Today I want to talk about sightseeing-outfits or looks for exploring a city. While I’m kind of freezing in Helsinki (but secretly loving the norther cold) I now want to show you my favorite sightseeing outfit for southern destinations. Like Barcelona, where these pictures have been taken a few weeks ago when visiting La Pedrera, which I already told you about in this post (here).
Traveling Mediterranean countries – especially cities – are a great challenge for me as I’m a sucker for a good layers look but these won’t really work when the temperature hits 35 degrees. So if you aren’t running around in your beach-ware all day and visiting monuments is on your agenda you might have to put a little thought into your tourist outfit when exploring a city like Barcelona or Rome – which is an awful idea in summer, btw. Anyway, I like to go for a skirt all the time when strolling a city in Summer – but the problem especially with short skirts is that sitting down (it doesn’t matter where) is not an option except when “adding” a shirt and wearing it casually around my hips, because it extends the length of your skirt. Another nice and often needed feature of this outfit (sorry for the car salesman talk 🙂 ) is that especially in Mediterranean countries they are quite staunchly with the attire when visiting a church – so I sometimes used the shirt to cover my shoulders. When in Spain this little trick often helps but in Italy this sadly doesn’t work out …
Another important and actually the most obvious part of the perfect sightseeing outfit for mediteranien destinations are the shoes. Always go for the most comfy ones! And when the heat is ruling over the city leave your Converse behind and straight go for Sandals or Birks. This time I went for my Gladiator Sandals by Mango and to be honest I never though they would be anything like comfortable but currently they are my most-worn pair of shoes and I absolutely love them.
Tja, that’s what my Mediterranean sightseeing outfit is all about: comfy shoes, a skirt and a shirt for every occasion. Easy but effective and it will definitely be in my suitcase when heading to Portugal next week 🙂
But now I really have to go and make the most out of my last few hours in Helsinki!
*pictures by Hanni