Travel posts, yay!
If you follow me on any type of social media, you will probably know that me and my mum took a little city break to Barcelona recently!
I will add little note in here to say that I managed to get return flights from Newcastle to Barcelona for £30.00 each in their Back Friday sale (absolutely bargain and perfect if you wanna do little bit of European exploring!)
As I was packing for Barcelona, I did the normal Pinterest search ‘3 days in Barcelona’ and ‘European Street Style’, but nothing actually prepared me for witnessing the way Barcelona natives dress. Everything was so chic. I noticed a lot of black, a lot of loafers and observed the women pounding the streets of Las Ramblas on their way to work so effortlessly stylish.
Day One – Travel and Evening Drinks
Temperature: 14 degrees
Weather: Sunny with Clouds
We had a late afternoon flight from Newcastle and the weather was beautiful so I had opted to travel in a dress. I am not to the type of person who dresses for comfort in the airport. Regardless of flight length I love to wear heels or a wee dress to potter round duty free in!
I chose this dark navy Coast dress to travel in. The material of this is breathable and has a bit of stretch so I did not feel restricted as some dresses in this shape make you feel. I love the length of this dress and it rests just above the knee and would make for a perfect work-dress that can go from night to day.
As we were landing at night in Barcelona, I took a jacket along just incase it was cooler when we landed and also I find that aeroplanes can sometimes get quite cold! I got this River Island jacket in last years summer sale. It is incredibly lightweight and the blue and white pattern can be paired with so many different outfits which makes it super versatile.
I finished my look with some M&S Nude heels which I have had for aaaages but are super comfy and a dark navy Coach tote bag. I love this outfit because although it was perfect for the plane, I literally dropped my bag, touched up my make up and went straight for a drink afterwards; this outfit it good from day to night without a change!
Day Two – A Full Day in Barcelona
Temperature: 23 degrees
We kept this day aside to explore Barcelona so I knew I was going to go for something comfortable to potter around the beautiful streets in!
Due to the fact that the sun was shining, I opted for this cool and light sleeveless shirt in baby pink and white pinstripes from Primark. The back of this shirt is crossed allowing for a wee gap in the back (good for a bit of airing!).
I paired the shirt with the comfiest Topshop Jamie jeans in a light denim. I usually only wear trainers when I know I’m going to be on my feet all day so I opted for my Pink Nike Air trainers to keep a light, pastel theme running through my outfit!
We visited art museums, The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Marina and this outfit was perfect for all the locations. Cool, clean and kept me cool! Winner!
Day Two – Dinner and Drinks
During Day Two, we walked a grand total of 10 miles and 20,845 steps! I had also managed to get a nice little tan on my shoulders and my forehead so by 6pm I was ready to go and get some good old fashioned Spanish tapas!
Having been so active all day, I wanted a nice simple outfit for dinner. I chose this black sleeveless Mango dress for dinner and paired it with some White Converse.
The length of this dress is around thigh length and has a completely open back. This outfit could easily be dressed up with some heels or a gorgeous sandal for a dress-up nighttime occasion, but I paired it back with some converse to make the outfit more relaxed and comfortable.
Due to the beautiful Spanish evening heat I also washed my hair and let it air dry on the way to dinner!
Day Three – A day in Barcelona / Travel Home
Temperature: 22 Degrees
Our last day in Barcelona was another absolutely gorgeous day! We had absolutely nothing planned but to get some brunch and do some shopping on Las Ramblas!
Since my Topshop Jamie jeans had served my so well the day before and were so comfortable to walk round in all day, I chose them again but this type with an off-the-shoulder, Boho shirt from Next. The elbow length sleeves and super light cotton fabric of this shirt make it so comfortable on hot days. The blue colour is gorgeous in the summer and looks beautiful of the shoulder with tan shoulders!
I have paired this shirt in the past with white skinny jeans and sandals too which is a perfect summer outfit for day or night!
Although we started out shopping, by 12pm we were sitting on in a Marina bar drinking Aperol Spritz, the perfect way to end a trip!
So there we have it, a little style guide to Barcelona!
There are two things I found super useful before visiting Barcelona;
1. Researching the weather before hand. I was religiously checking the weather for the days we were going to be there and locked my outfit choices in around 2 days before we left! You don’t want to be caught out by the rain when you haven’t packed for it!
2. Pinterest is a holy grail when travelling. I love doing a pre-trip Pinterest binge and researching the street style of the place I am going, what the locals wear and how to not look like a total tourist!
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