Cute & Comfortable Exploring Outfit
Dress c/o* | Bag | Sandals (similar) | Sunglasses (similar) | Earrings
It’s certainly taken me long enough to figure out, but I’m getting much better at putting together exploring outfits that are both comfortable yet cute looking. It’s really not too difficult either!
The formula basically comes down to having a dress that breathes well (you can sweat in it all day and still be comfortable), a comfortable pair of walking shoes/sandals that are versatile and also stylish, a crossbody bag and sunglasses. Voila! A cute and comfortable exploring outfit.
I’ve had this dress for years and always saved it for dressier occasions, usually pairing it with heels or wedges. For some reason, it never dawned on me to pair it with comfortable sandals and wear it during the day. But this last weekend, I tried it out…and I was so glad I did! It was so comfortable to wear in the sun all day walking around, and it also looks nice to boot!
This dress does run a tad small, though. It’s a bit tight on me through my shoulders and arms. So, if you’re in between sizes, I would definitely say to size up. I don’t notice it when I’m wearing it, but my husband thinks it’s hilarious when I try to put this dress on because I have such a hard time getting both my arms in it! Haha. But once it’s on, I’m good to go.
These sandals I found on sale a couple months. The brand name is Blowfish. This is my first pair by them, and I don’t think it’ll be the last. They’re super comfortable, and I can walk in them all day long. I didn’t have to break them in, either…which was a nice bonus. They were comfortable right away. However, the sizing was a bit wonky with these too. I ended up ordering up a half size because my normal size 8 was way too small. These 8 1/2s are slightly large on me, but I can tighten the straps…so, it’s no big deal. (This exact pair is sold out, but they do carry an almost identical pair, here.)
Photos don’t do these little, book earrings justice! My husband and I bought them a couple weekends ago at a market in Moscow. A lady handmakes them, and you can actually write little notes on the inside of them! I love them. (I found a really similar pair on Etsy, here!)
I wore this outfit to check out The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour here in Moscow. It’s incredibly beautiful on the outside. However, we weren’t allowed inside because my husband was wearing shorts! (Doh!) We’ll have to go back once it’s a little cooler. (They enforce a very strict dress code here, that I didn’t realize until it was too late.) So, we took photos of the outside and then wandered over to a little gastropub for snacks and drinks. We then walked all the way over to Zaryadye Park by the Red Square…and then to our subway station. Sorry, I know that means probably nothing…but suffice to say, it was a lot of walking! But I was perfectly comfortable in this here outfit.
What’s a cute and comfortable exploring outfit you like wearing? Let me know in the comments!
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Where to find it:
Dress: c/o* Shein (Does run a little small – be sure to check the sizing chart!)
Sandals: Blowfish (similar)
Earrings: Handmade (similar)
Sunglasses: Quay (similar)
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What a gorgeous outfit! I have seen a lot of color blocking already this season. It makes me happy.
Thank you so much! I love it too. 🙂
Seems like you ha d a great time traveling there
Love the outfit babe
Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
Thank you! It was a nice day.
It’s such a cute dress and I love the sandals with it! It’s a shame you didn’t get to go inside but sounds like you still had a nice day otherwise! 🙂
I hope that you are having a great week so far! 🙂
Away From The Blue Blog
Aw, thank you! I hope you’re having a wonderful week too. 🙂
I just ordered the dress, so we’ll see how it fits…. I ordered small before I saw the comments above, so fingers crossed that it will work for me.
I’m wearing my normal size medium here. It’s snug, but not terrible by any means. If you were waffling between sizes, sizing up would be more comfortable. But if you ordered your normal size, you’ll probably be just fine. 🙂 Let me know how it works out for you!
Oh my gosh that dress looks great on you! Thanks for the heads up on the sizing running a bit small because I’m definitely looking into buying one.
Aw, thank you, Joanna! Oh yes, definitely pay attention to the sizing. 🙂 Can’t wait to see how you style your dress!
This is exactly why I love dresses so much….they work for so many occasions and are cooler in the hot months!!
That’s so true!
Very pretty dress! When we visit the republic of Georgia, my husband doesn’t even pack shorts since we know that most days we will visit a church or a monastery. I always have an easy slip on skirt in.my backpack to slip on whatever I am wearing that day.
That is a good plan! I had planned my outfit accordingly for myself (made sure I didn’t wear a tank top or shorts), but I completely forgot about my husband. I wasn’t even thinking about his shorts! We’ll be better prepared next time. 🙂