Keeping It Cool and Casual in Amsterdam


LOCATION: Amsterdam, Netherlands

I wanted to share with you a few more happy snaps from our trip to Amsterdam! Brad and I really meshed with the vibe of the city; from the active daily lifestyle of riding and walking everywhere to the seaside living and abundance of waterways. Once again, we got super lucky with the weather during our time here, so instead of experiencing Amsterdam’s usual drizzle, we got sunshine. Hooray! It was just perfect for days spent wandering around the canals, which I could do for hours on end, by the way.

This outfit is a quintessential ‘Kiara outfit’, if I don’t say so myself. Casual and comfy with plenty of attitude; that’s how I roll. When I’m travelling (and most days, actually) comfort is of the utmost importance, especially since we tend to spend our time walking at least 20 - 30 kilometres per day. You can always find a pair of comfy sneakers in my suitcase and this Rag & Bone espadrille pair (sold out, but similar here) have been worn to death. I mean, they’ve featured in pretty much every Instagram outfit post since I got them.

Another piece I’ve worn over and over again with anything and everything is my oversized denim jacket that I styled over my Acne Studios leather biker for added warmth. Despite the sunshine, it was still super chilly! I really love this kind of understated layering where you get a peek-a-boo effect, like with the lapels of my leather jacket over the collar of the denim. It’s a rare occasion I get to do this at home ‘cause, you know, it really doesn’t get cold enough back home in Australia, so I like to make the most of it when I’m abroad.

To complete my look, I added some playfulness with my Acne Studios beanie, which is seriously the thickest, warmest, highest quality beanie I’ve ever had, and edginess with the leather pants I recently resurrected from last years winter wardrobe. Oh, and no outfit of mine is complete without a casual tee. Boom.

So, Brad, when are we booking our next trip to Amsterdam?

I’m wearing:

GUESS denim jacket, Acne Studios leather biker jacket (layered underneath the denim jacket), Apéro t-shirt, Ruby Sees All leather pants, Acne Studios beanie, 3.1 Phillip Lim cross body bag and Rag & Bone espadrille sneakers (sold out – similar here).