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Let Them Eat Cake! Cafe Central in Vienna, Austria

We both have a feminine and rather simple style, usually loving everything and anything that involves skirts, ruffles and lace. We tend to stick with what we love and have a relatively difficult time breaking out of our style comfort zone. However, during our 1 month trip traveling across Europe, we have been inspired by the locals and other European tourists' street style. Within the first few couple days of our stay in Vienna, we noticed how particularly well-dressed the residents were and loved how they mixed prints and added texture to create a more "fashion forward" and bold look. Vienna is a modern, clean, and efficient city, and we were inspired to mirror its qualities in our outfits on one of our last days in the most livable city in the world.

Mel spotted her pants on a mannequin at H&M while window shopping on one of the streets of the Inner Stadt and was initially drawn in by the loose, wide legged fit of the pants, which is something different for her since she usually gravitates towards tight and fitted bottoms. A simple black crop top is the perfect pairing for the pants’ asymmetrical lines and gold tassel detailing. Jess's blue trousers are one of her new essential key pieces in her capsule wardrobe since they are versatile enough to be worn casually and in a professional setting. Since her bottoms are quite conservative, Jess wanted to show a little extra skin by wearing a thin strapped lace overlay crop top. We both opted for classic, strappy, black shoes, though we could easily swap them for heels for a night-time look.

Of course, a visit here is never complete without a visit to a cafe, so we went to one of Jess' favorite, Cafe Central, for some traditional and delicious coffee, Sachertorte, and kaiserschwarrn. What an elegant place for a relaxed afternoon in the city! In case you were curious about the title of this post, "Let them eat cake" is a phrase that is widely attributed to Marie Antoinette, an Archduchess of Austria, (second youngest child of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and Empress Maria Theresa). She learned a lot about her while she studied abroad here last semester, and it seemed pretty fitting :)

Outfit Details

Mel: Crop top: Urban Outfitters (similar), Pants: H&M, Shoes: Dolce Vita (similar)

Jess: Crop top: Zara, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Zara

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