The two of us have a somewhat lingering love affair with Spain. We’ve flown to Spain over a dozen times in the past couple of years and explored Seville’s orange groves, white Andalucian villages glistening in the summer sun, its quirky cities, and occasionally volcanic landscape. Every time we visit, we fall a little more in love with the country. Whether it be the animated smiles of locals or languid siestas, Spain is sheer perfection.
Our favourite part? The sun-hazed alleys and plazas populated by tapas bars and local markets. That is why we shot these photos in the sleepy by-lanes of Valencia, a bustling sea-side town in Eastern Spain. Valencia, a quintessential European town, calls for quintessential European outfits no?
The European summer is notoriously unpredictable and we happened to be in Valencia on a slightly chilly summer’s day. I opted for a form-fitting maxi dress in a thick jersey fabric. The material and length of the dress kept me from feeling cold. The abstract print of this dress reminds me of a blank canvas with splodges of black on it. I did not want to overwhelm the sumptuous print with bright accessories, so I chose an understated gold clutch bag, belt, and bracelet.
Vid opted for light blue chinos and a striped city blazer. Pastel-coloured blazers are a staple for European summers – perfect to ward off occasional chills while still looking summery. They work equally well with shirts and tees. Take a look:
That’s the story of how we put together outfits for a breezy summer day. Simple, fuss-free, ideal for soaking the romance of the European summer, and guzzling endless pitchers of sangria 🙂
Maxi Dress: TK Maxx
‘Peace’ Bracelet: ASOS (available here)
Belt: Primark (similar here)
Clutch Bag: Peacocks (Click here for inspiration on styling the same bag differently)
Sandals: New Look (available here)
Shirt and Tee: H&M
Blazer: Primark (Check out our first post on men’s fashion for ideas on styling blazers)
Shoes: River Island