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How To NOT Look Like A Tourist | What To Wear In Europe

I’ve been very lucky to travel in my life, both within the United States and abroad. Today I want to share 6 things I like to avoid wearing while on vacation so that I can fit in a little easier. Assimilating (by how you dress, speak and conduct yourself) will make you less easily targeted as a tourist, help you experience your destination as more of an insider rather than an outsider, and will ensure you don’t get turned away from restaurants or important landmarks. I’ve linked everything mentioned down below, and like always thank you so much for watching! xxAudrey





Pinstripe: Zara (recently purchased from Poshmark)
Earrings: Zara
Signet Ring: Ruff’s Signet Ring c/o
Delicate Stacking Ring: GLDN c/o c/o
Watch: Jacy c/o

Nice pants with an elastic waist that still look polished!

Great cashmere sweaters:

Lovely wool cardigan:

Wool V-Neck Under $30:

Cotton Cardigan Under $30:

Sleek Lace Up Sneakers:

Slip On Sneakers:

Some Beautiful Hats:
Packable Straw Hat Under $35
Beret Under $20
Fedora Under $50
Fedora Under $70
Fedora Under $120

Some Great Crossbody Bags:
Cute vegan option under $40
Really cute option under $130
My favorite under $200
Versatile option under $230
My favorite under $400

My favorite ankle boots:

Cute sandals under $180

Cute loafers under $170

My favorite espadrille wedges



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Camera: Sony A7r iii


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Audrey Coyne July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Hi everyone – thanks so much for watching!! I want to pop on here quickly and say that OBVIOUSLY this video is full of generalizations and I don't mean to imply that these are universal truths across all people and countries. Of course each place has individual and unique customs and traditions that should always be celebrated and respected. Labeling this video in a very generalized "Europe" helps with YouTube analytics – which is why you're seeing this video in the first place. Also, the tips I'm sharing here are just general dressing tips, that when coupled with respect, cultural sensitivity, a true interest in the place I'm visiting, and at least a few words and phrases have helped me have a more enjoyable, immersive experience. xx Audrey

zezmerelda July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

wondering about head coverings or scarves in europe——————are they required in churches, etc.?

Music by Bitutu July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

There's nothing wrong with looking like a tourist while on vacation

Emily July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

When I went to Italy on a school trip (about ten years ago now) I researched what to wear so I knew to be respectful in the churches so I made sure to bring and wear clothing that covered my shoulders and knees on those days. The girls who didn't were given hospital gown looking flimsy sheets to cover themselves. Really takes away from the experience if you're embarrassed like that, I'd imagine lol

Morgan Schmidtke July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Great tips! Thank you! You have a very soothing voice as well. 🙂

• Éloise • July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

I’m from London, what am I doing lol

clark kent July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Fashion look

KJ Channel July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Good and practical edea 💕💕💕 watching your channel here in philippines ❤

Robyn Patterson July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

If you wanna look like a British chav definitely go for a tracksuit and you'll fit right in 😂 gotta have some Nike Air forces tho

Louise Leite July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Gym clothes are the norm now in England ☹

Hanna Stenros July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

As a former morning jogger/runner I can say that only between 05.00-06.00 while running I was left alone in middle/southern Europe but If I run after 07.00 and paused near a citycenter I was often surrounded by kids shed 4-6 or so, that their parents had ordered there to pickpocket me. I had no pockets either so I was such a disappointment that some kids started to cry and tell their parents; there is nothing to steal. I admit I felt a bit sorry for the kids but I did not run except when Most people were not awake yet. Running gear is not considered decent appropriate clothing by every religious grandmother either so some tried to force a baggy dress over me. So I avoided running where there were people. In northern Europe we are more used to seeing people dressed in sports gear or skimpier clothing. Not saying that it is appreciated by all but people wearing bathing clothes in town or too short shorts can get arrested or/and fined for being inappropriatedly dressed. It happened to me once as a kid when a policeman thought I was biking in a T-shirt and pink silk pyjamashorts. Mom had bought them for me and I had no idea they were illegal to wear outside.

