Packing for Spain’s Sunny Coast
Is there anything more glorious than the sunny coast of southern Spain on a clear, blue day? As spring gives way to summer and the yachts begin to gather, this luscious landscape comes alive along the waterfront, attracting visitors on holiday from every corner of the globe, especially those on private luxury yacht charters.
If your plans include Spain’s Mediterranean coast or its iconic islands, and you’re wondering what to wear once you’re there, take a look inside The Best of Yachting’s Virtual Valise for some trending clues. This list will help you pack the perfect yachting wardrobe.
The equivalent of the little black dress, the little black swimsuit is equally useful and versatile. Consider the dramatic dots of Marysia’s halter-tie design. Classical elegance, with a contemporary twist, it’s got great style for lounging around the yacht. Revered and adored, men’s swimwear tailor Orlebar Brown has teamed up with Emilio Pucci for some smashing prints this summer. Check out the Labrinto Aqua, the Dichi Bay, or the Konig prints. You’ll want them all.
Basque-born Balenciaga plays a toreador top and high waisted black shorts for a sophisticated casual look that fits the yachting lifestyle well. Versace crochets up a cool cardigan for him with a retro vibe, and pairs it with a casual trouser for a relaxed international look.
Make the perfect timepiece understatement with the Bulgari Octo Finissimo tourbillon, an extra thin, platinum and black laquered treasure, with alligator strap and platinum ardillon buckle. Chanel, on the other hand, makes it clear that she deserves nothing but the absolute best, with the Les Eternelles de Chanel cuff watch collection, reminding with every glance to enjoy every moment.
Marma of London has teamed up with Aston Martin to design a stylish new way to shade your gaze. The AM50006 titanium frame, in gold with dark blue, has acetate temples and brown gradient lenses. The Marma MAS085 in Havana striped fuschia keeps her looking fabulous, with Marma’s edgy new frame shape and grey gradient pink lenses.
For him, here’s a classic look with a European twist of a pocket square, in luxurious Armani fabric in grey, paired with cream tie and shirt. If you’re just not up for the tux, this is an excellent option for an on shore, Andalusian evening celebration at Moments in Barcelona, Skina in Marbella, or Manducare in Malaga. Certain to gather admiring glances, Elie Saab gives girls an airy, ethereal look with a cocktail dress in gauzy, flowery embellished fabric, perfect for floating through a special evening on board the yacht, or for an on shore occasion.
A great carry-on bag for him, the Tusting Gladstone Tourer is stitched up beautifully by hand. From the UK, our pick is in Dark Green with Tan Bridle Trim. It’s a firm bag with a solid look. Add to that the Wilkins W1 classic case and you’re good to go. An exquisite work of art with a lifetime guarantee, it really is a must-have item.
For her, Tusting makes a holdall in raspberry with grey trim, in the most sumptuous of leathers with flawless workmanship. Pack up everything else in the Louis Vuitton Pegase 55 in signature Monogram Idylle print, for a good looking combination. Once this list is mastered, you should find yourself ready for just about anything as you cruise along Spain’s Costa del Sol.