You’ve bought your airline tickets, booked your hotel, and planned your itinerary, and the next big task is to figure out what to pack. Do you know what to wear in Barcelona at what time of year? Even experienced travelers find it challenging to squeeze everything they need into a carry-on.
In case you have purchased flights to Barcelona, we are here to help. We have suggested what to pack based on the average temperature for each month, so see if you need a scarf or sandals based on the time of year.
What to wear in Barcelona:
The style of dressing for city living in the Mediterranean was something I learned when I moved here in 2008. As a result, I learned to dress according to the breeze patterns during the day, the high humidity levels (summer! ), and how to appear in the local area.
It’s also not uncommon for me to see tourists dressed completely inappropriately. Additionally, they’re a target for pickpockets because they’re wearing flip-flops in February (it’s cold, plus they look weird).
How do people dress in Barcelona? In order to blend in without looking like an obvious tourist, I’m going to generalize. There is no doubt that fashion in Barcelona, Spain, is influenced by a variety of cultures and personalities.
Most laid-back people, however, are comfortable and stylish at the same time. How do people dress in Barcelona? Starting with the cold season, let’s take a look at Barcelona street fashion:
What to wear:
Coats and jackets of medium weight are great, as well as puffy coats and jackets that are more casual. Winter jackets will still be worn even if the sun shines and it’s warmed up in the afternoon.
Whatever the weather is, don’t let it matter! When you hit a block of shade under a building, it suddenly gets cold and breezy, even at 25oC/77oF under the sun.
Scarves (of any color) are great accessories because they can darken or brighten an outfit. Warm legs can be achieved by wearing jeans or thick leggings. It’s never out of style to wear leather boots. If you want to look sporty, wear sneakers: a low-top Converse or a sleek athletic shoe.
Winter Packing List Suggestions:
A stylish Barcelona outfit can be made with the following items in your suitcase!
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You’ll be warm in jeans or medium-weight pants like corduroy. You can also wear dark leather shoes or dark sports shoes. Over a shirt and sweater, layer a medium-weight jacket, such as a leather jacket. Hoodies under puffy jackets look cool too because athleisure is now global.
What to wear:
By April, brighter colors begin to creep into spring wardrobes, but people are still wearing dark colors in March. When you are close to the beach, there is often a light breeze that runs through the city. You’ll need a sweater, hoodie, or light jacket to keep you warm.
During the spring in Barcelona, what is the easiest way to recognize tourists? As a result of wearing colorful strappy dresses or brightly colored shorts and sandals in April.
Wearing an onion-like outfit is a great tip! To make it easier to take off your jacket when indoors, dress in layers. The bottom should be jeans and leggings, the top should be a medium jacket and a medium sweater. When you need to take it on and off quickly, cardigans and zipped hoodies can come in handy.
You can’t go bare-legged with a skirt in March. Shorts and short skirts are rarely worn by locals until it’s really hot or warm. Although April is warmer, you won’t see many exposed bodies unless you’re a tourist.
It’s time to bring back flat shoes! If the weather is warm, you can wear strappy sandals, but maybe wear them with long pants or skirts. Dress for the season, but don’t go overboard! Scarves are a favorite here, so lighter fabrics in a variety of colors are also a good choice.
Spring Packing List Suggestions:
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- It is easy to slip on and off cardigans
- A wide variety of patterns and colors are available
Dark shades and earth tones work well with jeans or casual slacks. The daytime dress code calls for polo shirts or casual button-down shirts. Sporty clothes have become fashionable in recent years: hoodies, Gore-Tex jackets, and performance pants with sleek Nikes are in style. It is now the fashion trend to wear athleisure.
What to wear:
It is common for people to wear sleeveless tops and shorts by mid-June. The most common clothing items are sandals and T-shirts. People generally wear shorts that cover their mid-thigh to knees. The best sandals to wear are leather ones.
You can wear flip-flops to the supermarket or the beach if you’re heading somewhere quick, but not at a restaurant. The evenings will be chilly in June, so you’ll need another layer of clothing to stay warm.
It doesn’t matter what color you choose! Dress in light, airy clothing. It’s all about strapless dresses, tank tops, medium-length shorts, and skirts. In July and August, you will probably not need to wear another layer at night.
The majority of women in the city are conservative when it comes to showing off their skin. Barcelona has a beach, but you won’t see locals wearing their swimsuit tops there. (Some teenagers are an exception!) Jeans are too thick and will make you feel sticky.
Summer Packing List Suggestions:
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- When traveling, readers say they can hide their passport, credit cards, and cash
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- Available in three colors: white, gray, and black
T-shirts and short-sleeved shirts are common among men. Wearing a sleeveless top without looking shabby is difficult. In addition to long shorts, they also wear sneakers or leather sandals. While Americans dress casually in baggy clothes, locals wear fitted clothes that are slimmer, not feminine.
Fall / Autumn:
What to wear:
September is still a month when you can dress for summer. You can bring out your light scarves and boots in late October or November (when it cools). Again, think darks and earth tones.
You’ll probably be warm enough with two layers: a short- or long-sleeved shirt and another layer over that. At night, it can be cool, so a jacket or thick sweater is recommended.
You can still wear tank tops, short shorts, and strappy dresses in September. Wearing light clothes throughout the month is probably fine for you.
Late October is the time to wear long-sleeved tops and blouses as the weather cools down. It’s time to break out the stylish scarves and boots, as well as the dark colors. It is always a good idea to have a sweater or jacket when the temperature drops in the evening.
Fall Packing List Suggestions:
- It’s form-fitting and soft, according to readers
- Dress with pockets that are versatile and easy to pack
- It is available in a wide variety of colors
- If you want to dress it up, you can wear jewelry, or if you want to dress it down, wear tights
This transitional season is best suited to a light jacket or medium-weight sweater. Shoes made of dark leather or sneakers are a good choice. Here are some more ideas for guys: down vests, light sweaters, and chinos, perhaps? I mentioned slimmer fits for American guys.
A conservative cotton blouse is appropriate for women who are attending business meetings in dresses or skirts. Tourists tend to stand out more when they wear casual clothing (shorts, vests, flip flops). There is a good variety of clothing and styles available in Barcelona, a vibrant multi-cultural city.
Unless you go to the fanciest clubs in Barcelona, heels aren’t common for women. In general, beachfront clubs have smart dress codes, with women wearing dresses and men wearing collared shirts.
During the day or at night, a pair of jeans will be perfect if it is cool or if you plan on going to a nice bar.
Last but not least – Barcelona is known for its pickpockets, so keep your belongings secure. To avoid being spotted by opportunists, dress like a local instead of a tourist wearing bright shorts and t-shirts!
Hope this helps you decide what clothes to bring to Barcelona and that you have a wonderful time in such a beautiful, historical, stylish, and cosmopolitan city. We have a wide range of Custom Flagline products for you to browse before you go.
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