What to Wear Sightseeing

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Well, that’s what I call it. It doesn’t mean that there are any actual sights (a.k.a tourist attractions) involved. It’s more sort of just walking around, more or less aimlessly, stopping for lunch or coffee when you get tired of walking, and taking loads of photographs whenever you see something interesting. But I’ve been to Barcelona many times, once or twice a year for the past ten years, so I’m more interested in revisiting old favourites, anyway…


But, let’s talk about what to wear when going sightseeing. Or walking around more or less aimlessly, whatever. It’s all about comfort, of course, and it starts with the right shoes. Now, aren’t these cute?

Minna Parikka shoes

And the bag… something small(ish), but big enough to hold the camera. And it has to be a crossbody, at least in Barcelona.

Giving advice is the last thing I would ever want to do, but this is where I make an exception: if you ever travel to Barcelona, don’t even consider taking a bag that doesn’t wrap around your body one way or or another. There are pickpockets, and bag snatchers. No, let me rephrase that: Barcelona is like a top-league university for pickpockets and bag snatchers… So, better safe than sorry.

That being said, I’ve never been worried about my personal safety in Barcelona, and consider it quite a safe holiday destination.

But, back to the outfit… so, we’ve got the shoes and the bag sorted, The rest depends on the weather, really. I like to keep things simple: jeans and a t-shirt always works, and I add a cardigan in case it gets cooler. But most of the time I just wrapped the cardigan around my shoulders, to protect my skin from burning (yes, I was wearing sun screen, most of the time) because I forgot to bring my sun umbrella…

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Outfit details:

jeans: Opus / t-shirt: Garcia Jeans / cardigan: Soyaconcept / shoes: Minna Parikka / 

bag: Kate Spade / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana / belt: Hobbs

location: Port Vell, Barcelona

What do you wear sightseeing?


PS: Have you seen the latest Dilettante Artist post? It’s my ‘artistic’ view of Barcelona, of course…


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  1. Patti
    23 April 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Lovely walking-about-the-city look, Tiina – and your sneakers are so great. Thanks for linking, xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      27 April 2017 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks, Patti!

  2. Jill James
    25 April 2017 / 7:21 am

    Perfect look for travelling and I am most taken with those sparkly sneakers. The weather in Barcelona looks wonderful for your visit , unlike my visit last year when we had several days of rain but makes a good reason for a return visit.

    • Tiina L
      27 April 2017 / 3:34 pm

      I just had to get those shoes…

  3. Mica T
    26 April 2017 / 8:00 am

    This is a lovely casual graphic tee outfit, but I adore those shoes! The stars are awesome, what a cute pair of shoes! :)Hope you are having a good week :)Away From The Blue Blog

    • Tiina L
      27 April 2017 / 3:36 pm

      Yes, the shoes are fun. I'd been stalking them online for a few months, and then I saw they were on sale…

  4. mummabstylish
    26 April 2017 / 8:10 am

    Perfect for sightseeing, and shoes are am-az-ing!! Nice to link up with you. Jacquiwww.mummabstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      27 April 2017 / 3:37 pm


  5. Elegance and Mommyhood
    26 April 2017 / 6:02 pm

    Love that you are able to travel so much. That is the perfect sight-seeing outfit. Those sneakers are so much fun!Welcome by tomorrow and every Thursday and linkup your gorgeous style with me. Thanks, Ada. =)

    • Tiina L
      27 April 2017 / 3:38 pm

      Yes, I suppose I travel quite a bit. But at least this trip was for fun.

    • Tiina L
      27 April 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Thanks, Ruth. Yes, Barcelona is a fantastic place, there's so much to see.

  6. Jessica Jannenga
    27 April 2017 / 2:51 pm

    Love those fancy sneakers and the gold design on your top. What a beautiful place!!Thanks you for linking!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      27 April 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Thanks, Jessica. I love Barcelona, it's one of my favourite places for a holiday, and I've been there many times…

  7. Emma Peach
    2 May 2017 / 6:39 pm

    I love your funky trainers! They are definitely my cup of tea! I haven't been to Barcelona but I've heard a few stories from friends about being pick pocketed which has put me off going there. That said, I suppose it can happen in any big city. I always use a crossbody bag when I'm travelling and sightseeing (which often involves a lot of aimless mooching around). My husband has been to Barcelona and loved it so maybe we will go together one day. Thanks for linking up!Emma xxxwww.style-splash.com

    • Tiina L
      4 May 2017 / 6:50 am

      Thanks, Emma! Barcelona is definitely worth a visit (or two or five…), but it makes sense to be careful. But, as you said, there are pickpockets in all big cities. Bag snatchers, on the other hand, is something you should keep in mind in Barcelona, and therefore a crossbody bag is a good idea.

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