Being a Tourist Without Dressing Like One

We all know what it looks like to be a tourist: fanny pack, camera around your neck, white orthopedic sneakers; you can pick a tourist out a mile away. Of course, there are reasons for dressing in that way… it’s comfortable, darn it! But it is possible to be a tourist without dressing like one. 

comfortable but cute sneakers

When I visit a new city, I want to be comfortable and practical, of course, but I also want to look like myself. I love this pair of flat sneakers for walking around a city–they really are incredibly comfortable and have significant cushioning (recommendation: break them in before you travel. Lesson learned on my part.)

an uber chic backpack

For toting around a DSLR camera (which you may know can be pretty heavy), your wallet, and other important goods, this backpack is lightweight and so chic. I originally purchased the olive suede version during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale but, after some thought, realized I would get much more wear out of the black. It was the perfect size for my camera, and looked a lot cuter than the camera bag I usually carry.

Add your favorite sunglasses and jewelry, and you’re instantly touring in style.

 

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SHOP THE LOOK

J.Crew Factory Dress | Rebecca Minkoff Backpack | Stella & Dot Necklace | Nike Sneakers | Rayban Wayfarer Sunglasses

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Lauren is the creator of the lifestyle blog, Wellesley & King. Like many modern women, she aims to balance her busy career and personal life with style and grace. Wellesley & King is devoted to providing inspiration to modern women everywhere, looking to bring simple and attainable style to all areas of their busy lives. Welcome!

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  1. 8.15.17

    I’m considering getting this backpack! I love it so much!

    • 8.15.17
      Lauren said:

      I’ve been taking it everywhere. It’s so chic!