Spending time in Rio for me feels like spending time at home. It is a perfect place to relax and to leave all the stress behind. I always tell people that you either gonna love it or hate it. In my case, it has become a never ending love story. One of those stories you have to tell everybody again and again. When I talk about this city, my friends love to ask me if I prefer to call it my hometown. It´s something I was thinking about for quite a long time, but prefer to call Rio a home in the distance.
When it´s time to go back to Rio, I´m always running around like a little kid. Happy and excited to finally walk down the Copacabana, to visit the Corcovado and to meet my friends again. I don´t even have to think about what to pack in my suitcase. In a city where you will find some of the most fantastic beaches and an amazing sunny weather, it makes sense, that at least 75% are shirts and shorts. My wardrobe is simple, relaxed and smooth, expecting the hot temperatures of Rio and the chilled atmosphere there.
My last trip to Rio is already a few months ago. Nevertheless, I still have a lot of amazing moments, memories and outfits I would love to share with you. One of these outfits ultimately reflects, what this city means to me and what makes it so easy to get dressed up here appropriate. Today’s outfit isn´t one of those I already planned weeks in advance. It was rather a mixture of a fantastic atmosphere combined with the look that came together in that one particular moment.
Before I will give you all the details about it, I have to start a bit earlier that day. After I arrive in Rio, I decide to visit the Corcovado and am lucky to meet another German guy on top. We got along quite well from the first minute and found out, that our hotels are only a few blocks apart. It´s his first time here so that I suggest to show him my favorite spots of Rio within the next few days. Even though we both are tired, I convince him to leave his hotel and join me for a sunset at one of the most unusual places.
It takes us 20 minutes from the Copacabana to walk down to the beach of Ipanema. It´s pretty late so that the sun is already going down, as we reach the rocks of Arpoador. The minute we arriv, both of us realize that it´s going to be a magical sunset. Why? Just take a look at the pictures and try to feel what we experience. As the sun goes down, we observe several surfers in front of the beach, waiting for the last, perfect wave of the day. Combined with the Dois Irmaos mountains in the background of the beach, it rather looks like one of these stunning away paintings.
Before I left my hotel to walk down here, I decide to wear one of my favorite Hang Loose Rio outfits. One of the most important parts of it is the straw hat. Maybe not the best companion when it´s windy, but this day it was sunny and no wind at all, so that I was able to carry it with me. What else qualifies my outfits as Hang Loose Rio suitable? It´s a pair of shorts from South & Co and a colorful shirt from A Fish named Fred. To capture this moment with this look left me speechless because it was something I didn´t plan, something I´m not used to.
Having a maracuja Caipirinha in our hands, we sit down and soak up this incredible atmosphere until the sun is gone, surrounded by other tourists and locals.
A Fish named Fred
South & Co