This July could not be more different when it comes to putting together your wardrobe for our travels, from city destinations to cruises around the Mediterranean and beach destinations on the Atlantic.
We’ve put together the clothes that will suit the location and give you the immediate feeling of arrival, because planning your wardrobe will get the right things in your suitcase and let you travel light, also you don’t have to worry about what to wear once you arrive.
MONTE CARLO CRUISE
Packing for a cruise is a challenge as I have never been on one before and I can imagine that it can get chilly on board, either at night or due to the air conditioning. So I suggest taking a light cotton jacket, even in July. The benefit of a jacket is also that it makes any outfit a little more formal, so imagine you are wearing a summer or even beach dress during the day and you feel like getting properly dressed at night but you have no time to change, just pull on a blazer or jacket and throw on some stunning jewellery.
Don’t forget to cover up with a light hat – it can get hot on land and it will protect your head and hair from the sun.
Stock up on accessories like belts and bows to create new silhouettes on jackets and dresses, or just have fun pimping an outfit.
Wear fun rubber-soled flats (it might get slippery) and use lots of white and stripes for a nautical look. Don’t forget to stock up on moisturiser, sunscreen and eye care, which you may need more than usual when travelling ashore.
City chic in summer means light but sturdy fabrics, we like our organic linen, flared trousers and sleeveless vests for a casual yet urban chic look. You may need bigger bags than usual (for shopping or work) and individual canvas bags are having a moment. In contrast to simple bags, wear elegant shoes and don’t be afraid to walk in heels. They will add a cosmopolitan chic to any outfit.
A quick stop in Lisbon is perfect before heading to Comporta. Make sure your shoes are comfortable, play with prints and colours in this city and get ready for the elegant boho chic that Portuguese women are so good at. Wearing your boyfriend/husband’s shirt with white trousers is always a perfect look when walking around town, and take at least two signature pieces to elevate any basics when going out at night.
By the sea you want to be even more playful, mixing and matching caftans, dresses and as many accessories as you can fit in your suitcase. The focus is on fabrics, colours and effortless style; shoes are simple, slip-ons, flip-flops or clogs. It is all about the easy beach look and accessories with an artisanal touch.
We wish you a very nice July.