French Riviera Style Guide

If you’re not like me, and this doesn’t bother your one bit, More power to you. Four months of foreign country with only a few suitcases and no knowledge of the French Riviera style seemed like a recipe fo fashion faux pas. Now three weeks into the experience, I am gaining a better understanding of the fashion of the French Riviera.

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I paired it up with fun, blue sunnies and tan accessories. Breton stripes are all over the beaches and streets of the French Riviera. Think of classic stripes on your dresses, casual tops, dress pants, feminine skirts and chic jumpsuits. Everyone in Los Angeles has been chatting it up about where they’re heading this summer.

  • Though it’s not something we like to think about, there’s lots that can go wrong on any trip abroad.
  • She points out that, in many cases, said appreciation for vintage is a family affair, curated through generations of beautiful clothing.
  • To keep away pigeons, the hotel has falcons that are trained to fly back and forth in front of the restaurant.
  • After spending the day on the beach, I wore this look while walking around Cannes.

Yellow is so such a happy color and my crush is still going strong! I love the ruffle detail on this dress, the open back detail, and the wrap + tie detail on the front. I kept most accessories white and chose these retro sunnies. These fun earrings have a bit of yellow beading to add some color to the look.

The moral of the story? Layers that can be worn in many different ways, no matter what season, are the best. The TGV train is the fastest way to cross the country, even if you take into account the time it takes to reach the airport. A slower train can be cheaper, but may require more stops along the way. If you are traveling to Corsica by train, or if the cost of budget flights is prohibitive, then it’s worth it. Just be sure to factor in cost of getting to/from the airport into your calculations along with any baggage charges that might apply. For travelers with more time on their hands than money, the bus is certainly another option.

The ride from Nice to Menton on the line 100 bus is a scenic trip east along the rugged coastline with stops in beachside towns like Villefranche-sur-Mer, Beaulieu, Cap d’Ail and Monaco. The French Riviera, also known by the Cote d’Azur is a beautiful French region that stretches east from Menton and Monaco to Theoule sur Mer, and up into Southern Alps. The Riviera contains several cities , 14 natural parks, Roman ruins, medieval villages and whale watching just off shore. The Cote d’Azur is not just a place for summer. Sure, these cities heat up come July as the masses parade down boulevards and beaches, but winter is one of the Riviera’s best-kept secrets with snow falling just two hours north of the shore. Here’s how to make the most of your stay in the South of France.

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Geraldine Boublil (stylist and founder, Things From interiors), confirms that trips to St. Tropez are accompanied by a shift in mindset. She says that the South is a holiday and suggests flowing dresses, basket bags, slides and hats to create a relaxed Provencale vibe. Instead of stocking up on new pieces for each trip, she likes to wear her Parisian staples differently.

The highlight of the day is always apero hour, a Riviera tradition that requires a bit more sartorial effort. While many enjoy a predinner see-and-be-seen trip to the iconic Senequier, she prefers to turn on some music and just relax at home.