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Made in the Mediterranean – What We’re Wearing This Summer

Like most fashion trends, the latest styles of the season derive from continental Europe. Leading into the warmer season, before your yacht hits the shores of bygone eras on the Med be sure your summer wardrobe is up to speed too. We’re expected to see tonal shades as well as eccentricity so whether you prefer a more chilled aesthetic or stand out, the designers this season have them all covered.

WOMENSWEAR

BEIGE

Complimentary of villages in Southern Italy and patisserie shop windows, beige is prevalent. Described as ‘contemporary oatmeal’, suits, dresses and dusters emerging in this shade will be on the backs of many in coastal towns.

Elle

TRIPLE TIE-DYE

Albeit a style you’d more likely see out of California, bold splattered prints are finding their way onto wetsuits, midi skirts, and jackets. All thanks to Etro’s surf-inspired collection, make your way to the shore for more than just shark fever in one of their numbers.

LOUD LACE

Gone are the days when lace evoked something after dark, this season the seductive material is evoking an air of ‘cool’. Married with other materials, or added as colored trimming it’s a sure fire way to be noticed; the understated way.

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CRAFTY CROCHET

It won’t be just the scenery taking you back to the 70s with this intricate trend. Start your spring fling with fisherman weaves and crochet for a true ‘handmade’ aesthetic for your Mediterranean sail.

SPRITZ SUITING

Neutral suiting is a thing of the past, for now. Fanta-coloured two pieces will be making more than just waves on the continent this summer. The favourite? Mimosa, to perfectly match your cocktail.

Elle

POWER PRINTS

Naturally, florals always make an appearance when things start to heat up, but that’s not all you’ll need to rely on to brighten your wardrobe. Balenciaga’s splattered prints could be your thing or Marni’s artistic hues might take your fancy.

MENSWEAR

ELEGANT TAILORING

It’s a given, European men always dress elegantly. Even the brands who are known to rock streetwear have hung up their collections in favour of tailoring this season. A take-away? Purchase a double-breasted jacket to take the lead.

SHORT SHORTS

If there is a silver lining to this more daring trend, it’s that the Speedos might finally be dead in the Med. Probably a style that’ll still get some heads turning, nonetheless if it’s good enough for Louis Vuitton it’s good enough for us!

SOFT SAGE

Likely the most wearable of all the shades that have emerged on the runways, the color has been seen on dapper two-pieces to sporty sweaters. Wear this earthy tone at the beach or formally for an authentic Mediterannean style.

Western Rise

HIKING SANDALS

It was prevalent that sandals will be a style necessity this coming season given that not a single show walked without. From heavy duty hikers to tech walking sandals, they’re ideal footwear for exploring the rocks of the Amalfi Coast.

SHIRT STANCE

Leave your classic button down at home this summer, instead irregular shirting is set to take center stage. Think longer cuffs, funnel neck tunics and oversized cowboy checks and you’re ready to go.

Rakelle Maurici

Rakelle Maurici is an insatiable wanderer with a curious mind for cultural pleasures. Using writing as her creative outlet, she can be found creating content in the sartorial universe, sprinkled with personal thoughts.

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