As we approach Mid of August there’s little doubt that summer has arrived. Warm evenings enjoying drinks with friends, weekend picnics in the countryside and, most exciting of all, a summer escape to beautiful, far-flung locations.
Here at AENEA we have been busy planning our vacation wardrobes, finished with our most alluring fine diamond jewellery and colourful gemstone designs. And to make things easier, we’ve created a selection of chic holiday-ready outfits to match your summer break, whether it’s a cultural European city escape or a week lingering by the pool in brilliant sunshine.
Sunset in the Mediterranean
If you’re heading to the Mediterranean coast this summer, enjoy your sunset cocktails in a beautiful outfit that celebrates your surroundings. Paying homage to the vibrancy of the new Sarpa Chrysoberyll ring, which shimmers with a 10.17ct lime green chrysoberyl contrasted by pink sapphires and diamonds, we’ve chosen this playful pom pom jumpsuit by Matthew Williamson. Teamed with Valentino’s green suede bag - the perfect complement to the Sarpa ring - this outfit captures the warmth and glow of sunset in the lush climes of the Mediterranean, be it Italy, Cyprus or Croatia.
Perhaps your summer break is taking you on a cultural excursion to one of Europe’s cities? If so, dressing for your surrounds is a must. We’ve chosen a navy blue T by Alexander Wang bomber jacket as the coolest of casual pieces to match our latest earrings: the Sarpa Blue Hoops. These eye-catching white gold and palladium hoops have been refreshed for summer with a slick of blue rhodium to highlight the spine of diamonds that twinkle along the hoop’s snake motif. And to add a final dash of shine? It has to be Common Projects’ silver sneakers, the perfect shoes to take you weekend of discovery, wandering the city.
Some vacations demand a more laid-back approach: two weeks of lazing by the pool in an elegant selection of swimwear and shades, such as this shimmering On The Island swimsuit and gold cats-eye sunglasses by the inimitable Linda Farrow. Naturally, your jewellery should provide plenty of additional sparkle, while being truly effortless. Complete the look with two of AENEA’s wearable yet eye-catching jewels: the Lazo & Bola brown diamond studs and Sarpa Green Tourmaline ring — a rare pale green gemstone that will perfectly complement your poolside tan.
If your summer vacation features a stroll along Cannes’ Croisette, arm in arm with your loved one, this elegant Riviera-inspired outfit is sure to turn heads. Lifting your summertime tan, this white Elizabeth and James dress works seamlessly with a pair of pretty pearl embellished Ancient Greek Sandals. Of course, a Riviera vacation isn’t complete without a sprinkling of pearls. Opt for the Stella collection’s Natural Blue Pearl and Sapphire string, and the cascade of pearls that fall from the ear with the Stella Tahitian Pearl and Diamond drops.
Sometimes taking a vacation means a bold change of scenery - ideally to somewhere brimming with LA cool. California is one of our favourite holiday destinations for its clash of Hollywood glitz, cool-girl attitude and Venice beach nostalgia. If the desire to vacation like a California Queen has you booking a flight to LAX, then make sure you go for gold. We adore this Self Portrait skirt (ideally matched with a vintage T-shirt), complementing its subtle nautical styling with AENEA’s gold Love Letters ring and shimmering yellow, brown and white diamond Waves Bangle. If you need us, we’ll be lying on the beach watching our jewels sparkle against the California sunset.
All outfit images courtesy of Net-A-Porter