If you’ve been thinking of dipping your toes into the Mediterranean coastline this Summer (or perhaps conjuring a getaway later in the future), building your itinerary is probably at the center of your to-do list.
Squeezing the most out of a holiday can be tough and requires a solid amount of planning and preparation to get it right. To spend a week cruising in Saint Tropez or sitting oceanside on a beach chair in Puglia? Coastal cliffs or Italian vineyards? If you’ve stumbled on a case of decision making fatigue and need a little guidance, we’ve got you. Team VRG GRL have curated a dream itinerary with suitcase essentials for a summer spent basking under the European sun - even if it is just a testament to our case of wishful thinking.
When strolling through Barcelona’s vibrant streets, a matching set is the perfect way to keep packing simple and dress with minimal effort, high impact. The Capri Button Front Shirt & Shorts are a lightweight combo, literally, as both pieces are 100% cotton and just waiting to be hung on your balcony at dusk after spending a day out in the balmy, Euro sun. We’re matching this duo with our favourite Lucy Folk sunglasses and a trusty bucket bag from Chloè, designed in the dreamiest terracotta hue.
Packing light is not our forte, so naturally, a statement mini dress simply must be accompanied by our favourite pair of crochet, Prada platforms, a ring from Cleopatra's Bling and this raffia bucket hat from Isabel Marant. Print clashing and layering textures simply radiates Euro summer, at least it does in our eyes. In this case, the El Mirage Mini, with its exclusively designed and unique print, is just begging to be worn with a bright bucket hat for catching those Amalfi coast rays.
As we frolick between Parisian patisseries and the local vintage nook, we can’t help but don a knit skivvy paired with a neutral mini skirt. We love the Ivy Muse Skivvy, with its contrasting textured design and lightweight feel, it’s just the right kind of VRG GRL adjustment to the classic French uniform. Post coffee and croissant, it's time to whip out a pair of earrings, sneakers and our most loved Chanel mini for a day spent exploring the museums, galleries and cultural masterpieces the City of Love has to offer.
Abundant with ancient architecture and a sun-drenched coastline, the Greek islands are our favourite place to explore rugged landscapes and lively villages. As we throw on our favourite mini of the season and prepare to move little to no further than the sun lounge, the Made For Summer Dress contains natural and regenerated fibres and was inspired by our love of mosaic tile arrangements in homes along the shores of Santorini. Match with the Sun Seeker Vest and Teva sandals and your look is complete for a day spent island hopping (or Aperol sipping - your choice).