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Summer Travel Tips: Getting Spicy in Spain

While I'm admittedly a little upset at how fast this year is flying by, if April showers truly bring May flowers, I say bring it on! May also marks the start of summer travel just around the corner, so we've themed this month around what to pack no matter where your final destination may be. 

First up, we are making a stop in a place I hold dear to my heart - España! From the coastal region on the Mediterranean where our handbag designs are meticulously crafted, to the city vibes of Madrid and Barcelona, this country's diverse geography and culture offer a little something for everyone. Let's get packing!!

 

THE PERFECT DRESS

If you are looking for a mix of beach and city life, and you love to people-watch we suggest booking a ticket to Ibiza. Although notorious for its clubs and parties, this island off the eastern coast also has some "quieter" areas more appropriate if you are traveling with family.  

June is a fantastic time to visit Ibiza when the weather is warm (but not too warm) and perfectly sunny. With a quick swap of accessories, this maxi dress by Vilshenko will flow effortlessly with you from beach-to-bar, and pops of red are all too appropriate when getting spicy in Spain! 

Photo Credit: The Wordy Girl 
@MariaTetamanti

1. VILSHENKO Maxi Dress 2. OSCAR DE LA RENTA Earrings 3. CELINE Sunglasses 4. MAC Lipstick 5. BVLGARI Watch 6. MEL BOTERI Matte Gold Kat Tote 7. DAVID YURMAN Necklace 8. AQUAZZURA Heeled Sandal

 

COMFORTABLY CHIC

There is no shortage of sights to see in this beautiful countryside, so be sure to pack something comfortable yet chic. Spanish-bred beauty, Jessie Chanes of Seams for a Desire offers up the perfect look as inspiration. I especially love how she layered her two tops, and Gucci's versatile slipper is a brilliant alternative to your basic flat. 

Feeling lost on where to start your sightseeing adventure? Check out these 15 top-rated tourist attractions here -->>

Photo Credit: Seams For A Desire
@JessieKass

1. THEORY Top 2. L'AGENCE Camisole 3. PARFOIS Sunglasses 4. DIANE KORDAS Choker 5. MEL BOTERI Magenta Coco Small Shoulder Bag Python 6. FRAME Denim Shorts 7. GUCCI Slippers

 

CLASSIC STRIPES

Spain is filled with surprising attractions at every turn, so you are well-advised to pack classic pieces that will be appropriate no matter where your adventures may take you. I love this striped T-shirt dress by J.Crew, not only because it's at an amazing price point, but also because it will have you stylishly dressed in no time so that you can spend less time fussing with your clothes and more time blissfully wandering. Wear it with a comfy platform wedge for day and basic black pumps for night.  

Photo Credit: Southern Curls and Pearls
@CMCoving

1.  J.CREW Stripe T-Shirt Dress 2. HALOGEN Panama Hat 3. LOVE ALWAYS BY SD Monogram Necklace 4. MICHELE SEREIN Watch 5. SUSAN HANOVER DESIGNS Stone Ring 6. MEL BOTERI Tan Suede Leather Fringed Taylea Handbag 7. SOLE SOCIETY Wedge Sandal 8. DAVID YURMAN Cable Bracelet 

 

Whether you prefer guided tours where you are guaranteed to hit the hottest spots, or wandering off the beaten path for a more authentic flavor, Spain will not disappoint! 

Next up, we are cruisin' through the Caribbean for all things tropical and resort. See you then! 

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