Tucked away between Tuscany and France is Italy’s maritime hotspot that is the Ligurian coastline. Between hilltop towns, rocky beaches, and luxurious Portofino the Italian Riviera is quite literally like stepping into a scene in The Talented Mr Ripley. What’s more is your wardrobe style should complement the setting and no less.
If you’re the chilled-out traveller, much like the Italians, a laid back style would suit you just fine. The Oscar De La Renta Blazer adopts a continental style. Made from linen with satin trimming, the cut is inspired by menswear for a relaxed summer aesthetic. Pair with the Petar Petrov Hardy Flared Broadcloth Pants that are woven from linen and finished with contrast piping for a flattering silhouette. A sharp yet effortless look that the locals never miss out on. Finish off your day-to-evening look with the Jacquemus Portofino Pumps. With a name inspired by the location itself, the heels are crafted with a pinpoint toe and beaded heel detailing as complex as the town’s intricate streets. Designed with sunny destinations in mind the Cult Gaia Cora Wooden Clutch is crafted with strings of wooden beads for a fresh look and the perfect size for all your essential items.
If there is one thing Italian women collectively do well, it looks effortlessly cool at the beach. Oscar De La Renta’s Floral Print One-Piece features a delicate design that so naturally would get you noticed. Pair with the Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Slides that are hand woven and finished with buckle fastening straps for added detailing.
Whether you like to play bowls with the locals or simply watch the ‘action’, the Prada Camp Collar Poplin Shirt is no better way to dress for the occasion. Made from pure breathable striped cotton, it’s a mix of tailored and boxy that can be worn with shorts or pants for an evening appetizer. We’ve selected the Jacquemus Le Pantalon Port Miou straight leg pants. Made from a linen blend they’re a perfect coupling of airy mixed with tailoring, featuring cropped hems that make for ideal wear for an early beach walk. Come sundown, clothing for Italians is still very much relaxed and fluid, without compromising on a put-together look. The Del Toro NYC to Hamptons Velvet Loafers are ideal footwear ooze an elegant aesthetic for both day or evening wear without being too try hard.
Mornings on the Riviera are quite the show for both locals and travelers. With the clanging of coffee cups, the ringing of church bells and the yelling of kids, it’s no surprise Italians love to get out early for their morning brioche. The Onia Charles Striped Swimtrunks are brightly colored enough to complement the gelato-shaded buildings of the surroundings. Pair with a simple tee or with the Onia Vacation Striped Shirt, that is light enough to throw on for a casual affair yet smart enough to dress up for a yacht trip should you need to. Finish off your dolce vita getaway with the Matsuda Acetate Square Frame Sunglasses that feature an oversized silhouette and vintage-style.