Athens Yacht to the Islands The Islands Mrs Ketty, head of Folli Follie, Greece’s biggest jewellery brand, invited a group of fashion editors to Athens this summer to see the new collections. I was one of them and, needless to say, Folli Follie has a new fan! Athens is a beautiful city but it can get seriously hot in high summer. For the perfect way to cool down head to
Athens Packing and Street Style What to wear when you’re there – Athens After Dark Blue kimono dress – Topshop www.topshop.com, brown wedge sandals (above) – Next www.next.co.uk, silver flat sandals (below) – Monastiraki market in Athens, metallic clutch bag – Yves Saint Laurent www.ysl.com, cats eye sunglasses – ASOS www.asos.com, bronze metallic eye shadow – Black Up Paris www.blackupcosmetics.com, violet nail polish – Deborah Lippmann www.houseoffraser.co.uk, silver and lapis bangle – Ibiza
Ibiza What to Wear Bangle from Ibiza Hippy Market What to Pack Boho, boho, boho! I’m not crying, this is the key word to bear in mind when packing for Ibiza. There are also two alternative forms of dress here, one is the rock chick, the other, chic party princess. Once you arrive you’ll find that days by the beach can blend in to all night partying without a trip
Ibiza Shopping and Street Style Ibiza Street Style Glamorous in white leopard print all-in-one working neon beach style in Fomenter Street Style at Ibiza Rocks Jumpsuits are popular this year Rock chick chic Cool kids at Ibiza Rocks Shopping in Ibiza Ibiza Town is the main shopping hub on the island. Stores open late morning and close for siesta (1pm-3pm), so the best time to go shopping is late afternoon/early evening.
Shoreditch Street Style The best way to gauge what to wear when you’re there, is to look to the street. The style code in East London is urban, eclectic and dressed down. Redchurch Street has recently undergone regeneration with the welcome addition of new bars, restaurants and shops. At the opening of the new APC store, an intimate event turned into a huge street party, as is often the way in this part
Toulouse Street Style A Fashion Editors guide to Toulouse Street Style. Toulouse is an affluent university city and the style on the streets is classic, smart and preppy. It’s not avant garde or particularly dressy but understated and chic. Think skinny jeans, breton tops, beige trench coats and a classic Louis Vuitton tote bag. Add a pair of elegant sunglasses and splash of rouge lippy and you’ll fit in perfectly.
Go retro by channelling 50’s screen icons and pin up girls for the sauciest look on the sand this season. To avoid taking the trend too literally accessorise with sporty flats and modern jewellery. For the finishing touch add a splash of red lipstick. Clockwise from left: red 50’s bikini – ASOS www.asos.com, sunglasses – Persol www.persol.com, necklace and bracelet – Lucy Hutchings www.lucyhutchings.com, ring – Maria Francesca Pepe www.mfpepe.com,
Sporty minimalism is the simplest and most practical choice on the beach this season. ‘Prism’ the trendy eyewear specialist has launched a new sporty swim wear range . Pair one of the bikinis, in sky blue or nude (key colours for spring summer) with metallic power flats and round lens sunglasses (very on trend). Accessorise with tough jewellery, natural lips and ice blue nails. Simple as. Clockwise from left: sunglasses, blue
The boldest beach look this season is neon. Clash acid yellow, pink and orange for impact. Not only do flouro shades enhance a tan they are also thought to lift the spirits. For a quieter nod to the trend stick to bright accessories or a pop of neon nail polish. Clockwise from left: vest – Velvet velvet-tees.com, tube dress – www.emiliocavallini.com, bikini – Pistol Panties www.pistolpanties.com, sun cream –
As seen on the catwalks of Prada and Jil Sander, going linear is the easiest way to earn your beach fashion stripes. Whether you go for a bold graphic line or an elegant French breton, this look is so chic and laid back, it’s virtually horizontal. Clockwise from left: turban – American Apparel americanapparel.net, bikini – ASOS www.asos.com, stripe top – Day Birger et Mikkelson http://shop.day.dk, sunglasses – Vogue www.davidclulow.com,