Tank • H&M | T-shirt • H&M | Classic Blouse • H&M | Print Blouse • Zara |
Dressy Top • Zara | Dolman Top • Mango | Pullover • Madewell | Turtleneck • H&M |
Blazer • Mango | Black Dress • Zara | Casual Denim • Madewell | Dark Denim • H&M |
Black Pants • Mango | Wool Coat • H&M | Hat • Nordstrom | Scarf • Madewell |
Sunglasses • Azalea | Flats • Yosi Samra | Slip-ons • Jeffrey Campbell |
Booties • Asos | Tote • Oasis | Clutch • Asos
Scenario: Travelling from your warm and humid country to the Murcia, Spain region at the end of December – beginning of January for 10 days. You will be meeting your boyfriends family for the first time and want dress weather appropriately while still looking casual but elegant with an edge. Dress to impress while still keeping it minimal.
Solution: While Spain isn’t cold by a lot of standards (you are looking at an average of 10°C – 12°C) at this time of the year if you are coming from someplace that is warm and humid in comparison it will feel cold so it’s best to be prepared for that. It won’t be necessary to pack a down filled jacket (unless there is some freak freezing cold spell) so a standard wool jacket along with some sweaters, and tops for layering will be your best bet and will also work if there is a freak hot day ;)
I decided to get a causal elegance look that I would include dressier tops to pair with jeans which will bring in the casualness. The colours that she likes are black, grey, blue, green, light pink, and colourful prints. It’s hard to get all of those colours in together and still have a fully mix and match wardrobe so I just made sure my elections reflected the colours she likes in various forms. She likes both skinny and boyfriend style jeans and mostly shoes with a flat sole. Cute and comfortable is key. I decided that pretty blouses in various colours and prints would be a good choice to pair with jeans, I also included a lovely velvet blazer, and a few sweaters. Since this trip is during the holiday season I also chose a nice black dress that would work well for New Years if you plan on celebrating. These options should easily get you through 10 days. Outfit options will be in the next post.
I hope you have a wonderful time in Spain meeting your boyfriends family.