Here is a Crash Course in Madrid's and most of Europes clothing stance.....
Keeping the basics strong.
Most people wear fitted clothing that is well kept. From skinny jeans to well fit shirts and jackets. Nothing is baggy or loose fitted. Spaniards are generally petite and wear clothing that is casual to posh.
Most women take note in their appearance from their well brushed hair accompanied with a bow to their pressed blouse from H&M and skirt from Zara. Shoes consist of styled trainers or basic flats. Madrid and Europe still take pride in their cobblestone streets. Not accommodating to heels and pumps.
While most men take it very basic as well. From a nice tshirt plain in color to a polo or button up. Levi jean jackets are a hit for both men and women. Accompanied with nice trousers that are fitted that are used for work to a night out. Shoes consist of Nike to Adidas in all patterns and colors.
Keep in mind of this as you prep your style and luggage for the year.
Heck, Crash Course #2 in what to wear if you happen to be working in a public school as an Auxiliar de Conversación.
I found myself and most of my friends having the same insight on what is presentable for work. We found it best to keep in simple. Most teachers in your school will be wearing casual wear. From jeans, skirts, sweaters, polos, shirts, and leggings.
It really depends on how you want to present yourself at work. You will be working with students and will be in a professional environment.
I found success in alternating from shirts, polos, button ups paired with Levi's and slacks. Be presentable and mindful. If you're comfy and are showing appropriate wear you'll be fine. Belts are always welcomed along with minimal jewelry. Working with kids means working with boogers, paints, and dirt. I have an assortment of clothing items that I don't mind getting ruined if they come in contact with children and a crazy work environment.
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Podunk Wyoming native, living and thriving in Madrid. Lover of Craft beer and art.