Spain Travel Diary ~ Midi Skirts & Espadrilles in Calpe

Belle & Bunty London for BLUE STRIPES Spain SS17 ASOS MIDI SKIRT BOHO CHLOE GIRLS

There’s a SS17 trend that’s got our hearts all a flutter. Move over pleated skirt, these stripy midi’s are our current crush. While swanning around Calpe Old Town on our recent Spanish trip, these cuties were the perfect city choice and reflected both our personal styles, one fitted and tailored for Belle, and feminine and floaty for Belle. Ying & Yang n all that.

We hunted out some pastel perfect backdrops that *just* happened to match our outfits, because a spoonful of sugar helps the sangria go down. As if we need help……

Belle & Bunty London for BLUE STRIPES Spain SS17 ASOS MIDI SKIRT BOHO CHLOE GIRLS

Belle & Bunty London for BLUE STRIPES Spain SS17 ASOS MIDI SKIRT BOHO CHLOE GIRLS

Belle & Bunty London for BLUE STRIPES Spain SS17 ASOS MIDI SKIRT BOHO CHLOE GIRLS

Calpe Old Town is full to the brim of photogenic corners and the pretty pastels were right up our street, literally. We couldn’t resist posing by this graphic mural ‘cos well, just look at it. There were also red & yellow painted steps that would make a perfect Insta photo, if you like us, are so inclined to do the daily documenting.

We mooched around the streets, drank strong coffee and ate tostada con tomate like the locals and our midi skirts were the perfect companions. Although yes, a bit more styling goes into the skirt option over a super easy, throw on dress, you can definitely add your own twist. A pencil skirt pinafore could have slight matronly vibes but flashing a bit of flesh with cold shoulders and a few subtle undone buttons takes it from Yes Ma’am to pretty darn glam.

If you fancy trying the new cut & sew midi skirts that are making an appearance this season then this one ticks all the boxes {its also available in gingham too to add in another trend!} The frills are in all the right places to flatter and conceal {keeps that post lunch tapas bulge hidden} and the high/low hem flaunts just enough leg for a flirty, fun piece. A basic Tee would be all you needed for this skirt, try tying it knotted at your waist.

Another Summer essential in our books are these wedge espadrilles. The single thing that we dig out EVERY year as we just love them and will probably be buried in ours. The nod to boho, the comfort factor and the practicality make them our go-to shoes as soon as the weather changes. Once you have a pair you realise they go with everything: denim shorts, cropped jeans, midi skirts and all length dresses.

Honestly, you need a pair.

So pack a midi skirt and espadrilles into your suitcase if you are jetting off to warmer climes or try this look in your  home town.

Practically perfect in everyway.

Belle & Bunty London for BLUE STRIPES Spain SS17 ASOS MIDI SKIRT BOHO CHLOE GIRLS

Belle & Bunty London for BLUE STRIPES Spain SS17 ASOS MIDI SKIRT BOHO CHLOE GIRLS

Belle & Bunty London for BLUE STRIPES Spain SS17 ASOS MIDI SKIRT BOHO CHLOE GIRLS

Belle & Bunty London for BLUE STRIPES Spain SS17 ASOS MIDI SKIRT BOHO CHLOE GIRLS

Belle & Bunty London for BLUE STRIPES Spain SS17 ASOS MIDI SKIRT BOHO CHLOE GIRLS

Belle & Bunty London for BLUE STRIPES Spain SS17 ASOS MIDI SKIRT BOHO CHLOE GIRLS

Belle & Bunty London for BLUE STRIPES Spain SS17 ASOS MIDI SKIRT BOHO CHLOE GIRLS

Alice wears pinafore dress by Maje {similar here}, top by H&M {similar here}, sandals by asos, bag by Mulberry, sunglasses by Black Eyewear

Hannah wears top by H&M {similar here}, skirt by asos, sandals by Dune London {similar here}, bag by Chloé

Photos by Victoria Metaxas

Don’t forget to follow us over on Instagram and Twitter, see you there!

Other stories you may like:


Previous Post Next Post