I’ve recently been to Madrid, oh boy, what an inspiring city! Especially when it comes to fashion and style. Unlike London, where diversity would be the perfect word to describe fashion and street-style, Madrid has a certain style that everyone seems to go by, with some small touches of personal taste.
As soon as I got out from the Metro station in one of the main streets in the centre of Madrid, Gran Via, I was overwhelmed with a number of shops with high-street brands like Bershka, Zara, H&M, Pull&Bear and Stradivarius.
I run to my hotel, Room Mate Oscar, which is an extremely stylish place with great design and located perfectly. I left my suitcase at the hotel room and off shopping I went.
I was not really planning to buy anything but I basically bought a whole new outfit, from top to bottom, including a camo scarf.
So what did I see in the streets of Madrid? Black leggings or super skinny jeans paired with a simple tee and either an open, checked shirt or a sweatshirt on top of it. Shoes where pretty comfortable – black ankle boots with a small chain or few studs. Those that were not into ankle boots, running shoes seemed to be the option. To complete the outfit girls were wearing chunky accessories and a large-sized, black tote bag on their shoulders. By sundown streets were full of leather jackets and Isabel Marant-style wool jackets.
What I like about this style is the effortless sporty-chic and comfortable look. Some girls were walking around in red lipstick as if they wanted to add a little bit of a feminine touch to this dressed-down look.
If you are inspired by the Madrid style, black is definitely the IT colour for winter. It’s all about mixing and matching, working on that sporty look to look more feminine and taking it from the street to the club.