European Fashion Capitals
Under $1,000 & Wardrobe Packing
For A Round Trip
Move over Paris, Milan, London and New York, here are the top 3 up-and-coming European cities that are fast growing to become the next ‘Fashion Capitals’ you should be discovering for a round trip under $1,000.
With the holiday season in almost full swing, its time to jet-set in style and give yourself a well-deserved break this year-end!
Read on to check out where you should go and what to wear to nail that perfect OOTD.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A hub for fast fashion (think of G-STAR RAW, SCROTCH & SODA) Amsterdam leads the conversation on contemporary streetwear. While it may be outshone by some of its European cousins, the city does not lose out in terms of art, culture and fashion.
If you are into sneaker culture, the likes of DAILY PAPER, MAHA AMSTERDAM, SOLEBOX and PATTA will definitely ring a bell.
Style Tips: Known to be one of the world’s leading denim capital, dress down in trusty denim as you explore Amsterdam’s picturesque canals. Match your jeans with a pair of comfortable sneakers as you explore its cobblestone streets and let those crystal embellishments make a fashion statement.
Pro-Dressing Tip: If you prefer slip-on convenience, opt for an easy-going slide women sandals for a quick dinner nearby or to socialise with your girl pals. It might be cold in December, but the city is unlikely to feature snow. Layer on a thick coat over and you’re good to go.
Where to visit:
- De 9 Straatjes aka The Nine Streets
- Jordaan for stylish independent boutiques
Cost: Prices start from as low as $979 for a round trip in December, according to Skyscanner
(One caveat though – airfares fluctuate, so be sure to book yours soon to snag the best deal!)
Touted to be Germany’s most exciting city with a thriving fashion scene, Berlin is the life and soul of every party. With its easy-going lifestyle, tolerant attitude and art scene, numerous young creatives are drawn to the city. As Germany’s fashion capital, globe-trotting fashionistas flock to Berlin for its numerous flagship stores and brands including ACRONYM, MYKITA, SADAK, SIMON FREUND and more.
Style Tips: Being hip and cool, Berlin’s openness and penchant for experimentation mean you can go all out and try out different styles without being judged. Take your knits out to play – they add style points to your outfit effortlessly while keeping you warm.
Pro-Dressing Tip: To keep extra toasty, layer with an oversized cardigan and add the finishing touch with a pair of funky slip-on leather sneakers for women with floral details. To change up your OOTD at ease, you can stash a pair of metallic foldable comfortable flats in your bag as a travel companion. This compact footwear will also enable you to pack like a pro, taking up minimal luggage space!
Where to visit:
• Kaufhaus des Westens aka KaDeWe Department Store
• Galleries Lafayette
Cost: Prices start from as low as $877 for a round trip in December, according to Skyscanner.
Away from opulent luxury and over-the-top-trends, Copenhagen fashion scene is all about a reflection of the Scandinavian sense of sustainability and timeless designs.
Taking a minimalistic, practical and muted colour palette, the Danes display effortless elegance and sophistication. If sustainable fashion is your cup of tea, Copenhagen is a must-see destination.
Style Tips: Copenhagen is known to be a casual city style that radiates effortlessly cool vibes. Some cold weather essentials would include a warm coat, a chic scarf and leather gloves. Tote an adorable handle bag for your daytime sightseeing needs.
Practical and versatile, throw in a compact camera so you can capture the best moments. Team this with a metallic pair of statement-making square-toe foldable flats, one of Fall/Winter 2018 key trends.
Where to visit:
Cost: Prices start from as low as $821 for a round trip in December, according to Skyscanner
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