We had a marvelous time in Provence shopping for pottery, exploring some of our favorite towns, and lounging by the pool.
We lucked out with warm-but-not-hot weather and a wardrobe of sundresses and easy sandals was perfect for our stay. The Mistral winds were blowing during our visit, so I stuck to longer midi or maxi dresses and a pair of tennis shorts underneath to ensure I never had to worry about flashing anyone. (Some other women in mini skirts were not prepared for the wind – oops!) Shift dresses or pants would work equally well!
When packing for Provence I wanted to wear clothes that reflected the colors of the landscape, and kept to greens, blues and white for our days exploring these tiny towns. There’s a casual, undone elegance to Provence that I love and wanted my wardrobe to reflect that with lots of cottons, natural fiber accessories and relaxed silhouettes. One item that’s a must for Provence is a straw market tote. I bought mine at a market but linked similar styles below.
I’ll do a full Provence trip diary shortly, but here is a roundup of everything I wore in Provence.