French Riviera Chic – get some Cannes Film Festival style

The whole world of celebrity is in Cannes just now it seems, for the Cannes film festival. Even Cheryl Cole’s there…

The French Riviera is synonymous with chic, laid back, sophisticated style. Think Brigitte Bardot and her striped Breton tops, Jackie O and those huge sunglasses, and you’re getting the idea.

It’s a very easy look to recreate here in the Scottish, ahem, Riviera. The palette is simple – think black, blue, red, white and cream, stripes, and a bit of gold thrown in for good luck.

The ‘Riviera chic’ look can be worn day and night – shorts and t-shirts during the day, dresses when the sun goes down, and huge sunglasses at every hour!

Simple shorts, a striped t-shirt, a floppy hat, big glasses  and some deck shoes. Brigitte Bardot would love this look.

French Riveiera Chic Cannes ThreeWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Navy straw bag, £9.99, stripe top, £4, both H&M, blue and white deck shoes, £10.99, New Look, belted straw hat, £14, Debenhams, Navy jersey shorts, £5.99, H&M

A simple white suit, with a string of pearls and bold accessories is perfect Riviera chic.

French Riviera Chic Cannes fourWHERE TO BUY: (Clockwise, from top left): Tuxedo white jacket £48, matchig trousers, £30, pearl necklace, all BHS, Pearlised cat’s eyes sunglasses, £18, Topshop, Blue bag, £22.50, BHS

Simple capri pants or ankle grazing jeans are the perfect way to define this look, teamed with flat pumps, or high wedge heels.

French Riviera Chic Cannes Fashion One

WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from left): Blue Chino trousers, £24.99, GAP, wedge sandals, £34.99, New Look, gold knot bangle, £5.99, H&M, Jackie O style sunglasses, £8, Dorothy Perkins, red shorts, £7.99, H&M

Horizontal striped dresses aren’t for everyone, but they epitomise the Riviera Chic trend, in any length, from maxi, to midi, to mini. Add a gold bag and shoes for a classy evening look.

French Riviera chic cannes TwoWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from left): Black and white striped maxi dress, £48, Wallis, gold straw clutch bag, £7.99, H&M, navy and white embroidered stripe dress, £55, £Rocha.John Rocha @ Debenhams, Red and white and blue stripe dress, £33, Wallis.

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