Are you ready for little escape with Escada and me to Ljubljana? Yes, Ljubljana, that little green European city, that has been hiding in the centre of Europe in a small country named Slovenia. Escape with me to this charming little city. Oh and get your credit card out, because I’m sure you will want to book your plane ticket before you even finish reading this post.
This blog post will be slightly different than others before. This time I decided to share a little bit about Ljubljana and why you always see me in more or less the same streets. Although don’t expect this post to be an entirely travel post, you know I just have to include fashion and share some outfit inspirations. This time all from Escada.
ESCADA ESCAPES TO LJUBLJANA
Actually, the idea for this blog post came from Escada. Remember my visit to Escada’s showroom in Paris? In case you forgot about it, check it here. Anyway, I joined the #ESCADAescape and picked the perfect outfit a fashionista should wear when coming to Ljubljana.
As said, Ljubljana is a European city, the capital of Slovenia. Yes, that same country where I and the current first lady of USA were born. And the only European country with the word LOVE in its name. And guess what, that love in the name is there for a good reason. But more about that in a special blog post in which I will share the most romantic places in Slovenia. Including the famous Bled lake and road that looks like a heart in the middle of the vineyards. Whatsoever, this time is all about my escape with Escada to Ljubljana.
LJUBLJANA – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN THE WORLD TO ESCAPE TO
Well, I just borrowed this line from the Ljubljana’s mayor who keeps saying Ljubljana is the most beautiful place in the world. Surely, Ljubljana can’t compete to Paris, Vienna or Rome, but it doesn’t step far behind. Actually, with its rich architecture and Austrian influence, Ljubljana looks like mini Vienna. Whereas the ancient Roman influence and Roman remains all over the city give us a glimpse of Rome. As it goes to Paris, believe it or not, Ljubljana can be as much as romantic as Paris. Although a lot cleaner. Luckily for me as I don’t need to clean the trash from the streets with photoshop. You know what I mean. Neither erasing the people, as the streets of Ljubljana, that is my favourite streets, are always empty.
MY FAVOURITE PARTS OF LJUBLJANA
You probably already know which are my favourite spots in Ljubljana. Just like in Paris the river separates two banks. And everyone has a favourite bank. Although I do like to walk by the left bank of the river Ljubljanica and cross it over the Fish Footbridge (that glass bridge Ribja brv), the Cobbler’s Bridge (Čevljarski most) or the famous Tripple Bridge (Tromostovje), it’s quite obvious I love the old part of Ljubljana the most.
But before I share what my favourite spots on the Right bank are, a few words about what to wear when coming to Ljubljana.
WHAT TO WEAR WHEN GOING TO LJUBLJANA
Even though Ljubljana is not one of the most fashionable cities in Europe, you should think about chic and elegant city style when coming to Ljubljana. So what to wear when travelling to Ljubljana to look like IT girl from abroad that every girl from Ljubljana will envy you and not like a typical tourist?
In short, classic pieces that never go out of the fashion combined with the IT pieces. Like the double breasted coat with the track pants and metallic sandals, or camel coat with over the knee boots and silk dress. And of course black coat with fur collar. As it goes for the colours, go for black, white, camel and a pop of vibrant colour for beautiful selfies.
Not to say anything more, check the EDIT below to find some of the outfits you should wear when visiting Ljubljana.
Ps. You can get all of these clothes on Escada.com or in Escada boutiques.
Keep reading to find out more about the outfits that I’m wearing in these photos.
WALKING ON THE STREETS, PARDON POSING ON THE STREETS
Finally, back to my favourite spots in Ljubljana. As said, my favourite part of Ljubljana is on the right bank of Ljubljanica. Right under the Ljubljana castle. Walking on the streets in this old part of Ljubljana is like going back in time. This is also the part of the city where you can meet the most sophisticated and elegant people in Ljubljana. Although truth to be told, you will have to come on Sunday or now in December, as these streets tend to be more or less empty most of the time.
Anyway, whenever you come to Ljubljana, you must walk through my favourite streets and stop on my favourite squares. Ps. Don’t forget to say hello if you see me posing there.
