Located on Europe’s Adriatic coast, Budva is home to rocky cliffs and sandy beaches that is ideal for the most whimsical yet adventurous of traveler. When planning a trip to Europe the Montenegrin city might not be the first to come to mind, but there is a reason this is one of the continent’s best-kept secrets. Whether you’re setting off for the glistening waters or the limestone mountains, what’s in your wardrobe needn’t be forgotten about.
The medieval surroundings of the city, make it feel somewhat between Croatia meets Italy and your style can adopt the same ethos. Nothing says out-of-office more than the Ulia Johnson Paz Crocheted Cotton Midi dress. Made from breathable cotton with contrasting black, red and white stripes, its style is contemporary with a classic texture for a final touch. Pair with the Alohas Palm Camel sandals that won’t compromise on comfort, or aesthetic. Made with slim suede ties that criss-cross around the ankle and set on a wooden sole, your foot is framed nicely for a complete summer’s day-look whilst exploring the town. Pop all your valuable goods inside the Staud Moreau Macrame Leather bag that features a knotted exterior that is both versatile for the beach as it is for an evening dinner by the water.
Work your Renaissance look with the Staud Birdie Midi Dress. If you’re after a gentle stroll down to the city’s famous beaches, this number is ideal. Made from lightweight linen-blend, the fitted bodice is flattering while the blouson sleeves and full A-line skirt flows to complement the surroundings. Finish off your look with Karen Walker’s Harvest sunglasses, made with rose gold-tone metal and tortoiseshell acetate, the contrasting design is sleek yet dynamic. A highlight for most is Sveti Stefan where you can find stretches of sandy beaches backed by lush gardens. Top up your holiday style with the Solid & Striped Ginger Striped Bikini set. With a classic yet elegant’ style, the 60s design takes you back to a bygone era of the Mediterranean. If you’re stopping for lunch Mara Hoffman’s Dita Straight Leg Pants are ideal, with a subtle stripe and high waisted finish, the cut is as flattering as it is comfortable.
A European breakfast wouldn’t be complete without fresh orange juice, beaming sun and a linen shirt would it? The Officine Generale Simon Polo is made from breathable linen with a slim-fit cut, that can be worn with swim shorts or tailored trousers come sundown such as the Prada Grey Chino that features five-pockets, and cuffed hems for a modern finish. For all-day comfort, the Prada Leather Comic Logo sneakers are contemporary as much as they are classic.
Heading down to the beach is probably going to be first on your list, whether you opt for pebbles or hunt out the best sandy shores nearby, we recommend Becici if you want sunbed service. The Solid & Striped Striped Swim Shorts, in black and white are tailored in a classic cut and are highly detailed and finished with a drawstring fastening. For a vintage touch that complements the backdrop, the Oliver People’s x The Row Victory La Square Sunglasses subtly standout. Handcrafted in Japan and made from lightweight titanium, the frames have an aviator look ideal for the avid traveler. Complete your beach style with a Church’s classic, the Fisherman Leather Sandals. Crafted from sturdy calf leather, and set on highly cushioned footbeds, you can walk from the beach to dining table with ease.