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SANTORINI STYLE, BY ISABELLA THORSDEN

21.03.16

Easter Bank Holiday is a traditionally popular time to travel, and it marks the start of a host of hotly anticipated long weekends throughout the English summer. Whether your next trip is organised from start to finish or merely a wistful thought, close to home or a little further afield, now is as good a time as any to start gathering outfit inspiration. Enter Isabella Thorsden, whose trip to the idyllic Greek island of Santorini brought with it a series of easy-to-wear, sunshine-ready outfits that capture her vision for the season. Shop the SS16 collection Follow Isabella on instagram

Calla dress, Cindy clutch

Why Greece?

My parents met each other in Greece so for me, it’s a place of love. I went as a child but didn’t remember it well, so it’s somewhere that I have been wanting to visit again for years. It’s such a beautiful place. I had heard so many great things about Santorini so I set my heart on that particular island and I would definitely recommend it.

Talk us through your three Reiss looks.

All three of my Reiss outfits were perfect for this trip. The loungwear look is a must for me – it's suited to both travel and downtime at the hotel. I wore the Moxie joggers for breakfast and I felt comfortable but also stylish. The black maxi dress is the perfect dinner option and it would have worked whether we were staying at the hotel or heading out to one of the island’s finest restaurants. With the addition of a sparkly clutch it’s beautifully elegant. My third look - the pink Arizona dress - was also very versatile. I could have worn it over my swimwear at the pool but I chose to team it with nude heels and a clutch for evening.

Virgo jumper, Moxie joggers

Talk us through your itinerary for the trip.

I had heard that the Santorini sunrises and sunsets were supposed to be some of the most beautiful in the world so that was one of the first things that I wanted to see when I arrived. I was lucky enough to stay in a hotel with an incredible view so it was just as I had imagined. I also wanted to go wine tasting, to rent a car to drive around the island and of course, to see the stunning town of Oia.

Do you have any recommendations for anyone planning a similar trip?

I did a lot of research before I left so I knew which places I definitely wanted to visit during the trip. If you ever go you must see the sunset in Oia and walk through the town’s beautiful narrow streets. Of course, the Greek food has to be enjoyed – the restaurants are just amazing. I would also recommend going on boat trip around the island or renting a car for a day or two and driving to the black and red beaches. We also tried wine tasting at Santo Wines which was great.

What was the best part about the getaway?

As part of the trip I got to stay at some of Santorini’s most prestigious hotels. To wake up to that breath-taking view every day was so surreal and something I will remember forever. For a blogger, the opportunity to come home with so many good quality photos is the best feeling. I think the best day was when we rented a car and explored the island.

Where is next on your list of destinations?

I actually have a lot of travels planned which is super exciting. I’m going skiing with my family in France and after that I’m planning a blogger trip to Venice. Paris and Tuscany are also on the cards.