Packing for: Spain

It’s Friday AND that means I’m another week closer to being on my way to SPAIN!!! It’s a vacation that’s been a long time in the works but things have finally settled down enough at work/personal life to take a big trip. I’m so excited to explore the city of Barcelona and get my culture on. Here’s a list at what I’m planning on packing that can serve as inspiration for basically any summer getaway! Check out my longest ever and most detailed blog post below:

Embroidered dress: I love that a simple dress can be transformed into something special with a touch of embroidery. This breezy bohemian style is perfect for wandering around the city and beach.

LBD: I wear my black t-shirt style dress ALL THE TIME! I wear it to work, to after work events and on the weekend as a casual, comfy day dress. It’s so versatile and can easily take you from day to night, just add heels. Or a pair of really really cute flats.

Leather bag: A leather bag adds polish to any look and the crossbody style of this Madewell tote will hold any maps or touristy items without making you stand out like a…well, a tourist.

Shorts: The weather is “supposed” to be pretty warm and I’m taking a pair of shorts to make sure I’m comfortable. I like my black shorts from Madewell (similar here) because thanks to their tomboy style, they’re super comfy.

Denim shirt: Denim goes with everything and I just love to pair denim on denim no matter what country I’m in. 

Striped shirt: Because stripes are SO Kate Middleton and that means classy and polished. Need I say more? 

Jeans: I like to bring a black pair (this pair is less than $8 and I’ve had it for 2+ years) and a “regular” blue wash (like this) to ensure I’m prepared for anything that Barcelona throws my way.

Espadrilles: I bought these on sale at Nordstrom and LOVE them! They are surprisingly very comfy (no breaking in required) and look so effortlessly chic. I picked the striped style because I thought they would go with most of my wardrobe (and were on sale—huge bonus!) but there’s so many espadrille styles to choose from!


Sandals: These Spanish sandals are perfect for walking about near the beach. While I don’t own a pair (yet!) this metallic pair is so fun! For those looking for something more versatile, this chestnut brown style goes with everything!

Sneakers: For walking nonstop without blisters, I’m packing my trusty sneakers. I love this New Balance pair that are so on the “atheleisure” trend. Also loving the “triple white” Stan Smith Adidas Originals but so not practical for walking around in.

Am I missing anything (other than toiletries and the like) on my packing list??? Let me know! Also any cool places I should stop by for a treat or a meal?



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