Last week I went to Saint Tropez for two nights to check out the newly refurbished and achingly beautiful Cheval Blanc hotel. I knew the itinerary was relaxed – a spa treatment here, a stroll into the local market there, nothing to strenuous or that would require any specific clothing choices so I had a free rein on what to pack. Before I check in anywhere I always do a little bit of research on the location to get a feel for the place and plan my outfits because, let’s face it, we kind of want to feel like a local when we travel.
I hadn’t been to Saint Tropez before but I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting myself into style-wise. Since the 1950’s the French Riviera has been known for its boujee aesthetic and glamourous visitors and not much has changed over the decades – the celebrities still flock there and the business moguls hang around after Canne with cigars in hand. But because I’m probably the least ‘extra’ person you’ll meet when it comes to my style choices – I’ll take a basket bag over a Balenciaga tote any day of the week so, I decided to put my own laid-back spin on some key luxe pieces.
So, I thought I’d do a quick little round-up of what I wore and what to expect if you’re heading to Saint Tropez this summer.
I got so many people asking me where this jumpsuit was from (you can shop it HERE btw) and it was the simplest piece I packed. When it comes to a summer jumpsuit you can’t lose for a hassle-free day-to-night outfit. Choose streamline shapes and a culotte leg for the most flattering fit.
My not-so-new favourite summer staple is a slip dress. Distinctively 90’s, the straight up-and-down silhouette and spaghetti straps make it one of the most understatedly sexy pieces in your new season wardrobe.
WHITE MIDI DRESS
Wow did THIS H&M dress get a lot of attention on social media! It was a little big so I cinched in with THIS belt and it was such a dream to wear. Saint Tropez is the perfect place to wear a floaty feminine white midi dress – with a nod to the boat scene, it screams summer.
I’m not normally one for low heels – the higher the better in my opinion! But, call it age, cobbled streets or the huge array or dreamy sandals, but strappy mules have replaced my love of stilettos recently. Effortless, barely-there and with (dare I say) a sensible heel – they look perfect with anything silky or satin.