What to wear when you're there
With connotations of crumpled maps and equally crumpled shorts, tourist was once a dirty word. But now we’re feeling the money belt and velcro sandals look – blame Martine Rose’s dad-cool aesthetic or Balenciaga’s Triple-S hype. And if sports core isn’t your bag, go all out in the glamour stakes with a decadent dress. Either way, this summer looking like a local is over.
PHOTOGRAPHY CARIN BACKOFF AT CLM. STYLING MARK VASSALLO. MODELS AIDA BLUE AT MILK MODEL MANAGEMENT AND JORDAN GAMARD AT HEROES MODEL MANAGEMENT. HAIR SHIORI TAKAHASHI AT STREETERS. MAKEUP DANIEL SALLSTROM AT CLM.
Jacquemus girls are fun, dewy-skinned and always impeccably dressed. All of which we want to be on holiday. Porte’s fresh ‘New-Frenchie’ shapes are certainly a good place to start.
Serene summer dresses
Loewe’s shoulder-baring maxi dress has a kind of modern Tess of the d’Urbervilles vibe. Plus, it aligns to 2018’s mood for covering up – how convenient.
‘I do think it's insulting to men and women to insist that they fit a certain profile. I never understood that.’ Same here, Helmut Lang. There’s never a season not to borrow from the boys with larger-than-life tees.
The eighties redux
Jane Fonda nailed it the first time round in 1982. Now it’s time to make leg-lengthening, high-cut swimsuits your thing. Have faith (and mid-heel sandals) packed too.
Above: Aida wears shirt by Stella McCartney from O’, swimsuit by Hunza G from Browns, shoes by Jacquemus from Penelope, bag by JW Anderson from Tom Greyhound, sunglasses by Fendi from Optica do Chiado, earrings and ring, both by Noor Fares, and necklaces: shell by Aurélie Bidermann from Uzerai and turquoise pendant by Astley Clarke.
Floral inclinations (in XL)
Ah, the Hawaiian shirt. Once a kitschy tourist staple, now a firm fixture in new-era fifties flavour courtesy of Maison Margiela.