Space bags will be your best friend when traveling! But, don’t make the same mistake I did! Remember to leave plenty of room and weight in your suitcase for souvenirs when you come back! You’ll be tempted to buy everything you need before you leave but it helps to buy some stuff abroad because once you’re there you’ll know exactly what you actually need.
This is the wristlet I used all the time when I went out at night or even during the day when I didn’t want to bring much. This Michael Kors wristlet was a present from my wonderful boyfriend before I left :). Something like this is perfect to keep your important things close to you and avoid being pick pocketed. Although my iphone isn’t in the picture it also fits with all the stuff pictured (i was using it to take the picture haha).
This is something I was clueless about before coming here, Barcelona Fashion. As I was packing I was told a bunch of different things: lots of layers, boho, normal clothes. All of this was pretty vague and when I googled “barcelona fashion” I was taken to a tourist website with a girl wearing a skirt past the knee and a top. No help.
There are tons of different styles here in Barcelona so don’t feel you need to totally change your style before you come here. I took it upon myself to take some random photos of people on the street to help you out. (It’s a good thing my iPhone is discreet. Excuse the blurry ones, I usually take these as I’m walking to class haha.)
These are examples of typical barcelona women. Not over the top, but put together. As you can see lots of layers, scarves, and boots or flats. Pack comfortable shoes that can take a beating! I’ve walked more here than I ever have in my life! Spanish women hardly ever show their bare legs. Many of them wear dresses, skirts, shorts but all with different colored/patterned tights or leggings underneath. Leather, Jean, and Canvas jackets are also pretty big here.
You hardly ever see spanish women in yoga pants and a sweatshirt on the street so if your plan is to look like a local, you’ll probably only need a pair to go to the gym, if any.
If you like nothing that they’re wearing, know purses with zipper closures are a must here! Beware of pick-pocketers!