The Adriatic coast is one of our favorite destinations – not only because it’s absolutely beautiful, but because it’s a dream to pack for.
For your Croatian packing list we’ve selected crush-proof summer dresses that blend in with the local scenery while standing out with their elegance and exquisite design details. We’ve kept our focus on keeping you cool with items selected from the hottest 2017 collections.
There’s everything from the perfect gentleman’s ensemble for brunch to a show-stopping sundowner option for ladies, and we’re excited to announce two of our favorite brands have teamed up to produce a tote that seems it was designed just for the yachting lifestyle.
The Jasper Floral Ruffle Dress from Australian designer Zimmermann’s Summer Swim 17 collection is a light and easy-breezy dress to throw on for hot days spent on the Adriatic coast. Pretty and demure, the dress is a casual dream that will keep you cool. A pair of flat sandals are all you need to finish this look off with effortless style.
Credit: Figue Slips
A little boho never hurt nobody – especially when you’re on a summer holiday and want to be stylishly comfortable. These intricately embroidered slippers from Figue are an excellent item to bring out of the suitcase when you’re strolling to brunch or spending relaxed days in the shade.
Luxury swim designer Marysia’s Resort 17 collection features several items that should make an appearance in your Croatia-bound suitcase, and our favorite is the Antibes two-piece. Feminine scalloped edges and a laser-cut print make this a sophisticated option with a playful vibe. We love that it won’t give us tan-lines either.
Credit: Lisa Marie Fernandez – Tomato Eyelet Ruffle Mini Tier Dress
A snap, crackle and pop of color should always be an option in your luggage. While we love pastel and neutral tones, we can’t resist a fire engine red. The cut of this baby-doll dress from Lisa Marie Fernandez shows off shoulders and legs, and the flowing cut will keep you comfortable while sipping sundowners when the mercury is still high. Slide into a pair of wedges for an elegant evening look or flats to dress this gown down.
Credit: Trelise Cooper
Reflect the blue of the Adriatic in this beautiful puff piece from Trelise Cooper. Known for its voluminous skirts, the designer has created a perfect dress for summer in Croatia. The Little Bow Peep Dress is a girly treat for lunching with the ladies or early evening social events. Up the ante by selecting a pair of sunglasses that reflect the blue and give this sweet little dress a modern twist.
Credit: Katama Spring Summer 17
There is everything right and nothing wrong with this pastel delight of a gentleman’s summer outfit. A slim fit short sleeved shirt with short tailored shorts are the classy go to for spending days on the Croatian coastline. The shorts feature design details that set them apart from our usual beach-to-bar recommendations and are great for social brunches or afternoon get-togethers.
Credit: Tsakiris Mallas
Tsakiris Mallas has nailed what every gentlemen should have in his yachting luggage. Casual, sophisticated separates that work well together but can be easily mixed with other items from your travelling wardrobe. A striped navy sweater is the easy go-to for a nautical getaway, and a pair of white trousers rolled at the cuff are an excellent option for aperitivo hour.
Credit: Orlebear Brown
If you ask us, travel and style go hand in hand, so when we see that Tumi has partnered with Orlebear Brown to create a tote we are first in line to get our hands on one. The bag features a navy blue waterproof base that is perfect for the yachting lifestyle and will keep your loot clean and dry. With the Tumi Add-A-Bag strap, you can easily attach this tote to your luggage if you are so inclined.