FEATURES

A Weekend In Nice

13.05.16

Summer’s romantic mood goes hand-in-hand with an ethereal styling aesthetic. To set the tone for the height of the season and celebrate our store opening in the city later in the month, we took to the idyllic French coastline to shoot our fashion feature, A Weekend In Nice.

BACK TO BASICS

Printed swimwear takes a sophisticated turn when imagined in a rich colour palette. Place the attention in the detail by including delicate, crystal-embellished jewellery to your poolside look and throw on a simple jersey T-shirt for an air of nonchalance.

EVOKING WANDERLUST

Nothing prompts summer nostalgia like a floaty maxi skirt, so this season, why not take it from the city to the shore and explore the styling possibilities with beachwear. Instantly elevating a crisp white bikini top or minimal swimsuit, it’s the most effortless way to make an impact by the beach.

LAYER UP

It’s easy to reinvent your wardrobe with the promise of a sunshine getaway, but opting for tailoring – this time in soft, easy silhouettes – will result in longevity. A white-on-white shorts and jacket combination will translate just as well to the city as the coast.

MIDDAY SUN

The chicest way to shelter from the sun’s rays is with a wide-brimmed hat. Woven styles stay true to tradition, whilst a colour-block design adds a sense of modernity that will offset even the most minimal of swimwear shapes.

A SHEER STORY

Layering chiffon separates loosely over sports-inspired swimwear will soften the typically sharp lines associated with athleisure style. Choose a colour-splash cover-up to brighten the overall look; a painterly print is ideally suited to days by the water.

EFFORTLESS ELEGANCE

Think of the white dress as a summer equivalent to the LBD. Lightweight layers take on an effortless elegance when cut to fluid silhouettes, and cut-away shoulders will reveal a touch of sun-kissed skin whilst remaining refined.

PLEATED PERFECTION

Structured pleating will mirror the ocean’s waves and bring movement to even the most minimal silhouettes. Keep things simple for evening by choosing monochromatic separates for a look that translates just as well to home.

TIME TO REFLECT

When it comes to all-out glamour, a printed maxi dress is guaranteed to deliver. Barely-there make-up and a single piece of statement jewellery will highlight a painterly masterpiece and create a look that fares just as well for daytime as it does after sunset.

BEACH WANDERER

There’s an undeniable romance that comes with floor-skimming skirt hems, but it’s intricate textured detailing that elevates this season’s styles and lends them a designed-focussed edge. Wander bare-foot or wear yours with single-strap sandals at most.

STYLISH SIMPLICITY

Sometimes it’s the most minimal styles that make the strongest impact, so be sure to make space in your suitcase for a simple A-line dress. Chiffon layers and neck tie detailing soften classic black and hint at ethereal style whilst staying city relevant.

A NEW NAUTICAL

Navy and white stripes are a time-tested formula, but when styled with all-black separates, they switch out their youthful allure in favour of something altogether more striking. Why not take them through to evening by experimenting high rise trousers and shoulder-baring tops?