What I wear in the South of France in June

What I wear in the South of France in June

What I wear in the South of France in June

We have been so lucky the weather here in the South of France has been fantastic. The first week was sunny and windy so apart from the odd day of hayfever my ideal climate. Since then it has been getting progressively hotter and more humid. I have kept my outfits simple and pretty much stuck to a palette of blues, whites and creams as shown in my capsule wardrobe for the South of France.

Above I am wearing my white trousers and blue tunic top from Onelifeclothing I wrote about the company here. Their clothes are ideal for hot weather.

Blue tops and white trousers:

House in Grimaud

The beauty of our small village in the hills above the Gulf of St.Tropez is breathtaking at this time of year. The residents take so much trouble to create small but colourful gardens in very small spaces.

What I wear in the South of France in June

Sitting outside my favourite cafe in the village contemplating life.

Mike Jagger in St.Tropez

The village of St.Tropez has a fascinating history. It used to be a small fishing village until the “beautiful people” of the late 50s, 60s and 70s discovered it following the filming “and God created woman” starring Bridget Bardot in 1956.

In the square as you enter St.Tropez from the port, there was a wonderful display of photographs by Daniel Angeli ( a well renowned French press photographer from that time ). Angeli was famous for capturing the stars of that era at play.

Above is Mike Jagger arriving at St.Tropez heliport.

Brigitte Bardot 1976

The above image needs no introduction.

The chicest shop in St.Tropez

As you walk down one of the streets from the car park to the Place des Lices you will pass a very chic dress shop. The sun is very strong at this time of year however I did manage to get a few photos of the well-dressed windows, as requested by one of my readers.

sun hat

I saw so many women wearing blue this season from dark navy to the palest shades of baby blue. We even went to dinner with friends in the village one evening and all of the women, including me, were wearing blue

Yellow summer tops

Yellow was the second most popular colour that I saw on the streets.

Blue chambray dress

I have a very similar dress to the one above in my wardrobe, except it does not have such a high waist.

Summer 2019 accessories

I just love these accessories.

St.Tropez shop window

PS. Our Chicatanyage scarf shop is now open with a new selection of brightly coloured scarves from France plus a range of exotic kaftans and kimonos.


  1. 28th June 2019 / 16:53

    I hear it is HOT NOW IN FRANCE!!!!
    Time to close those shutters!
    You may want to pop over and say HELLO to MY AGELESS STYLE LADY GREETJE as she is from HOLLAND!
    Up on the Blog Today!
    I’m a bit envious I am not going anywhere this summer!

    • 28th June 2019 / 18:10

      Hi La contessa
      Luckily we are now back in London and more moderate temperatures. Yes will check out your latest blog post

  2. Francie Newcomb
    28th June 2019 / 17:06

    I love window shopping in France! Thank you so much! Love all the blues and linens.

  3. Wendy in York
    28th June 2019 / 17:49

    Lovely post Josephine . I’m a big blue fan – lots for me to like there . It is even hot & sunny here now but I suspect not south of France heat

  4. 28th June 2019 / 18:11

    Hi Wendy
    We returned to London on Wednesday just in time. 45 degrees is a bit too hot for me.

  5. 28th June 2019 / 18:50

    The light in St. Tropez is so beautiful! We were there a year ago and I know the shop you show. Exquisite clothes and accessories. But I loved the market too!! We arrived before 8 am and secured a parking place and then dawdled over espresso people watching until the market opened. You look lovely, Josephine, as always. I live on the west coast of Canada and follow your news regularly. Thanks!

    • 29th June 2019 / 12:48

      Very wise to get to the market early before the crowds. I normally go in by bus so get there at about 9.30 and have a good hour before it gets too crowded. People watching there is my favourite habit. Thank you for the compliment.

  6. Eleni
    28th June 2019 / 19:46

    Lovely picture, lovely hat (I have a similar one) I happen to like blue very much but hardly ever wear it ! Why? I have no idea. The tunic top goes so well with your choice of necklace.

  7. Lorraine Matthews
    28th June 2019 / 22:01

    Merci, Josephine. What a wonderful series of window displays and colour.

  8. 29th June 2019 / 06:50

    Welcome back to the UK! I made the drive up on Wednesday – 12 hours in all that heat, but it was time to leave … Back down in September. (Maybe meet up for a pre-market breakfast on the Sube balcony?)

    I expect you’ve heard that the flea market at Le Jas des Roberts is closing soon? What will we all do on a Sunday morning?

    p.s my capsule navy and white wardrobe wasn’t quite enough, so I bought a “dress” that was much admired. A 12 euro nightdress from the supermarket! It was ideal – not too long, so it went over trousers/shorts if needed, and very lightweight!

    • 29th June 2019 / 12:55

      Hi Anthea
      Yes we just got out in time before the heat arrived. Very sad about Le Jas des Roberts I will miss it very much. Your dress sounds great very resourceful.
      We may be back end of September and I will definitely be there in October. If we conincide it would be great to meet up.

  9. Maisie
    29th June 2019 / 09:41

    I’m a blue lady, but I would wear that acid yellow if it suited me. St Tropez looks so beautiful, have always wanted to go there. Almost made it many moons ago, so the dream remains unfullfilled !

  10. Eileen
    29th June 2019 / 12:15

    Love bluethanks for the pictures, it looks lovely. It’s been hot here in Florence as well, vacation time almost over, back to California soon. Thanks again.

  11. Carol O'Gorman
    30th June 2019 / 18:42

    Love to wear Onelife clothing, have been supporting them for many years.

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