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Teen attire

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Teen attire

My husband and I are taking our 3 teenagers to Spain (17 year-old boy, 15 & 13 year-old girls) in late May/early June. We lived in Spain 10 years ago, so we're fairly familiar with the country, however I'm concerned about how my teens should dress. Any suggestions?

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Kids' styles seem more global now than ever--jeans, athletic shoes and t-shirts float everywhere. But in Spain it's less baggy than sometimes worn in the US.

As you know, Spanish parents who're class conscious tend to dress their kids conservatively, toward the preppy. Think "country club." Not sure if your kids would go along with that. Barcelona style always seems a bit edgier.

I suggest you pack extra light for the kids and buy them each a couple of new outfits in Spain on day 1 or 2. If you go somewhere like H&M or Zara prices are similar to in the US. It'll be a memorable shopping experience, they'll feel like they fit in, back home they'll have souvenirs to wear every week, and they'll sound like globetrotters: "oh this?, I got it in Spain."

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As I am living in Barcelona I can tell you that there is no need for your teens to dress in a special way.

Barcelona is a multicultural city where you can find lots of different individuals and styles.

Anyway your teens should wear those kind of clothes they like and they feel comfortable with...

Enjoy your stay in Spain!



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You see all kinds of styles and fashions in Barcelona and in Spain in general. As a rule the Spanish dress well. I reckon whatever your kids want to wear will be fine. Enjoy your holiday!

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