To my mind, the French (and Italian for that matter) Riviera is the synonym for cosmopolitan, laid back glamour. Like, long hours of doing nothing but enjoying the good life (name a few: the most gourmet delicacies, the finest of wines, the softest of clothes and the prettiest of the environments). Just like taking a summer course in style and sophistication. And then, there is this coastal feeling throughout the whole style input. Of course. The meaning of the name riviera is actually 'coastline' in italian. Now, let that salty breeze chill the glamour part a little, add a small amount of the bohemian carefree attitude and you have that exact style mix that takes summer into a whole new level. Are you with me on that? Follow me, after the jump, to see my take on a 35% coastal, 35% Riviera, 25% cosmopolitan and 5% bohemian style mix.
|Sea food, good wine, thick shadow and the necessary sea view to spend lazy hours with. Photo by Karel Balas for Milk Magazine via Latte Lisa.|
|All white short skirt and sweater look so good near the sun setting seascape. Photo from the J.Crew June Style Guide via Dustjacket.|
|The necessary nautical stripes in blues, black and beiges on thick woven textiles. Make these rug pillows with the guidance of Martha Stewart's tutorial here.|
|Jeans, carefree and a total salty attitude. Graphic by Salt Surf via Tarafirma.|
|Crusty galettes with fresh blueberries and caramel do sound like heaven. Find the recipe on Dare To Cook.|
|Art with a proper amount of rebel and attitude. This is NOT Girl with a pearl earring from the series of Not Art by Warsheh.|
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