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What should I wear in Barcelona, Spain?

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I am a twenty-one-year-old male college student who will be studying in Barcelona from late August until mid-December. I have never been to Europe before, and would like to know what I should wear so that I will feel stylish, blend in with the Catalans, and not be targeted as a tourist.

I know that it will be warm when I get there (though not as hot and humid as where I live near Washington, D.C.) and rainy and chilly when I leave. I am aware that I will have to pack for basically all kinds of weather. The clothing items I plan to pack are lots of button-down shirts, polos, dark jeans, and V-neck sweaters. I would also like to bring blazers, slacks (black, gray, pinstripe, white), cardigans, heavier sweaters, vests, scarves, leather gloves, and a peacoat. In regards to footwear, I plan to take loafers, boat shoes, wingtips, and boots.

What do you think? What should I wear? How would guys my age from Barcelona dress? How acceptable are items like shorts and flip-flops? I also feel like I shouldn't use a backpack as I do here in the U.S., but rather invest in a messenger bag or some kind of tote? Any feedback you could please provide would be much-appreciated. Thank you!

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