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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 BLOG POST: http://www.audreyalamode.com/blog-audreyalamode/2018/6/22/what-not-to-wear-on-vacation-especially-in-europe-a-few-you-should FREE SUMMER TRENDS EBOOK: https://bit.ly/2JB0Ume MY FIRST EBOOK: https://bit.ly/2LRmAXN SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL HERE! http://bit.ly/2pFnkE7 ________________________________________________ WHAT I'M WEARING: Pinstripe: Zara (recently purchased from Poshmark) Earrings: Zara Signet Ring: Ruff's Signet Ring c/o https://www.ruffs.co.uk/ Delicate Stacking Ring: GLDN c/o https://bit.ly/2kQD475 c/o Watch: Jacy c/o https://bit.ly/2wMDgb6 ____________________________________________________________ Nice pants with an elastic waist that still look polished! https://bit.ly/2ImrAS8 Great cashmere sweaters: https://bit.ly/2IkONEz Lovely wool cardigan: https://bit.ly/2Khj4pi Wool V-Neck Under $30: https://bit.ly/2lwn6zD Cotton Cardigan Under $30: https://bit.ly/2lwn9LP Sleek Lace Up Sneakers: https://bit.ly/2KdEg2X Slip On Sneakers: https://bit.ly/2MmtLrd Some Beautiful Hats: Packable Straw Hat Under $35 https://bit.ly/2Mj2Qww Beret Under $20 https://bit.ly/2K4MyLl Fedora Under $50 https://bit.ly/2yzzxUI Fedora Under $70 https://bit.ly/2yEKUL4 Fedora Under $120 https://bit.ly/2tso2cs Some Great Crossbody Bags: Cute vegan option under $40 https://bit.ly/2K4udOi Really cute option under $130 https://bit.ly/2K2Yz3C My favorite under $200 https://bit.ly/2KhcKRV Versatile option under $230 https://bit.ly/2yzAuwg My favorite under $400 https://bit.ly/2KfTyRg My favorite ankle boots: https://bit.ly/2InSEAq Cute sandals under $180 https://bit.ly/2ImSZUi https://bit.ly/2IqaWRW Cute loafers under $170 https://bit.ly/2yCPUQl My favorite espadrille wedges https://bit.ly/2K4OjrQ ____________________________________________________________ - FOLLOW ME - INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/audreyacoyne/ BLOG | http://www.audreyalamode.com/ PINTEREST | https://www.pinterest.com/audreyalamode/ BUSINESS INQUIRIES | [email protected] ____________________________________ MUSIC: "Expensive Dinner" via EpidemicSound.com ____________________________________ Camera: Sony A7r iii https://amzn.to/2M0zQKT ____________________________________ NEW HERE? Welcome to Audrey À La Mode and thank you for stopping by! I'm Audrey, a Charleston based minimalist, antique collector and stripe lover. Through this site, I share my love for simplicity and my journey of doing more with less. From tips on how to build a classic, minimal, year-round wardrobe (starting with just 10 pieces!), to beauty, travel and more, my goal is to inspire you to live life to the fullest. ____________________________ Disclaimer: This is not a paid advertisement. Sponsored posts will always be disclosed. All opinions are always my own and everything was purchased by me unless otherwise stated with * or c/o. Some affiliate links may be used above. Thank you so much for supporting my channel!
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Audrey Coyne (7 months ago)
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
Amy Laubenstein (8 days ago)
notformebeaky I’m sensing a little bit of jealousy on your end. You seem to be the one with the loud mouth. The problem with you, along with many others, is the fact that you stereotype rather than understand. I am an American, but I am not overweight nor loud. Many countries have loud and overweight citizens other than the US. Before you point a finger and judge, start by judging your behavioral mistakes. Namaste.
Marina Zagrai (16 days ago)
The comments people leave are mean-spirited, nasty, and makes me feel sorry such people have access to the internet!
