Monday Outlook: French Riviera

If your state was part of the whole May snow flurry this weekend, then you are in the minority. The rest of The States have stopped complaining about the coldest, harshest winter in recent memory and has shifted gears back to Al Gore's corner in full belief of Global Warming. Luckily the French figured out a way to look suave and chic while keeping their cool, and its time to take some notes.
The French Riviera or Cote d'Azur, is the southern most coast of France between the sovereign Monaco and the Italian border. Throughout history, this has been a place for the rich to play during the winter and, as a consequence, a place for plenty of cultures to mix; this may have been the closest to the melting pot of America that Europe could handle. Fashion and style was no exception as the sartorial natures of Russia, England, Italy, France, and countless others came together to create a breezy look that maintained a tailored sharpness.
This stretch of real estate was the first true resort destination, so the style should be thought of as such with lightweight fabrics, comfortable constructions, and minimalist patterns. Linen and cotton are key to a successful Riviera look, with outer layers being as toned down as possible. Chinos and a linen blazer paired with a horizontal stripe tee will put you right on trend for this summer, but add some driving loafers (Cote d'Azur means Monaco) and your look will be over the top!
Check in tomorrow for some exciting new tech and next Monday for further fashion trend insight for the coming months!