Do resort season right.
HISTORICALLY, Resort season has been associated with lounging around Saint-tropez or sipping Negronis in Positano bars – which is to say, not too readily associated with “real life”. But as we approach 2019 and our attitudes towards shopping continue to evolve, we no longer have much interest in buying pieces to wear for a three-week sojourn, only to relegate them to the back of our wardrobes along with our suitcase.
Versatility is everything, which is why we were particularly smitten with the Resort 19 collections. They just felt so… wearable. Chanel showed fresh white two-pieces with simple boater hats (and layered strings of pearls – it is Chanel after all), Salvatore Ferragamo gave the blazer a summer-appropriate upgrade in eggshell linen, while Fendi made its signature monogrammed jumpers feel fresh in a cropped and sleeveless V-neck design. Paired with high-waisted blue denim jeans, the latter will be your best friend on those not-hot-enough-for-shorts summer weekends.
Closer to home, Zimmermann made retro shapes feel more modern than ever, layering polka-dot blouses under all-in-ones, and Matin reminded us of the enduring style chops of khaki shorts. (With a linen shirt? Check. White tee? Check. Black one-piece cossie? Check.)
Are you reading this thinking, “Well this is all well and good for weekends but what about work?” Resort may feel like an antioffice season, but to write-off its corporate potential is to seriously underestimate it. Chloé’s ivory slip dresses look just as good with tailored blazers and pumps as they do with strappy flat sandals. And a pair of widelegged pants from Hermès are as likely to elicit compliments in the office kitchen as they are over brunch with mates.
As with everything we’re fawning over, the power is in how you wear it. Get creative – and ignore the rules. E
“The POWER is in how you wear it”
Sandals, $670, HERMÈS, (02) 9287 3200 Sunglasses, $260, HOLLY RYAN X PARED, paredeyewear.com Hat, $150, AVENUE, avenuethelabel.com Dress, $1,100, ZIMMERMANN, zimmermannwear.com
Bag, $945, GUCCI, 1300 442 878 Shirt, $1,100, ZIMMERMANN, zimmermannwear.com Shorts, $295, MATIN, matinstudio.com