Products and Packing for Looking Street Smart Traveling In Europe

Julie de Vivre

Berlin, Germany

If you’ve traveled, you’ve seen those people: white athletic shoes. Khaki pants. Or, heaven forbid, zip-off cargo pants. These people are obviously tourists; they sacrifice appearance for function, and they stand out.

Don’t be like them.

This isn’t just superficial fashion advice. Looking like a tourist can make you a target for pickpockets and scammers. (For the love of God, under NO circumstances, KHAKI!) When traveling in Europe, I’d rather blend in with the locals than look like a foreigner, and I do that by dressing street-smart.

There are three things I look for when shopping for clothing to bring on trips: style, comfort (for both wearing and packing/carrying), and suitability, though not necessarily in that order.

STYLE

Neutral/complementary colors

As you may notice from my packing vlogs, most of my clothing can be mixed and matched. I look for neutral colors like black, blue, gray (the staples)…

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