Another sunny day for our last day in Amsterdam, we couldn’t have been luckier with the weather! Sunday started with a juice from the first ever juice bar in Amsterdam, La Fruteria (opened for 50 years!) and a stroll into the city. After receiving recommendations from all of you, I tried to visit/eat at as many as I could! A priority was de 9 Strattjes (The 9 Streets) which is a boutique shopping district. I’ve never been in so many chic boutiques in a row before. Usually, you find an odd one in a city but these were all together! My favourites were Samsøe & Samsøe, Acne Studios and Vanilia. They were amazing from the quality of the products, the design and the minimal store concepts. These were all quite similar style however there was also vintage stores, interior stores and also jewellery stores selling vintage Chanel and YSL pieces. I love wandering into different stores, this is usually where I purchase one of a kind pieces which I keep forever.
City style is all about being comfortable but still chic. I like to go for understated looks by pairing up day dresses with sneaks and statement pieces with basics. In Amsterdam, this is exactly what I went for. I love wearing embellished pieces casual like the old season Zara skirt I wore in Amsterdam (scroll down to see this look in Part 1). Check out Street Sparkles for another casual embellished look. Comfortable shoes are also so important if you’re walking around. Plasters don’t look so cute when you can see them peeking out of your shoes so I like to stock up on Compeed Blister Platers which have a skin like look and texture. Trainers are perfect for city breaks because you can pair them with everything. I paired these Saint Laurent sneaks with a summer dress for a casual look whilst exploring the city. Another city break essential is cross body bags. I’m always aware of who is around me when in a new city so it’s a little more reassuring when you can have your bag close to you.
AMSTERDAM FLOWER MARKET
Next stop, the Amsterdam Flower Market, which was so beautiful and buzzing with tourists and locals buying fresh blooms. There were the most beautiful peonies (my favourites) and huge sunflowers! There are not many street markets in Glasgow so I love going to markets when I am away. Especially in London, Spitalfield Market and Covent Garden have the cutest hand made pieces for sale.
Comment below if you want some other places to eat, drink or visit whilst in Amsterdam!
Scroll down for Amsterdam Part 1!
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