29 Pieces to Help You Live Out Your Fantasy About a Summer in Europe



While some may be daydreaming about cinnamon-doused lattes and wool jackets, summer isn't over for me. And until the first 50-degree day rolls through, I will be fervently clutching my linen pants. The mood currently ruling my affections is one that's very likely all over your feed: the European summer fantasy. Almost everyone I know in person and the digital world has made their way to the continent, documenting every spritz and Mediterranean sunset in the process (I'm guilty of it too).

But I'm not complaining. The pervasive vacation snaps affirmed I needed to book a trip to Corsica. They also reinforced my obsession with breezy dresses and cutesy sea-themed accessories. While it will be a moment before my next European summer vacation, I can at least live vicariously through the curated assortment of elegant buys below, which scream Saint-Tropez and Lake Como in capital letters. Now excuse me while I cosplay a socialite on a yacht in the Aegean Sea.

This is really the only summer necklace needed.

Opt for brown linen to easily transitiion in the fall.

An oversize shirt is the foundation of an effortless summer wardrobe.

A bomber that won't make you sweat.

Organza shirts are prime for layering.

No one will know these were only $60.

After some intense closet analysis, I realized I needed more purple items in my wardrobe.

When I went to Aix-en-Provence, every rack was filled with linen pieces. These pants are right on code.

Many of the items on this list are white, so a pop of color in the form of this beautiful bag is much needed. 

No, it's not too late to stock up on crochet.

This is your dress if you have a trip to Positano coming up. 

Style this with a crop top, a bodysuit, or a bikini top. The possibilities are endless. 

I ran to the checkout page as soon as I saw this dress. 

Dressing for a European summer is about simplicity, and nothing nails that more than this top.

I still have yet to come across a dress this versatile.

I think every vacation should include a little Gaultier.

This dress brings all my Little Mermaid fantasies to life.

It doesn't get more French than ballet flats.

The great thing about a sarong is that it can be styled as a skirt, top, or dress.

Currently thinking about all of the outfits I'd put together with these pants.

Old fashioned prints really do something to me.

These almost guarantee everyone will be staring at your feet.