There’s noting more indulgent than sailing on a yacht, enjoying a sunset, spending time with friends when there’s noting but waves around you and reaching places no car or plane can reach. I wrote about it before here – as far as I’m concerned, this is the ultimate vacation, and it’s accompanied, of course, by tons of style
What to pack for sailing
The bag shouldn’t be too big or heavy- on the contrary, you won’t have to wear much. And yet, you better give it some thought, since you don’t want to ruin the overall style and atmosphere. Beware of too much effort- the key is nonchalance, like ‘I just accidentally threw something on myself, and didn’t think a second about it’…. but it’s only pretend
Throws and beach dresses
First, it’s nice to check out Resort collections by big brands – they’re issued especially for the holidays. For sparkles and prints lovers there’s Dolce&Gabanna and Roberto Cavalli, who will make sure you’ll be hard to miss on the boat, even from the shore. As for me, it’s a bit much, with the prints and the sequins
For those who love strong colors, I suggest Mara Hoffman’s swimwear and beachwear. I like
her designs, with geometric prints and tasteful colors. I bought a beach dress of hers on my las trip to the Maldives and it makes my day
And yet, when it comes to yachting, I prefer something calm – a white linen shirt you can throw over the bathing suit, a lace dress, or trendy crochet pants. Everything has to be comfortable, since you’ll need to wear the same item over and over again, and for this exact reason, it can’t be too tight. By the way, even if you don’t plan it this way at all, you’ll be constantly eating – another good reason not to dress tight. My suggestion: diet before and after, but pamper yourself on the vacation itself
As I mentioned above, I’d opt for slightly covered up suits, following the current 60s trend (remember that iconic frame of Marilyn Monroe on the beach?). This special, 60s St. Tropez look is successfully recreated by Mara Hoffman’s designs, impressive and colorful. Another welcome trend is knots and threads, both on the top and bottom. Less faltering once you tan, but if, like me, you prefer to watch it and skip tanning altogether, it looks very sexy
My choice: new angular frames by Miu Miu, or my favorites from last year ,Illesteva , plus some plastic bracelets – a current, and yacht-worthy look
You can always buy an accessory on one of the beaches. A wide hat adds attitude and sun protection, just be careful not to lose it during sailing, like it happened to me. When you go down to the shore, a canvas bag and cute flip flops will fit it nicely
Don’t forget the sunscreen!
You won’t miss heels on this trip, unless you’re planning to take one of St. Tropez or Sardinia’s clubs by storm. Most importantly, don’t forget sunscreen. It may sound banal, but with the wind of sailing you don’t feel the sun and you burn, fast. It’s too bad, as the damage is irreversible…. Protect your skin!
And just like that, your yacht bag is ready…. save some room for shopping, too. Lots of room, actually!
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