Embedded like gems among the steep hills of the Italian Riviera, the region known as Cinque Terre resembles the scene from a vintage postcard collection.

This coastline is comprised of five villages, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, that together from a beautiful terrain blessed with breathtaking views. Visitors to the region often hike the rugged landscape, traveling from town-to-town on foot—making for an active day trip followed by an evening of dinner and drinks by the sea.

When headed to Cinque Terre, be prepared to spend most of your day outside; pack a couple of retro swimsuits, like the pin-up ones by Bronzette for dips in the water. During the day strolling, wear a light gauze dress like the one by Mes Demoiselles with a pair of straw espadrillas and a straw hat like the one by Pachacuti. In the evening, change into a simple chemisier dress like the one by Jil Sander Navy that features a beautifully distinct print recalling hand-painted tilework.

For men, some beach shorts, like the ones by Sundek, look great with a linen shirt by Day Birger et Mikkelsen. After a day at the beach, change into some classic jeans and a cotton sweater like the one by Ralph Lauren.


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