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Our Amsterdam Style

So a few years back I lived and worked in Amsterdam for an amazing 9 months and will always be in love with this creative and stylish city. As a couple John and I have yet to visit the city together and is on our list of things to do, so when I heard Easy Jet were running a blogging competition I knew we had to enter it. Amsterdam really does have it's own sense of style, with a mix of european and bicycle chic. I have put together a little pinterest board of some of my favourite looks for the city and when we visit one day this is what we will be wearing (hopefully) - this is our "My Amsterdam city break look for easyJet holidays competition"

First we need stylish luggage...vintage luggage of course

I am big into quirky accessories and love big round glasses and lots of rings and feel they would work well when I am walking through the flower markets in the city.

My bags of choice would change depending on the occasion - the satchel would be perfect for cycling around the city taking photos and enjoying the fresh air, the tote shoppers would be for picking up interesting bits and bobs at the local markets and the Vivienne Westwood bag would be perfect for a night out having cocktails

I love Europeans effortless style and often try to add that flair to my own personal outfit choices, here are two of my favourite looks from my own wardrobe that I would like to wear on the streets of Amsterdam

Witht he changing of the seasons it's a great time to mix and match and wear some light shoes with big knits and combined scarfs with pretty summery dresses. Here are a few more items and looks that sum up to me the Dutch style. 

Of course one also needs to make some homage to the bicycle culture in Holland and I of course would pack my bicycle print skirt for a little ride around the city.

Johns look would be inspired by house boat living, being outside with vintage and natural colour tones. John loves jackets and formal touches such as pocket watches and ties.

When we think of European mens style we think of simple but effective, well cut and interesting and this is the look the comes to mind when we think of Amsterdams gentlemans fashion

Well made, excellent design and practical shoes for walking over all the canal bridges.

European cut suits are always the best and John would love to have a vintage suit. The image below is a picture of John taken in London and we feel this look captures what we think about Dutch style.

We would love to stay at Convent Hotel which is set in a 13th century monastery in the heart of Amsterdam, I couldn't imagine anything more interesting for a stay in a creative and fascinating city


  1. your amsterdam outfits are perfect!!! i still need to go there, i always always hear good things about it :)


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