The Spanish really care about their appearance and image. They usually dress up and put so much effort even when all they need to do for the day is run a couple of errands. When you’re heading to Spain anytime soon, rolling five suitcases is neither savvy nor cost-effective. You want to blend in with the Spanish while adding your own personal style without looking trying-hard or simply boring. It’s important you choose your clothes and accessories wisely. Luckily, we have these great outfit ideas tips and clothing essentials that we believe might come in handy for you. Check it out below.
It really depends where you’re particularly heading to in Spain. In Barcelona and Madrid, people like to dress up and look more formal, while in the southern part of Spain like Andalusia, they have a more relaxed and casual style.
One thing is for certain – jeans paired with a nice top and classic ballet flats. But you might also want to pack some sandals, sneakers, some slacks as well.
Going to visit the Spanish church is integral. So you might not want to wear shorts or being poorly dressed when you visit a religious place. You’ll get eye rolls everywhere. Wear something that will cover your shoulders and legs. Get yourself a wrap because it’s going to be so handy.
Spanish are keen on designer clothes but what they’re more after is the quality and fitting. Remember that always. You don’t need to get designer clothes to look like you belong or you fit in. just find clothes that will nicely fit and look good on you.
Layers are important especially in spring and fall. Be clever enough to dress up for changeable weather.
When you’re visiting in spring, bear in mind that the temperature is a bit warm. But the locals usually don’t feel the warmth. If you want to blend in, then dress as they do whether it would be boots, pants, sweaters, leather jackets and a scarf. Scarves are for color and for variety as well. It’s a year-round must-have especially on Spanish women.
Don’t forget hats and sunglasses, but not hats like baseball cap or cowboy hat. Try out a fedora or a wide-brim hat. Even a big floppy hat will do the trick.
Don’t wear a backpack in front of you when you go sightseeing around the city. It makes you look like a tourist and would really make you look easily robbed. You’re basically screaming “Hey look at me I’m a tourist!” with that big backpack right in front of you. Instead, sling it over one shoulder while keeping a strong grip on it. If you’re not using your camera, you also might want to put it inside the bag because it will make you look like a tourist. Really.
Only wear sarong and shorts when you head to the beach. When you wear these around the city, people will label you as a tourist and wearing these tight-fit clothes will grab unwanted attention.
When dining out in the evening, women tend to dress more fashionably and chicly. If you’re going to a 3-5 star restaurant, it’s important you wear something comfortable yet dressy.