17+ European Summer Outfits I’m Obsessing Over

Headed to Europe? Or just love the European aesthetic? You’ll want to see this list of European summer outfits to help you as you pack!

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Chic European Summer Outfits

Have a trip to Europe planned for summer 2024? How amazing! In addition to booking your hotels, scheduling your excursions, and daydreaming about all the beautiful locations you’ll visit, it’s also important to start planning what to wear (and pack)

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered! Ahead I’ve put together a list of chic European summer outfits to inspire your packing. There’s a mix of casual and stylish outfits that can work for multiple occasions, as well as pieces that can be mixed and matched to make getting dressed a breeze. 

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Before we get started, it’s important to note that versatility is key when putting together outfits for Europe! No matter where you’re heading, be sure to pack staple summer items like tank tops and tees, matching sets, and comfy shoes that go with everything. 

Some of your packing list will depend on where you’re traveling, so you’ll want to consider things like location, weather, and itinerary. For instance, if you’re island hopping in Greece, you’ll want to pack light, breezy dresses and a few swimsuits. To explore Italy, stick to a minimalist aesthetic with lots of linen pieces. If you’re visiting the South of France or even a bustling city like Paris, romantic floral dresses and raffia tote bags have a certain je ne sais quoi

Continue reading to discover more outfit ideas for your Euro summer trip!

Flowy top, shorts + fun jewelry.

Woman wearing white linen shorts, a black cropped blouse and white accessories.

This is a quintessential summer look perfect for traveling throughout Europe. All you’ll need is a comfortable (yet cute) pair of cotton shorts and a flowy top, like this adorable puff-sleeve one worn by Capucine. You’re on vacation, so why not accessorize with pearl necklaces and colorful bracelets?!  

Travel packing tip: Crossbody bags are stylish and practical for keeping everyday essentials safe.

Poplin dress + tote bag.

Woman wearing a black sundress with black sandals while attending an outdoor market.

Be sure to pack at least one elevated cotton dress on your trip. This House of CB black poplin dress is an absolute dream on Emmanuelle, who styled it with black sandals, a trendy headband, and a raffia tote bag. This outfit is so chic for Paris, but I’d also wear it in Italy, Spain, or Greece!

Tailored shorts + button-up shirt.

Outfit graphic of tan linen shorts, a black tank top, a tan and white striped button down, and black accessories.

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If your Euro summer aesthetic is chic and preppy, then this is the look for you. 

I love these neutral tailored shorts(they are super affordable too!). Their silhouette is sophisticated, but the linen-blend fabric makes them more casual. I’d style them with a basic tank top (a perfect option for hot days) and a button-up shirt that has a polished appeal.

And, these comfortable slide sandals from Everlane pack easily in your suitcase and make for a great alternative to sneakers.

Flash of color.

Woman wearing a green silk slip dress with sandals.

While it’s true that Europeans wear a lot of neutrals, don’t be afraid to incorporate a pop of color into your holiday wardrobe—especially if you’re visiting a vibrant city like Barcelona or Lisbon! Emily wears a gorgeous green slip dress with strappy sandals and a shoulder bag for a trendy yet timeless ensemble. 

As an alternative option, I’m dying over this green silk dress from Reformation

Maxi skirt, oversized shirt + white tank.

Outfit graphic of a black linen midi skirt, a white tank top, a blue and white striped button down, brown sandals and a raffia bag.

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Looking for summer fashion ideas you can wear during and after vacation? This one is foolproof. 

A linen maxi skirt is oh-so-chic on warm summer days. You can dress it up for fancy dinners or down with a white tank, striped button-up shirt, and this iconic Loewe basket bag (affordable alternative) for an everyday look. I’d happily wear this outfit in the South of France while sipping on a glass of rosé.  

Travel packing tip: I always pack an oversized button-up shirt in my suitcase! You can layer it over a tank like I’ve styled here or throw one over your swimsuit as a cute cover-up.

Matching linen set.

Woman wearing a black and white pin striped vest and pant set with brown accessories.

If there is one thing you have to pack on your European vacation, it’s linen—and lots of it. This lightweight fabric is ideal for keeping cool on warm summer days; it also doesn’t require ironing and dries quickly in the sun. A fashion win-win! 

In addition to packing linen shirts, shorts, and trousers, I recommend a matching linen set you can dress up and down. I love this pinstriped one Felicia wears, but any style will do! 

Here’s a great look-alike pin-stripe set from The Gap in a linen-blend material – and it’s on sale! And if you have a little more to spend, try this linen combo from Reformation.

Swimsuit + cover-up.

Woman wearing a black swimsuit and black and white striped crochet pants on a boat.

If your European holiday involves beautiful beaches or lounging poolside, then a swimsuit is an absolute must-pack item. A few changes of swimwear and a couple cover-ups will have you feeling prepared and looking stylish for days spent by the water. Elevate your look with trend-forward sunglasses, chunky-style jewelry, and a bucket hat.

The pants Laura is wearing above are an older style from Mango, so as an alternative I found this knitted striped skirt. It would easily work as a cover up with a swimsuit!

