in pastel hues, textured with linen, and immersed in the irresistible charm of bohemian vibes. This culmination of styles forms a unique fashion symphony that rings through every cobblestone alleyway and bustling city square.

The first call to European fashion is embracing timelessness. It's about saying goodbye to over-the-top and loud patterns and inviting the sophistication of wardrobe staples and conservative colors. Blacks, navies, blues, beiges, tans, and grays can form the perfect backdrop to any outfit while offering you the versatility to mix and match with ease. These colors whisper elegance and can easily transition from casual daytime strolls to romantic evening dinners.

And let's not forget the importance of comfort in your choice of attire. After all, European summers are to be lived and experienced, not just observed. So opt for pieces that are up for an adventure! Whether that's comfortable walking shoes, a breezy dress, or a simple but sophisticated one-piece swimsuit, the key is choosing functional pieces. Comfort and confidence have always been, and will always be, the most alluring traits of any outfit.

Gooseberry's exquisite, sustainable, and timeless pieces are at the heart of the European summer trend. Seamlessly blending femininity, elegance, and a dash of boldness, Gooseberry has created a collection that aligns with the European summer aesthetic and adds its unique touch. By incorporating elements of sustainability and handcrafted detailing, these pieces offer a refreshing perspective on summer fashion trends, reminding us that style and sustainability can go hand in hand.

So, as we embark on this European summer journey, remember that fashion is not just about following trends but about personal expression. Let's stride confidently into the European summer, turning heads and breaking stereotypes, one outfit at a time.

Our Favorite European Summer Vacation Outfit Ideas

For Adventure-filled Days

One Piece Tank Rum


Embrace the casual yet chic aesthetics of the European summer with our outfit inspirations tailored for the perfect day look.

The Tank One-Piece with Linen Pants or Shorts

Let's start with a beloved summer fabric - linen. Linen pants or shorts are easy to pack and breathable and versatile pieces that can be styled up or down. Whether it's a day of exploring the charming city streets, a shopping spree, a museum visit, or even a day at the beach, linen bottoms fit the bill effortlessly.

To lend a fashionable twist to the comfort of linen, pair it with Gooseberry's one-piece tank that can cleverly double up as a bodysuit. Our swimsuits aren't just meant for a splash in the sea; they are designed with style in mind. Opt for a muted color such as black, rum, or white paired with high-waisted, flowy linen pants or shorts to create a chic and sophisticated look. Pair with sneakers, a cross-body bag, and a sun hat for a day roaming the streets and sightseeing. And easily take this outfit from day to night with statement jewelry and block heels. This look transitions from a day of sightseeing to a summer date night or an evening event under the starlit European skies easily.

A Silk Mini with Sneakers or Strappy Sandals

Next, let's dive into the charm of a Silk Mini Dress - an ideal companion for wandering through the enchanting European streets or simply lounging around. The Coquette Silk Mini Dress can merge comfort, style, and adaptability, helping you craft numerous looks that encapsulate the coastal charm.

Consider layering this delightful piece over our signature So Chic Top to easily take this look from land to sand. Pair it with a wide-brimmed straw hat, an essential accessory that provides a shield from the sun and adds a touch of sophistication. For a rustic touch, carry a woven beach bag, and slip into cozy slide sandals for a relaxed vibe. Remember to throw on a pair of oversized sunglasses, lending an aura of intrigue and glamour to your ensemble.

These casual day outfit ideas celebrate comfort while maintaining a stylish edge to encapsulate the effortless elegance of European summer fashion. Each piece is easy to mix and match, ensuring you can travel light yet remain ready for any occasion.

The Silk Caraco Top with High-Waisted Shorts or Pants

For a more laid-back yet stylish vibe, consider the Silk Caraco Top paired with high-waisted jeans or shorts. Complement this with a lacy Gooseberry bra, adding a dash of allure to your casual outfit. Planning for a day of exploration? Pair this ensemble with comfortable sneakers and your favorite crossbody bag for a practical yet fashion-forward look. And if you're headed for a lovely lunch or a relaxed dinner, swap the sneakers with strappy sandals and adorn your look with fun jewelry.

For the Starry European Nights

Silk Caraco Royal Blue

The Bra + Blazer Look

Immerse yourself in the enchanting European city nightlife with stylishly curated ensembles from Gooseberry that blend elegance, comfort, and a dash of allure. Here are three exquisite pieces that promise to make you the cynosure of all eyes.

