The rush of tourists diminishes during fall in the Adriatic and fresh autumnal produce fill stores with colourful displays like Fanta bottles. From green-hued canals of Venice, to the vibrant coastlines of Dubrovnik and Split; the Adriatic isn’t just a beach-only destination rather it has a plethora of winter-esque activities too. Set amongst dramatic scenery dressing well is almost second nature to locals all year round.  With a wealth of luxury boutiques closeby you’re well within reach of all your style needs. 

It’s a given that any trip to Venice deserves to be experienced on the water. But have you ever taken a gondola ride through the fog? The lightly greyed waters evoke mystery that creates a beautiful experience of the enchanting canals. Leave your sandals at home for this trip, instead adopt the Italian style with the Givenchy Chain-Embellished leather Chelsea boots. Ideal for a warmer autumn day with shorts or a skirt or with as a winter warmer with tights. Between carb-filled dinners and hot chocolate indulgences the Johanna Ortiz Exotic Spices Satin Jacquard mini dress boasts warm fall colours while the balloon sleeves compliment the boastful backdrop.

The rocky cliffs of Budva don’t just look great with the summer sun beaming on them but also as fall starts to kick in. Medieval surroundings call for Folklore dancing since the town is left mostly to locals during winter. Whether you’re visiting the old town’s Citadel for history and views of Sveti Nikola Island, or stroll Riviera to Sveti Stefan for a walk through Miločer Forest. Brighten up your winter sun with a patchwork cotton jacket by B Sides. For comfort that doesn’t compromise on a ‘sprezzatura’ aesthetic, pair it with the Khaite Kyle Mid-Rise skinny jeans, whether you choose to keep it cool with sneakers or boots, both adopt a style of casual-elegance.

In some parts of the Adriatic its untouched nature, cultural buildings and bygone era vibe make it feel completely timeless. Wandering through Porto Montenegro’s marina village you can find designer pieces aplenty. Much like the L U C Lunar One by Chopard, the classic rose gold elegance of a timepiece like this is versatile for all occasions, whether it’s a mid-winter dinner or a morning stroll in October. Finished off with baguette-cut diamonds to mark the hours. Pair it with the Prada High-Neck Shell Blouson Jacket for a cool-city style or dress it up with the double-breasted Malvin Ramie-Blend Blazer, for an old-school vibe.

One of the Adriatic’s boastful aspects is the magic of diversity all around. From pink-hued Budva to medieval Kotor, each has its own surprise element. Head north of the region and you’ll find Croatia’s capital Dubrovnik, a destination where you can marvel at its ancient walls, experience enchanting wellness oases or even do a Game of Thrones tour. The PT 05 Soul Cotton Blend Slim-Fit pants in navy adopt the perfect blend for exploring that can be taken seamlessly into the evening with a white button. Start your day off with breakfast overlooking the winter-sun hued waters of Split or watch as the snow begins to fall across the hilltop town. Keep your style cosy and elegant with the Oscar de la Renta Plaid Virgin wool wide-leg pants that effortlessly can be styled up or down. Pair with a cosy knit from Lanston that features a draped turtleneck for added dimension. If you decide to explore the outdoors of Croatia during winter and hop between its many islands a pair of Bottega Venetta Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses are a must.