By Nicola Santini - bon ton and etiquette expert, author of NON LO FACCIO PIU’
It had to be the summer of dilemmas: will we travel or not? At home or on holiday? In Italy or abroad? At least for fashion it was the summer of solutions instead, a summer, this one, which did not spare styles, trends and ideas which colored the most awaited season.
August is the highlight month, when even last minute vacationers are ready to enjoy days or weeks of leisure far or near home, with the smart dressing diktat at hand: comfortable, versatile, easily transformable looks. Let's see the top five among clothes and accessories:
Chemisier dress: it suits everyone, at all hours. You just need shoes, a necklace or a belt and you can go from the beach to the cocktail without going back to change.
Gipsy skirt: as long as it’s super colorful, with little discreet patterns or oversized stripes. It goes well with tops or white shirts, tied at the waist for the youngest, soft for the more classic type.
High-waist belt: it was already in last year’s wardrobe of the fashion-conscious ones, must-have for this summer.
Colored Panama: the classic white and blue is an evergreen, but for those who love to dare, even the borderline combinations are fine. Red with yellow, flowers with stripes, pink with blues.
Sequins: impossible not to have them, from the purse, to the skirt, from the espadrilles to the denim jacket, never too much, never too many.