I’m not going to lie, I brought a lot of clothes to France this year. Partly because it was a long trip, but also because I knew that there would be so many events and occasions on which I would wish to wear x or y. It might have been a bit overkill, and I actually prefer to pack in a more efficient way (lesson learned) because no matter how much I bring with me, I tend to slip into a routine of rotating only a few items most of the time – my summer staples. For me, this year, it was a handful of one piece bathing suits, my linen trousers, two pairs of shoes, and kaftans.
This soft pink Solid & Striped suit was my most worn (sadly from last season but I found some similar fits below) even though it is old and had previously gone untouched it became one of my summer staples. Maybe my figure has changed from when I bought it, but I definitely felt my best in it this year and found that I reached for it a lot. It helped that it went well with my favorite sarong — I have had so many questions about this one; it is from the 55 store and I am looking for similar ones to stock for this site as I can’t find elsewhere!
Next, my high-waisted linen trousers were my go-to bottoms. I wore them with everything from a white button town (men’s, women’s, you name it), to a white tee shirt, nude top for evening, and of course over all my suits. I absolutely love these and anything linen for the heat.
I wore this particular dress about ten thousand times when I was in France, perhaps more than anything. It was the perfect throw over for any time of day from the market to the beach to a long lunch. I had to stop myself from wearing it even more than I already had!
Last, these two pairs of shoes, these sandals and these loafers, along with a handful of espadrilles that I picked up from the market in France, were the only shoes I wore really. I found that the white loafers were so versatile and a really great purchase for the trip!! A nice way to upgrade from my normal white sneaker style… XX