If you are not a fan of loud fashion accessories, there are plenty of subtler pieces to complement your holiday wardrobe when you pack for a luxury villa stay in Phuket of Koh Samui.
In addition to being blissfully warm with stunning natural scenery and an intriguing culture, Thailand simply oozes style – especially in tourist hotspots like Phuket and Koh Samui.
The latest social craze to sweep Thailand’s glorious islands is the beach club, where it’s possible to luxuriate on a day bed for several hours, nibbling through the tasty Thai and international treats on the menu as you sip on some refreshing champagne.
Such a sophisticated setting calls for sharp yet understated style – particularly if you aren’t into bling or showy outfits and accessories.
Below is a selection of subtle additions for both sexes that will make your beach club outfit truly sing.
For ladies whose outfit simply isn’t complete without a necklace, look no further than the edgy Moschino pendant. While the visible brand name on this piece of jewellery screams style and luxury, its simple understated design oozes chic, edgy elegance. The Lighter holder necklace is part of the label’s alluring “Fashion Kills” Autumn/Winter 2016 collection. This silver metalwork necklace makes an iconic statement, thanks to the chunky chain and an almost dog tag-style charm. Pair with a hip t-shirt or tunic dress for maximum impact.
If fussy bracelets adorned with dangling charms and other sparkly additions aren’t your thing, then why not choose a simple – yet impactful – bangle? The Elo Terazzo contrast stackable bangle, from Oliver Bonas is the perfect low-key piece to inject a little fun into your holiday wardrobe. It features a block colour on one side, with a striking speckled marble effect on the other. If one bracelet isn’t enough of a statement for you, buy several and stack them up on your wrist for a beach club outfit with WOW factor.
After a day spent sun bathing on a plush daybed, you’ll notice the change in temperature when cocktail hour finally arrives and the sun dips below the dusky horizon. It’s a good idea for ladies to have a shawl or pashmina on hand to keep the evening breeze off your shoulders and bugs off your skin, and the jacquard monogram and stripes shawl from luxury Spanish label, Loewe is the perfect choice. This cashmere and cotton blend is guaranteed to feel fantastic as it slides across your skin, and the simple pairing of colours and almost nautical pattern is ideal for ladies who prefer an understated, effortless look.
Of course, gentlemen on holiday want to look their best as well, and there’s plenty of guys in search of that perfect accessory to really set off a relaxed outfit with an extra spark of style. The brushed metallic cuff from Ted Baker is subtle and luxurious, with the designer’s iconic logo engraved on the inner side of the piece. The open edge also gives this bangle a little more edge that’s ideal for guys in search of something masculine and effortless.
When the sun is high in the sky and you’re heading for a quick stroll around the pool, the last thing you want to be doing is squinting into the sun as you marvel at the ocean views. For gentlemen that would rather not make a grand style statement with their eyewear, the Po3113 square sunglasses from Persol offer a perfect, modest design. With silver-toned trim bringing an extra luxurious flourish to the shades, they’re perfect for matching with casual day outfits at the beach club, or even for chilling around the pool at your private villa.