May not be time to put away the Moncler just yet, but summer’s on my mind nevertheless.
Consumed by visions of cruising along the Grande Corniche in a vintage 1953 Sunbeam Alpine Sports Roadster à la Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief, nary a day goes by when I’m not dreaming of the beach. Here are four spots in the Northern Hemisphere for soaking up some sun in style:
BEACH: Plage de la Croisette, Cannes, Cote d’Azur
BRING: Music by Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vanessa Paradis and Carla Bruni; Borsalino hat; K. Jacques sandals; ERES swimsuit; Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oil; French market tote.
BEACH: Paraggi Beach, Portofino, Riviera Ligure
BRING: Giambattista Valli dress; Bottega Veneta clutch; Guia La Bruna bikini; Moroccan market tote; Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Tanning Emulsion; Vespa; Helmut Lang blouse; Superga shoes.
BEACH: Main Beach, East Hampton
STAY: c/o The Maidstone
BRING: Proenza Schouler PS1 bag; Linda Farrow x Alexander Wang sunglasses; Rodarte for Opening Ceremony swimsuit; The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Maison Michel hat; Linus bicycle.
BEACH: Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
STAY: Banyan Tree Mayakoba
BRING: Mayabags bag; Toms shoes; Proenza Schouler Baja jacket; Sacai Luck shorts; Alexandra Cassaniti surf board; Bantu Wax bikini; 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck.
For more travel style inspiration, I suggest Beach Style: Southern Hemisphere and Destination Style. And for more swimwear inspiration, check out Gottex Heats up New York Fashion Week with Irina Shayk, who just landed the highly coveted cover of the Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Rory Taylor Coulter is the creator of Coulter Curated, a carefully curated lifestyle blog. To read more of Rory’s work, visit CoulterCurated.com.