Over the summer, I had the opportunity to take a trip to Portugal with my parents. As a country I hadn’t visited before, I resorted to buying travel guides and researching online for tips on places to stay, where to go, and the best restaurants to eat. This country, which may not be the first country that comes to mind when visiting Europe, actually should be high up on the list. You will instantly be charmed by it’s incredible views, the funky cobblestone streets, and all the stunning colors it has to offer.
There’s something so amusing and liberating about wearing a maxi dress. It’s more conservative than a simple short dress, hardly showing any legs yet elongating the overall figure, making it look refined. They can be worn on any occasion, notably when formalized during a fancy event, but the most enjoyable moment to wear them would have to be during the day, completely dressed down. It adds vivacity and variation to everyday looks, especially those in which one thinks they have ‘nothing to wear’ – let’s face it, we’ve all been through that. So, why not wear a maxi dress?
Everyone has that one go to outfit that’s simple and easy-going; something to slip on when you’re running late in the morning or have that syndrome of ‘I have nothing to wear so I’ll just wear the standard’. These kind of outfits sometimes tend to be the best and most classic as they define your look and style. It doesn’t have to be much – a simple white t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers could do it. Personally, I like to switch it up when it comes to these relaxed ensembles just for a bit of versatility.
Personally, walking aimlessly (wherever that may be) is the best way to get your inspiration flowing and finding a certain kind of freedom that you don’t get when you have a set destination. It’s a liberating thing that you should take advantage of. It’s all about not carrying a map and not worrying where you might end up, it’s going down streets that you’ve never noticed before, it’s about enjoying every detail that you don’t usually perceive.
A go-to city destination in Europe, Amsterdam is funky, entertaining, artistic, exciting, and most of all, beautiful. Spending a day, a week, a month, or even a year will never prove enough to fully experience the loveliness of Amsterdam, but you can still try. Forget about the reputation of bad weather and book your ticket now.