Have you tested your Netherlands knowledge lately? I’ll admit, I didn’t know much about ‘Dutch’ culture while living in Cali other than hearing the word itself being used for my bread of choice at Ike’s Place or a term related to awkward first dates. And Hollywood doesn’t do Holland justice either. I was embarrassed to admit I recognized scenes in Amsterdam from ‘Deuce Bigalow European Gigalo.’ Not to mention the ‘Austin Powers 3′ flashbacks when I spotted the traditional clogs in souvenir shops that Goldmember wore.
Amsterdam is beautiful and one of my favorite cities in Europe so far. Everyone rides bikes, the shopping is eclectic, it smells like home (i.e. Mendocino County) and reminded me of San Francisco, just colder. And with that, here’s 4 tips for fall layering. Redlight, greenlight, let’s go to Amsterdam…
1. Start with the Basics ~ A light sweater, (or sweatshirt this fall) and basic denim or my favorite this season, waxed denim that look like leather but are more comfy.
3. A Winter Coat that Doesn’t Make You Look Big ~ The level of layers will depend on the severity of winter in your city, but I don’t take cold days in Europe lightly. Or I’m freezing. However, I hate the huge bulky winter coats. Try one that is more fitted and has a belt to keep some shape over multiple layers.
4. ‘I Can’t Stop the Rain’ ~ Pick a coat with a back-up plan. The little zipper on the back of this coat is hiding a hood perfect to keep your hair dry during an unexpected downpour.
All of this layering is new to me, what’s your style secrets when it comes to dressing in the cold?