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What to Wear in the South of France

Jun 8

After spending time in Cannes and Nice this past week, I’m inspired by the chic French Riviera aesthetic. Their fashion embraces a sophisticated yet relaxed vibe while reflecting the glamorous seaside lifestyle.

Here are the key elements of what to wear in the South of France:

  • Breton Stripes: Truly a trademark of French Riviera Style, stripes add a touch of the seaside lifestyle. These are often incorporated through tops, dresses and skirts.
  • Flowly Dresses and Skirts: With the warm days of the South of France, lightweight flowing pieces are key essentials. Look for maxi dresses, wrap dresses, and a-line skirts in a breathable material like linen. These pieces can accentuate your femininity and elegance.
  • Tailored Separates: Although it is a relaxed aesthetic, tailored pieces are key to achieving a polished and sophisticated look. You’ll see many women opting for tailored trousers, structured skirts, and blazers. These pieces can easily transition from daytime strolls to evening dinners.
  • White on White Ensembles: White is the quintessential color of fashion in the French Riviera. Women often pair white trousers or shorts with crisp white blouses and shirts. Monochromatic exudes sophistication.
  • Chic Swimwear: On the beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean, you’ll find most ladies in stylish swimsuits and bikinis in classic colors or playful prints. High-waisted bottoms, retro-inspired designs, and one-piece swimsuits with elegant details are particularly popular choices.
  • Effortless Accessories: The most crucial part of elevating a look for your French vacation. Oversized sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats, and woven bags are staples. Add a scarf to your bag or neck for French-inspired accent.

In case you missed it, check out What to Pack for Paris for more packing inspiration. I’m back from my Paris + French Riviera trip with my mom and sister, stay tuned for my itinerary and recap next week. Keep scrolling for head to toe outfit inspiration.