Fashion

What I Wore: high waisted shorts, crop top and kimono jacket

1 What I Wore - crop top, high waisted shorts and kimono jacket

On our second day in Madrid we planned to have a frolic in the Parque del Retiro, check out the Caixaforum, swing by Círculo de Bellas Artes for sunset cocktails before dinner then check out another couple of bars – phew! So with a busy day on the cards I wanted a versatile outfit just in case we ran out of time for me to *completely* change before dinner. So, here’s what I went for… 

2 What I Wore - crop top, high waisted shorts and kimono jacket

3 What I Wore - crop top, high waisted shorts and kimono jacket

4 What I Wore - crop top, high waisted shorts and kimono jacket

5 What I Wore - crop top, high waisted shorts and kimono jacket

6 What I Wore - crop top, high waisted shorts and kimono jacket

7 What I Wore - crop top, high waisted shorts and kimono jacket

8 What I Wore - crop top, high waisted shorts and kimono jacket

9 What I Wore - crop top, high waisted shorts and kimono jacket

10 What I Wore - crop top, high waisted mom jeans and kimono jacket

12 Cocktails at the Círculo de Bellas Artes

11 View from the Círculo de Bellas Artes

17 Sunset at Círculo de Bellas Artes

Kimono: ROMWE Tassels Floral Print Loose Kimono | Top: Nishe via ASOS, old; similar | Shoes: Clark’s Zena Mae, available on Amazon | Bag: Antik Batik x My Little Box | Watch: Casio via ASOS, similar | Jeans: Noisy May Petite | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, prescription

Because we planned to be out for so much of the day I really wanted something that was practical as well as stylish – which really is a staple for me! These Clark’s sandals have become a serious summer staple for me because they seem to go with everything, and I love that they still feel comfy even after walking all day long. I picked the high waisted shorts because I thought they looked nice with the shape of a crop top, and because we were going to be out during the mid-day sun I wanted to make sure my shoulders were covered, which is why I put on the lightweight kimono. In the short amount of time I had to change for the evening, all I had to do was swap out the shorts for my heigh waisted distressed mom jeans – slightly cuffed to add a bit of definition to the silhouette – and I was good to go! Bonus: for the evening the kimono doubled as a light jacket, which helped keep me warm on the windy rooftops. (I told you that I’m practical!)

For accessories I didn’t want anything too heavy/structured with the delicate fabrics, so I kept things minimal with the Antik Batik x My Little Box drawstring bag and Casio watch. The small bag really helped me focus exactly what I needed (which meant the book I always try to carry in hopes I have a moment to read needed to be left at the hotel!) and I loved that the wrist watch helped keep me focused; i.e. no checking my phone for the time and getting distracted by texts and notifications!

At the end of the day (quite literally, in fact) I felt like my outfit really transitioned well from day to night, and I would certainly be happy to pack it for another warm weather holiday! (Or just wear around London one weekend next time the warmer weather returns…)

These pictures were taken at Parque del Retiro during our afternoon walk, and later atop the Círculo de Bellas Artes for pre-dinner cocktails as the sun set.

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