An epicentre of culture, Barcelona encapsulates the beauty of a European lifestyle from jaw-dropping architecture, glistening beaches, to a world class dining scene and energetic people. Barcelona is a city that encompasses diversity with its booming music scene and arty districts, enough to make anyone feel as though they’ve stepped into a scene from Vicky Christina Barcelona. As the Spanish Grand Prix kicks off the European Formula 1 tour, Barcelona’s style scene comes alive for what is one of the world’s most prestigious events.
Touch of Color
While the grand prix has the ability to bring out the best in people, the key to dressing well in Spain is by using color with a relaxed finish. Combine femininity with occasion wear in your chosen style. Self-Portrait create structural silhouettes using a combination of patterns and textures. 3D materials. With their red A-line dress you don’t need to worry about blending into the background.
Mother of Pearl
Much like most European cities, streets are lined with cobblestones, steep steps and uneven pathways so sturdy footwear is imperative. Lead the way with Stuart Weitzman’s Suede pearl sandals that will keep your feet in place and finish off your track-ready outfit.
The beauty of Barcelona is it’s location. Situated right on the coast, afternoon swims are as easy as grabbing an evening tapas. Prepare your beach bag with all the necessary items and some. Dancing to the tune of Spaniards, colorful swimwear dominates the coastline. Opt for a Missoni swimsuit, that can be worn on and off the beach, whether you want to take a dip or lounge around.
Basket bags are all the rage right now, and what better destination to wear one than in a beach city? Sophie Anderson captures both color and neutral tones in their Gia round Wicker beach bag. Pair yours with swimwear and feminine accessories by day and a structured dress by night ready for the city’s exclusive F1 parties.
Sunglasses speak volumes about one’s style and it’s a sure fire easy way to be daring for even the most conservative of dresser. Bvlgari’s alluring cat-eye Serpenti sunglasses are one of the brand’s most iconic symbols, ideal for a sophisticated city style both in and around the grand prix.
Stay ahead of the game and on time with a Rolex Day-Date. Featuring yellow gold president bracelet and white dial, this exclusive piece houses a 3255 movement with Bespoke Day-Date display available for your travels. Worn by influential people, this timepiece sets a style president for your Formula 1 weekend attire.
Keeping your style relaxed and smart doesn’t need to be difficult. Chino shorts will allow you to stay cool without compromising a tailored style. You’ll be sure you’re stylish trackside and come evening you’re ready to hit the parties with Paul and Shark’s navy chino shorts.
Sportsmen favor clothing that is clean cut, and items that allow them to move with ease – encompassing effortless style. Folk’s short sleeved shirt makes for a casual style that can be tailored up with a sports coat or dressed down in the pits for a nail-biting finish.
Vamp up your smart side with a pair of suede loafers. Luxurious enough to be worn to the city’s most popular F1 parties and casual enough to be worn by the most active of men. John Lobb’s suede byrne loafers add color to your footwear while remaining sophisticated and casual.
From Brunch to Beach
Start your day with a morning swim in the Mediterranean at Barcelona beach. Tailored swimshorts can be worn both to lunch and coastside – a style that Frescobol Carioca does so effortlessly. Their seamless design makes for a simple style to be worn with a polo or tee and espadrilles.
Tom Ford certainly knows a thing or two when it comes to eyewear and if there is one thing you need to fit in at the F1, it’s killer sunglasses. Add dimension, texture and strength to a relaxed look with Mr Ford’s Aiden sunglasses ready for race day.