As soon as summer arrives, people from all over the world flock to the beaches of Italy for sun, sea and a taste of la dolce vita. From the classic beauty of San Fruttuoso and Viareggio to the beautiful islands of Capri and Ischia, Italy is home to some of the best beaches in the world – which means that the Italians certainly know what they’re doing when it comes to looking good on the beach. We take a look at some of Italian beach fashion accessories you’ll need to know about if you want to add some classic Italian style to your holiday.
If you’re going to be chilling out under the beaming Italian sun, you’re going to need some sunglasses. An important part of any chic beach look, the right pair of sunglasses can be cool, stylish and sophisticated – and it just so happens that Italian design is responsible for some of the best.
There are countless styles to choose from, but we suggest the classics: Persol are known around the world for creating truly iconic sunglasses with an undeniably timeless aesthetic, while the Fendi 5227 offers a casual yet sophisticated style that is celebrated for its authentic Italian handiwork and detailed finishing.
The next big question is what to wear on your feet. Whether you’re unwinding on Costa Smeralda or enjoying la dolce vita on the Amalfi Coast, you can’t go wrong with Capri sandals.
Loved by classic style icons including Jackie Kennedy and Grace Kelly, the world-famous Capri sandals by Canfora combine old-world glamour with a touch of decadence and plenty of beauty. The straps of these painstakingly hand-made sandals are adorned with the finest Italian jewellery, meaning you’ll sparkle just as much as the shimmering sea.
With the bright blue sea gently splashing to the shore, the sea air treating your senses and the sun shining down on you, it can be easy to lose all sense of time as you relax on the beaches of Italy.
Luckily there’s a wide variety of designer Italian watches that are as fashionable as they are functional – perfect for adding some extra style to your beach outfit. The likes of Panerai and Bvlgari are household names in the world of luxury watches, and are ideal if you’re looking for gold, diamonds and exquisite detail. If you’re after something a little simpler, take a look at Alessi’s streamlined collection of modern watches.