Do you ever fantasize about dressing in a more elegant or European way? If so… you’ll love the European-inspired spring outfit I’ve put together for this post.
As many of you know, my family lived in Spain for six months. And while we’re SO happy to be back in the States, sitting in the new house and getting the kids (and ourselves) back in line, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss Spain for a moment. little (or a lot)! One of my favorite things to do in Spain was just walking around my neighborhood (Salamanca) and people watching. The women are so gorgeous, stylish and inspiring. I think part of the lofty Spanish style has to do with culture. They value fashion immensely and are proud of their appearance. I think the other factor is the weather. In Madrid there are literally 350 days of sunshine. The climate is wonderful, warm, sunny and dry. That allows you to wear delicate fabrics like silk and chiffon, white, bright colors and even really fabulous shoes! My outfit below is something I would definitely have worn to grab one of my favorite ‘brezels con chocolat’ or to go shopping on one of my favorite streets… Calle de Claudio Coello.
BLAZER | TROUSERS | FOR LESS | T-SHIRT | FOR LESS | ESPADRILLS | BAG | FOR LESS | SUNGLASSES | FOR LESSspanish style
One of the best things about moving to Spain was how much color and print I started to embrace in my wardrobe. Women in Spain don’t shy away from wearing pretty colors, and maybe even more exciting…they wear A LOT of white!! I remember going to Paris a few years ago, I brought a lot of color and white clothes… and I definitely stood out (not necessarily in a good way). In Spain, wearing white and bold colors is the norm.
If you are interested in more European style secrets and how women dress in Europe, you can watch this video.
Mint Green Blazer
One of the hottest colors for spring/summer… GREEN. And, I’m so excited! I LOVE green. Look for everything from bright kelly green to gorgeous mint green like I’m wearing above. This Cinq á Sept blazer is the perfect pop of color for spring and summer. I love the longer, more relaxed fit. Another nice detail not to be missed…? The 3/4 sleeves with ruffles. No need for hair ties or the endless push-up routine for the sleeves. Doesn’t this color just make you so happy and excited for spring? The blazer is also available in light pink, white and cheerful orange-yellow. Try this pretty pastel colored blazer for a similar but less expensive look.
Under the blazer I wear one of my favorite basic white ATM t-shirts. It’s a little more expensive, but lasts a lot longer than some of the cheaper options I’ve tried over the years. I also have this under $20 t-shirt, which is a fun, budget-friendly alternative.
The blazer and T-shirt both run true to size, so order your normal size.
You could style this blazer with blue jeans, white jeans, a cute midi skirt or denim shorts. But I found these super chic leather pants from Frame and immediately knew I had to try them! In Spain, everyone wears wide-leg pants and jeans. Skinny jeans are actually rarer. Strange, I know! These creamy white soft pants have a high waist and a cropped fit… so if you’re petite like me, you don’t need to hem them. And, as I said, the wide-leg silhouette is very trendy right now! These pants are pricey, but I found these faux leather wide leg pants that cost less than $75 and a great alternative. You can also try this look with white wide leg jeans, like this pair from NYDJ.
Size advice: the leather pants run true to size. I wear 26.
Another purchase with a Spanish influence, these wedge espadrilles. because they have a manageable, easy-to-break heel, a closed toe and the wrap details are so beautiful. They are the kind of shoes you can wear all spring/summer to dress up any casual look. By the way, when I was in the store in Spain, the salesperson taught me how to keep the straps UP, which is life changing. I posted a REELS video here on Instagram where I share that style hack. My bag is the same Bottega Veneta chain cassette bag I’ve been carrying since last spring. If you missed my full review of this bag, make sure to check out that post here. Last but not least… you must have great sunglasses! I love these Ray-Ban square-frame sunglasses for a bit of drama this spring, but I’ve also paired a similar, budget-friendly pair.
Where have you traveled that inspired your style??? Europe? Africa? Latin America?? Please share it in the comments.
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