Amsterdam Photo Diary (Plus How To Layer For Cool Summer Travel)

Earlier this summer I got to venture back to Amsterdam, and it was like a whole different place compared to my cold, rainy first time in the fall. Traveling with Gray Line Worldwide (which just recently released an inspo video on the destination – plus a contest!), we got to explore a lot of the city (and nearby the city) – both as locals do and as visitors might. Check out the adventure below, plus see how you can layer for crisp summer mornings or destinations such as Amsterdam that can have cool air in the summer:


One of the many canals!

There are more bikes than people in AMS, who knew?!

(Style creds: EFM jacket, Banana Republic sunglasses, Perry Ellis jeans, Converse shoes) 

Mornings in the Red Light District

Love pedal boats!

Commuter ships – where bikes and small cars can board

View from the new A’DAM Lookout

Private boat dinner cruise

Cheese! 🙂


Exploring the outskirts of Amsterdam, first the Zaanse Schans windmill village

(Style creds: Nectar sunglasses, Jack Threads tee)

Then the lovely Edam

And finally, Volendam

Cruising around the city’s Harbor

Photos: Andrew Villagomez
(expect the ones of me of course ^_^)

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Cool Weather Summer Layering



When traveling this summer (and early fall) to a destination that can have cool weather, make sure to pack at least one light sweater. It can make all the difference – and keep you stylish! I partnered with Banana Republic to put together a look using a couple of its styles: the Cable-Knit Linen Crew Sweater and the Mayer Sunglasses.

First the sunnies. I love them! With a plastic frame and a “pillow shape”, they include European gradient lenses for 100% UV protection. With exclusive BR details, the crystal sunglasses have a sort of modern vintage feel to them, and can go with basically anything.

Then the sweater. It’s super cute and very light since it is 100% linen. It helped keep me warm during the chilly mornings and nights in Amsterdam, and was great to just pop over my tee and shorts summer uniform. Imported from Italy, the sweater has a ribbed trim and a crew neck, which makes it great for extra layering – such as a button down or jacket on top. Rest of the look includes Steven Madden Moirai sneakers (to be comfortable while making a statement on their own), Columbia shorts (for breathability and movement while in this biking capital), and Herschel Supply Co.’s Lenox backpack (because, Herschel).


More to come! 🙂 

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About Andrew Villagomez

Andrew Villagomez is a lifestyle journalist, style photographer and owner of He contributes to publications such as, Out Magazine, Logo TV's, Passport Magazine,, and more. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @VeeTravels

Posted on August 21, 2016, in Fashion, Outfit, Travel, Travel Inspiration and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.


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