A last minute trip, my parents sent my brother and I overseas to explore, find adventure, meet friends and experience new things.
If you are fortunate enough, you'll have the chance to travel.
Growing up, my family made sure that I was exposed to as many countries and cities as possible, knowing that seeing different places and experiencing new cultures was not only a great way to learn but to grow and figure out who I wanted to be.
I graduated University this June and I knew this summer would be the last time I would be free from responsibilities before starting adulthood and beginning my career. So, I booked a ticket to Barcelona and prepared for the trip of a lifetime.
I spent the first week with my brother, Noah, in Barcelona and Madrid. We ate and drank, toured museums, walked all over the cities and fell in love with the country, Spain. Once Noah had to head back to the states to start his Junior year of college, I met two of my childhood best friends, Morgan and Rachael, in Dublin, Ireland.
We spent three days in Ireland and two days in Edinburgh, Scotland, both truly amazing cities. After Scotland we hopped on a train to London for my final days abroad.
Of course, this trip was meant to be a vacation, however, I couldn't help but take notes on fashion and the trends European women were rocking.
Scroll down to check out pictures from my incredible trip as well as the fashion trends that I will be happily bringing back to the states. From hair scrunchies to yellow leather jackets, my fall wish-list just got a whole new update.
I noticed that everyone dressed well, putting together looks that seemed totally effortless yet cool and fashion forward. My favorite trends from overseas? Read more to find out.
A total 90s throwback, the chicest girls strutting the streets were all wearing hair scrunchies. I couldn't help but smile and stare every time I saw one, making note in my phone to order a few right away.
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Bright Leather Jackets
It was quite chilly in Europe, which meant everyone was wearing some sort of jacket. I noticed so many yellow leather jackets in particular, giving the dreary weather a bright pop of color - a trend I can easily wear during the 'winter' in Miami.
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Overalls are another fashion-do that has somewhat made its way to the states, however, people aren't embracing it to its fullest. I'm all about throwing on a pair of 'dungarees' and a cool crop top. As long as you rock them with pretty makeup and fun accessories, overalls can be effortless and stylish all at the same time.
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Jellies & Socks
Jellies and socks were everywhere. Another 90s fashion item, jelly sandals are making a huge comeback and will definitely survive through fall and winter when worn with socks.
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Flashback to the Clueless days, Cher Horowitz rocked the hell out of a yellow plaid co-ord skirt set. I've been in love ever since I first laid eyes on that outfit and I am so happy to see the mannequins in Dublin rocking similar pieces. I purchased a set for myself, a trend that is all over London but not yet America. This needs to change and I'm dedicated to making that happen.
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Lastly, tea time. A beverage may not be a fashion item, but Europeans have it all right. Tea time is a regular, every day thing overseas and I love it. Who doesn't need a 45 minute break out of their day to relax and sip on a warm, delicious drink? With all of the walking and touring, tea time became our new best friend and helped us rejuvenate for the rest of the day ahead. This is a tradition Americans need to embrace, and I will happily be one of the first to do so.