You took a big leap of faith by booking a flight to your dream destination. While your bank account may not be happy, the prospect of traveling the world and living out of a suitcase for weeks (or months!) on end doesn鈥檛 sound too shabby. But wait just a second鈥 You still have to pack a stylish wardrobe that doesn鈥檛 scream I鈥橫 A TOURIST. On the one hand, you want to fill your suitcase with double-duty travel style essentials聽(read: all-weather jackets, walking shoes and versatile basics that can be dressed up or down), but on the other, it would be nice not to stick out like a sore thumb when roaming the streets of Rome. Avoid the embarrassment at all costs by checking out our packing lists for London, Paris, Ireland and Italy. Proceed to rock these Instagram-approved looks in the States for major street cred.

London

The London fashion scene is just as eclectic and ever-changing聽as you鈥檇 imagine. Whether you have a love affair with bohemian prints, Victorian聽lace blouses or pared-down basics with an edge, you鈥檒l have no trouble adapting your own personal style to this fashionable city. According to Olivia Purvis, the ultimate London girl and blogger behind What Olivia Did, London is home to many subcultures and crazy styles that are anything but conservative. Follow in her footsteps by packing classic, lady-like dresses聽for the countryside, vintage-inspired graphic print tees for day-to-day dressing and embroidered denim pinafore dresses with heavy retro appeal.

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1.聽Talula Kent Blazer ($90): The secret to looking pulled together even when you don鈥檛 know where you are? Relaxed blazers all the way!聽Toss this hero piece in disguise on聽with black jeans and an oversized tee for a casual outing, or dress it up for after-hours聽with a sultry slip dress and Chelsea ankle boots.

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2.聽Madewell Radio Tee in Delray Stripe ($32): We鈥檝e seen Alexa Chung rocking black and white stripes on enough occasions to know they鈥檙e part of London鈥檚聽unofficial cool-girl uniform. Don鈥檛 underestimate the styling potential of this boyish t-shirt that actually looks pretty killer with distressed shorts or a button-front skirt.

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3.聽Babouche Slides in Black ($62): Edge up every look with these leather menswear-inspired slides that demand attention. Fit in with the London crowd by styling them with denim cutoffs, or opt for a boho frock accented by聽a tough-girl choker.

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4.聽Campion Dress by Unique ($435): Get ready to pose for聽street-style photographers in this whimsical printed dress that鈥檚 begging to be paired with loafers for an聽afternoon at Borough Market. The romantic silhouette and cutout shoulders make this dainty number anything聽but blas茅.

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5.聽Topshop Ashley Black Denim Cutoff Shorts ($52): Sign us up for a pair of these slouchy black cutoffs, please! Don鈥檛 let the grunge aesthetic throw you off 鈥斅爐hey鈥檒l have you navigating the underground聽bar scene like a pro.

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6.聽ASOS Denim Original High Waisted Mini Skirt With Embroidered Hem ($52): In lieu of trendy button-front skirts, keep things on the DL with this embroidered denim skirt with a rocker 鈥榯ude. It鈥檚 just the thing to wear for an outdoor concert in the evening that turns into nighttime rooftop cocktails 鈥 a felt fedora聽may or may not be required.

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7.聽Reformation Antibes Top ($128): With temps in the 70s, a breezy summer blouse with this much ease is destined for #OOTD greatness. The peekaboo neckline and that starry print deliver just the right amount of understated fierceness that will keep you covered during unexpected rainfall (trust us鈥 it will always rain).

Paris

So you want to be a French girl? Don鈥檛 let the high-fashion rep of the city deter you from pulling out all the stops 鈥 a fashion risk (or two) won鈥檛 go unappreciated聽as you stroll the streets of Paris. According to Garance Dor茅, the secret to sophistication聽is to hone your聽personal style and only wear clothes that best suit you. Think: tailored silhouettes and garments that make you look (and feel) 110 percent. It鈥檚 that simple to achieve that je ne sais quoi.聽Going beyond classic Breton stripes, there鈥檚 no shortage of chic accessories and wardrobe must-haves聽to聽up your style game this summer.

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8.聽Pixie Market Fit and Flare Dress ($89): If London is synonymous with cutting-edge street style, then surely Paris must bring the romance. Opt for an ultra-feminine聽look by styling this flirty floral dress, featuring three-quarter sleeves, with chic ballet flats for a stroll through the Luxembourg gardens. Major swoon.

