As the end of Summer draws ever nearer, we at Beyond Retro are making the most of the remaining sunshine with some super glam vintage inspired Riviera style. Think Hawaiian shirts tucked into chinos, loose fit frilled dresses, cat eye sunglasses and 1950’s businessmen lounging on a yacht with their cocktail-sipping model wives.
Since the 1920’s, Europe’s young have been catching a break in resorts across Nice, Marseilles and Cannes to do little more than eating, drink and chill out. Comfortable fits combine with neutral tones or nautical blues and reds to give the ultimate debonair vibe. Although block tones and slick white separates are Riviera rife; a good horizontal stripe. Summer floral print or beach inspired graphic will really sail you into the sunset.
If you’re planning on squeezing in a holiday before Autumn sets in, then this is the trend you desperately need to incorporate into your wardrobe. Whether lounging on the beach like a Hollywood starlet or hitting the bars at night, these fabulous outfits are enough to keep you looking cool even if you’re bringing the heat. Ladies could pull the ultimate day to night outfit by layering an old school swimming costume with a flamenco inspired skirt. Accessorize with a fabulous sun hat or silk scarf to protect yourself from glaring rays, after all, you aren’t going to be turning heads if you’re suffering from heat stroke in the hotel. Oh, and make sure to pack your strappy sandals!
Riviera shoot credit: Claire McIntyre
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When travelling, ensure you carry all the essentials in your beaded handbag, canvas beach bag, vintage leather satchel or even a fifties suitcase if you have a lot of luggage. You’ll never know when you’ll need a bottle of water or an extra sunscreen touch up.
Guys can check into their perfect vacation wardrobe with lightweight tailoring, the right pair of Birkenstocks, a lightweight blazer or perhaps even a statement bullfighter jacket if you want to rock the boat a bit. Swap your usual tee for a polo, as the collar will protect your neck against the rays. Even an embroidered silk neckerchief could add some extra spice whilst wearing all white everything. Imagine what outfit you’d wear whilst tanning by the pool or driving next to the coast in a Cadillac, the outfit you’re now picturing is probably somewhere on the right track.