Flamenco ruffles, off-the-shoulder tops, voluminous skirts and shocks of red are the main aspects that transport us to Spain. The designers (a lot of them, by the way) want us to spend spring and summer there but physical location is a mere detail; attire and attitude will transport you to the land of tapas and Las Ramblas in the blink of an eye.
One layer, many layers, big or small ruffles, it doesn’t matter; the important thing is the overlapping of fabrics. Dresses and tops best represent the concept and bare shoulders or one-shoulder pieces are the highlight of the season. They can be paired with ‘toreador’ high-waist trousers for an authentic twist on the Spanish traditional dress code. This look brings sensual femininity and funkiness to your wardrobe, making sure you are ready to enjoy the long days and short nights of the hot season.
Blugirl, Oscar de La Renta and Proenza Schouler dug deep for Spanish inspiration and took genuine creations to their catwalk shows. Michael Kors opted for exposed shoulders and creamy colours and a less Spanish feel. Salvatore Ferragamo chose large pieces of fabric in a colour-blocking structure for maxi effect.
For everyday use of this trend, fresh and relaxed dresses are the best call. Look for colourful prints, summer denim or stripes, all ideal for a fun day at the beach or a casual dinner out. Flip-flops for day wear and high-heeled sandals for evening; Spanish stylish box – ticked!
Long tassel earrings with dark red beads will add the final touch to your Spanish-inspired look. These are from Next.