Rule No. One in St. Barth: jacket and tie are rarely required. This may be the isle of chic, but it remains a casual bastion of resort wear that is functional, stylish, luxurious, and comfortable. Unless you’ve been invited to an expressly formal, tie-type event, don’t overdress. That said, don’t underestimate the importance of style. Casual here is ultra smart.
Women simply cannot go wrong with much of what’s coming from Onda de Mar in their 2015 Bahia Glam Collection for the beach. This sleek black and white suit, gorgeously accessorized with a fabulous brim for her is perfect Onda de Mar nouveau for this season in SBH. For him, choose any of dozens of prints and solids in flawless swimwear from Robinson les Bains.
To discretely shade the glance, appropriately designed eyewear for her comes from Oliver Peoples, and for him from Oakley. Both are simple, high quality, and have some elevated style elements that stand apart from the crowd.
Dress for him is the epitome of the flawlessly-tailored white dress shirt from Ancony & Bart’s. Try not to choose the one with the small, but tasteful, island embroidered on it. Do feel free to take one home, however. Choose a simple classic for your time on the island, paired with a stylish jean and suede loafer.
Add an incredible timepiece from Rolex like this perfect Day Date II, and the look is steeped in island cool. The 41 mm case is available in either platinum or gold, making a classic statement about accomplishment and status.
For her, Bohemian chic meets haute couture from Donate, or Calypso, both iconic boutiques on the island. They are fabulous and will help you choose something truly flattering like this hand-dyed, silk caftan. Semi sheer, with drawstring at the waist, it works both over swimwear by day, or over a short slip by night.
Drip a pair of luxurious jewels from the ear like these Penny Preville Aquamarine Teardrops, to accentuate the hues of surrounding sea and sky. Set in 18k yellow gold, traced in pave diamonds, the pair is exquisitely crafted in the U.S.A. The perfect combination of style and strut, you’ll fit right in with any evening crowd on this epic Caribbean yacht charter holiday.
Onde de Mar swim for her:
Robinson les Bains swim for him:
Shades for her: Alisha from Oliver Peoples
Shades for him Oakley Blender:
Dress for him: Ascony & Bart’s crisp embroidered dress shirt and jeans: http://ascony.net/
Packouz Jewelry: http://packouzjewelers.com/penny-preville