Fashion

French Riviera Elegance: The Style Sheet for Monaco

If there’s one destination where you’ll want to bring your fashion A-game, it’s certainly the Côte d’Azur, in particular Monaco. From the iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo to the yacht-filled Port Hercules, the principality is the home of the utmost luxury and opulence. Whether it’s afternoons spent lounging by the resort pool, VIP events or Michelin-starred restaurants, Monaco is really represents the pinnacle of achievement and the over-the-top lifestyle regularly attracts billionaires, A-listers and social elite alike. When it comes to the style scene, this is a place that provides so many opportunities to showcase your personality and elegance, but also holds a challenge in mixing old-world glamour with new-world sophistication. With the prestigious Formula One Grand Prix right around the corner, here’s a breakdown of what to pack ahead of your visit.

Johanna Ortiz

French Riviera Summer

From May through October, Monaco is characterized for its endless sunshine, vast blue skies and lovely beaches. Between al fresco lunches, soaking up the vibes of the Old Town and exploring some of Europe’s most iconic sights, Monaco has a plethora of activities that will keep you busy and entertained during the day. This Faithfull the Brand Frankie Floral-Print Cropped Jumpsuit is a versatile standout piece that will easily take you from day to night. Using traditional printing and dying techniques, this jumpsuit was designed with a yellow floral motif and square neckline for up-to-date style, whereas the lightweight fabric will have you feeling cool and fresh under the sun. Since you’ll be walking around a ton, opt for these Stuart Weitzman Cami Leather Sandals, which you can swiftly toss on and off for maximum comfort, yet don’t skip a beat in the style department. Designed in a chain-link construction from sleek tortoiseshell and gold-tone acrylic, this Cult Gaia Mia Gold-Tone Tote is the perfect form-meets-function daytime essential for Monaco.

Rolex

Don’t Forget to Accessorize

In a place of the utmost glamour, the watch is one of the few ways that you can truly distinguish yourself from the pack. We’re looking towards the Rolex Submariner, as its iconic design, robust functionality and beautiful simplicity will make a strong statement in itself and complement just about anything. It’s the best way to make a bold declaration of style without doing too much. Keep on the simple theme with this Camoshita Cotton-Jersey Polo Shirt, which is tailored from airy cotton that’s ideal for the seaside climate of Monaco. Between the exquisite fit, concealed button placket and slit pocket along the front, this shirt also checks off all the boxes on the fashion side of things. Elsewhere, these Thom Browne Pebbled Leather Slip-On Sneakers are a fantastic pair of shoes that are ideal for whatever you get up to during the day. Made from crisp white pebbled leather with tonal rubber soles, these slip-on sneakers make an understated statement that’s perfect for life in the French Riviera.

Heidi Klein

Afternoons by the Water

When it’s time for some rest and relaxation, Monaco boasts a long beach season that lasts from May through October. The fabulous weather means that these months are characterized by lots of sun, blue skies and little rain, whereas the exquisite seascapes offer the deep blues of the Mediterranean. Whether your idea of unwinding involves tranquil afternoons reading by the resort pool or sun bathing and people-watching on the legendary Larvotto Beach, there are plenty of opportunities to soak up the sunshine. Designed with a flattering racer-front silhouette, this Tropic of C Contour Swimsuit is the simple and elegant one-piece for days spent under the sun. The high-cut legs work to elongate your frame, while the deep color and tailored fit were made to maximize comfort. Whether you find yourself cruising along the harbor or actually onboard a superyacht, a trusty pair of shades in an absolute essential. These Alexander McQueen Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses feature a rounded cat-eye silhouette with gold-tone stud accents and tinted lenses. Not only will they provide you with an elegant yet simple look, but they’ll provide the practical protection to carry you through sightseeing, al fresco dining and, of course, the Formula One Grand Prix.

Angelona Nardelli

Dinner & Events

From the private gala events to the superyacht parties, the Monaco’s legendary nightlife is always a spectacular feast featuring world-renowned celebrities and high-society guests. These events have a civilized, sophisticated environment that is generally one of the most opulent experiences of your lifetime aboard multi-million dollar superyachts in the harbor of Monaco. Even if you’re not coming to Monaco for night events, the culinary scene in the French Riviera is dominated by Michelin-starred restaurants that you’ll want to experience for yourself. This eye-catching Cult Gaia Gisselle Tasseled Asymmetric Silk Dress features a high asymmetrical hem and side tassel that cascades down the leg. Opt for these Cult Gaia Kaia Leather Sandals as the perfect complementary choice of footwear. Crafted from leather and designed with an architectural heel and squared-off open toe, these sandals deliver a look that’s equal parts glamorous and summertime. For the finishing touches, opt for these Cult Gaia Tria Acrylic Hoop Earrings that feature a drop silhouette with slim interlocking hoops. Whether you’ll find yourself indoors or outdoor this Officine Générale Cotton Seersucker Blazer is the perfect option for getting dressed in the summertime. It’s designed with classic notch lapels and an equally timeless two-button stance. Pair with these Ralph Lauren Collis Velvet Loafers that are just as comfortable as they are elegant.

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Braeden Alexander

Braeden Alexander is an explorer with an insatiable appetite for the world and all the exquisite experiences that await. As a writer, he's concerned with the similarities that connect us all.

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