Some luxurious items are an investment that pay off ten times over through the years in durability, beauty, timeless elegance, and personal happiness. As Marie Kondo would say, they bring you joy. So as the summer wedding season approaches, we’ve rounded up our favorite ways you can indulge your penchant for high-end French craftsmanship and style. You have to hand it to France: it’s a country that knows how to make all the good things… perfume, wine, fashion, accessories, and food. I think you’ll agree that these items are exceptional:
Celine – Top of Your Bucket List
Celine’s Bucket Bag, CUIR TRIOMPHE in Smooth Calfskin Tan is as soft as butter and pairs well with almost everything you’ll don, except formal attire. Tote it to brunches, markets, parties, showers, rooftop cocktails, poolside sunning and sipping, shopping, and work. The regal Celine logo is subtle, yet commanding.
Chanel: Bring On The Sun
Chanel’s Rectangle Sunglasses are 100% UVA and UVB Protection CE and prescription-friendly. Available in 6 variants to please every couture preference, these shades are so glam that you’ll probably wear them inside, simply because you can.
Dior – What Are You Reading This Summer?
The Dior Book Tote, newly introduced by inspired Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri, is a veritable staple of the Dior aesthetic now and is designed to carry all of your daily essentials: books, market finds, antique show scores, beach essentials, and champagne, Found at Dior on 24s.com, its silhouette portrays a fully embroidered Toile de Jouy motif with the iconic Christian Dior signature on the front. This carryall imparts Dior savoir-faire and pairs well with summer fun and edifying books.
Hermes – Shade with Style
The Hermes GIA Hat is cheeriest way to throw some shade this summer. This Gia hat in “Les Leopards” printed terry cloth is designed by Christiane Vauzelles, and features tone-on-tone interior seam covers for durability after beach babe wear-and-tear. Whatever you’re doing in the sun this summer, be it surfing, gardening, reading books riverside in a hammock, or sipping iced cappuccino at a cafe, this hat will ensure that you do it in style (and are protected from the sun).
Yves Saint Laurent – Get Stoned
Yves Saint Laurent SAS, a.k.a Saint Laurent and YSL, has been practically synonymous with French style since its 1962 inception. Specializing in haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather accessories, and footwear, we also love the brand’s new chunky bracelets for summer – in particular, the Arty Cuff in metal and cabochons. Five stones adorn this soiree conversation piece, which slips on and off with ease and features a Saint Laurent Paris engraving.
Isabel Marant – Strappy Sandals Extraordinaire
Isabel Marant’s Arely Leather Sandals in Ultra Violet are everything we relish about summer: fresh, airy, and fun. They also come in black, but really, how can you resist Ultra Violet for sunny days and summer nights? Pair them with dresses, pencil skirts, cabana-wear, shorts, jeans, and flowing white linen pants to add a dash of elegant je ne sais quoi. Great for weddings and for strolling along the Seine at midnight.
Viva La France!