Marina Zagrai (21 days ago)
I would like to add more thing, mainly that Americans will be targeted if wearing jeans styled as they are here. In many countries in Europe, men wear more of a jean trouser with very nice dress shoes. You can see how French, Italians who have been brought here with work dress, when out and about. Europeans, in general, dress when going out, not just jeans/shorts etc. Women also dress very nice, they don't go out looking like American women (I have been here since 1982, so I've seen also a decline in dress - going to the store in pajama bottoms thinking we don't see the pajama as such.
Shänn Ruggles (1 month ago)
+Tomislav Matekovic i think you are directing that comment to all who read it, no? Still, probably best not to go anywhere at all, in your opinion... This is an extremely, genteel and gracious woman. Real Classy & Beautiful Lady I greatly appreciate her video-s
Shänn Ruggles (1 month ago)
+Tomislav Matekovic hmm...better not 2 go out at all then, eh..
JOAN DONAHER (12 hours ago)
Very informative!
dolphinsaretheybest (14 hours ago)
You have such a soothing voice lol
Aldo Balderas (2 days ago)
I hate northamericans !
Jo. E. (2 days ago)
In my country: A bunch of flip flops= tourists from the United States lol... I agree with some people commenting here... it would good if they'd learn some of the manners of the countries they are visiting. For example, here in South America we are raised the same way than most countries in Europe... when it comes to go to church, you have to wear something decent, don't be loud and don't use a hat inside! But they obviously don't bother checking this kind of things. Hopefully reading this comments they'll be encouraged to do so, no matter what part of the world they are traveling.
TheFandomTraveler (4 days ago)
For some foreigners in the comments: Sorry we offend you with our presence. It's hard for all of us to die like some of y'all wish. I do wish I wasn't American but it was my fault. Sorry if that is a crime. Sorry that our ancestors killed, Sorry that european/American/Asian/African/Etc. soliders fought for our country. Forgive us filthy american rats.
Jacey Lataire (5 days ago)
You're such a sweetheart Audrey!!! ✨🌟🌟⭐️💕❤️❤️🌹🌹🌺🌺🌸🌸🌸🌸🌹🌸🌸🌸🍀🌺🌹❤️💕
fredo Fred (5 days ago)
Wear whatever you like in Europe...🙄
Ayten Çelebi (6 days ago)
I agree with some of them but some of them just sound too much. I’m from Europe and I can say that in cities that is very popular and crowded no one, especially locals don’t care how you look. You can wear sweatshirts with jeans because that’s basically what young people wear here. I agree that not many people wear yoga pants here, unless it’s a university centered city. You can wear your normal shoes it doesn’t really matter (except flip flops). Most of the points mentioned in the video are points you need to think about when you visit less crowded and more fancier places. Just try to get out of the locals way, not block their paths while taking pics and you’ll be fine.
Chris Berg (7 days ago)
To resume.... not like in WALMART.
Zane Normonta (7 days ago)
Why is it bad to look like a tourist? Don't get it really. And how can someone tell a difference between a tourist in sportswear and a local person in sportswear?
KitsuneTsuki (7 days ago)
I can't agree with this. If you don't want to pop out of the mass: 1. Make a good research about the country and the culture first. Learn something about the habits. Maybe learn a few words, so you can comunicat a little bit. Not everywere is english an option, specialy in smal towns far from the big citys. 2. Stay nice and polite. Take your voice down and don't shout. Don't be to demanding and nagging. Respect the people and their culture. 3. At sightseeing you should wear what you want. Put on comfortable shoes you can walk long in without getting blisters. Yes it doesn't look nice to go in to a good restaurant with sportswear. But I have to say I have seen migrands (I live in germany) do it as well, so yeah. But if you want to look nice at the restaurant, you can put some clothes in your bag so you can change quickly, maybe at a public toilet. Well i think it's always good to have some clothes to change wherever you go. Have a beautiful day Nice greetings from germany
Kaitlin G (7 days ago)
I need to show this to my dad
Anna Kyněrová (7 days ago)
i live in prague and there are a LOT of tourists. honestly it doesnt matter what you wear, its how u act! many tourists are SO LOUD, especially germans and americans. its so annying when im on the public transport and theres a group of tourists that are just yelling over each other. also dont stop in the middle of the street! we are busy and always in hurry, please dont slow things down. also the shoe tip is sooo true! if you dont wear sneakers you will regret everything
Frederick Green (8 days ago)
What a pretty lady I really don't care about what you got to talk about I just think you're real pretty
christina mori (8 days ago)
Stop yelling at each other when your in museums.
