7 July 2024

10 Classic Summer Outfits Inspired By The French Riviera

Classic outfits: vest with matching trouser | Bottega Small Andiamo bag | Sandals

10 Classic Summer Outfits Inspired By The French Riviera

Summer is officially here, and many of us are lucky enough to be going on vacation or enjoying nice weather. After returning home from a trip to the south of France, I came away with many summer outfit ideas that will keep you right on trend! When I first landed at the Nice airport, I noticed everyone was wearing white. Men, women and children were all wearing white button front shirts, white flowy pants, white jeans, white skirts, white dresses … the list goes on. Other trends included vests, linen, crochet pieces, and leopard prints. And, almost everyone completed the look with Hermès sandals (or similar versions) and straw bags.

Today’s post is about 10 easy summer outfits that are both stylish and comfortable. Throw some of these combos into a suitcase for a weekend getaway, put them on to run around town, or wear them out for lunch, drinks or dinner. These are my go-to combinations because they’re versatile, easy and stylish. This vacation might have been one of the best-prepared trips I’ve ever packed for (!!) considering I wore almost everything in my suitcase. That rarely happens! Keep reading to see some mirror selfies from St. Tropez and a few stylish options you might like for the rest of summer. ☀️

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#1 This is the summer of skirts

Left: TWP striped shirt | L’Agence denim skirt | Dior bag | Embellished tank | Right: ALC tank | ALC skirt | Gold sandals

This year, the classic skirt is having a moment! It’s the first time in a really long time this has happened. Right now, you’ll find everything from midi style skirts (specifically in white) to slip skirts and denim skirts. Add one to your wardrobe and it’ll give everything a refresh. Look at this new crinkled one at J.Crew, and this tiered one from Nordstrom — both so good.


#2 Linen midi length dress

Banana Republic linen dress | Hermès sandal, affordable version | Straw hat

Linen everything is trending this year! I didn’t even iron the navy Quince dress I brought, I just put it on and walked out. Since the look is meant to be a little crinkly, these stylish dresses are perfect for traveling. I love the navy ALC dress as well — it’s a little dressier compared to the Quince one. Check out this one from J.Crew, this new Veronica Beard one, and this halter style from Nordstrom, also great options!


#3 Straw bags & strappy sandals

Left: ALC dress | Loewe tote | Red sandals | Right: Quince dress | Gold sandals

I realize these two navy dresses are really similar, and while I didn’t need to bring both, I did wear both of them! The Quince one was casual, so I changed into the Hermès sandals for to wander around St Tropez. As I mentioned, everyone was carrying some kind of straw bag. I noticed strappy sandals for dinners, and the Hermès sandals (or similar versions) during the day. And, how pretty are these red sandals? Red is definitely the shoe color of choice at the moment, and it will continue into fall. Also, consider simple heeled flip flop sandals like these new Tory Burch ones, they’re really comfortable.


#4 Crochet everything is trending


Frame crochet dress

Recently, I read this Who What Wear article about the crochet pieces we need for summer. I spotted this crocheted Frame dress a while back and knew it would be the perfect vacation dress. Some other pieces I found include this dress at Nordstrom, and this one too, along with this top at Anthropologie, this stripe dress from J.Crew.


#5 Drawstring linen pants

J.Crew cable cardigan | Linen pants | Embellished tank

After watching my daughter Em wear flowy linen pants pretty much every day last summer, I decided to give them a try myself. And wow, talk about comfortable! I love the J.Crew ones I’m wearing above, but they do tend to sell out so keep checking for a re-stock. These Tommy Bahamas are also super comfy, and many people have these pants by Reformation — but I found them to be a little bit scratchy. Linen is a classic summer material, and perfect for travel because it doesn’t matter if they get wrinkly!


#6 Stylish beach coverups


Left: Beaded shirt coverup | Farm Rio swimsuit | Right: J.Crew linen striped shirt | Amazon black swimsuit

Stylish coverups are really all you need for a sunny vacation, especially if you’re like me and rarely get in the pool! I love this white eyelet kaftan I found at Anthropologie. Of course, you can’t go wrong with anything from J.Crew.


#7 Comfy travel outfit


Travel outfits: Left: Denim jacket | White tank | Frame Jetset jeans | Right: Milan travel sweatshirt set

Having a comfortable and stylish travel outfit is key, and this one by Frank & Eileen is so comfy, I ended up wearing it on both flights to and from Europe! Since I had a short flight to London on the return, I opted for the Frame Jetset jean which I highly recommend. I shared more about it in this Instagram Reels video.


#8 Classic shirt dress + sweater over shoulders

Pink shirt dress | Cashmere sweater over shoulders | Schutz sandals | Loewe tote

Frank & Eileen has some of the best pieces for summer, including the shirtdress I’m wearing above, which comes in many pretty colors. Side note: the linen dresses run a little bit longer. If you love the “Coastal Chic” look, then check out this recent blog post where I shared the 5 pieces you need to get the look. You’ll love this classic white shirt, these breezy linen sets, and these comfy striped knits!


#9 Farm Rio dresses

Farm Rio dress | Schutz sandals

I really can’t write a summer post and not include Farm Rio dresses! They’re perfect for every summer vacation, and you’ll love having a fun bright color in your wardrobe. They’re fun, bright and beachy, and I can’t recommend them enough! Here are some brand new ones I found for you: this, this and this.


#10 White, white and more white

Cinq a Sept dress | Veronica Beard sandals

Everyone was wearing white! Everything from white dresses like this and this, white skirts like this, white flowy pants like these, and the list goes on!


Thank you for reading! xx

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