It's summer in Spain and you know what that means! It's time for some sizzling hot summer style! The Spanish are already known as some of the most attractive people in the world and part of that is their incredible sense of style. Though admittedly, French, Italian, and British fashion have the upper hand against the Spanish, they still know how to dress to impress. And the summer season is no exception. During this time of the year, the most stylish Spaniards often rely on a number of staples to keep them looking hot. You ought to have some of these in your wardrobe too!
Flow With Wide Silhouettes
Spain is already a hot country no matter what time of the year it is. One of the central locations in the Mediterranean, its signature sunny weather is what draws more and more people to this beautiful country. Of course, once summer is here, it'll get even hotter. So much so that many would prefer to wear flowing silhouettes instead of body-hugging styles. Think babydoll dresses, oversized t-shirts, and shapeless frocks. Garments that don't just free the body, but help them keep cool as summer breezes blow by. Fortunately, these sorts of pieces are a dime a dozen among Spanish high street brands
Go Long With Maxi Dresses/Skirts
Ironically enough, summer heat would lead many to prefer shorter and even skin-baring styles, right? Yes, there are a lot that would wear them in a heartbeat, but there are also those that would gladly embrace their Mediterranean roots by donning something a little closer to home. Since Romani culture, more commonly known as 'gypsy culture,' is entrenched in Spain's heritage, donning free-flowing maxi skirts and dresses is common during summer. They harken back to flamenco style and allow for free agency despite the long silhouettes. And last but not the least, they evoke a romantic spirit that the Spanish are well-known for.
Show Some Skin
Take heed from Queen Letizia of Spain's own sense of style
and don't be afraid to show some skin. Of course, since you're not a royal, you can expose more than what she can, especially since Spanish summers tend to be so hot! It's only natural that summer brings about skin-exposing styles. The most common of them are off-the-shoulder pieces and cropped tops. You don't even need to be at the beach to go for such daring styles. It's become common in cities like Barcelona
for women (and men) to expose their skin through fashion.
Short and Sweet with Denim
Speaking of exposing your skin, perhaps the most common and 'least-vulgar' way of doing it is to go for short denim pieces. Be they short shorts a'la 'Daisy Duke' or mini-skirts, you can't go wrong with these timeless style staples. Fortunately, these garments have been around for decades. They're also signature Spanish staples
that look good with anything. So in terms of styling them, you have free reign to pair them with whatever you want. Of course, the coolest will always be with a rockin' tee with a badass slogan. It's a trendy streetwear look that's hotter than ever!
Yep, we're still on the 'exposing your skin' train! And this time around, it's all about swimsuits. It probably goes without saying but spending your summer in Spain will probably mean you'll be swimming in some of the best beaches this Mediterranean country can offer. Alicante Province
and the Costa del Sol
region are just some places that offer the most beautiful shorelines. And just because you'll be swimming, it doesn't mean you still can't flex your fashion a-game! These days, the more daring the cuts, the better! Skimpy bikinis reign supreme yet a one-piece that embraces all your God-given curves will look just as, if not sexier!
Jumpsuits Reign Supreme
Do note that summer style doesn't always have to mean exposing your skin. There are some staples that will have you covered up apart from the maxi dresses and the oversized tees. One that's common is a jumpsuit. Since summer brings about the hottest days of the year, you'd want to wear as few layers as possible. But what if you still want to look elegant and sophisticated? Enter the jumpsuit. No matter the style, the cut, the color, or even the material, jumpsuits always evoke class in the simplest ways. Many of them can also work in corporate settings or even evening events!
Comfy Footwear All The Way!
Though the way the Spanish dress
varies in a lot of ways, comfy footwear will always be a favorite. And during summer, where you're bound to be as active as ever, you'll only want to wear pairs that will keep your feet at ease. Keep the heels for evening galas and the like, but when you're out, flats will always keep you feeling and looking good. A new pair of sneakers or espadrilles will work. If you want to go for more daring and sexier styles, strappy sandals never go out of style during summer as well!
Top It Off With Accessories
Finally, above all else, don't forget to accessorize. The Spanish aren't known for going out bare in terms of details. Even when they're wearing their most daring or most outrageous apparel, you won't find them without the right accessories. This is truer during summer than any other season. At a time when many would go out wearing only one layer or showing off as much skin as possible, it's up to the sunglasses, the hats, the jewelry, and more to add the pizzazz. This is especially when taking a stroll in some of the trendiest cities in Spain.
When it comes to summer style, the Spanish know what's up. In a country where it's practically summer all year long, they know how to dress up for the season. From flowing maxi dresses to skin-baring cropped tops, their seasonal style staples are out of this world!
All your best summer Spanish staples will fit a closet in a luxury home in Spain
! You ought to get yourself one when you're here!