THE CANKAR EMBANKMENT
Starting with my favourite embankment, the Cankar embankment. Throughout the year and especially now, this is the most vivid part of Ljubljana. People meet here for a drink or a snack in the afternoon to enjoy the view and the sun. All this noise, crowd and even the fur on the chairs and the heat coming from the heaters by the tables, make you feel like you were sitting at home by the fireplace in the winter or by the pool at the backyard in the summer.
COZY OR CHIC
The best outfit for this part of the city? Depends where you are. If you are walking from the Triple Bridge toward the Fish Footbridge, you should wear casual chic outfit. Like black loose coat and dark jeans. But if you decide to sit on the cosy chairs by the river, then you should wear something in camel. Or Boho chic! A classic wrap camel coat like mine from Escada and a beret on a cold winter day. This outfit is coming on blog soon.
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Continuing with my favourite street, the Stritarjeva ulica (Stritar’s Street). There are three reasons why I love this street so much. If you follow me on my Instagram and read this post over here, you must know the first reason. Yes, it has to do with my favourite delight, the ice cream. Here on this street, you will find the best ice cream in Ljubljana. The second reason why I love this street is the view of the Triple Bridge (Tromostovje) and Ljubljana castle. And finally, because it connects two of my other favourite parts in Ljubljana.
OUTFIT FIT FOR THE STRITAR’S STREET
I actually wore all of these outfits on this street. And they all look stunning under the Ljubljana castle and this neo-renaissance building named Kresija on the left and Filp’s Dvorec on the right. However, I’m adding the outfit I wore just another day, the camel coat, blue jeans and sneakers. And umbrella of course. By the way, the weather in Ljubljana is just like the weather in Paris.
THE CENTRAL MARKET
Even though it’s not my favourite photoshoot place in Ljubljana, I must mention the Ljubljana Central Market (Ljubljanska Osrednja Tržnica) before I cross the river and share my favourite spots on the left bank too. Although not exactly because of the groceries. While you can find the quality local produce there, the vegetables and fruit is not the main reason you should visit this place. What it should really catch your eye is the venue itself. Designed by the most famous Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik.
DRESSED FOR SHOPPING AT THE LOCAL MARKET
I already wrote about what to wear when shopping at the Ljubljana Central Market over here. However, to recap, what you should wear to the Ljubljana local market is a casual yet elegant outfit. A camel coat, shoulder bag and blue jeans will be perfect. I wore the wrap Escada camel coat.
THE TOWN SQUARE
If you walk down the Stritar’s Street, toward this beautiful fountain, the Robba Founitn (Robov vodnjak) you will step onto my favourite square, the Town Square. No other square would entitle the diversity of Ljubljana better than the Town Square. What you will find here is this mix of different architectural styles (from gothic, baroque and modern) and connection of urban and rural split by the Robba Fountain. But most of all you will find a romantic place for selfies.
WHAT TO WEAR AT THE TOWN SQUARE
While the Town Square is an authentic square, a mix of classic style and modern touch, there is no other better outfit you could wear here than a classic double-breasted coat and the track pants. Ps. Be sure to check more about this outfit over here. I probably don’t need to say how much I love these Escada track pants, do I?
Wait, there is another outfit, the classic camel skirt (again from Escada), double-breasted coat and over the knee boots. But more about this outfit another time.
MY FAVOURITE BRIDGES
There are around 30 bridges across Ljubljanica in Ljubljana. Honestly, I haven’t even seen all of them yet, and I don’t know if my favourite bridges are the most beautiful bridges in Ljubljana, but I’m quite certain you will like them all as much as I do once standing there.
THE TRIPLE BRIDGE
Although you don’t see me often on this bridge in my outfit photos, these three bridges are undoubtedly the most famous ones. Also, the Triple bridge or Tromostovje will take you straight to Prešeren Square, which is one of my favourite spots on the left bank of Ljubljanica.
You can’t leave Ljubljana without crossing Ljubljanica over this bridge. The view from this Fish Footbridge (Ribja brv) is in one word thrilling. Ps. If you want to look stunning in your selfie and not letting Ljubljana overshine you then go for black and light blue instead of camel.
More about this outfit is coming up soon. Meanwhile, keep reading to see the most romantic spot on the left embankment.
