Simple Comfort and Charm, Dublin Style
The streets of Dublin exude simple charm and style. According to a local barista at The Bald Barista, the temperature stays in the 50's and 60's with a light drizzle here and there throughout the summer! She never leaves home without her umbrella, FYI. Tailored comfort seems to be key here. Please do not embarrass yourself with bright colors, sweats, or rhinestones. The only people wearing sweats here are adolescent boys, and the only people wearing bright shiny things are tourists. If you want to add a splash of color to your ensemble, do it via a scarf, watch, OR shoes. I’ve seen lots of very colorful scarves, watches, and flat shoes here, but everything else is pretty muted. There are lots of grays, blacks, browns, navy blues, and olive greens. Black textured tights with denim shorts (either cut-off or rolled) with a pair of flat boots or Converse is totally cute and acceptable. Couple that with a white tank under a loose, long-sleeved sweater or more fitted blazer. A tailored pair of jeans is also acceptable. Layering on top is a good idea as live entertainment in the pubs on Temple Bar Street will induce perspiration, but once you leave, it’ll be a bit cold on the street. Bring a scarf and simple accessories, like a pair of earrings and maybe a ring. As far as a hand bag goes, large totes and messenger bags are going to be the easiest and will comfortably hold water, a camera, a sweater, a small makeup bag, an umbrella, and a small wallet. Black fitted pants that stop just above the ankle with some red or yellow flats and a tee with a blazer is also very simple and classy. The main objective is to have fun and enjoy the historic sites of the city. Plus, you'll love the amazing food and entertainment. The more you blend in with the locals, the better chance you will have mingling with them. Maybe one will even buy you a pint at the pub!
Written By Heidi Plumb