Dear Tourist, I’m totally coveting your WHITE RUBBER SPORT GRIP WEDGES!

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What are the first things that you think of when you hear the words “tourist” and “style”??

 

I can only imagine.

 

I conjure up images of ill-fitting capri pants, teva sport sandals (the originals ….. not the new generation), poorly chosen sun hats, backpacks and Oakley sunglasses!  I do not think of this:

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Tourist style at the #EXPO2015 – HOW TO DRESS IN ITALY !

 

Now, THIS is a tourist who knows how to dress stylishly while on vacation! I’ve written before about the importance of dressing up on vacation here.  I noticed this German tourist a few weeks back at the EXPO in Milan.  She looked so perfectly put together and COMFORTABLE, even though she was also fashionable.  Even more fashionable than me!! This is what I wore to the EXPO.

 

I noticed her at the incredible China Pavillion.  It was air conditioned inside, but very hot outside, and this tourist was cool in her sleeveless designer tank and harem pants and yet covered enough to not be bothered by the air conditioning.

 

 

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This year’s EXPO, is located in Milan, the the Tradeshow part of the city a short train ride away from the city centre.  Many (thousands) or tourists stay in the centre of the city and take the train directly to the EXPO.  At 6 / 7 pm when they take the train back to their hotels they often go out for dinner and a drink.  THIS WOMAN is perfectly dressed for daytime EXPO exploring AND an evening cocktail or dinner.  Plus, she’s definitely not an eyesore!

 

What She Wore

 

You know when you can tell that someone’s clothes are expensive just by looking at them?   That’s the feeling this woman gave me.  Her elastic embellished top with geometric and cut out detailing didn’t exactly give me the discount vibe! And paired with her  harem pants and those GREAT white rubber sports grip SANDALS, she looked liked a fashion spread for Grazia!

 

Wedges = Mom Heels

 

Let’s focus on her shoes for a moment.  I LOVE THEM.  They are totally trending right now with their white rubber soles, but they are not flat-forms (flat platforms), which I find shorten the leg and are generally unflattering to anyone that is not wafer thin.

This woman was at the EXPO in a large family group with a few older aged kids.  I didn’t strike up a conversation with her, as I normally do for my mom street style photos because I wasn’t sure if she would understand me (although ALL GERMANS SPEAK ENGLISH) and say no to the photo-op!  Although I didn’t see her chasing around young kids, these wedges could easily be worn by a mom who is!!

In fact, the only pair of shoes with “height” that I can get away with these days are these brown leather wedges that I styled in this look for a dinner out in Cervia but also wore to the playground with my son!

 

The Look for Less: White Rubber Sport Grip Wedges

Her style portrayed an expensive, well-curated image.  I LOVE trying to get a look for less!  Now that I’m a mom life is more expensive because I have a person I care for more than myself to take care of!! That doesn’t mean that I don’t need and want to splurge on myself, it just means I need to shop smartly to dress well, hence my whole theory about FASHION FORESIGHT (where I predict future fashion trends and try to find the same items on sale!)

 

All of these white rubber sport grip wedges are under $170, but in particular 3 pairs are under $115 and they are all REAL LEATHER!!

 

White Rubber Sport Grip Wedges  ( just don't meake me jealous with your purchases!)

 

1 – 50% off at $49.98Real leather and rubber platform sandal

2 – $169Ridged rubber sole wedges, shipped from Italy

3 – On sale for $158 – Real soft leather wedges in black and white , ALSO available in a RED, TAN and BLACK combo which is totally sexy!

4 – On sale for $97Real Soft leather ivory wedges with white rubber sports grip

5 – On sale for $111 Dove Grey, ankle sandal “boots” in real leather 

 

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This week I submitted this post to be included in the “Links A La Mode” fashion post roundup hosted by the IFB – Independent Fashion Bloggers and I was chosen!  Please feel free to check out the other bloggers in the roundup, I read a few posts this morning and some are VERY good!  If you want to submit your posts the submission guidelines can be found here, and you can become a member of the IFB here!

 

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  • Porcelina

    Good morning! I hope you’re having a good week. Well, what can I say, that’s the most stylish tourist I’ve ever seen, not at all touristy!! I envy people who can pull of that Scandi minimalist chic look in muted colours, it’s not me at all, but I can appreciate the style on others. Thanks for hosting another super linkup xx

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      It is totally scandi minimalist! And I agree, although it isn’t my style I appreciate it!

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  • http://www.funkyjungle.it Alex B.

    Love her style, it’s something I could totally see myself wearing.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

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  • Merci

    I must admit before I started blogging dressing up whenever I was a tourist never bothered me. But not anymore, I choose to dress up both home and away :)

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  • Heather Davis Wyancko

    Hey Angie! Thanks for the feature today!
    That tourist NAILED IT! The whole look… the joggers, the simple funky white shirt, and then BAM! THE SHOES! Love. It was probably like seeing a unicorn.
    See you next week!
    Heather Wyancko
    http://ForageFashion.com

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      Heather, everything you wear is worth a feature you have incredible style.

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  • RedTagChicLA

    OMG her sneakers are so adorbs!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  • Debbie Stinedurf

    Those wedges are pretty fierce, actually the whole outfit is spot on!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

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  • http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/ ADA

    I love Italy’s Street Style. So urban, modern and cool girl. Love what she is wearing especially the wedge sandals. They look great with sleek black joggers. Pleasure being here Angie. Hope all is well. =)

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  • http://talithastake.blogspot.com/ Talitha Haynes

    Thank so much for the feature and for doing the linkup. I love sandals… They are sporty enough to wear with anything

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      My pleasure!

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  • Erin

    Where is her bag?! What does she do with all her stuff? I’m always so jealous of women who can look chic and pulled together like that. I would need a team is stylists and someone to carry my lip gloss, wallet, face powder etc.

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      GOOD OBSERVATION!! I have no idea. Maybe she’s just reached that level of minimal cool that she doesn’t need one?? I will say that the rest of her group was not as sleek as her, and were very normal German tourists with large backpacks and everything! Maybe she had her bare essentials tucked away into one of their many draw-string pockets!

      and only you would notice that!

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  • http://spashionista.com/ Spashionista

    Love the rubber shoes! Not crazy about the harem pants but she wears them very well. You’re doing an excellent job of bring us great fashion and travel features :-)

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      That was really nice of you to say Alicia, thank you!

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  • http://garaytreasures.com Rachel Garay

    I think this tourist looks amazing! Those wedges shoes are too cute! Thanks for hosting! Would love to have you link up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” that went LIVE today.
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      I will add your linkup to my sidebar Rachel! Thank you for the reminder!

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  • mark a.

    those shoes/wedges are dang cute and sexy! awesome!

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  • http://happyprettysweet.com Akaleistar

    Love her wedges! And, the shoes you found are super cute :)

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  • http://livinginaboxx.com/ Lauren

    Those are fab wedges, I love that top and agree it does look expensive
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

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  • http://greigemarket.com/ therealanab

    Her entire look is super chic and perfect for walking around a new city. Those sporty wedges remind me of the chunky heels we wore in middle school in the 90s but 10x more stylish!
    xo
    A
    http://www.greigemarket.com

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