As the years go on, students inevitably fall into a bit of a fashion slump or style senioritis. This Fashionista clearly is in no fashion rut and was in fact on the way to her first ever class in college. Walking the halls of my new university, there is no way to tell the difference between an eager freshman dressing for the first day of school and senior dragging herself to another dreaded 8 a.m. class.
In Spain, fashion is for every age from little toddlers in adorable matching shorts and polo shirts to elderly women sporting impeccably coordinated jewels and dresses. Fashion is so important here in fact that during our university orientation, in between slides about class attendance and homework was a note about how the American students shouldn’t expect to roll out of bed in sweatpants and a gym T-shirt. Spanish students pride themselves on style and truly live up to the word Fashionista.
As I made my way to my first day of classes in Seville, I spotted a girl getting off the metro sporting my current favorite trend in Spain: printed pants. This unavoidable fashion trend is like the perfect mix between your favorite maxi skirt and leggings. They are the definition of comfort and can be found in endless colors and prints. The pair sported by this Fashionista has a cinched waist and bottoms, which create a sort of harem pant effect. Even though this particular pair of pants already has a cinched waist to perfectly tuck in a shirt, this Fashionista added an adorable metal statement belt. The belt adds some structure since her top is flowy as well.
To tie the rest of her outfit together, she wears a cropped denim jacket, leather backpack and gladiator sandals. The jean jacket, like the belt, helps to add some needed structure to her loose-fitting outfit, and is a great use of layering in hot weather. I love her take on the classic school backpack. While many Spanish students use trendy tote bags as their school bag, this Fashionista was able to make her backpack more fashionable by buying one in a neutral leather tone and in a smaller size, which doesn’t overwhelm her outfit. Lastly, her gladiator sandals are as much a staple of the Spanish Fashionista wardrobe as the printed pants. Gladiator sandals are clearly a trend here to stay and are a super easy way to upgrade from your old flip flops.
While I hadn’t seen too many printed pants in the States before coming over to Spain, printed jeans or leggings are great way to rock this trend! Keep an eye out though because they are an item every comfortable chic girl should own. In the meantime, take a cue from this Fashionista and grab an adorable leather backpack for the new school year and leave your faded L.L.Bean initial one at home.