THE COBBLER’S BRIDGE
Lastly, the Cobbler’s Bridge (Šuštarski most). Frankly, I don’t even know why I like this bridge. Certainly not because this would be a great shooting spot. It’s either too dark or too light to take photos here. In fact, if you want to look beautiful in the photos while standing on this bridge, you should wear something bright. Yes, like this stunning yellow silk dress from Escada that I’m wearing here.
ACROSS THE RIVER
Even though the right river bank is my favourite bank in Ljubljana, I have my favorite spots on the left bank too. My favourite parts on this side of the bank are the Prešeren Square (Prešernov trg), two streets that you can reach from this square, the Kongres square, the Opera and Balet House at the Cankar Square and Jakopič Promenade at famous Tivoli Garden.
But before I head on my favourite squares, streets and promenade on the left bank, let me go back to the yellow dress from Escada and share, in my opinion, the most romantic spot on the left river bank of Ljubljanica.
This spot located on Hribar Embankment. And the view from here is romantic at any time of the day.
More about this outfit is coming up in a blog post about what to wear for a romantic date this winter.
I just realized I’m taking you on the rounds and you would probably get using my lines instead of the map. Still, don’t worry a map of Ljubljana with the highlighted spots is at the end of this post.
Nevertheless, there are still few spots that I want to share with you in this post. Firstly, the Prešeren Square. Wait, let’s leave this square for this post over here. Given its holiday season and this square is decorated with millions of lights now, it would be more appropriate to share a photo at the dawn when the lights are still on, and this square looks like a wonderland. Be sure to follow me on my Instagram to see my snaps from this square.
Heading North-east from the Prešeren Square, right in between the Urbanc House (ps. you can shop Escada there) and the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation is Miklošič Street (Miklošičeva ulica). I like this street for two reasons. Firstly, because when wearing a right outfit (blue, black, red, green and off-white work best), this can be a good shooting place and secondly because of, wait, let’s leave this reason for the 5 Answers – 5 Questions post.
BEST OUTFIT AT THE MIKLOŠIČ STREET
As said, one can take good photos here only when wearing the right outfit. For me, this outfit comes in black, blue, red and white. This black short coat with white fur collar from Escada was my best outfit on this street ever. Check how I styled it with a faux fur hat over here.
This street connects the two main squares, the Prešeren Square and Congress Square with Park Zvezda (Star Park). The street itself is nothing special but I really like that little turn when I walk down the street toward the Prešeren Square.
BRUNETTE FROM THE WOLF STREET
What to wear on this street then? I tried many outfits, yet the Escada wrap camel coat, with a pink pleated midi skirt and over the knee boots is my favourite.
This street is always the first place on my shooting list. Why? Because of the classical music that comes from the Slovenian Philharmonic across the street.
Last and least in this blog post, the Congress Square and Star Park (Park Zvezda). I should probably add this square to my list of the most romantic places in Ljubljana. Sitting on the benches in this parc and is quite romantic. Especially on the bench under the little pavilion. Anyway, these days there is something even more romantic in this parc. Yes, the ice rink. Ps. Be sure to check my highlighted Insta Story to see me skating there. By the way, I wore the same Escada coat that I’m wearing in this post here. It turned out to be just perfect for figure skating under the stars.
FOLLOW ME AROUND LJUBLJANA WITH ESCADA
I know, you could easily get lost following my list. Especially if you have been in Ljubljana only through my photos and snaps. Yet to make sure you don’t get lost once you visit Ljubljana, I’m adding the city map with all the places I wrote about marked. Also, I added the photos of my Escada outfits to make sure you look like a fashionista and not a tourist when visiting Ljubljana. You know what I mean.
Like I said, this was just a glimpse of my favourite spots of Ljubljana. I’m leaving the most romantic and most beautiful spots for another time. Don’t forget to follow me on my Instagram to see my little Escada escape to the Ljubljana Castle, the Skyscraper, Prešeren square, Jakopič promenade, Opera and Ballet, and the ice rink at the Congress Square. Also, be sure to check all these outfits in the special outfit blog post (first here at the Prešeren Square) (and second here from Slovenska Street) that are on my blog now or coming up in next few days. And shop my Escada outfit on Escada.com. By the way, have you visited Ljubljana already?