How to look the part when cruising the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean summer season is one of our favorites when it comes to fashion – and keeping up with the style innovations of the European jet set is always an enjoyable challenge.

Your Mediterranean-bound luggage should contain block color swimwear for ladies alongside a selection of the most exquisite accessories, including a beautiful piece from the Parisian jewellery designer on everyone’s lips –  perfect for pulling out for the Cannes Film Festival.

Gentlemen would be remiss to not pack a bold patterned summer suit for the beloved aperitivo hour – we’ve included more subtle style suggestions for those who prefer more discreet statements – as well as fantastic shoes to complete the look in true Mediterranean style.

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You’ll notice one striking trend sweeping the swimwear fashion editorials across the globe this summer. Whether you prefer a one-piece, a bikini or a design that breaks all the rules, make sure you get one thing right: the color. Block colors are back which gives you an excuse to pack your favorite suit design in multiple colors for high impact this yachting season, especially for day lounging at Ibiza’s best VIP beach clubs.

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Forget anything and everything you’ve heard about the toned-down fashion of the Europeans. Sparkle along with the Mediterranean with an item or two fresh from the Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2017 runway. Statement sleeves are the hottest trend this season, and Marc Jacobs has nailed it with puffs, flares and shoulders to die for – a glorious after party piece for the Monaco Grand Prix.

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A simple satchel this is not. A sleek and streamlined piece from the Givenchy Spring Summer 2017 collection, this handbag is a statement perfect for day trips when you’ve docked or casual cocktails at sunset. Team it with a simple white dress, or cropped jeans and a linen shirt to allow this bag to take the spotlight it deserves.

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Messika Paris is on the lips of every It Girl in Europe and beyond. Beyonce, Eva Longoria, Kirsten Stewart and more have been draped in diamonds by the House of Messika – don’t let yourself lag behind on the red carpet of Cannes. We adore the Asteria necklace with its 76 emerald-cut diamonds and 76 brilliant-cut diamonds – don’t you?

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They say you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, and a gentleman that steps out in the Dirk Flat Full Moon Suede by Christian Louboutin sets the bar sky high. Crafted with the leisurely yachting life in mind, you’ll find a raised silk double figure eight loop knot (traditionally used in sailing) adorning the shoe. A must-have for the stylish seafaring gentleman.

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Look no further than the new collection from Tommy Hilfiger for smart casual items that can be mixed and matched for days spent strolling coastal Mediterranean towns or on the yacht. The designer has created polo shirts in a range of pleasant summery colors alongside patterned, fitted swim shorts. Easy, go-to items for a man on the move.

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The aperitivo scene on the Med will call for some stylish and bold pieces from the gentleman who wants to blend in while standing out. We’ve found the ultimate casual suit from Dolce and Gabbana’s Palm Leaves collection. For a bold look, wear the suit – or for the gentleman who prefers to make a more subtle style statement, consider each piece a clever separate. Pair the cropped trousers with a slim fit white or black polo shirt, or the blazer with grey jeans, rolled at the cuff adding a casual touch.

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Look no further than Ermenegildo Zegna’s summer offering for a casual suit that will meet the high fashion demands of the Mediterranean dining scene along the Amalfi Coast. Whether casual or fine dining, this selection of light suits will cater to the occasion – allowing the well-heeled gentleman to breathe and move in style.

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