I'm excited about this new series I'm starting called "WHERE to WEAR". Since I'm all about travel and fashion, I thought what better way to combine the two than to post about places and styles together. Today's location is inspired by a recent trip that I took to Ischia, Italy. It was such a lovely island and full of some of the best views ever.
I wrote earlier this week that the inspiration from our trip to Ischia came from the beautiful film "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and the stylish settings in the movie. Ischia Ponte was the setting for many of the beach locations, and we were lucky enough to stay in the heart of Ischia Ponte with a view overlooking the famous Castello Aragonese.
Of course, like all trips, packing was important. What to pack? How much to pack? I'm a firm believer in trying not to check luggage, so I fit everything into a carry-on. At least summer clothes are much lighter (and smaller) than other seasons so it worked out just fine. Because of the styling in the movie which was full of 50s glam and beach casual - along with the ever-stylish Italian wardrobe, I was sure to bring some fun pieces.
Days and nights easily mix on the island, and we saw a variety of dressing up and dressing down throughout all hours. Because it's a beach setting, it tended to be a bit more laid back than a city like Rome. Sandals (not too often flip-flops though) and wedges were a perfect staple for any occasion, and a mix of summer dresses and muted classic pieces from shorts, skirts, tanks, and button-ups were a perfect combination to mix and match throughout the trip. And don't forget your bathing suit...because a trip to a volcanic spa, and of course the beach, is a must!
French Connection strapless beach dress :: FRENCH CONNECTION.COM
TopShop Cupro Roll Up Shorts :: TOPSHOP.COM
TopShop Wide Stripe Bikini :: TOPSHOP.COM
K Jacques St. Tropez Larissa suede gladiator sandals :: NET-A-PORTER.COM
Marc by Marc Jacobs - Classic Q Baby Aidan (Tourmaline Green) :: ZAPPOS.COM
Miu Miu 17LS Opal Powder :: SUNGLASSES-SHOP.CO.UK
OPI Nail Polish "Suzi Says Feng Shui" Hong Kong Collection :: OPI.COM