Riverwalk or Catwalk? My Stylish San Antonio Trip

The city of San Antonio, Texas is known for many things. Its interesting history, incredible Mexican cuisine, vibrant music, rich culture, and exciting night life are the city’s biggest attractions, and during the three days I spent there, I added fashion forward street style to the list. I’m just joking of course. Not all of the pedestrians along the riverwalk were cheesy tourists dressed in baggy T-shirts, ill-fitting shorts, visors and fanny packs. In fact, most of the locals and tourists I saw were noticeably stylish. But I did bring a bit of my own uniquely modish style to the streets of San Antonio.

Besides spending time with family and enjoying all of the amazing attractions listed, I also visited for the Shawn Mendes concert that took place on Tuesday night. The concert, by the way, was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE to say the least. If you haven’t heard of Shawn Mendes, the Canadian singer-songwriter with powerful vocals and an incredible mastery of the acoustic guitar, look him up on YouTube ASAP. He’s unbelievably talented. And easy on the eyes. But I digress.

For the concert I opted for a Bohemian look includng this  extremely comfy and cute Bohemian off-the-shoulder blouse from Target. I paired it with ruffled floral print shorts from Urban Outfitters, a gold Michael Kors crossbody bag, black sandals (again curtesy of Target) and accessorized with gold bangles from Forever 21. I really love this outfit for its summer trendiness and how well it kept me cool, whether I was dancing around to Mendes’ hit song “Stitches” or strolling around the riverwalk.

Another ensembe I wore while touring the city also had a bit of Bohemian to it. The black and blue ruffled blouse with a small floral print is from Forever 21 as are the black shorts. I paired these with my favorite white Vans. Yes, I said white Vans, but don’t even think about that Daniel video, I’ve heard it too many times.

Anyway, the trip was a blast and I have to say that my favorite places to eat in the city are Mi Tierra and Las Canarias. Mi Tierra is Spanish for “My Land” and serves the most authentic Mexican breakfast, lunch, and dinner you will ever have without actually going to Mexico. The restaurant is massive and is decorated in gorgeous lights, streamers, and papel picado (intricately decorated paper banners) all year round. Did I mention that it’s open 24 hours a day and has a delicious Mexican bakery inside? Because it does. Yup. Best restaurant ever.

Las Canarias is a noteable rival, though. It’s located in a gorgeous Omni Hotel along the riverwalk with historical Spanish architecture. I’m not as familiar with Las Canarias as it was the first time I’d ever been there, but the brunch buffet was the best—and fanciest—brunch I’ve ever had. There’s so much to choose from (croissants, raisin French toast, bagels, fresh fruit, bacon, and sausage just to name a few) and you can order your own specialized omelet. The staff is also very attentive. It is more on the pricey side, but if you don’t mind paying $22 a head for the nicest breakfast of your lfe, go for it.

No matter where you’re going on your next vacation, remember to pack clothes in mostly neutral colors, that way everything will go together and you won’t have to worry about planning several days’ or weeks’ worth of outfits. Also, in the words of Coco Chanel, “It is always better to be slightly underdressed,” so sticking to mostly basic colors and simple but nice pieces will help you to look good, stay comfortable, and break that tourist stereotype of wearing nothing but tropical print shirts and gift shop merchandise.

Until next time, stay modish! -C

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