YOUR RIVIERA OUTFIT
By Sam Higgins, 16 May 2017
The 70th annual Festival de Cannes kicks off tomorrow and, as ever, we’re promised a fortnight of sunshine, cinema and style. Maybe your invite to the Côte d'Azur was lost in the post like ours, but don’t worry – we’ve put together a summer-ready outfit inspired by the classic, elegant style of the French Riviera so you can at least pretend.
To kick off your outfit, throw on a statement shirt. We’re not talking something so garish that it'll induce mental images of your dad swanning around by the pool in full ‘holiday mode'. Stick with darker hues to keep things neat, even if it's dominated by a bold pattern. This short-sleeved, revere-collared navy shirt with its pineapple print should do the trick nicely. While that summery top is, in itself, probably enough to divert critics’ eyes from the screen and onto your getup, the key to nailing the complete look is to keep the rest simple and muted.
Over the top, layer a dirty pink blazer, giving you the option to smarten things up or bring added protection should you catch a chill from the sea breeze. Then, pair smart green shorts with Dr Martens' take on buckle-strap sandals for a simple but bold combination below the belt. All that’s left to complete a blockbuster look is to add a pair of retro sunnies, throw a slick satchel over your shoulder and pop open a bottle of champers. Lovely.