I always love discovering a city’s culture and taking in the sites, but in true fashionista spirit, on our third day after a lunch of prawns, calamari and beers, we hit the beautiful boutiques and designer stores along Calle Serano, for some serious retail therapy. Everyone here looked very stylish and it is a great place for fashion inspiration and chic looks. Some of my favourite stores included Caramelo and Loewe one of Spain’s best-known labels, which dominated the street with two boutiques, including one on the corner of Calle Goya. The stores boasted ready-to-wear pieces from Paris Fashion Week and pop-up exhibitions, so Loewe enthusiasts like myself were really spoilt for choice. I also really enjoyed Agatha Ruiz de la Prada as it ‘s colourful collections, which had incredible energy, with vibrant patterns and eclectic accessories. Of course I also stocked up on some incredibly stylish pieces from Zara and Massimo Dutti and had to hit Bershka and Stradivarius for some great street style looks.
We decided to go drinks with our friends in the evening to the Roof at ME at Plaza de Santa Ana, on one of Madrid’s most beautiful squares, opposite the Teatro Real. The lighting there was amazing and so were the cocktails! The American Diner that we went to the day before really inspired today’s Grease Lightning outfit. I wore a bright yellow 1970’s style skirt by Russian Fashion House Smorodina Fashion that I have recently discovered, with a green halter neck top, high heeled black shoes from Dune and a black leather jacket from Zara, for a relaxed yet chic look.
Smorodina Fashion have the most incredible, unique skirts, which are really high up on my MUST HAVE LIST not only for this summer but for Fall. Each skirt is made out of incredible material, I particularly loved the mesh texture of this one and the shape of it really made it look like an haute couture design. I wore it a number of times over this summer including to Islantilla. It was really easy to style and it looked great both dressed up with heels or dressed down with flats. The yellow was really perfect for an eye-catching chic look that was appropriate for so many occasions!
Let me know what you think!
Yellow Mesh Skirt – SMORODINA FASHION
Black HIgh Heels Shoes – DUNE
Leather Jacket – ZARAS