Mediterranean style … there is something magical about travelling in Greece, those Greek islands that are part of a fairy tale. Is it the light? Is it the ocean that stretches out to the horizon? Is it the fresh seafood cooked before you.
I remember everything being in that tone that feels as if you are constantly having a sunset. Soft light that picked up the beauty of the surrounding white washed buildings.
Taking inspiration from the locals is key to styling ‘greek island’ style. Light breathable cottons in light colours that compliment the sun kissed, olive skin.
There are baskets everywhere from fishing to hand bags to grocery bags. It gives that look of natural grace the Greek Goddesses do so well.
The ‘French style’ rule applied. Start with neutrals and then add a hint of colour.
If you are packing for a Greek travel vacation this is key, denim skirts are ideal and go perfectly with linen shirts and tops.
Garments that wrap and move with the wind allow the feminine figure to come forward in a modest pretty way they can be taken from day to night so if you intend to have a sunset drink overlooking the water that happens to move into dinner. You are perfectly dressed.
You never know who you will meet on these journeys… a new friend, an old friend an old soul or one of the many cats that call the Greek Islands home. It is one of the great pleasures of Greek life, it is slow and there is always time for conversation.
Prepare for long warm days and long dinner parties. Everything will slow down which in this crazy world is a blessing.
Photo credit Pete Bellis