Style Inspiration : At The Beach
Wednesday 23rd July, 2014
AUGUST IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, and with it, long days spent at the beach with a soft kaftan, a wide-brim hat, a straw beach bag and the ideal summer read. August days are frequently some of the best days of the summer, for one has impossibly perfect messy beach hair that salt sprays could only wish to emulate, a sun-kissed glow that cannot come from highlighters and bronzers, and the warmth of the sun on the skin. Some memories have stayed throughout the entire year, aching to be re-discovered in summer…the slightly burning feeling after having sprayed suncream on salty skin, and the catharsis upon breathing in air after diving in the ocean. —Victoria
A day at the seaside calls for an intricately crocheted cotton Oscar de la Renta Kaftan, a Zimmermann two-piece, an Eugenia Kim wide-brim hat, some leather sandals, a laser-cut tote, and of course, an Aurélie Bidermann bangle.
Olivia Palermo‘s frequent getaways to beachside towns with her husband have given her an incredible ability to select the best cover-ups and beach totes. Emulate her style with an embroidered cotton kaftan, a straw bucket bag, and a white bikini (briefs and top)
Images: 3, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 – Victoria’s Pinterest, 2, 5, 7 – Hawaiian Coconut, 1 – Bygone Brilliance, 3 – Studded Hearts, 4 – Le Conduit, 6 – We Are So Droee, 10 – Byrosiejane, 11 – The Citizens of Fashion, 15 – carvenus, 16 – Stylesaints, 19 – Bliqx.
Victoria Berezhna Fashion Contributor, London
Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.