Whether you are traveling to Amsterdam or any other country, you want to be able to dress right. My own nature when I am traveling is more of a keep-to-myself-kind-of-an-introvert who tries to mind her own business. My dress is usually conservative but definitely stylish - I love style! - and something that does not make me stand out in the crowd. It's not a very pleasant feeling when people look at you like you've landed from Mars! As for me, nobody can really tell if I am from Mars or Italy or India, which in my opinion is all the same, for at the end of the day we are all one country, aren't we? :)
1. A mysterious black hat
A mysterious black hat may arise people's curiosity and they may get intrigued by who you are or where you came from, but the hat usually makes them stay away. In a new country where you want to be safe, it's a good idea to have a black hat. It not only looks trendy and glamorous but also makes you appear poised and confident.
2. A coat with pocket zippers
This Michael Kors wool and cashmere coat is truly to die for! Besides being really warm, the pockets have zippers. Such a functional design comes in very handy in cities like Amsterdam where not only pickpockets but also fake police want to steal your money!
3. A cashmere scarf with or without Tiffanys
I don't care much about jewelry but Tiffanys always fills me with light and love! My cashmere scarf here is from Michael Kors and I love it - apparently it was the only scarf in their collection this season! Weather in Europe can be quite unpredictable, so it is always good to have a warm scarf on you even if you are visiting in the summer.
4. iPhone 7Plus
If you are a traveler like me, I strongly recommend to get the new iPhone 7 or 7Plus. It not only has a totally awesome camera but the highest model comes with a 256GB memory, which is fantastic when all you want to do is just keep clicking away or make videos. Of course, editing what you clicked is a completely different matter!
5. Black boots
There is nothing like a good pair of black boots that not only look stylish but are also comfortable to walk in. I love my boots from Michael Kors - I am an MK fan!
6. A striped wool skirt
This striped skirt from Eileen Fisher with a side slit was just what I needed for my day in Amsterdam. It was the perfect length for the coat and the boots, and the slit was just enough long so I could bike away comfortably!
7. Lots of attitude
Being well dressed is one thing but having the right attitude to carry off your style is another! In Amsterdam you need to have eyes even on the back of your head and be present wherever you are. I am talking of a kind of a confidence that so emanates from you that nobody can take you for a ride!
Read my post on 10 things to do in Amsterdam.