christina mori (8 days ago)
And they have no problem turning you away if you look like crap
christina mori (8 days ago)
True. Pick pockets are rampant so cross body is better.
christina mori (8 days ago)
Americans dress like slobs. Dead give away
Gags XXX (10 days ago)
jeeeez... as someone from Europe, I can only suggest that it does not matter what you wear (as long as it is clean and looks decent), what matters is to behave in civilized manner and do not make comments on certain local customs... be nice, kind and respectful to people and nobody will treat you the way we treat rude, loud and obnoxious tourists
Kitten Mochi (10 days ago)
and let me add IF SOMEONE'S OUTFIT BOTHERS YOU WHILE EATING IN A RESTO OR WTV. THE ONE WHO HAVE ISSUES IS NO ONE BUT YOU! people went there to visit and enjoy NOT TO BE JUDGED BY YOU AND UR SO CALLED AESTHETIC.
k8 c (10 days ago)
I'm not planning a trip but your voice if so soothing. You could sale a comb to a bald man.
fvrite coffee (10 days ago)
so classy video. Thank you very much much it's helpful.
Chachi Shapiro (11 days ago)
I feel pretty confident about when I travel to European countries. Most often, when locals have approached me and I respond, they’re taken aback — “Oh, you’re American!”
wrllovemen (11 days ago)
I would like advice on words or phases not to say that are a dead give away, standing/walking habits, and eating habits to change.
Alejandra Nogueda (11 days ago)
You speak so nice.
Cathlene Jenkins (11 days ago)
Is wearing sneakers ok if you’re doing a lot of walking? Like if the rest of your outfit is nice?
Audrey Coyne (11 days ago)
Of course! I love sneakers :) my advice was more to avoid wearing tennis shoes or running shoes / sneakers that are strictly for exercise and are paired with gym clothes
Sutton Kelley (12 days ago)
Excellent points. You want to blend in, it’s more enjoyable that way. This video will help so many people. Thank you!
Anna Margarita (12 days ago)
If you want to blend in in the netherlands wear a tommy hoodie skinny jeans and nike air max lmao
Steve Christensen (12 days ago)
I apologize, I wrote that way too quick. There is no way there is three minutes of information, maybe one.
Steve Christensen (12 days ago)
You turned three minutes of information into eight very boring minutes.
Audrey Coyne (12 days ago)
Steve Christensen I encourage you to spend a little less time tearing people down and more time working on extending kindness. Cruelty is never warranted - even if you disagree with someone and there are plenty of other channels for you to watch.
Valentina x (12 days ago)
Samo nemoj hodat polugog. U japankama i pokušaj ne poginut. To ti je jedino za Europu.
Margaret Binks (13 days ago)
If you are planning to visit Scotland better bring a substantial waterproof jacket or coat with a hood' umbrellas will blow inside out if the wind is moderately strong!
Olivia Eyes (13 days ago)
This is helpful! Now I wish I had European friends to spend my summer with :(
Siusaidh Chaimbeul (14 days ago)
I once nearly missed an interview with the then-Prime Minister of Guyana because my otherwise modest dress was sleeveless! Luckily I had on a silk headscarf that was able to double as a shawl. Problem, naturally, wasn't with the PM herself, but with her staff's 'protocol' fixation.
E Rivers (14 days ago)
When you’re from California you can dress like a tourist. Because everyone in Europe loves CA.
Marilina Luisa (15 days ago)
Perfect timing to see this! Thank you!!
Tomás Éire (15 days ago)
A lovely, pretty, and soft spoken lady! Your presentation was most enjoyable. Thanks.
