Fashion Style Sheet The Cote d’Azur

Cote d’Azur has been the playground of the jetset for decades, and is becoming even more charming as the years go by. You’ll need a versatile yet chic wardrobe to cater for calendar events and the unexpected social invitations.

Your travelling wardrobe must murmur elegance and class – picture perfect outfits for the days sailing the sparkling Mediterranean sea and to reflect your style once the sun sets.

And who better to take a cue from than the French to achieve a sophisticated, stylish look…? Here’s our essential Style Sheet for the Cote d’Azur.

 SWIM+WEAR

Whether sailing or spending your days on the beach, a vacation to the Cote d’Azur calls for a fabulous bikini. In keeping with French standards, (where on the beach, less is more) we recommend you leave your one-piece at home. VIX swimsuits are stylish, sexy and with clean design lines, perfect for sun-lovers. Accessorize with fine bohemian jewellery to up the ante.

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Jewelry from Kate Davis, Long Lost Jewelry, Keani, Shashi and Sophie Grace, Bikini from ViX, Ruby Mint Towel, New really cool hat..and some Supergoop! sunscreen oil. Credit: Rebekah Steen pinterest/goldfishkiss.com

Short swim trunks are in fashion for men who vacation by the Med, and are the best length for achieving an all-over golden tan. Swim the day away in a pair of shorts that have a classic color combination – we recommend block coloring to fit in with the chic French crowd.

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Credit: The Fashinisto

DAY+WEAR

Daytrips to Monaco, Cannes, San Tropez and Cap Ferret require a versatile yet glamorous collection to choose from. Effortless chic comes easily by missing the classic nautical colors: white, blue and red, or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, dip into the pastel palette the European jet set adores.

A silhouette enhancing dress in classic colors is an easy option for sipping espresso on the shoreline, sailing the coastline or while browsing charming boutiques.

Credit: Pinterest/Bloglovin
Credit: Pinterest/Bloglovin

The classic Mediterranean look for men is a relaxed fit shirt, a polo or a loose, light sweater with a pair of mid-length shorts for instant style.

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Relaxed Fit Polo Shirt Credit: Her Canvas

EVENING+WEAR

Whether your pre-dinner glass of champagne is at Plage de Pampelonne or Juan le Pins, you will need something fabulously chic to slip into for your evenings spent on the Cote d’Azur. The region demands elegance and understated style. Both men and women should choose simple, classic pieces and accessorize generously.

For ladies, a flowing dress in a neutral color will show off your golden tan, with a glamorous, resort-chic vibe. Team your statement dress with a pair of wedges to complete the look.

Credit: Pinterest/Vogue + Halston Heritage Resort 2016
Credit: Pinterest/Vogue + Halston Heritage Resort 2016

Gentleman will look well put together in a slim-fit pair of trousers with a crisp shirt and a smart blazer. Accessorize with quality accessories – well-made shoes, high-quality leather belt and a statement timepiece.

Credit: Pinterest: Me My Suit & Tie
Credit: Pinterest: Me My Suit & Tie

SUN+GLASSES

A truly stylish pair of sunglasses will transform from sailing to sundowners, whether you’re wearing a bikini or in your evening attire.

The Dior So Real sunglasses were worn by Olivia Palermo (below) at both Paris Fashion Week, and as she vacations…it’s an ultimate style statement that compliments every outfit.

Credit: Who What Wear
Olivia Palermo Wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses Credit: Who What Wear

For men, sunglasses complete a simple look. Choose a metal frame to catch the sun and enhance your Mediterranean holiday glow. Refine your look with an elegant designer brand.

He’s Glasses Le Specs Master Tamers mirrored sunglasses in coal tort Credit: The Fashinisto

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