When someone says Europe, I am almost sure the first thing that comes to your mind is Paris. Right? But when Shivam and I sat down to plan our first Europe trip, we decided to go with South of France. And if you are thinking why? Being a beach girl at heart I have always had a thing for tropical destinations. So without any second thoughts, we started planning out our summer holiday and this post is a round up of all my outfits from the trip plus some tips to pack light while travelling.
South of France or French Riviera, is a beautiful coastal strip in the Provence region in Southeastern France. Famous for its pristine blue beaches and warm coastal sun, this place has so much culture and history to indulge in besides its vast cuisine!
Our little summer vacation in the French Riviera and Alps was just remarkable. We stayed in Nice for three nights and spent our last night in Grenoble. I definitely could have done with some more of that sunshine (wishful thinking), especially now that it is getting colder here by the day! There were moments when we couldn’t believe our surroundings and wondered how we got so lucky to be able to witness it. It was surreal to see all these beautiful places earlier seen in pictures, with our own eyes! We both feel so grateful for having this privilege to travel and see new places together.
Anyway, with enough time in hand, I jumped right into planning my holiday outfits and I am so proud that I was able to travel light for once. We were only allowed 10kg luggage per person, and I managed to pack everything in one mini suitcase along with Shivam’s stuff!
Sharing few tips that I followed –
- I kept my makeup kit super light by carrying only necessary bits like my Deciem foundation (lightweight plastic bottle), Nyx concealer, Kiko Milano mini bronzer, Nyx dual liner, mascara, Laura Mercier setting powder and Urban Decay setting spray.
- I did not carry any makeup brush with me and just a blender, must-have multi-purpose beauty tool.
- I have learned a few tricks like rolling the clothes to use suitcase space well. Also, Shivam is very good at packing so that is really helpful.
- I carried versatile pieces like my Bikini top that doubled up as a crop top when paired with high waist culottes and also a pair of denim to go with different tops.
- Skip loading up on heavy skincare bottles or always buy travel size products that fit into your hand bag easily. I mean when you are always on the go, seeing so many different places, who has time for a skin care regimen!
Coming to the outfits, French women are known for their fashion statements and if not same, I wanted to be on top of my fashion game in this place. One thing that I have observed about French fashion is that its minimalistic chic. So I decided to style simple but unique pieces like my emerald green pleated skirt, ruffled dress and bikini cum bralet top with minimal makeup and accessories keeping in mind the weather. This place is quite hot, so carry lightweight pieces in linen, cotton or similar airy fabrics to save you from the humidity.
Also, a quick makeup tip that worked for me was setting my face with powder before applying foundation. This along with the Urban Decay makeup setting spray helped in keeping my makeup stay put for long in that sweltering heat . Have you ever tried this technique, do let me know what do you think about it! Now check out all the outfits in the pictures below.
Outfit Day 1 - Nice Dress - Hobbs London Hat - H&M Wedge Shoes - Accessorize
Outfit Day 2 - Cannes & Antibes Culottes - Forever21 Head scarf - Zara (old) Bikini top/Bralet - H&M Flats - Cucu Fashion
Outfit Day 3 - Monaco & Eze Village Top - Primark Skirt - Forever21 Shoes - Accessorize Earrings & Belt - H&M Bandana scarf - Topshop Clear Sunglasses - Zara
Outfit Day 4 - Grenoble Top - Zara (Also seen here) Jeans - Zara Shoes - Random boutique store
I hope you liked this post and a detailed article to help you plan a perfect holiday in the South of France will be next on the blog! So make sure you are subscribed to my blog to get all the updates on time.