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9.聽Madewell x Biltmore Panama Hat ($58): The French are known for their effortlessly chic sensibilities for a reason. Keep it simple with this straw Panama hat that will elevate anything from a striped t-shirt dress to an accordion-pleat skirt.

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10.聽FRS White Tie Front Wrap Shirt ($39): Whether you鈥檙e heading to a brunch filled with warm croissants and French-pressed coffee or gearing up for an afternoon at the Mus茅e Rodin, this striking tie-front blouse with a haute聽fashion twist will put your everyday button-down to shame. Pair it with plain black slacks or a twirl-worthy skirt for an 鈥淚 was BORN to be here鈥 look.

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11.聽Club Monaco Nearta Off-the-Shoulder Dress ($199): Between attending a show at the Paris Opera and snapping selfies by the Eiffel Tower (sorry, not sorry), an off-the-shoulder dress with this much cool-girl flair won鈥檛 be overlooked. The relaxed silhouette, teamed with the fluttery sleeves and classic stripes,聽will always do you right.

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12.聽Lou & Grey Striped Mediamix Midi Dress ($80): Easy as a Sunday morning in the Marais, this unassuming combo dress will get you out the door in seconds flat. While the form-fitting racer-back top reads casual, the swishy skirt is perfect for those early-morning runs to grab freshly baked baguettes聽at your favorite Paris bakery.

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13.聽Club Monaco Vonna Espadrille ($198): Meet the versatile gingham espadrilles that will lend instant charm and class to every getup. It doesn鈥檛 matter if you鈥檙e rocking skinny jeans or a tailored shirt dress; these showstoppers are this close to making you ditch your聽prized oxfords and flats.

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14.聽Reformation Tate Pant ($178): When in doubt, remember that classic, understated fashion is best for blending in. Access your whimsical side with these streamlined black tassel pants that were made for visiting the Louvre. You already know a to-die-for pair of steppers is obligatory.

Ireland

While Ireland may not be synonymous with high fashion,聽it is known for its rolling green hills and picturesque landscapes. With temperatures on the chillier side, the key is to dress in layers. When in doubt, follow in the footsteps of Leanne Woodfull of Thunder and Threads聽by balancing聽warmer layers (like a fisherman sweater and an all-weather jacket) on top with everyday basics, like denim cutoffs, on the bottom. Between overcast skies and gusty winds near the coast, this is a foolproof #OOTD that can easily be styled alongside your favorite rain boots. For sunnier days, a slew of lightweight shirt dresses, button-downs and full skirts won鈥檛 let you down.

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15.聽The Cambridge Satchel Company The Small Portrait Backpack ($235): Leave the serious聽backpacks for actual hiking 鈥 this stylish Cambridge Satchel backpack is compact enough to carry just the essentials (snacks, maps and currency).

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16.聽J.Crew Regent Blazer ($198): There鈥檚 just something about a tailored camel blazer that makes every ensemble look more streamlined and sophisticated. This classic heritage piece can be popped over anything from a striped tee to a simple shift dress for an instant style upgrade.

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17.聽Madewell Portside Skirt in Ikat Stripe ($78): This laid-back striped skirt is what sartorial dreams are made of. Between the wrinkle-free linen material and faux-wrap design, it鈥檚 a hero piece you鈥檒l reach for time and time again during your travels. Pair it with a simple tee and sneaks for a stroll along the Irish countryside.

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18.聽Tylho Plaid Tie-Waist Shirtdress ($148): Lazy girls, rejoice! This plaid shirt dress, complete with a laid-back tie-waist, can be styled with zero effort. Slip into some wellies (or canvas sneakers) and toss on a waxed cotton jacket for a tour of Blarney Castle.

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19.聽Wilfred Mistral Blouse ($85): Turn every cloudy day upside down with this colorful madras print blouse featuring an聽open criss-cross back. The linen material makes it a prime layering piece for chilly mornings and sunny afternoons.

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20.聽Hunter Packable Wellies ($150): Between sporadic rain showers, hikes to see historic castles and unpredictable weather, a pair of these packable wellies is non-negotiable. Both stylish and functional, they鈥檒l lend a touch of rugged charm to every look.

