Fashion

Style Guide to the Corsican Coast

Known for it’s azzuro waters and bright skies, your Coriscan closet shouldn’t be anything less than vivid. Home to stunning beaches and a plethora of dining hotspots, a vacation in Corsica is nothing short of fabulous. So make sure you have everything you need, and some.

Inspire your choice of clothing with gelato summer shades and bold colours of the coastline. The Ligita Harmony print jumpsuit by Ted Baker does exactly that. Designed with the brand’s classic floral print in mind; the reimagined summer style is ideal for a vacation dress. With a wrap style front, clinched waist and sweeping trousers, the silhouette is completely flattering from day to night.

If there is anyway to explore Corsica, it’s on foot – not the entire island but its hidden streets and coves. To Europeans, walking is an essential part of their routine, so are those comfortable shoes are imperative. With a vintage backdrop and a mouthwatering dining scene, dressing like a local is the way to go to experience Corsica as if it were your own. Stick to a pair of sandals you know, just like the Valentino Metallic Rockstud slides. Created in a versatile neutral tone with an edgy finish the brand incorporates comfort that doesn’t compromise on style.

Keep your shades light, dark sunglasses can bring your face down. With glistening waters and soft sandy beaches, shades that complement natures backdrop is all your suitcase needs. Prada‘s two tone cat eye sunglasses encapsulate opulence and purity in one. Made with silver hardware and light lenses, you’ll be wearing these from sunrise to sunset.

The accessory of the season is the basket bag and coastal destinations couldn’t be more appropriate. Dolce & Gabbana, have created what can only be described as the basket bag of dreams with embellished details and unique touches making this item stand out for your coastal dinners and evening strolls accompanied by a gelato.

Beach days don’t needn’t be spend covered up. While swimsuits were once portrayed as the bathing suit for the more mature lady; the story today is that of a different one. Add frills, shoulder details and chic embellishments with an atypical design, and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped out of a movie on the French Riviera. Marysia‘s Maillot French knot trimmed swimsuit in white symbolises both energy and purity for your lounging days.

Enchanting restaurants and hidden beach coves, Corsica the once Italian owned island now savours French flair. Add a touch of crystalline waters to your accessories with VHERNIER Giotto Piccolo Cornelian ring. Mounted on 18k rose gold and topped with Cornelian rock crystal, this piece is made in Italy for the modern jewellery wearer finished with vintage notes.

Long gone are the days of long board shorts and speedos. Swimshorts today should be tailored enough to wear to lunch yet comfortable for you to lounge in on the deck of your yacht. Officine Generale‘s Geometric print swim shorts look smart with a white polo and leather sandals or sharp with a linen button down and boat shoes.

Spending vacation on an island means you’re in for a relaxed lifestyle. Incorporate a laid back aesthetic in your wardrobe with a relaxed linen shirt, that in turn can be worn for formal coastal dinners and late night parties. Acne‘s camp-collar Elms shirt is cut from light linen and cotton blend in chambray stripes for added dimension. Featuring added slits you’ll be feeling more than just comfortable on your vacation.

Whether you’re a beach goer, city explorer or simply enjoy your vacation from the comfort of a yacht, sandals are the perfect item for your summer dressing. Despite the stigma attached to men in sandals, the modern man needn’t shy away from wearing them, just like Berluti‘s brown leather. Pair them with your swim shorts while the sun is up and you’ll have a completely new approach to dressing up.

Adding colour to your wardrobe staples needn’t be just in that one red shirt you own. Complimentary of the colourful surroundings, coloured pants couldn’t be more appropriate in a destination like Corsica. Prepare for that sunset dinner in Calvin Klein’s Cobalt slim fit pants that can be worn with a tee or a button down and jacket.

Coastal vacations are guaranteed to consist of casual swims and deep sea dives. So that elegant evening watch of yours might not be ideal this time around. The ultra resistant Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial is designed for the divers amongst us. Waterproof to a depth of 12,800 metres, this wristwatch is a diamond for all diving professionals, not forgetting its mystical D-blue dial and Oystersteel bracelet. This timepiece is a celebration for one man’s journey to the deepest place on earth.

Rakelle Maurici

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