Cotton dress + sneakers.

Outfit graphic of a blue and white striped wrap dress and white sneakers with a raffia bag.

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This is the ultimate European summer outfit, in my opinion. This striped cotton dress is cute and practical for long days spent exploring. If you’re in a beach town, wear it with sandals for an easy vacay outfit. But if you’re doing a lot of walking on your holiday, white sneakers are the perfect option.

Mini dress + dad sandals.

Woman wearing a black and white animal print romper with black Birkenstocks.

There is something so fun and summery about a cute mini dress. This zebra printed Realisation Par dress (available now in a floral print) has an effortless cool girl vibe that would feel right at home in Spain or Italy. Although this exact dress is no longer available, I thought this dress from H&M was a cute and affordable alternative.

Wear the look on your next holiday with chunky dad sandals (these Chanel ones are stunning) and your everyday jewelry. 

Linen trousers + breezy top.

Outfit graphic of green linen pants, a white peasant top, black sandals and a raffia bag.

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Every woman needs a pair of linen trousers in her holiday wardrobe. You’ll get tons of wear out of them during your trip and they can be worn for many summers to come. Opt for linen pants in a neutral color that pairs with various tops to maximize your holiday outfits. In this inspo, I’ve paired them with a breezy white shirt and slides for a look that can go from the beach to dinner. 

Pro tip: This outfit is a great option when visiting historical or religious sites where you’re required to cover your arms and legs.

Maxi skirt + shirt co-ord.

Woman wearing a white linen shirt and maxi skirt set with black sandals.

A matching co-ord is a summer fashion must-have, and I’m absolutely loving this maxi skirt and shirt combo! Not only does it make getting dressed a breeze, but the lightweight linen fabric is perfect for summer days in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and beyond. Wear them together with slip-on sandals and sunnies, then sport them separately to make the most of your suitcase. 

Denim shorts + linen vest top.

Outfit graphic of denim Bermuda shorts, a black vest top and black sandals.

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Denim shorts are another closet staple worth packing on your Euro summer trip. These casual bottoms can be worn on and off the beach but are also chic enough to dress up for dinner, shopping, and exploring. I’d wear them with leather sandals, a linen vest top, and a chic basket bag for a stylish but comfortable outfit.

Crochet set + Birkenstocks.

Woman wearing a black and white striped crochet set with Birkenstocks.

A relaxed crochet set is something you’ll wear on repeat. Pack this for your holiday and wear it from breakfast to the beach and everything in between. 

This set is chic enough to stand on its own. Just style with simple accessories and practical shoes, like these Birkenstocks.

Mini skirt, oversized blazer + sneakers.

Woman walking in the street wearing a black skirt, a white t-shirt and an oversized blazer with sneakers.

When exploring bustling cities like Paris, Milan, or Amsterdam, you’ll want to dress more posh and less beachy. I adore Audrey’s street style look, complete with a black mini skirt (you could also try a skort), a white tee shirt, an oversized blazer, and Adidas Samba sneakers.

Travel packing tip: Save space in your luggage by wearing heavier garments, like blazers, to the airport.

Flowy skirt, tube top + kitten heels.

Outfit graphic of white midi skirt, a black tube top, black heeled sandals, a raffia bag and gold accessories.

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This European summer outfit gives major Mediterranean vibes. 

A flowy skirt on holiday is effortlessly chic and great for matching with simple tops, bodysuits, or swimsuits to make them feel more elevated. This poplin skirt from Artizia comes in a crisp, white cotton that looks absolutely incredible paired with a tube top and a tan. Wear this look to a glamorous dinner styled with kitten heels, a sweet shoulder bag, and gold jewelry.

Striped pants, sandals + linen top.

Woman eating lunch at a picnic table wearing blue and whites striped pants and a white vest top.

There aren’t many places I wouldn’t wear this outfit. I love it! Not only are these cotton striped pants on trend for summer, but they’re great for traveling. Wear these comfy pajama-style pants as a swimsuit cover-up or dressed up with sandals and a linen top. I think this look is just as perfect for breezy holidays in Greece as it is for lively cities like London and Copenhagen.  

Printed dress + flats.

Outfit graphic of a brown and white polka dot midi dress with Mary Jane flats, and a raffia bag.

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J’adore this European summer outfit – it has a Parisian chic aesthetic perfect for exploring the city of light. Recreate this look on your holiday with a printed midi dress, ideally in a cotton or linen fabric. This brown polka dot dress from Posse is a flawless option.

No Parisian-inspired outfit is complete without a basket bag, Mary Jane flats, and red lipstick.

Boxer shorts, tank top + flip-flops.

Woman wearing striped linen shorts and a linen tank top with gold accessories.

Women wearing boxer-style shorts is one of my favorite 2024 summer fashion trends. This Euro-inspired street style look is perfect for sticky, humid days when the thought of wearing denim shorts or long trousers seems unbearable. You can style boxer shorts with a basic tee or tank top for a casual look or dress them up by swapping the tank top for a stylish blouse. 


If you loved this article, be sure not to miss this list of 21+ Italy Outfits That Are Truly Bellissimo!


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