Capsule wardrobe for South of France

capsule wardrobe for France

Capsule wardrobe for South of France

I am getting ready to go to the South of France next week. Apparently, the weather has been a bit changeable recently according to my friends there. Also a reader informed me that there has been sporadic rain and high winds. So I am keeping my wardrobe simple. Keeping to a colour scheme means that all the pieces are interchangeable. I have not included a raincoat and umbrella as I keep those in France.

These are just ideas; you will need to adopt the principles to accommodate your current wardrobe depending on what countries you will be visiting and what you might be doing. The items I have chosen could be adapted to city or beach breaks with the addition of maybe swimsuits and kaftans and of course a packable mac just in case.

Details of above:

Blue linen dress MarksandSpencer / Parrot scarf / longline navy cardigan JohnLewis&partners / White broderie Anglais top MarksandSpencer / Straw bag / bead necklace / White foundation trousers Hopefashion / navy foundation cut off trousers Hopefashion / Silver sandals MarksandSpencer / white trainers fitflops

More suggestions incorporating some warmer colour tones. I have tried the black sarong black skirt and it goes well over a swimsuit for the beach but can also be dressed up with a simple top and some jewellery for the evening. I can vouch that the Fitflop sandals are very comfortable and would be ideal for sight seeing trips.

Details of above:

Straw hat / Exotic floral scarf/pareo / navy dress JohnLewis&partners / floral earrings / Longline cami with lace Hope fashion / Sarong wrap skirt Hope fashion / Cashmere cardigan Boden / Stripe basket Boden / White jeans MarksandSpencer / Leather sandals Fitflop / Textile sneakers Fitflop.

More ideas for capsule wardrobes here and here.

Our Chicatanyage pop-up scarf shop will be popping down for a few weeks while we go to the South of France for a holiday and in search of new and exciting scarves. Last orders 10 pm (BST) Sunday 2nd June. We will re-open again on 1st July.

5 Comments

  1. 31st May 2019 / 16:31

    I am off to Port Grimaud on Monday for the month. Where are you based? Didn’t like your comment about rain …!

    Anthea

    p.s the thing that stumps me every time is shorts! I have one pair of tailored ones, but so many have short waists. I am not a dress lover and it is usually too hot for long trousers … my favourite shop is The Earth Collection on the harbour front in St Tropez – they are brilliant at sticking to 2 or 3 colours and co-ordinating everything. Some years it’s just not my colour choices but if it is, the credit card gets a bashing!

    • 31st May 2019 / 17:47

      Hi Anthea
      We will be in Grimaud Village certainly not far from Port Grimaud. I know The Earth Collection soap in St.Tropez well. I am not a great lover of shorts, I just don’t have legs for them. I do have an old white pair which I sometimes wear on the beach. I prefer a loose cotton or linen maxi dress or wide linen trousers.

  2. 31st May 2019 / 21:17

    I travel a fair amount and maybe I’m just messy but white pants are an absolute “no no” for me. I always opt for jeans – usually one pair in black or a dark wash to wear on the plane and another one or two pairs of pants in the carry on.

    • 1st June 2019 / 11:58

      Hi Peggy
      I don’t normally wear my white jeans to travel in they are in the bag. I normally wear fairly old clothes to travel in after a tricky situation many years ago when I was flying to Europe with my co-trainer (we ran corporate seminars back then). His neighbour spilt red wine on the beige trousers that he was planning to wear for his presentations!

      Although I think I will on this trip as it is only a short haul and I won’t be eating or drinking except water.

  3. Janet Evans
    4th June 2019 / 09:10

    Just returned from Rayol-Canada’s-sur-Mur,south of St Tropez.The weather was glorious,one afternoon of showers.Linen shift dress,fit flops,coloured scarf or beads,the perfect attire.

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