Fashion

All that Glitters in Monaco

With glistening beaches and a yacht lined coast, Monaco is one of the most exclusive destinations in the world. From fast cars to relaxing out at sea, Monaco encapsulates luxury living with the serenity of the Mediterranean. Keep your dress smart, your shades on and your attitude relaxed.

Whether you’re around town or relaxing on the deck of a yacht, a Monaco essential is a killer bathing suit. You can opt for a regular bikini but why blend into the background? Adorned with shell print, and balconette cup, Dolce & Gabbana’s swimsuit is a contemporary addition to your Monaco wardrobe.

Monaco isn’t short of vintage scenes of what we can only imagine looks like a 1950s movie. Why not inspire your stay in Monaco with a vintage style dress? Full of vibrant colour, metallic accents the Missoni shirt dress is statement without being brash. Its midi-length oozes femininity, while its button down and waist tie make for a flattering silhouette. Throw yours over your bathing suit and you’re ready to hit the town for lunch.

What better way to style your stay in the French Riviera than with a feminine wardrobe. Gradually tinted shades portrays grace and delicacy. Tom Ford’s Butterfly shaped frames house a cat-eye with blue shaded lenses to be worn with intricate clothing and dainty jewellery.

While most streets in Monaco are steeped on hill tops or paved with uneven cobbles, heels are generally not the most practical choice, especially since heels are often prohibited on the yachts, flat sandals will be your go-to. Timeless and sophisticated, the Saint Laurent slides are the perfect combination between neutral and stylish. Made from woven leather and finished with a patent tone, they’re versatile on and off the water.

Add a touch of gold with your hardware and accessories to complement the glitzy Monaco backdrop. Designed by Carrera Y Carrera, made from 18k yellow gold the Velazquez ring, is the perfect understated jewellery item to brighten up a summer outfit.

Tailored swim shorts double over as a style that can be worn both on and off the beach. Encompassing a modern twist in vintage inspired shades of reds and blues, Coast Society’s Porfirio Paloma shorts can be worn with a casual shirt at the lunch table as well as they can coast side.

If there is a thing or two we can learn from the French its dressing effortlessly well. Nothing speaks smart casual more than wearing a relaxed linen or cotton shirt down at the beach. Coast Society’s luxury polo shirts are tailored beachwear in its finest form, pair with your favourite beach shorts and head for sunset drinks in the harbour.

Beach lounging and strolling trackside needn’t be an uncomfortable experience. Handcrafted Diego espadrilles by Casablanca1942 are made from premium suede by skilled artisans, so you can be sure your feet will stand out from the rest. The slip-on-style is comfortable and stylish with its natural woven trimming, ideal to be worn with linen.

Fit meets functionality, the Rolex Submariner‘s iconic design, recognises itself as the latest distinctive design from the watchmaker. With its unique black dial and large luminescent hour markers for the most avid watch connoisseur. Finish off your French Riviera look with a standout wristwatch to keep you on point and on time.

Keeping your style fresh is an unwritten rule down on the French Riviera. Add a modern touch to the usual aviator meets wayfarer with Prada’s tortoiseshell Pilot sunglasses, lending a hand to a vintage-inspired look for a timeless Monaco style.

 

Rakelle Maurici

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