Wander & Rove Around Milan & Lake Como In Style With Amber

Wander & Rove Around Milan & Lake Como In Style With Amber

Wander & Rove Around Milan & Lake Como In Style With Amber


Wanderer Journal Edition 5


Summer In Italy

Summer seems to be the time of year everyone sets sail on exciting adventures and European travels so set sail on this adventure with us! We will be 'wandering & roving' to Milan, Italy with our friend Amber. She shares her favorite spots and things to do in Milan and fun day trips to Lake Como!

 We're here to help plan your next Euro trip and inspire you with all that Milan has to offer!

Amber and I connected over our love for travel and sustainable fashion. We thought you would love to see how she wandered through the streets of Milan in her pieces from the shop.

A Note From Amber:

"Hi, I am Amber, a fashion and travel-enthusiast. I was born and raised in Belgium, and moved to Milan, Italy about four years ago.

Milan turned out to be the perfect place for me! I was able to pursue a professional career in fashion, and I can use all my free time to wander and explore!

While the city offers a vibrant environment with an endless array of cute cafes, beautiful architecture and culture, its surroundings are filled with natural wonders! You can easily get to the lakes (Maggiore, Como and Garda) by train, the seaside is only a two-hour drive, and the mountains are easy to reach as well (when the weather is clear, you can even see them from Milan!).

I love to live in such a versatile environment, and this reflects into my wardrobe too. Most of my outfits are suitable for a stroll around the city, as well as a day trip to the lake or the mountains!

This is why I am in love with my outfit of Wander & Rove! Sarah sent me the Vega Shorts and Pandore Shirt from Eve Gravel and I love how you can play around with them!

For a walk in the city, I combined the shirt with a pair of jeans shorts and a simple white top. This makes an elevated, but casual look.

While for a day at Lake Como, exploring the little towns and spending time on the beach, I paired the shorts and shirt together. The light material made it perfect for the hot weather and the wide fit made it really comfortable to move in.

I hope that all of you who read this article get the chance to visit Milan and the beautiful lakes! It has so much to offer, so something for everyone!"

Pandore Shirt and Vega Shorts
Photo by Amber Hansoul,  Italy


About Milan:

Milan, a city located in northern Italy and the fashion capital of Italy, with rich history, stunning architecture, and unparalleled sense of style. From world-class art and architecture to delectable cuisine, Milan offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity that captivates every visitor. 

Milan's history dates back to ancient times and today, Milan is known for its fashion, design, art, and culture. It's home to iconic landmarks such as the Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano), Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper," and various museums and galleries. The city also hosts important events like the Milan Fashion Week.

The Fashionable Heart of Milan:

Milan is synonymous with fashion, and a visit to this city is incomplete without indulging in some retail therapy. Wander through the Quadrilatero d'Oro (Golden Rectangle), where you'll find a multitude of luxury boutiques, designer stores, and historic fashion houses.

Amber's Favorites In Milan:
1. Climb the Duomo
  • Milan's iconic Duomo is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and a must-see attraction. Climb to the rooftop for breathtaking views of the city. Make sure your sightseeing attire is both comfortable and sustainable by choosing breathable and light weight garments and a durable pair of trainers.
2. See the flowers in aGe Aulenti in the Spring time
3. Have Apreitivo at:
    • Bar frida
    • Gin012
    • Le biciclette
4. Relax by water in Darsena- a small waterway, located next to the Porta Ticinese, is all that remains of the intricate system of canals and rivers that have crisscrossed the city of Milan since Roman times.

5. Milan Design Week- biggest annual design event in the world

6. Gelato! Need we say more! 
Vega Shorts
Photo by Amber Hansoul, Italy


A Day Trip From Milan To Lake Como:

Lake Como, located in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, has a fascinating history that dates back thousands of years.

Lake Como is a sought-after destination known for its natural beauty, charming towns, and elegant villas. The lake's shores are lined with charming villages, each offering a unique glimpse into the area's history and culture. Lake Como continues to be a popular retreat for locals and visitors alike, with its historic charm and stunning vistas making it a timeless destination.

Lake Como Pandore Shirt

Photo by Amber Hansoul, Lake Como, Italy

Amber recommends visiting these three villages around Lake Como:

1.Como- from Milan Centrale Train Station, 40 minutes
2. Varenna- from Milan Centrale Train Station, 1 hour
3. Bellagio- rom Milan Centrale Train Station, 2 hours one way (take the boat from Como or Varenna)
What To Pack:
Embrace Milan with sustainable style! Versatile pieces to take you from day to night are always ideal when traveling. You don't know were your adventures may take you so versatility and comfort are key! Opt for organic and natural materials to keep your body temperature at bay while you 'wander & rove' your way through the city.
We suggest packing these pieces from the shop:
Silvestre Trousers- the ultimate travel pants
Milan is most defiantly on the bucket list- the fashion, Italian cuisine, architecture and gelato- say no more! It was so fun collaborating with Amber and learning all that this beautiful city has to offer! Who's ready to plan their next Euro getaway with me?! Follow @amberhansoul on Instagram for more Italian & European adventures and travel inspiration.



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