Top Guide for Greek Island Style
Must-have items for your summer trip to the Greek islands. Or, your kiddie pool. Either way, you’ll be ready.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ve probably noticed an abundance of stunning photographs of the fashionable and party-happy resort island of Mykonos. Fabulous people sunning themselves on alabaster-white ledges, dancing and cajoling in picturesque evening retreats in equally mind-blowing fashion.
Most of us come nowhere near Mykonos. That doesn’t mean you have to forgo the fashion trend. We can help with this complete guide to the Greek island style. If you can splurge for a trip, you’ll be ready to pack. And, if you can't, you can still look amazing carrying the Mykonos vibe poolside.
What should you pack for your trip to Mykonos or other Greek islands? To start off, let’s discuss several general trends in Mykonos or Greek island style.
White + Blue
If you’ve seen the stunning images of this island you will know that the sun-bleached architecture is setoff by the transfixing blue sea. Thus, Greek fashion often includes these tones (um, hello, even the flag is blue and white!)
Call it what you want but we’re calling it the Greek goddess floral. Whether it’s an exaggerated leaf pattern or finely rendered wildflower, botany has always been a theme in Greek fashion.
What to pack for your trip to Mykonos + the Greek Islands
While Mykonos is an all-year-round destination, it reaches its apex of beautiful people during the American summer months of June-August. You need a great, statement-making, swimsuit. Whether it be a figure-flattering one-piece stunner or a two-piece bikini, color and pattern make a big impact.
Flowy and loose dresses are key. Not only for the sheer and lightweight quality needed for warm weather but they are also a great day to night options. Easily alter the mood of these dresses with a change of jewelry, add a belt, or change to heels for a totally new effect.
Whether it be lace, woven rope, canvas, or cotton, the hollowed-out cutouts of woven blouses are always a great addition. The bonus? Lightweight, easy to pack, and perfect cooldown option for a hot summer day.
When you go to Mykonos you’ll be partying. Need we say anymore? It comes with the territory. Want to dance all night long? A great party jumpsuit or loose two-piece number can be an effortless and comfortable way to rock the night away.
Gladiator + Fringe Sandals
Great looking gladiator sandals or fringe sandals are a beautiful way to complement your flowy lightweight clothing choices. These comfortable styles offer a pop of color to set off your white and blue dresses and tops.
Transparent Acrylic Jewelry
Let the light in with some transparent acrylic jewelry whether it be an earring or cuff bracelet.
Natural shells and stone are major elements in the islands. However, the combination of white and gold in these cowrie shell bracelets, earrings, and necklaces really raises the stakes taking the nostalgic trinkets of the past to chic new heights. Take it to a whole new level with a full armload of bracelets.
An exaggerated hoop earring or sculptural necklace is the way to go when sticking to a minimal theme. Think laid back billionaire.
Woven + Knit Bags
Inspired by fishing nets, this mesh bag is a great carryall option for market hopping to beach time.
Offering hands-free convenience, the waist and chest bags of this season allow the carefree freedom of a coveted vacation vibe while maintaining a fashion-forward style. Plus, what better than two hands to hold, well, two cocktails.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out our top picks for island-style clothing, shoes, jewelry, and bags here