A Comfortable, Chic Outfit For a Day Sightseeing in Zurich

A Comfortable, Chic Outfit For a Day Sightseeing in Zurich Zara gingham floral print skirt

A few weeks ago we had a wonderful five days in Switzerland, staying with friends who live by Lake Zug. Although it was a short trip we managed to packs lots in, including a day on the lake and hiking up a mountain. With so many different activities, knowing what to pack was a challenge. I’m hopeless at travelling light, especially when going somewhere for the first time.

It was really hot with the temperature reaching the high 20s so I needed a comfortable, chic outfit for a day sightseeing in Zurich.

Of course I packed far too much, mainly because it was hotter than I’d expected. Obviously I checked the weather forecast before leaving so I knew it was going to be warm, but I thought the evenings would be cooler. Well, I was wrong, and the jacket, jumper and poncho stayed in the case. As well as enjoying the great outdoors, we decided to hop on a train to experience a bit of city life Swiss style. It was really hot with the temperature reaching the high 20s so I needed a comfortable, chic outfit for a day sightseeing in Zurich. I teamed my Zara gingham floral print skirt with a simple black vest and flat sandals to keep me cool.

A Comfortable, Chic Outfit For a Day Sightseeing in Zurich Zara gingham floral print skirt

My red leather backpack provided the perfect combination of style and practicality, picking up on the red in the floral print.

The colours in the print of this skirt makes it very versatile. Last time I paired it with a red one shoulder top, but it would also work well with a blue, white or green top. This black vest (which I’ve had for ages) travels well because it doesn’t crease and goes with practically everything. It’s made of a lightweight fabric that feels a bit like swimsuit material so I can wash it by hand and it dries in no time. My red leather backpack provided the perfect combination of style and practicality, picking up on the red in the floral print. I bought it about 15 years ago on the Greek island of Symi while on holiday in Rhodes. It’s served me very well over the years and is still going strong.

A Comfortable, Chic Outfit For a Day Sightseeing in Zurich Zara gingham floral print skirt

I’d been warned that clothes are very expensive in Switzerland so I wasn’t planning on doing any shopping, but out of curiosity I had a browse in a few shops…and came out empty handed!

I wore my new shades from Amevie which you may have seen in my previous post. Even though the lenses are ice blue they actually cast a warm tint when looking through them. With my new hat from Mango (only £4.99 in the sale!) and flat padded sole sandals I was super comfy all day. I’d been warned that clothes are very expensive in Switzerland so I wasn’t planning on doing any shopping, but out of curiosity I had a browse in a few shops…and came out empty handed! This is not bargainista fashionista territory! Even the souvenir shops were out of my price range. Sorry mum, no novelty cow bell or fridge magnet.

Never mind, we didn’t go to shop, but we did have an amazing lunch at Europe’s oldest vegetarian restaurant (post on that to come soon). The trains ran like clockwork and everywhere was immacutely clean. I could get used to the Swiss way of life…if I stopped buying clothes. Wait…who am I kidding? That’s never going to happen!

Have you ever been to Switzerland? If so what were your impressions? And if you live in Switzerland please share your tips on buying clothes on a budget (for when I go next time!).

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A Comfortable, Chic Outfit For a Day Sightseeing in Zurich Zara gingham floral print skirt

Zurich

A Comfortable, Chic Outfit For a Day Sightseeing in Zurich Zara gingham floral print skirt

A Comfortable, Chic Outfit For a Day Sightseeing in Zurich Zara gingham floral print skirt Amevie sunglasses, Mango straw hat

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10 Comments

  1. Amy Arnold
    September 2, 2017 / 1:16 am

    Love the print on that skirt! This is the perfect outfit for sightseeing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. September 2, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    Your Zurich photos are amazing! That skirt is darling! Such a cute sightseeing look!

    Jill
    Doused in Pink

  3. September 2, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Wow you look amazing. Switzerland is great. My best friend Priska lives there. Thank you for these very nice pictures.
    XO Tina

  4. September 2, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    It does look really lovely Emma. Really clean and picturesque. I’ve never thought about going there. Your outfit looks fab, the skirt is gorgeous xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

  5. September 5, 2017 / 5:24 am

    Emma, I’m swooning over your skirt … it’s so pretty. You obviously had a great time on your trip and what a wonderful get-away. Thank you for joining up with my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

  6. September 5, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Switzerland has always been a place I would love to visit. Maybe some day I will get there! You are so adorable in this floral midi skirt, Emma. And I am loving the hat! Such a great look. And beautiful photos.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  7. September 5, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    Zurich looks so inviting! I haven’t been, but would love to. You look fabulous, and thanks for linking up. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  8. September 21, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Zurich looks beautiful and looks like you had an amazing fun trip. Your wide brim hat is lovely and offers great sun protection. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

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