My husband and I like to look presentable, and not stick out like a sore thumb. It’s really not that hard. Instead of packing all t-shirts and medium colored denim, pack the button downs, the dark jeans and the dark shoes. You can find great pairs of comfortable men’s walking shoes, that don’t look like white running shoes. Take for example, this pair of Teva Clifton Creek Slip-ons. They’re comfortable, they look good and you don’t look like you’re getting ready for a track meet.
One of the highlights for us was when we were on a Spanish airline and two flight attendants spoke to us in Spanish. We said, “no hablo Espanol.” We felt good that we didn’t look American… that we could have been mistaken for being European. Not that we’re not proud to be American, but we’d rather not broadcast that all over. We don’t want to walk in a room and someone go, “Oh god…there’s a loud, brightly colored American who thinks they own the place.” I’d rather someone just pay no attention when I walk in.
On another note, maybe for men it shouldn’t matter what you wear, but most women do care. Remember, the pictures from this Europe trip are going to plastered all over the house, in numerous picture books and all over Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Why not look the best?
Below are some examples of outfits he’s chosen to wear. I love that he seems to really look the part.