How to dress for a sunny day in The Netherlands

by Sylvia

How to dress for a sunny day in The Netherlands |

I’m in The Netherlands again which means I get to hang out with my friend Greetje. We like to wander around and explore new towns and on this day we ventured out to Alkmaar.

A sunny day in the Netherlands |

Alkmaar is known for its cheese market but is also a quaint town with canals, lots of cute little streets and fun boutiques to match.

Travel to the Netherlands with Sylvia |

Travel diary: The Netherlands |

As you can see the sun was out which means everyone goes outdoors so sit on one of the many beautiful outdoor terraces in Alkmaar. It was also a great opportunity to wear my new hat.

Terraces in Alkmaar |

Sunny day outfit and accessories idea |

Chic hat for the daytime and afternoon |

Just by accident Greetje was dressed in the same colors as me: red, white and blue.

Bold colors paired with pants white outfit by Greetje |

You may recognise the top as i bought this in Australia a few years ago. I love it when something old goes perfectly with something new. This striped skirt from Stella Carakasi is right up my alley. The Fly London sandals are still a favorite for city trips. (for many more great options for good arch support shoes go here)

Keep cool with a chic striped skirt! |  Colorful outfit ideas: mix red and white pieces | Travel outfit ideas that are chic and easy to wear | Explore the Netherlands in style! |

Of course we did some shopping too. I bought this fabulous dress. It’s a reversible dress that you can wear both ways and I especially love the right version.

Chic floral dresses for women |

Lovely places in the Netherlands to visit |

The striped fabric comes in pants too which I wore on another day while visiting a market in Haarlem. It works really well with my asymmetrical knitted top and paired with my Antelope sandals.

Striped pants with and asymmetrical top make a stylish look! |

Here is another knitted high-low top that I wore paired with my older asymettrical booties from Antelope.

Chic knitted high-low top with asymmetrical shoes |

And finally here is an asymmetrical tunic from Stella Carakasi worn for another sunny (but windy) day.

Pair a wide brimmed hat with a chic tunic for the perfect sunny day style |

Outfit details:

– Patterned top (old) Dogstar Clothing
Striped skirt c/o
Black Fly London sandals
– Colorful dress, Lizzy & Coco (Cruz)
Asymmetrical knitted sweater c/o
Striped pants  c/o
Antelope sandals c/o
High-low knitted tunic c/o
White skinnies c/o
– Antelope asymmetrical shoes (old) c/o
Asymmetrical tunic c/o
– Red skirt, DKNY (old)
– Red sandals, Ganter

What are your go-to looks this summer?



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Sue Bowker

Hi Sylvia…
Loved seeing all your outfits! Thanks for sharing.
The one I loved most is the knitted high low top, white pants and black booties. And you topped it off with a new (?) blunt hair cut. That made the whole ensemble!!
Cool breezes,


Thanks Sue. Yes I have a new asymmetrical haircut. Will share pictures of that in the coming weeks!


Great seeing you Sylvia!

You are looking fantastic…whatever you are doing don’t stop…it agrees with you : )

I really adore your first outfit. It came together perfectly. I really like the peplum showing off your great figure. The accessories are dead on as well.

What a brilliant dress to find! Perfect for travelling as it is two dresses in one.

Nice seeing you both again here on your blog.



Forgot to mention…the hair looks wonderful!


Thanks Suzanne. I was ready for a bit of a change. Still thinking about adding some funky coloring!


Having a wonderful time with you. It is lovely to see an outfit post of you again.


Thanks me too 🙂


Very fun. Can you tell us about the red bag you’re carrying on pic 1 and the pic of you on the bridge? Was wondering which company made it. It looks like a cute slouchy tote and really ties your outfit together.


I bought it years ago in the Netherlands. Don’t know the brand.


I hope you enjoyed your time in the Netherlands!


Still enjoying it 🙂

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