Breton Striped tank top and Cream Lace shorts by Topshop, Polka Dot scarf by Warehouse
By the time summer is around the corner, fashionistas, movie stars and stay-at-home mums all around the world are sizzling with excitement at the prospect of their holiday in the South of France. What’s there not to like? Amazing landscapes stretching from St Tropez through Cannes, St Paul de Vence, Antibes to St Jean Cap-Ferrat, fragrant fields of Lavender that stretch for miles and the guilt-free pleasure of downing a bottle of rose every single day; not to mention amazing restaurants and beach clubs that take you all the way from St Tropez’ Club 55 to Monte Carlo’s Casino.
The bay of St Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Cream Crochet Monokini by Lisa Maree, printed denim shorts by Pull and Bear
There is something quite cozy and predictable about the Cote d’Azur, you can always expect the same great feeling of “j’adore les vacances” and a fail-safe sense of style that has worked since the 50s which will surely be transported into the future . Think a monochromatic palette of sleek black and white lace, crochet and Broderie Anglaise to set-off a deep tan , not to forget the all-essential Breton stripes and a polka-dot headscarf to keep your tresses tame on the beach or in your rented Peugeot convertible.
Hotel Eden Roc – Cap d’Antibes
Lace shorts for evening by Topshop, black draped jersey top from Net-a-porter last summer, strappy suede Miu Miu platform sandals
Pastis Boutique Hotel St Tropez
Red and white striped tank top – printed denim shorts all by Pull and Bear
White Fedora Hat with Black stripe, available at Shopbop.com
Kris-Kross Jersey Dress by Warehouse, Golden Flat Sandals by Russell and Bromley, Stingray earrings by Saint Laurent, bag by Balenciaga
Narrow Alley in St Paul de Vence medieval hilltop village
We’ve picked for you a capsule wardrobe to take away every year to the French Riviera, by mixing up stripes with lace which you can also take from day to night. We’ve also rethought of swimwear and fallen for crochet monokinis and the slimming black one-piece swimsuit. Click on the small icons and buy these items at the bottom of this post et Vivent les Vacances!