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Light packing for Barcelona

Just a few more days left, and I’ll be reunited with my beautiful Barcelona, basically my second hometown. Since I’ve visited this city in 2007 for the first time, I had this instant connection with the Spanish culture and art, lovely people, the food, shops and, ofcourse, the beach and palmtrees. I’ve always been a citytrip person, but it’s even better to dive into the sea after a rewarding shopping spree. Barcelona combines the best of these two worlds, resulting in annually visits since.

What makes my next trip even more exciting, is that THRLD (my online magazine) is invited to cover one of the most anticipated festivals Barcelona hosts every year: Sónar festival. I can’t wait to be part of it, as it is my first time ever partying at a festival somewhere other than my own country, whoohoo #goals. And ofcourse a killer line-up to look forward to: A$AP Rocky, Hudson Mohawke, Jamie xx, BADBADNOTGOOD, Flying Lotus, FKA Twigs and many more.

One question left: what do I bring with me? Packing for a vacation is one thing, but including your party-closet as well… It’s a bit of a challenge! As I can only bring my hand luggage, including my camera and hair straightener (yes I have curls…), there’s not that much of space left anymore. Which is perfectly fine though, because it forces you to only include your necessities, so let’s start light packing!

What I’ll bring with me:
– 2 skirts
– 1 long denim
– 2 tops
– 1 longsleeve
– 2 light duster coats
– 1 bikini
– accessories

Each single garment can be styled in different ways, but I’ve already created 4 key looks. These looks are resistant for high and low temperatures by using different cover-ups, lengths and layers. The top of my bikini can be worn during the day as well, and by simply taking off a coat, my outfit will immediately be party-proof. Which, all added together, gives me countless options for creating multiple looks during my four-day stay.

(Oh and don’t forget to add me on snapchat ‘chloealyshea’ to follow my adventures in Barcelona!)



Topshop duster coat / Zara crop top / Mango Skirt / Breda watch / Nike Air Max 1 Essentials sneakers / Canon G10 Powershot camera



Heresy longsleeve / House of Sunny denim / AÃRK Collective watch / adidas Superstar sneakers



Primark duster coat / Vanilia skirt / Nike Benassi slides / Chanel mascara / &Other Stories lipstick / H&M sunglasses



Zara crop top / H&M bikini bottom / Aana Janakis bracelet