Hedonistic Ibiza, white linen filled Greek beach clubs, the cobbled, winding streets of Lisbon, Europe has endless sun filled adventures waiting this summer. Remerging from a slumberous eighteen months, Europe is once again bustling and vibrant, ready to welcome eager travellers. With everything from six-star luxury hideaways to bohemian retreats available, Europe is a diverse land mass full of rugged coastlines, lazy villages and whirlwind cities. When we have been planning our many imaginary holidays in our heads over the last few months, many of us have envisioned that of warm sunshine and clear blue seas. Nearby Europe is on hand to try and make our imaginations a reality with their kaleidoscope of busy cities and laid-back islands just waiting with open arms.
Whether you plan on some free-spirited island hopping, or want nothing more than to be undisturbed in pure luxury for your stay, you will need a relaxed summer wardrobe to match. For the upcoming seasons, natural fibres and neutral tones reign supreme, allowing us to mix and match with a laid-back, tonal capsule wardrobe. Seen on the Jacquemus and Bottega Veneta catwalks, and emulated by fashionistas Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Hailey Beiber, natural textiles such as cottons, linens and leathers are the must-have textures of the summer. Add in a good splash of raffia for Bridget Bardot approved classic style, and you have the foundations of our European Sunshine edit.
Armed with holdalls bursting with oversized cotton shirts, cut off denim shorts and leather belts, for both him and her, the summer stylings can begin. By packing suitcase multi-taskers, you can create an extending capsule wardrobe which surpasses the ‘worn once’ mentality. The preferred option for both the planet and your luggage allowance, selecting items which have multiple uses allows you to create a coherent selection of looks. The white linen shirt that you wore tucked into tailored trousers on day one, can effortlessly double up as a poolside cover up when worn over a crochet bikini on day two. When it comes to shoes, adapt the same approach and opt for styles which will embody wear-with-everything style. The Monte Carlo mules are crafted from beautiful premium leather, woven into elegant braided mules, which look as chic with an elegant black dress as they do with wide-leg raw-hemmed denim. The Arianna sandals give a touch of Ibiza-approved glamour to the natural look with a metallic finish, which still looks daytime appropriate when styled correctly. For him, the simplest silhouettes prove to give maximum style. A simple cross-over mule sandal, Eli, will take you from your pool lounger to evening drinks with ease, with the understated profile allowing the stunning materials and beautiful craftsmanship to shine.