As you may have noticed from my Instagram and some of my recent posts, I’m starting to travel more regularly now. This summer I’ve already been to Portugal, France, Croatia and Italy, and soon I’m off to Denmark and then Spain. Travel is something I’ve always enjoyed and I made the decision earlier this year that I wanted to make it a priority in my life, as it has such a positive affect on me. I’m going to continue to share my trips here on my blog and my social media, and will do my best to inspire you with some beautiful places. I’m sticking with Europe for now as I’m funding my trips through a part-time design job.
I don’t think it will be long before I’m travelling out of season and I know it’s going to be much harder to find suitable clothing. All is not lost, however, as in the last few years there have been some great resort wear brands popping up. Resort wear brands specialise in clothing, footwear and accessories for hot weather. In keeping their offering small they are able to focus on creating a well made, functional product. And another benefit is that they are available throughout the year, not just in spring and summer.
Caroline Constas is one of the new breed of resort wear brands I’m referring to. Caroline is a Canadian designer based in New York and surprise, surprise she loves to travel. Recently, I discovered their core offering which includes their Signature Cambridge Stripe collection – pretty tops and dresses in classic blue and white stripes, they specialise in off-the-shoulder tops and shirt dresses. They are incredibly well made, in a light twill cotton that holds its shape.
We photographed this look whilst away in Croatia in the little town we stayed in, Sveti Lovreč. There were lots of old buildings in pretty pastel colours, some with crumbling walls and a few derelict ones with hidden wild gardens that had sprouted up inside their walls.
Caroline Constas Lou Off-The-Shoulder Top | Levi’s Cut-Off Denim Shorts | Converse Chuck Taylor Plimsolls in White | Davina Mulford Panama Hat* | Ace & Tate Heather Sunglasses in Latte* | Felice Dahl Första Earrings* | Felice Dahl Ljus Necklace | Felice Dahl Första Cuff Bracelet in Gold | Matthew Calvin Thin Meteorite Ring in Gold*