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Going to Amsterdam for a few days v soon - what should I pack? Flat shoes only? Rain coat? Inspire me please!

Ujjayi Sun 30-Mar-14 21:45:02

Amsterdam is a very relaxed city style wise. Yes to flats (lots of cobbles) and yes to raincoat (although to hear Dutch DH moaning about UK weather you would think he came from a tropical climate hmm )

I would go with jeans/trousers & tops rather than skirts & dresses.

Thank you. smile I'm wondering whether to take a skirt or dress for evenings, but we won't be doing anything upmarket - just drinking Amstel, I imagine!

Drywhiteplease Mon 31-Mar-14 19:11:57

I'm sightseeing in Italy soon.

I'm taking:
Trainers (Adiddas gazelles in Royal blue)
I pair nude ballet pumps
Bf jeans
Black skinnies
A few sweatshirts and light knits, maybe a t shirt
Trench coat
Cross body bag (with grab handle so I can look smarter if needed)
A couple of statement necklaces
A scarf or 2

That'll do for day and the occasional casual night out.

Thanks.

I'm thinking (four days):
Light rain coat (parka shape)
Leather Converse
Chelsea boots
Leopard ballet shoes
Blue skinnies
Black skinny cargo trousers
Tube skirt or jersey dress
Sweatshirt
Cotton jumper
A 'nice' top to dress the skinnies up a bit
Biker jacket
Couple of scarves
A necklace to dress the sweatshirt up a bit

Thanks.

I'm thinking (four days):
Light rain coat (parka shape)
Leather Converse
Chelsea boots
Leopard ballet shoes
Blue skinnies
Black skinny cargo trousers
Tube skirt or jersey dress
Sweatshirt
Cotton jumper
A 'nice' top to dress the skinnies up a bit
Biker jacket
Couple of scarves
A necklace to dress the sweatshirt up a bit

??????? smile

Drywhiteplease Mon 31-Mar-14 20:54:51

Sounds just right Resmus ...now I'm off to rant about Jonnie Boden prat

Ujjayi Wed 02-Apr-14 12:26:17

Remus - that sounds perfect. Enjoy your break!

dingalong Wed 02-Apr-14 13:34:04

Help with cardigan for city break

I'm off to Berlin. I was looking for a nice peach cardigan / jacket
This was the best I've seen
https://www.hush-uk.com/daywear/all/lustre_cardigan_coral.htm
A lot of people complain about hush stuff (I'm happy with t-shirts but I've never ordered knitwear)

Should I order or do any stylish mnetters have a alternative. I've red hair /pale skin so this shade of peach/coral should work.

dingalong Wed 02-Apr-14 13:47:15

Sorry hijacked your thread by accident - but you reminded me of cropped trench jacket I'd bought last night - cheers

I'm off to Berlin for Easter
Bringing skinny navy jeans
Relaxed skinny jeans
Navy trousers and heels

Breton top and some linen sweatshirts some dressy tops for night time.
Cropped Trench mac

Wanted nice messenger bag for travelling and navy comfy ballerinas any suggestions ? -

Thanks, Dry and Ujjayi.

Ding - that cardigan looks nice but v expensive.

Not what you're looking for but these are quite nice.

I've also got a cropped trench, but I don't think I'll take it as I feel better in my biker!

Hobbs usually have plain navy ballet shoes.

Dune

dingalong Wed 02-Apr-14 19:04:23

Thanks for the shoe suggestions, out in the sticks so not too much choice. I'm on my first trip away without dc's and dh smile.

Now to continue the hunt for a hardback accommodating navy bag (reading material selected) just need a bag to put it in smile

I like this and am considering buying it in black.

TheJumped Wed 02-Apr-14 19:54:16

Ooh this thread is timely, I'm off shortly too. Shall share my list which will help me actually plan! 3 nights in Europe.

I've provisionally packed

Dark indigo superskinnies
Distressed relaxed skinnies
Black brogues with wooden sole
Navy trench
Cream sweatshirt with embroidered design on front
Navy and white striped jumper
Teal silk blouse with navy dots
Bubblegum pink marl tee
Tomato red silky cowl neck top for 'out' with dark superskinnies
Me and Em aubergine ruched dress for 'out'
Black cage heels for 'out'
Matte silver chunky statement necklace

I want to buy a scarf with tomato red as main colour to snazz up navy trench. Bought and returned an MBMJ one last year that would have been perfect, darnit.

I want to take my leather biker too to wear with Me and Em dress, but 2 coats is clearly overkill for 3 nights away or is it

Where's your pink t-shirt from? Have been looking for a bright pink top for ages.

Perplexing Wed 02-Apr-14 20:16:55

I did Edinburgh recently in trench coat, dark skinny jeans and a change of underwear. I must have had a top or tops of some kind but can't remember what they were and have no pictures without the coat so can't check. Honest,y I thought I'd packed light but didn't use most things. Was a revelation for me. I now probably under-pack.

Agree with flats, you (I do anyway) tend to walk lots on city breaks. A stable pair of wedges might also be ok for extra height.

Think both op and jumped's lists sound good though.

Op you could add non crushable midi skirt...maybe substitute for one of the trousers....just in case you were in a skirt mood?

TheJumped Wed 02-Apr-14 20:19:21

Primark! It's really lovely, the perfect shade of pink for me, bright but not cold or neon. I think it's 100% polyester though or poly cotton mix - I like that though as it's really soft and drapey and washes perfectly. It's got slight rolled sleeves, and nice and long in the body. Was £4. I'll also be taking my £1 Primark sunnies which are basically perfect.

Am thinking of a Whistles tube skirt - I pretty much live in them anyway!

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