My color scheme (no surprise) was based around black but I added some white, grey, and red, & navy for some color (scandalous I know lol…) The weather was ranging from 45-55 degrees and sunny. Not too cold (nothing like Germany this past Christmas) but definitely dressing in layers to adjust as the day changed.
Our first day in Brussels was a long one (we walked 13 miles!) and it was off and on drizzling rain. I brought a rain jacket and a scarf that I ended up lugging around for most of the day, the jacket came in handy that afternoon but I could have done without the scarf. Better safe than sorry though! What you don’t see under these photos is that I always wear a cami as an undershirt; it keeps my core toasty without overheating. Also, I hate wearing long-sleeved shirts so I am constantly pulling up the sleeves with totally defeats the purpose of staying warm. 🙂
Yay no rain in the forecast today while in Ghent but it was windier than Brussels so hair up it is! I also went out on a limb packing a dress for this trip but worked out super well. Also, the scarf is totally not mine 🙂 its was a sofa throw at our AirBnb but I loved it and figured I would use it to accessorize. lol You can’t see it in my photos but I wear jewelry with most of my outfits, makes me feel polished. This outfit I am wearing a watch and a cool long red necklace my friend Beka got me ages ago.
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I know I’m mixing brown, black, AND navy but I think it worked! At least it passed my husband’s once over before leaving the apartment and he is quite critical! Lol I also wore this coat while in NYC this past fall and the hood is wonderful for all kinds of wind and it was sure windy in Bruges that day!
Amsterdam Day 1
We hopped on a 3-hour train at 7:55 am from Brussels to Amsterdam so comfort and cuteness were key. Hello leggings and sneakers! I’m new to the sneaker club and I am quite excited. Lol You may be having déjà vu right now because this is essentially the “winter edition “of my outfit while in Ybor City, Tampa. I told you, I try to be frugal!
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Amsterdam Day 2 & 3
The other two days in Amsterdam were spent walking all around Amsterdam with my sister and her boyfriend. Tons of walking, eating, and museum-ing. (The grey tunic is also a repeat from our NYC/Cape Cod trip this past Thanksgiving!) By the way, I borrowed the tan scarf from my sister and lent her my black scarf (otherwise it seems like I brought 4 scarves which I certainly do not have room for!).
Amsterdam Day 4
On our last day, we did an 11-hour day trip tour to see windmills and tulips. We typically don’t do guided tours while on vacation but I am obsessed with tulips and I didn’t want to deal with the headache of trying to get out into the countryside. We spent all day outside so flexibility and comfort were key.
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I didn’t take a photo of my first plane outfit but the formula doesn’t change: leggings, sneakers, layers. Oh and don’t forget the scarf which doubles as a blanket/pillow. Although our flights with Air Europa have actually been exceedingly warm, planes are usually freezing so plan accordingly.