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Mediterranean Style Sheet: From The Amalfi Coast With Love

Oozing with vintage scenes of bygone eras during the 1950’s, the emerald Amalfi Coast evokes ‘La Dolce Vita’ that you can’t find elsewhere in the world. From pastel shaded houses atop the cliffs of Positano to sparkling waters off Sorrento’s coast; visitors are struck with what looks like segments of a Sofia Loren movie.

Feminine details don’t go unnoticed in this southern treasure, soft linens inspire artisans dotted on the steep streets. Home to ‘fatto a mano’, Italy’s west coast holds onto it’s rich heritage gracefully whilst awakening newcomers.

Take a leaf out of a local’s book when it comes to dressing in Italy. Whether you’re heading to lunch on a petite alleyway or dining at a cliff edge trattoria, you’ll want to combine comfort and style. If there is one thing Italian’s do well it’s dressing for the occasion in all senses of the word. Self-Portrait’s feminine dresses are elegant with definitive shapes and cuts articulating innovative designs that can be worn both day and night.

When walking on uneven paving you’ll want to avoid heels or restricted clothing, however you don’t need to compromise on style. Deriving from this corner of the world in the 1960’s, leather sandals were seen on the feet of the likes of Jackie Onassis and Brigitte Bardot and today they remain as a wardrobe staple. With a statement dress already in your bag, add a pair of vanchetta leather sandals. These rose gold knot strap flats from Leoffler Randall are non slip for comfort and ease, whilst being an elegant versatile option ideal for a coastal location.

For moments when you’ll want to hide away from the sun, a romantic accessory is a straw boating hat that complements the innocent pastel shades of the streets against the natural terrain. You don’t want to overstate with your accessories; something we can all learn from Italian women is the ability to put your clothes together with care, without looking like you’re trying too hard.

Embodied with craftsmanship and representative of artisanal dress, Dolce & Gabbana’s leather accessories match to any occasion. Their leather Lucia Shoulder Bag in powder pink should be on every woman’s wish list. Proud of their Sicilian heritage and displayed in their designs, Dolce & Gabbana pay close attention to detail, from the exterior to the small inner pocket featuring their branded ‘Lucia’ compact mirror.

No visit to the coast is complete without a bask under the Italian sun, taking a boat ride across the twinkling waters or swimming on the beaches of Capri. Eres Paris give women opportunity to tailor their swimwear needs to suit them, creating enviable one pieces in your choice of color, added waist belts and geometric shapes emitting trends led by the 1950’s lady.

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