Italian coastal chic; what to pack Puglia
Ok guys, you spoke and I listened. During my time in Puglia I had a lot of questions about what I was wearing and a few of you even requested a ‘what I wore’ post. It’s a bit of a blog post departure for me, but I thought I’d try something new. So whilst my upcoming blogs will share the travel highlights, this first post is all about what I wore in Puglia. I’ve made this post entirely shoppable, so if anything catches your eye you can follow the links and snap the pieces up for your own summer adventures. Browse and enjoy!
The Stylish Explorer Look
Puglia is full of quaint Italian towns that are just waiting to be explored. I chose this outfit as it is stylish yet fairly conservative. I felt really comfortable in this black wrap dress from River Island and the panama hat added an extra touch of style. I chose to use my black leather backpack so I could keep my hands free for taking lots of photos. The gold sandals are really comfy and gave an air of ‘Grecian Goddess’.
The Riviera Chic Look
For our day trip to the coastal town of Monopoli I wanted an outfit that oozed Riviera style. I found this white ruffle top in Bershka and paired it with a pair of high waisted culottes from Zara. My Oliver Bonas bag added a pop of colour and I finished the look off with the same fedora hat.
The Perfect Maxi Dress
This stylish maxi dress is perfect to wear by the pool or during a day trip. The horizonal strips are slimming and I love the cross back detailing. It’s stretchy, and comfortable and looks much more expensive than it actually is!
My Essential Poolside Pieces
My new poolside pieces are mostly part of a large Acccessorize haul that I did before my trip to Puglia. Here are my favourite looks
The Marylin Monroe Swimsuit
This white swimsuit is incredibly flattering, especially for girls who feel self-conscious about big boobs. It has inbuilt cups in the swimsuit and ties around the neck. It perfectly combines glamour and comfort and I felt great in it around the pool.
The Crochet Pink Bikini
I love this pink crochet bikini from Accessorize. The colour looks great against a tan and this bikini cut will definitely be in style this summer. If pink isn’t your colour, it also comes in white!
Embroidered Beach Shorts
If kaftans aren’t for you, you’ll love these embroidered shorts. They look great poolside and can also be paired with tops for a stylish day look. I wore them with a white Bardot top with flute sleeves as well as around the pool. They’re high waisted so nip you in for a flattering silhouette.
The Neon Pom Pom Kaftan
This has to be the comfiest kaftan I’ve ever worn. The under-bust tie also makes it incredibly flattering, and it’s bang on trend with the lime green pom pom fringing.
The Embroidered Kaftan
The embroidered detailing on this kaftan is gorgeous and the drop waist tie helps to give a flattering shape. It’s great for lazing by the pool and leisurely lunches in the sun.
The Aztec Swimsuit
This Aztec swimsuit added a splash of character to my fairly neural (and predominantly white!) Puglia wardrobe. The swimsuit has a gorgeous cross back detail and also has cups in the bust for a flattering look.
Do you like what I wore in Puglia? I’d love to hear which look is your favourite and what pieces you love the most. If you want to see more style posts like this on The Travelista, please let me know! Jess x
Some of the pieces featured in this blog post have been gifted to me.