We, Dutch people, are all about comfort. So I decided to show you how dressing comfy in Amsterdam works, just because I can. I’ve seen people mentioning how you shouldn’t wear sneakers to Amsterdam as the locals, AKA me, will think you’re a tourist. Now, I don’t know where they found that bullshit information, but I can assure you, my fellow sneakeramores, it’s complete and utter bull. We live for sneakers, so there’s not a better way to integrate as a newbie in this country, than by wearing sneakers.
So if I’m able to know how to dress comfy, so can you. Hello, comfort all the way. Especially after a long day at uni, I was so incredibly happy I wore something comfortable in Amsterdam.
For the people who see these photos right now and think: ‘Oh my god, she is just not embaressed and has so much confidence standing on the street doing a full photoshoot.’ I was shitting my pants. Glad I did it in these comfy trousers though. At least my diaper didn’t come through.
No but seriously, it is something I need to get through and just think about my goals and not what people would think of me. Newsflash: It is your life, therefore it doesn’t matter what others think of you. Now, if I only got this through my head as well when I am standing in the middle of a street. Especially when you’re in the middle of Amsterdam. You know. The capital city. Of your country. With people staring.
Anyway, let’s continue the story while thanking my friend for being my photographer for the day.
Sometimes I just only feel like wearing joggers, like many of us I believe. Unless you happen to be some magician that doesn’t mind having your legs cut of by your skinny jeans. If you’re not in that category, like me, but still want to be comfy and stylish, then some clothes like these might be a good option. Extra bonus point: you can definitely wear this while traveling. In fact, I wore this in Jordan. And I owned the streets, if I may say so myself. Dressing comfy in Amsterdam, and dressing comfy in Jordan. But also in so many other countries and cultures it is easily allowed to wear something like this.
Now I know what you’re thinking and I understand your feelings. A suit isn’t the first thing you would think of bringing in your backpack or suitcase. But I’m not talking about the big and tight version. No. I’m talking about the comfortable ones. How do you think I’m able to put all of that in a backpack? The fact that they’re so thin, but still so comfortable that you have to check more than often whether you’re really wearing pants. You can fold or roll up your blazer and trousers, if they are too wrinkly, then you can save yourself some bucks by just hanging them around or in the shower when you’re showering in your hostel or hotel.
Personally I find it easier and easier to pack nice and comfy clothes, especially since it is so easy to combine. That’s how dressing comfy in Amsterdam works. But also since this ‘suit’ and colour doesn’t look dirty quite fast. Unless you’re opting for a white suit. Hint. I love them but I’m not able to wear it unless I want to look like a pig that just rolled through the mud. So. If you’re anything like me. DON’T WEAR THAT.
Shoes: Adidas — Find them here
Shirt: Zara — Similar here
Choker: Stradivarius — Similar here
Sunglasses: H&M — Find them here
This blazer and the trousers aren’t the exact some colour at all. They’re even a complete different material. However, that isn’t bad at all. It spices up your outfit so you’re still looking like a beautyqueen when you just ran through the amazon. Who am I kidding, if you’re walking in this through a rainforest you’re mad. And need to get your brains checked at the nearest doctor straight away.
Anyway, it is really nice for a comfy evening, you know, it’s sometimes fun dressing comfy in Amsterdam while still looking like a million bucks. Or ten. That’s fine as well. You can wear it on casual days to explore a city or to hang out with some friends. To a meeting, or when you’re going through the city by boat. If it’s warm you wear it without the blazer and the leather jacker but just with a simple shirt. And if it gets a bit more chilly you can just wear the blazer. Or a leather jacket like I did here. So yes, basics all the way. Add a little choker and you’re all set. Dressing comfy in Amsterdam? Check!
If you’re packing your backpack right now and there are twentythousand different colours, I suggest you to go to the nearby shoppingcentre and try to find comfy, but light items of basics. You can thank me later.
Also, if you want to pin this outfit for future travel outfits ideas, I can understand. So. Here ya go. Dressing comfy in Amsterdam. Or wherever you’re going.