Capturing the nostalgia of the Côte d’Azur, French-girl summer styling has anchored itself for yet another season. Nautical stripes, straw bags and retro shapes remain the fashion favourites of long, sun-soaked days spent on the Mediterranean coast, and we’re more than ready to jump on board the trend for our next getaway. From the ever-chic sun dress to easy-going accessories, here’s how to perfect French Riviera style this summer…
1. See the Stripes
This season’s nautical stripes are no longer uniform, with variegated lines in sun-bleached tones taking over from their classic counterparts. Find them on wind-blown midi dresses to take you through the holiday heatwave, with deckchair reds and washed sea-blues offering a new perspective on summer’s favourite trend.
2. Play it Cool
Make way for the ultimate summer playsuit. Designed in retro red, this all-in-one has a flattering (and comfortable) shirred back and is edged with frills for a playful touch. Style it for sun-soaked strolls on the promenade with cat-eye shades and natural straw accessories.
3. Mix Your Prints
Mix it, match it, wear it your way. Evoke feelings of French flair with a polka dot bikini in with a high-rise waist and scalloped edges, clashing it with nautical stripes and anchors for a look that feels unexpected yet irrevocably cool.
4. Decked Out
Straw bags, seashell jewellery and oversized sunnies: referencing the retro mood of the Côte d’Azur has never been easier. Whether you’re going all-out or simply after a few subtle details, these summer add-ons prove to be the perfect way to nod to French-girl glamour this summer.