Italians are the street style peacocks; Parisians can be relied on for effortless elegance; Londoners are the queens of quirk; and New Yorkers are pros at mixing high street and high fashion. But what about the Spanish?

Sure, Madrid or Barcelona may not be the first thing that comes to mind when people say “fashion capital”, but Spain is far from short of flair. With a penchant for easy separates amped up with statement accessories, their fashion bloggers like Zina Charkoplia and Gala Gonzalez ooze playful sophistication with plenty of personality.

Similarly, the country’s famed high street labels – hello Zara, Pull&Bear, Bershka, Stradivarius and Massimo Dutti – can be relied on for your wardrobe fix, no matter your style. Here, our curation of Spring Summer 2017 buys for the intellectual dresser, trendy rock chick or the woman who just wants to roll out of bed and look Insta-ready – Spanish style.

#1: The intellectual dresser

Zara Street Style

Known for favouring pared-down silhouettes with clean lines, the Spanish-influenced intellectual keeps things visually interesting by introducing bold colours (like the cobalt blue turtleneck and the striped tote here) or shapes (note the elongated sleeves).


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Zara Pull&Bear Bershka Street Style
Clockwise from bottom left: Cotton-blend blouse, $45.90, Pull&Bear. Polyester top, $59.90, Zara. Polyester-blend dress, $49.90, Bershka. Twill cargo trousers, $49.90, Bershka
Zara Stradivarius Massimo Dutti Street Style
Clockwise from bottom left: PU leather slides, $59.90, Zara. PU leather crossbody bag, $29.90, Stradivarius. Acetate sunglasses, $45.90, Zara. Polyester coat, $225, Massimo Dutti.


#2: If you just want to roll out of bed and look Insta-awesome

Zara Pajama Street Style

The thing about the Spanish fashion star is that she’s playful – even when she’s doing effortless, out-of-bed chic. How she does so? With loose, lightweight separates and billowy shirt dresse. Complete with footwear that’s similarly slip-on-and-go and high on comfort.


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Stradivarius Massimo Dutto Bershka Pull&Bear Zara Street Style
Clockwise from bottom left: Faux leather moccasins, $49.90, Stradivarius. Pleated viscose dress, $175, Massimo Dutti. Cotton shirtdress, $59.90, Stradivarius. PU leather joggers, $39.90, Bershka. Polyester pyjama shirt, $35.90, Pull&Bear. PU leather bag, $39.90, Bershka. Polyester and velvet flats, $79.90, Zara.

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#3: The trendy rock chick

Zara Street Style

If the country’s exuberant culture is anything indication, the Spanish-influenced rock chick has a knack for mixing colours, textures, and even eras, pulling them all off together with a cool street vibe.


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Clockwise from top left: Cotton hoodie, $49.90, Stradivarius. Polyester-blend backpack, $49.90, Stradivarius. PU leather ankle boots, $89.90, Zara. Cotton t-shirt, $39.90, Stradivarius. Denim jeans, $79.90, Pull&Bear
Clockwise from top left: Embroidered denim jacket, $129, Bershka. Polyester headband, $17.90, Zara. Polyester flap bag, $29.90, Pull&Bear. Glitter-covered PU leather sneakers, $45.90, Bershka.

Check out these Spanish streetstyle stars here for more inspiration to ace the look.

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