It’s a miracle that I made it back from Spain without going over my luggage limit. Because based on what I saw, the ladies of Barcelona have amazing International Style!
Honestly, the only thing that kept me from maxing out the credit card was that it was all winter clothes there and I knew I was coming back to warm weather in the Southern Hemisphere. The two items that I noticed that were must have for almost every woman in Spain…a scarf and fantastic shoes (usually boots for winter). I’ll share more with you about what I did bring home on another day. Today, I want you to see how amazing, and stylish the women in Spain look, without trying – or so it seems.
Barcelona: Our first stop was Barcelona and it took me about two seconds to know the ladies here had a very distinctive style. Most of which was fantastic. I actually felt a little worried about what I had packed, thinking I would look like a total country girl compared to these amazing women. Luckily, I had brought a few scarves with me and that seemed to be mandatory with any outfit, so I didn’t feel like a total tourist.
The lovely lady above had such a great look. Multi-layered with jeans, a black shirt/dress, a grey t-shirt, the red blazer, skull scarf, the black leather handbag and the black and white carry-all. She looked so fantastic I wanted to be her – chic and casual all at the same time.
Boots and Scarf in Barcelona: At the start of our trip we were lucky enough to have a few warm days. Of course the locals thought it was more Autumn as it had cooled down a great deal from their summer heat, but the winter clothes had come out and boots and scarves were seen on most women of all ages.
I like how this young girl had the boots and scarf working but in a lighter manner that worked for a somewhat warmer day. She left the scarf drapped around her neck as accessory, and there if the weather cooled and work stockings/nylons with her short skirt and boots rather than the tights we would see as the weather cooled. Even though most of the women wore boots, they usually had a flat or medium heel. Probably because so many people walk and take public transport. There really is nowhere to park in the cities without paying extremely high fees.
Scooter Style: Because parking is so minimal and so expensive in Barcelona, far more people ride scooters to and from work to avoid parking fees. During the day the typically wide sidewalks are filled with scooters or cafe’s!
I love that this woman is going to work, in a dress, on her scooter. Obviously she is not worried about helmet hair. I bet when she gets to work she just shakes out her long, lush brown hair and looks fabulous. I think I hate her and I don’t even know her.
It Runs in the Family: I spotted these two from across the street. They were clearly a mother and daughter who each had fantastic style…and the mandatory scarf!
Mum, in a figure flattering black peplum dress a red cardigan and mustard scarf. Daughter with a black, white, red and taupe sweater and colour coordinated scarf on top of a perfectly torn and worn pair of jeans. Both carrying big, lovely leather bags. I think they are proof that a sense of style can be inherited.
Funny thing is that after I took a couple of pictures of these two coming across the square, they actually stopped right next to us and asked me if I would take a picture of the two of them. The wise cracking Fashion Mister said after that I should have just offered to email them the ones I had already taken!
Now that we have seen what is going on with the stylish ladies of Barcelona, tomorrow I will share one of my Barcelona looks with you.
What do you think of these stylish ladies? Any look you like best?
- These Boots Were Made For Walking – This Look Was Made to Steal (fabsugar.com)
- Wrap in Style (thriftychicliving.com)
- The “IT” Scarf (brennamiller.com)
- A New Way to Wear an Artistic Scarf (dettamodablog.com)
- How to Pair Your Scarf Color With and Outfit (playingwithscarves.wordpress.com)