Ann De Vries (15 days ago)
Grown men wearing baseballcaps in itself is a tell that it is probably an American walking in front of you. Never mind whether it is an American team logo. Apart from the Red Sox or the yankees we probably would not know the logo anyway. Baseball caps are worn by children over here. Or by a certain type of men your average American would not want go be mistaken for. Although to be honest we can usually tell the Americans from the other tourists by volume. Incredibly nice but generally a lot louder the Europeans.
Brian Pan (15 days ago)
head of the sheeple
Chlarie Peace (15 days ago)
I wear what I like when I come to Europe whether they like it or not you've got no right to tell people what to wear not what to wear
Marilynn DeSilva (13 days ago)
Chlarie Peace, you evidently think you have a right to tell other people what right they have. The young lady made it very clear that she was not ordering people what to wear or not. She's just giving some well-thought out advice that you can follow or ignore, so why the nasty comment?
John Jameson (16 days ago)
wow! Can you say pretentious? How about you go travel and feel fee to look like yourself and be comfortable? What is with people who are outright scared to look like a tourist? I am an American, I travel, and I sure as HELL don't care what anyone thinks about the way I look doing it. Do WE judge tourist from other countries? No.
Pianostudio (16 days ago)
What a nonsense.
Erin (17 days ago)
I wore a money belt fanny pack like bag, it was convenient, but probably touristy.
Alexis G (17 days ago)
Everything you've listed besides that specific pair of wedges is hideous though. Nothing looks feminine. Especially those god awful ankle boots. Is it appealing to be devoid of colors and dress like a dude when you're clearly a chick?
Boya Liu (17 days ago)
like the voice
Lilly4water (18 days ago)
This is a well thought-out list. Side note: What a beautiful & calming voice.💜
LunarClips (18 days ago)
Omg thankyou foe mentioning flip flops, those are horrible! How can you go out in those; apart for going to the beach! Please dont wear them out
Shannon Bigler (18 days ago)
Thank you for the tips. I've been to Germany a couple of times many years ago as a teen, but next spring (2020) my daughter is going on a trip to Europe with a group from her school and these are good tips to show her. (Mom knows nothing, right?) Thank you, again.
Chris B (19 days ago)
What about jeans? I thought those were also an "I'm American" giveaway. edit: looking at the comments from Europeans below, it seems jeans are pretty popular, at least the younger you are. Once I turned 40 I found slacks more comfortable than jeans. That might have more do to with weight though .... :)
mees29 (20 days ago)
Flipflops are seen everywhere during summer nowadays. Most places there will not be any problem when wearing that.
La Onda (20 days ago)
Also: So basically, mid-upper caste Europeans dress like adults and not like special ed students on a field trip to an LA Fitness/Padres game.
La Onda (20 days ago)
Boy howdy, this is some flawless ASMR. Gonna convert this to an mp3 and loop it to fall asleep every night for the next week.
805gregg (20 days ago)
How would you know? You are about 12 YO
Margaret Charlie (20 days ago)
Your voice is so soothing 😊
H 19 (21 days ago)
why am i watching this? i'm too broke to travel to europe
laura kestler (21 days ago)
I live in the europe and there where I am from we DO NOT care what you wear😂😂
Frank Lesser (21 days ago)
Good advice for here in the U.S. as well. Tired seeing men in baggy shorts and t-shirts, women in leggings and sweatshirts!
Zareen (22 days ago)
this video is so stupid, you can tell immediately that this woman has no idea about europe
Daria h (24 days ago)
ma che cazzo stai a di zi
zoumbi_ (24 days ago)
Your voice is SO soothing
Down Town Express (24 days ago)
Audrey you sound so wonderful
sdigiaco (25 days ago)
Thank you
Alpha Logos (25 days ago)
Americans, they come out of their bubble and suddenly think they know about other cultures... silly lady.
Queena Pilar (25 days ago)
re the comments below on US tourists manners. You have to remember US was the last frontier and many Americans let their ego get the best of them through just plain ignorance. They still have much to learn as far as real class and I Am an American.