Step into the charm of the bra-and-blazer ensemble, a perfect balance of subtlety and sensuality. Elevate the casual elegance of this look with high-waisted black jeans and bold red or classic black Gooseberry Amore Longline Bra. The bra's sheer embroidered mesh cups, hand-cut scalloped eyelash edging, and gold accents allude to refined sophistication. To transform this outfit into an evening-ready look, opt for a bold A-line skirt paired with a sleek black blazer. Finish off this enchanting ensemble with statement jewelry and strappy sandals to conquer European nightlife.

The Coquette Bodysuit with Trousers

Next, flirt with the stylish and versatile Ruffle Coquette Bodysuit. Pair it with lightweight trousers or a skirt for a casual evening out. Or, dress it up with a pop of color - pair red or pink trousers with a lacy black bodysuit for a confident and chic nighttime look on the town. Dress it further with statement accessories and sleek heels to feel confident and empowered without sacrificing comfort.

The Sexy Slip & Jacket

A slip with a jacket or blazer thrown on top is perfect for achieving the Little Black Dress (LBD) look. Meet the epitome of elegance and versatility - the Manhattan Slip Dress. Available in ivory and black, this luxurious, weightless silk dress drapes beautifully over your form, enhancing your natural silhouette. The mid-length hemline makes it a perfect choice for various occasions, from a dinner date to a dance club. This slip can also double as luxurious sleepwear and is travel-friendly, ensuring you are fashion-ready at any moment during your European getaway.

These carefully selected Gooseberry pieces reflect the European style mantra of 'less is more', allowing you to make a stylish statement in every city you visit.

For the Beachy, Salty-Hair Days

Halterneck Triangle Fairy Tale

The Triangle Top & Sarong

Picture yourself at a European beach club, enjoying a casual lunch under the warm summer sun. The So Chic Triangle bikini could be your perfect outfit companion. Pair it with a flowy sarong to create a stylish yet relaxed look, perfect for beachfront dining or lounging. Add sparkle to your ensemble with delicate jewelry, perhaps a pair of dainty earrings or a layered necklace, to elevate your look.

Slide into strappy sandals that complement your outfit and offer comfort for your seaside stroll. The beauty of this ensemble is its versatility. As the sun sets and the breezy evening creeps in, your sarong can effortlessly transform into a shawl, providing a layer of warmth. This way, your daytime outfit can seamlessly transition from a sunny beach club lunch to a relaxing sunset by the sands, ensuring you're comfortable and chic all day.

The One Piece Swimsuit with an Oversized Button Down

Imagine yourself soaking up the sun by the pool of your European hotel, encapsulated in your favorite book, or catching a quick nap under the comforting rays. The Gooseberry one-piece swimsuit is your ideal outfit partner for such serene moments. Pair it with an oversized button-down shirt for an airy, effortless style that perfectly encapsulates poolside relaxation.

Pair this with minimalist slip-on sandals and oversized sunglasses for a relaxed yet stylish ensemble. Remember to grab your beach bag and a much-loved book for a lazy afternoon. With its flattering high cheeky cut, the iconic So Chic One Piece in seafoam is an essential item in every summer packing list.

Why is this classic one-piece a staple for your European summer escapades? The genius lies in its adaptability. This swimsuit can effortlessly double as a bodysuit, making it incredibly versatile for your holiday wardrobe.

Whether you're venturing out for a day of city exploration or plan to spend the day lounging by the water, pairing your one-piece with a skirt or shorts creates a simple yet stylish ensemble. Additionally, you could layer a sheer top over your swimsuit, pair it with trousers, or wear it under a blazer or denim jacket. The possibilities are boundless with this timeless piece.

You’re Ready for Your European Vacay!

One Piece Seafoam

So, there you have it! A range of European summer vacation outfit ideas that are as comfortable as they are chic. Gooseberry's pieces are designed to be flexible, allowing you to mix and match to create numerous outfits with just a few items. Balancing comfort and style is the key to perfect summer vacation outfits. So, pack your suitcase with these trendy pieces and be ready to make a statement on your European summer vacation. And remember to share your fabulous summer outfits with us on social. Happy vacationing, darling!

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