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21.聽L.L. Bean Signature Cotton Fisherman Sweater ($89): Don鈥檛 let the sunny pics of Ireland fool ya! Be prepared to dress like an onion so you can shed the layers when it gets too hot, or pile聽on more once the temps dip low. While this signature fisherman sweater may not be like the authentic hand-knitted聽Aran sweaters you can snag in Ireland, it will keep you cozy when taking in scenic views at the Cliffs of Moher.

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22.聽Industry Standard The Odette Midrise in White聽($115): Does it get any more classic than a crisp pair of white skinny jeans that can be styled a million and one ways? The answer is no. Whether you toss these bad boys on with one of the million layers you have in tow (a chambray shirt, a waffle weave sweater or a black tee), you can鈥檛 lose. Oh, and they鈥檙e insanely comfortable too.

Italy

When you travel to聽Italy, you get the best of both worlds. Between swimming on the Amalfi Coast and touring the ruins at Pompeii, your sched will be chock full of daily happenings that call for easy glamour. If you follow Italian style bloggers like Chiara Ferragni of聽The Blonde Salad, than you already know that Italian women are known for their signature bombshell style. Cue off-the-shoulder silhouettes, chandelier earrings, stilettos and slinky dresses that聽put the va-va in the voom. Rest assured you don鈥檛 have to get all gussied up to hang with the fashionable elite 鈥 take style cues from Chiara by making due with what you have. She counts a simple white t-shirt, an LBD, Levis, white converse kicks and a聽red lippy as her go-tos. Throw in a statement-making accessory, and you鈥檝e got the I-just-woke-up-like-this look down pat.

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23.聽J.Crew Pintucked Midi Skirt in Morning Floral ($118): This gorgeous floral midi skirt will take you from a romantic gondola ride in Venice to touring the Duomo in Florence in a flash. Not only is it incredibly flattering, but it also just so happens to play well with airy off-the-shoulder tops and espadrilles for no shortage of Instagram-worthy outfit snapshots.

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24.聽& Other Stories Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals ($175): When in Rome, do wear these dramatic lace-up gladiators (鈥榗ause why not?). Not only will they prove to be surprisingly comfortable after hours of walking, but they鈥檒l look DDG with high-waisted shorts or a聽maxi dress fit for a goddess.

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25.聽Corey Lynn Calter Pivoine Shorts ($188): Say arrivederci聽to denim cutoffs and hello to these high-waisted floral shorts that are equal parts playful and tasteful. Tuck in a lightweight blouse and slip into some matching orange slides for a day of sightseeing in Rome with notable stops at the Colosseum or Pantheon.

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26.聽Tobi Emily Embroidered Maxi Dress ($132): Before you can hit the town, you need a flirty going-out dress that brings the wow-factor. Enter the floral embroidered maxi, complete with a sheer overlay, that will have heads turning when styled with a bold red lip and nude ankle-strap heels.

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27.聽Duskii Under Wire Bikini Top ($60) + Hipster Bikini Pant ($45): As you discover Italy鈥檚 most secluded beaches, you鈥檒l be glad you decided to pack this itsy-bitsy aqua and fuchsia color block bikini at the last minute. When you鈥檙e not soaking up rays,聽simply toss on a boho聽maxi dress and Birks.

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28.聽Kate Spade Cobble Hill Adrien ($428): You best be bringing your A-game to Italy by toting around this colorful Kate Spade top-handle bag that means business. Not only can it be used as a ladylike satchel, but it also has a hands-free strap for prime convenience when聽adventuring begins. Team it with a sophisticated sundress or an LBD for unparalleled chicness.

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29.聽J.Crew Dulci Kitten Heels in Floral Burst ($268): Why聽even go to Italy if you haven鈥檛聽packed at least one pair of stylish kitten heels? While a sensible pair of sandals or tennies would be best suited for a full day of exploring (darn those cobblestone streets!), these 鈥50s-inspired floral print heels will kick your #OOTD up a notch for a night on the town.

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30.聽Paper Crown Lexington Romper ($148): This timeless striped romper was designed for those hot balmy days spent in the Italian countryside sippin鈥 vino. Come after-hours, you can swap out your broad-brimmed hat for a lightweight cardigan that鈥檚 conservative聽enough for dinner al fresco.

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