Queena Pilar (25 days ago)
Very classy advice and suggestions. More tourists should take note.
Kendoll Bellido (25 days ago)
Lol basically Americans are tacky
Corey Hampton (26 days ago)
Audrey your fine
OneEyed Jack (26 days ago)
I pack as little as possible, always packing everything in basic black. No sweats , hoodies , worn out jeans, white tennis shoes, or sandals of ANY kind.( except for the cheap rubber flip flops that I use to wear in the shower). I dont worry about being turned away from any churches, as I never set foot inside any of them when I travel ( or even when I dont) . No back packs or suitcases covered in stickers.
bethvicxo (26 days ago)
I'm European yet I'm still watching this video 😅 I was interested in your opinion, I didn't know people really over thought this
nana ayesha (26 days ago)
I just love how you speak and how calm you sound. Not the regular overactive hyper YouTuber
Sincerely, Agatha (27 days ago)
It’s very obvious in Hawaii. Any cheap looking aloha wear or outlandish pieces are a dead giveaway.
Kitten Mochi (27 days ago)
Whats wrong on looking like a tourist?
Yves DE MUNTER (27 days ago)
You mean Europe; the country? 😆😆😆😆
MyNewLife (27 days ago)
Im german and i can tell you one thing! If you want to blend in here you wear fast fashion like zara or hm if you are under 30. And if you are older you just dress as if you were about to go hiking in the mountains. Wear Jack wolfskin, camp david, Salomon, vaude northern face and your good to go. I think this lady is referring to more fashionable European countries
jennifer b. (28 days ago)
When I see a girl wearing shorts, flip flops and a big hoodie 90% they're American lol
Emily Olson (28 days ago)
you have such a nice calm voice!
mesut Ulusoy (28 days ago)
terrible advices
Kimberly Ann (28 days ago)
Or...dress however you like, because if you're walking all day you need to be comfy. Then change for the evening.
Shook Ones (28 days ago)
Greek Person here.Americans/Canadians stand out when they come here because they literally don’t take care of their selves.They wear awful clothes while going to restaurants/malls etc.,they order Ketchup/mustard/chili/every sauce you can imagine in just one plate,women’s hair is usually oily and not taken care of.I’m not saying that when you go out you have to look like you’re going to a wedding,but please,just take care of yourself and wear respectful clothing inside churches.
Natascha Lully (28 days ago)
I loved this! I'm belgian and I agree! Do you have any tips for us europeans visiting the US and not look like a tourist? Should I dress more sporty and get myself a baseball cap? I follow a lot of american youtubers and I see them wearing these on a daily. We'll be going to California just before Easter. Bye, Natascha
Candie Paxton (28 days ago)
Well, I always dreamed of seeing the world. I love to learn about new things, meet new people. However, after reading most of these comments. I don't feel like I would be welcomed most places-just seen as a "rude American". I live near Chicago. I love meeting tourists. I suppose I was too naive to think others are that way as well.
Leyla Rustamova (29 days ago)
You have great speech and a very soft, consistent voice, great grammar, it's really refreshing to listen to) and the fact that you are not saying the word "like" every 5 seconds is great)
Leyla Rustamova (29 days ago)
4:16 who else is a dancer/fomer dancer, saw this and immediately thought of her arches
rebel ram (29 days ago)
jesus you have to teach Americans how to dress!!!!
Valerie Paul (29 days ago)
When in Rome.....
Daniélín NicG (29 days ago)
if you come to lreland we are casual at daytime a dressy casual but nighttimes in bars are really dressy think more whorist than tourist, no trainers at all
princess mononoke_99 (30 days ago)
As a city person. Americans are ALWAYS so loud. Even more that the locals. Please don’t shout when you’re on public transport. It truly drives us nuts and it’s the main reason I hate tourist season.
Gilbert Lim (30 days ago)
.... when you go to sicily wear a running suit to have that tony soprano look
Janneke Van De Ven (30 days ago)
I don't like this
Maha Mm (1 month ago)
I am sorry i will give everything up just not my comfrotable foot wear!! I will always wear my sneakers no matter what comfort comes first.
