Located north of Sardinia, just off the Western coast of Italy lies Corsica, the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean. Most locals speak an Italian dialect, though the island belongs to France, and cultural influences from North Africa are also present. Corsica offers visitors great diversity in its nature–from glittering bays and rugged coastline to verdant valleys and soft sandy beaches. In between the chances to immerse yourself in the natural beauty, you’ll find forgotten hilltop villages, medieval towns and tiny fishing villages, each with their own fascinating history. Home to beautiful beaches, dining hotspots and luxury resorts, your Corsican wardrobe should be nothing short of vivid and fabulous. Packing for the Corsican coast is all about bold prints, sweeping silhouettes and comfortable sandals that don’t compromise on class.
Vibrant Coastal Cities
Whether you find yourself roaming the cobblestone streets of Bonifacio or dining seaside in a sleepy fishing village, your daytime attire should be relaxed, lightweight and, of course, colorful. Designed with an all-over floral print, this Carolina K ‘Marieta’ Maxi Dress offers a V-neckline and soft pleating throughout the skirt. This reimagined summer style is ideal for a vacation dress with a flattering silhouette that will take you from day to night, even when you decide to set sail. Elsewhere, these stylish Alaia Le Petale Round-Frame Metal Sunglasses are fitted with crisp gradient lenses that are slightly tapered along the sides. When youre exploring little shops, you’ll appreciate this Mark Cross Riviera Leather-Trimmed Raffia Tote. Hand-crocheted from raffia straw, this chic tote is perfect for slinging around during the day.
Relax & Unwind
Sitting on a gold stone bluff overlooking the breathtaking sea, Bonifacio is the golden town with its endless maze of alleyways, paint-box chapel facades and blissfully boutique hotel scene. Days spent lounging by the pool with a cocktail in hand, followed by top-notch treatment at the spa are a wonderful way to unwind while soaking in the magical atmosphere of Corsica. Featuring a stylish and simple graphic wave design, these Frescobol Carioca Copacabana Large Swim Shorts are built from a lightweight technical fabric that’s designed to keep you comfortable at all times. These trusty Jacques Marie Mage Sandro Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses are topped with a retro touch to them and finished with gold-tone hardware for bold and confident choice of eyewear. Finish the look off with these Givenchy Logo Slides, which are equal parts stylish and comfortable.
If you’re a beach lover, you’ll enjoy Corsica. Featuring a square neckline and cheeky low-rise, this Hunza G Gigi Seersucker Bikini is the chic option for when you hit the sandy shores. It’s free from any hardware, so you’ll feel comfortable and free for extended periods of time spent under the Mediterranean sun. Whether you’re strolling the boutiques or dining by the shore, you’ll certainly need a comfortable pair of sandals for all the walking you’ll be doing. Opt for these Carrie Forbes Naima Raffia Sandals, which boasts lightweight raffia construction for maximum mobility and comfort, without skipping a beat in the style department. The final touch on your outfit should be these Jennifer Behr Faye Gold-Tone Earrings. The gold-tone hibiscus flowers offer a chic island look that’s versatile enough to take you through your stay in Corsica.
There’s nothing secret about it–when it comes to the dining scene on Corsica, you’re spoiled for choices. From some of the freshest seafood in the Mediterranean to the mish-mash of cultural influences from Italy, France and North Africa, al fresco dining in Corsica always makes for a memorable experience. Featuring a tailored yet relaxed fit, this Vilebrequin Caroubis White Linen Shirt is a modern take on the classic look. Not only is the timeless appearance a stylish seaside essential, but the linen construction is guaranteed to keep you cool and fresh under the sun. Match the shirt with a smart pair of shoes, such as these Givenchy Low-Top Sneakers, which are elegant in style and versatile enough to take you through the island. Ladies who want to keep it more lightweight should similarly take a look at this Jacquemus Bahia Oversized Cotton-Blend Top, which makes for a relaxed and effortless coastal look. Cut from an airy cotton and linen blend, this shirt will keep you cool throughout the afternoon. Pair with this Alexis Jolan Tie-Front Pleated Linen Shorts, which comes with a frayed waistline and fastening sash for that extra boost in style.