5 Summer Essentials for your European Getaway

LMDES brought you five essentials for your extended Spanish stay but if you’re simply getting ready to jet off for summer vacation or preparing for a study abroad session, ease your anxious mind with these summer travel items! Arrive to Europe feeling both stylish and prepared for the summer months ahead. 

Photo via  @siempregirando


Amidst the 100-degree afternoons, I was beyond grateful for the lone scarf I packed while wandering Valladolid on chilly mornings. Easily wrapped around your neck or utilized as shawl for warmth, this same piece is also ideal as wrap or towel at the beach. In a light textile, a scarf is easily the most climate versatile accessory you possess. Trust me, pack one. We love the fluidity and softness of the Simply Vera line. 

SHop Simply Vera Floral Lurex  here

SHop Simply Vera Floral Lurex here

SHop Simply Vera Floral Infinity Scarf  Here

SHop Simply Vera Floral Infinity Scarf Here


With the diverse climates in Spain, offering both humid and dry you definitely want to pack oil for your trip. Whether used in your hair as a sealant or to moisturize your body, oil will become your saving grace. We personally recommend investing in Argan and coconut oil. 

Cross-body Bag

Secure and convenient, a cross-body bag will transition from daylight spent exploring to night’s out on the town. Easily able to carry all of your essentials while offering personal accessibility, it’s the only purse you’ll need to pack! The cross-body bags from Myrtle LA give off bright summer vibes and we love how versatile it is. 

Shop Charlie Crossbody Bag  here

Shop Charlie Crossbody Bag here


As an individual who mistakenly forgot to purchase one, a converter is highly recommended. From sharing photos from your phone to laptop or even for utilizing your hair appliances, a converter allows for a smooth foreign technology experience. 

Notebook + Pen

Shop Vintage Blossoms  here

Shop Vintage Blossoms here

Shop Passport Pocket Notebooks  here

Shop Passport Pocket Notebooks here

Although I’m all for endless travel photos and uploads via social media, nothing outweighs the classic pen and paper. From mishaps to unforgettable nights, written memories are the ultimate keepsake. On the plane ride home or months later when reminiscing about your summer, multiple emotions will course over you as visually replay your unforgettable experience. We love the feel of Rifle Paper Co and the fact that they are breathtaking yet still affordable. 


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Storm is Style Editor at Las Morenas de España. As a lover of travel, writing, fashion, fitness and meeting new individuals, this Austin dweller is constantly fantasizing about her next great adventure that incorporates all of her interests. Storm is currently completing her last year as an International Studies undergrad while battling reminiscences of Spain.