When my cousin and I went to Europe this is what we did, we took navy blue or black slacks, I took a red jacket, she took a beige jacket, you can wear any conceivable color top with these combinations, we both took black sneakers , mine were Reebok and hers were Rockport, these will be comfortable and more versatile than white( they don't shout American tourist either),We could wear these clothes just about anyplace and be comfortable and appropriate. We didn't go to the opera but this is what I would do. I have a long black skirt that I can wear with a cocktail sweater or a dressy blouse with a Chanel type jacket. Hint, Lace packs well and doesn't wrinkle. that is another suggestion try to pick things that don't wrinkle, manmade fabrics are the best for this. Take a pair of dressy but comfortsble shoes for the opera. I only take cheap jewelry, a cheap watch and a simple pair of earrings, something like a pair of pearl studs. You might want something a little more dressy for the opera, but don't take anything irreplaceable. Take as little as possible and things that can be worn more than one way , and things that resist wrinkles. You won't want to be looking for an ironing board and iron. Have fun !
Last edited by bargoo; 02-06-2009 at 04:31 PM.