3 summer outfits inspired by your Mediterranean travel dreams
With summer here but our chances to escape to a far-flung destination very slim, why not transport yourself to some of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe through your wardrobe, Narnia style? After all, it's the season of sandals, espadrilles and happy toes - here are some dress ideas to quench your wanderlust thirst...
Get Inspired by the Amalfi Coastline
With little Italian towns clinging to the side of cliffs that plunge into the sea, the Amalfi coast is one of Italy's most beautiful and memorable coastal escapes. A little drama goes a long way on this landscape, so why not let this inspire your next outfit?
Team up the pastel-tones of these Bibi Lou sandals with this nod to the iconic lemon groves that cling to the cliff terraces of the Amalfi Coast. The Rafalia dress is perfect for picnics in the park, or summer day trips back here in Blighty.
Lemon-print sundress, Feather & Stitch, £119
Bibi Lou Coral Orange Sandals, £75
Channel the French Riviera
People are drawn to the South of France every summer for a luxurious beach break with glorious sunshine with a 'petit peu' of stylish people watching. Get yourself noticed this summer in timeless, elegant style.
Pair your Castaner wedge espadrilles with chic summer whites; while you may have to get your 'St Tropez' tan out of a bottle this year, the wedge heel on your Castaners will elongate your legs in this Broderie Anglaise mini dress.
Broderie Anglaise mini, All Saints, £148
Castaner Wedge Espadrilles, £110
Easy, breezy style from the Balearic Islands
If you want to channel the Balearic islands, whether it’s Mallorca or Ibiza, you’ll want to think of an easy, boho outfit, fit for the beach as well as the bar (even if 'the bar' is a G&T in your own back garden).
Mix an easy maxi dress (perfect in the heat) with Ash's studded Power sandals for an on-trend mix of florals and a slighter tougher edge. The perfect mix of comfort and style.
& Other Stories Floral Print Maxi Dress, £95