Liv Nielsen July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

The most important one, of course, is how loud you speak (had to ask a guest at a restaurant to lower his voice because other guests couldn't hear each other's conversations- it was quite embarrassing for us both), but also be aware that in most European countries- at least the northern ones when you order a dish it is curated to taste perfect and it is seen as slightly rude to interchange several of the items in the dish. I'm assuming it's quite normal in America you can choose sides, mains and salad yourself, but in Europe, you don't individualize your order as much, but rather take it as it is (which is usually also really good!)

forsenCD July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

How to not look like a tourist: stop looking up and taking pictures of everything you see. Natives look downwards and they walk fast like they know where they sre going. Try to look like you're not interested in anything.

Tiphanie Drancourt July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

The video is giving good advice, but is very general as she says at the beginning of her video. Non European people need to know that the dresscode will be different according to the country. In eastern Germany and in Norway for example it's quite common to see people wearing workout outfits as they are very sporty and as hiking is very common in Norway and in some parts of Germany, so those outfits make sense. However, in France you only wear those when you are actually working out. If you are wearing workout clothes as regular clothes, you'll most probably be taken for a lower class, suburban person more than for a tourist (us French people are unfortunately very judgmental regarding style). Instead of criticizing the video I think posting comments about the dresscode in your own country (or the countries you've lived in) would be more useful.

Mirthe Bloom July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Wow, the comments here are full of toxic people

Jane Doe July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Is it really that common for Americans to wear gym clothes while traveling? I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone from other countries traveling with yoga pants.

Aïsha Bogaerts July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

I, an European, don't think that you should wear those hats she says to wear. You will stand out in the crowd with those and not with baseball caps

Adrian Zgoł July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

haha 😀 are You from USA ?

Sarah Roberts July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

In the UK we wear most of this stuff all the time haha 🙂 but yes a lot of mainland Europe especially Spain & Italy dress a little different

Murat Kalender July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

That is a stupid video. I wear what i want. You can hate how much you want. You can jump from a bridge. I want to be seen like a tourist because I am a turist. There is nothing wrong with that.

HereIAm247 July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

My best advice to visit Denmark:
1. Dress somewhat stylish (no need to go over the top or anything; just don't be overly casual either. But I wouldn't recommend wearing athletic wear, unless it is super fashionable or something, and avoid worn-out/washed out old clothes.)
2. Be practical when you move around. Danes are efficient and busy people, so they get really annoyed if someone blocks the entire sidewalk, walk super slow and you can't move past, holds up the line too long with smalltalk, and so on. Just be relatively efficient, and leave space for others to pass by, haha.
3. We may look unapproachable, but any Dane will ALWAYS help you with directions, smile and be nice. We just look scary. 🙂
4. Wear layers, and always be prepared for rain. The weather changes very fast sometimes.
5. Don't be too loud in public. Enjoying yourself is great, we hope you do! But generally, Danes get annoyed by people speaking loudly, for example on the bus, or in the grocery stores.

HereIAm247 July 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

A lot of comments pointing out that europe consists of a lot of very different cultures. This is true, but I think the main point is, that most countries in europe have a different way to dress than most places in USA. Europeans generally tend to always 'get dressed', not necessarily over the top, but generally 'nicely'; both around the home, but especially when going out. Generally, Americans don't always dress up, and it is more acceptable to wear more casual clothes in public.

Yes, this is a generalisation, as she points out herself, but one that might help you avoid pick-pocketing, and other things that tourists are at a higher risk. And generally, it is always a good idea to search information about the country you are visiting; it is good manners to show that you care about their social rules/traditions. Noone expects you to be exactly like the locals, but generally, presenting yourself well is a sign of respect for others in europe, even though people will still be polite if you don't. 🙂


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