Maldivian Mandate: Must Look Fabulous

Clean, clear blue ocean, kissed by white sugar sand and swept by warm, Indian Ocean breezes, the Maldives are undisputed as an idyllic destination. Truly casual just about everywhere, you’ll still want to look stylish draped across the bow of your private yacht charter, or strolling about the decks. Here’s the lowdown on what’s chic, casual, and packable for a divine Maldivian tour.

Confetti Twist Bikini

Confetti Twist Bikini

For him, pick a pair of Agua Bendita swim shorts in the unique Camello print, sporting fine tailoring, luxury materials, and a enviable, go-to water look. For her, Zimmermann twists up scrumptious fabric in an unusual flip of a top in the confetti twist bikini from the 2015 resort collection.

There may be a moment or two when you’re not shaded by gorgeous swaying palms, or gauzy overhead screens. You’ll want hard working shades for your eyes that keep the squints away. Tom Ford gives men a handsome advantage with the Edward Square sunglasses in a choice of five finishes. Linda Farrow flashes back at the sun with a pair of 24 kt rose gold plated shades designed for a diva.

We said casual, and we meant it, but that doesn’t give permission to get sloppy. Tuck it in and look fabulous with trim polo and pant combinations from Orlebar Brown. They know their resort style like no one in the business. Find this look in their gift sets via the link below. For her, Ralph Lauren does a breezy chic bronze look with sleeveless top, demurely covered with transparent wrap over shiny, skinny jeans. Pair them with a gold flat sandal to set the fashion bar high, on board, or off sightseeing.

Ralph Lauren Purple Label Blazer

Ralph Lauren Purple Label Blazer

Tick tock. You know how time flies when you’re having fun. Keeping track of the hour is more pleasant when the timepiece is as elegant as the Hublot Classic Fusion Dwayne Wade. A skeleton chronograph in black and red is both elegant and unique, crafted with sapphire crystal and 18kt gold screws on polished black ceramic bezel. For her, the Patek-Philippe Twenty-4 keeps time just as beautifully in the Maldives as it does at home, fully set with diamonds and 18 kt gold, you can kick it up a notch with the addition of diamonds smothering the bracelet as well. After all, they say they are a girl’s best friend.

Feeling like dressing for dinner? If it seems right, go ahead and don this Ralph Lauren blazer and white pant combo. No socks rule, and shirts can be truly casual, even to the point of a silk tee, acceptable even at the very best restaurants in the islands. Pair yourself with an exquisitely dressed female companion gracefully clad in Chanel’s 2015 resort collection jeweled caftan and pant. Champagne-worthy and simply stunning.

Patek-Philippe Twenty-4

Patek-Philippe Twenty-4

Packing everything up neatly in gorgeous leather, Ralph Lauren gives you options. For him, The Cooper bag is no-nonsense right. For her, the Ricki bag, now with lock and light, in soft python, keeps her collected. For both of you, pack your luxurious best in the Cooper Calfskin trolley, a luxurious wrap of leather and color for stylish travel.

Fashion Gallery

Agua Bendita Camello swim short for him:

Zimmermann Confetti Twist Bikini:

Linda Farrow rose gold plated sunglasses for her:

Tom Ford Edward Square sunglasses for him:

Orlebar Brown gift look #3 form him:
Ralph Lauren casual bronze look for her:

Hublot Classic Fusion Dwayne Wade watch for him:

Patek-Philippe Twenty-4 for her:

Ralph Lauren Purple Label blazer and white pant for him:

Chanel evening wear for her:

Ralph Lauren Cooper bag for him:

Cooper Calfskin Trolley from Ralph Lauren:


Kathleen Turner

Writing engaging, intelligent, accurate copy for the luxury audience, KLTurner covers wine, sailing, travel, and a variety of luxury profile topics.

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