Ivy Jessie (1 month ago)
In England just wear jeans and a hoodie I swear and just don’t act dim and loud
Melisa Muhic (1 month ago)
Lol I’m European but I’m still watching. I live in the states but I visit often to see family 💀
Tricia K (1 month ago)
If you genuinely wish to avoid looking like a tourist, my number one would be - don't wear a camera around your neck! Also, try not to get in the way of others - suddenly stopping in the middle of a crowded street, blocking escalators, or ignoring traffic signs, really won't endear you to the locals! In your personal interactions, try not to talk too loudly, and be careful not to come across as rude, boastful, or overly-demanding - and it's rarely a good idea to start conversations about politics or personal matters with the strangers at the next table, or people you barely know! It's all about respect, basically - and part of that is doing a little research beforehand... it will make all the difference, I promise you!
Tricia K (6 days ago)
+Monique J As the saying goes, the problem with common sense, is that it ain't so common!
Monique J (6 days ago)
So basically, common sense.
Marilynn DeSilva (13 days ago)
How about stopping on a sidewalk to admire some architectural feature and having someone on a moped honking at you for blocking his way, LOL! Italians have just as many weird cultural habits as any other nationality. No need to get uptight about it. I have to admit that as a woman I feel safe for my physical person in Italy. One might have to be wary of pickpockets or purse-snatchers, but I don't know anyone who has been threatened with bodily harm as has been the case in other countries. Years ago I lived in New York's Little Italy and the young men would accompany a lone woman to her door to see her safely home. (I think that has changed, sadly. The old neighborhoods are very different now.)
Chris B (19 days ago)
oh GOD even in DC i hate how people ride up the escalator then stop right at the top! All the time when it's not winter.
SopranoRocker2010 (25 days ago)
The sentiment of "try not to talk too loudly" really annoys me as someone who is hard of hearing. I don't want to be treated like a rude American when I'm trying to speak loud enough to hear myself and maintain strong diction. At the same time, I don't want to be treated like a stupid deaf girl when I can't understand myself or anyone else. It makes me wonder how people would react if I just signed my way through Europe instead.
Clodagh McPhelim (1 month ago)
Honestly, I’m Irish and have travelled around Europe, with a group and solo, and the best way to not look like a tourist is don’t act like a tourist. Like of course, you’re on your holiday, you wanna take pictures and have fun. But don’t be carrying huge cameras, whipping out maps in the middle of the streets. Especially for solo travelers. Even if you’ve no clue where you’re going or what you’re doing, make it look like you do. I’ve often walked around cities I wasn’t familiar with but would be stopped numerous times and asked for directions cause people think I’m local. If you need to check a map, step into a coffee shop, or store or just step to the side of a path quickly consult and keep walking. If pickpockets or worse are made aware you’re tourist then you’re targeted.
Bek Mashrapov (1 month ago)
For East-Asians, big sun-glasses can be very useful. Sometimes it gets very annoying, when everyone greets you in chinese, while you are not.
Sweetheart Okay (1 month ago)
Wear what ever the fuck you want I live in Europe and wear what I want I don’t care what other people think of me
Noody (1 month ago)
I'm European (German to be exact) and I never ever wear high heels or stilettos or what the heck they are called. I also nearly never wear normal purses, but mostly backpacks . In the summer I would also wear flip flops, when in the warm parts of Germany. When I have to walk a lot I'll use my running shoes, because I get blisters easily. I usually wear sweatshirts and jeans. So, nah. Can't really confirm these things in the video. But the thing with your baseball caps and sports team sweatshirts is correct. But if you dress all fancy with stilettos and kashmir pullover it screams "wealthy person", so you are more likely to get robbed. Also try not to have your camera out in the open or a fanny pack around your waist. That usually is the biggest give away that you're a tourist.
mhh mh (1 month ago)
Is this a how to look like a turist?
Love the way you speak. My name is Audrey too ;)

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