The Fashion Bug’s Story: Sadly my minimoon posts are coming to an end but they wouldn’t be complete unless I shared my Portofino outfits with you all! So here you go.
We spent a lot of time on a boat so most of my days were spent lounging around in not much more than bikinis and kaftans. Not that I’m complaining about that. Two beachwear brands that I am totally obsessed with at the moment are Paolita and Lisa Marie Fernandez, so obviously they both had to make an appearance in my minimoon wardrobe. I had in actual fact planned to wear these pieces on the first day of our wedding events in Ibiza (we were on a boat all day with a “nautical” theme) but I ended up in another Paolita one-piece instead. Luckily all was not lost as there was always going to be another occasion to wear them. And Portofino seemed like a worthy enough setting.
As I’ve previously mentioned, I like to plan my outfits in advance when going on holiday but sometimes in life even the most meticulously made plans can unravel. On this particular occasion, I can put the blame on the fact that Portofino has some fabulous boutiques. I may have visited a few of these shops and added a few last-minute additions to my wardrobe along the way. The good news is that I now have some stunning unworn dresses which are patiently waiting for me in my closet and will be perfect for my trip back to Ibiza next week.
For the evenings in Portofino I opted for dresses (one of which I picked up at the local Missoni store!) But one evening the skies opened up and decided to let out about a weeks worth of rain so I felt it was more appropriate to slip on a pair of silky wide leg 70s style Issa trousers. My favourite look? The dreamy DVF printed dress that blended in perfectly with the misty blue nighttime skies.
The Fashion Bug’s Tips: Portofino has many luxury boutiques and luckily you don’t have to walk very far as most of them are situated in or around the Piazza Martiri dell’Olivetta (the main square.) Dior, Missoni, Louis Vuitton, Pucci – you name it, Portofino has got it. There was even a Dolce & Gabbana pop-up store in the square whilst we were there. So I would advise you to turn up with an empty suitcase as you are sure to leave with a full one…or two 🙂
I would recommend really dressing up for the evenings. What I loved about both Lake Como & Portofino was the old school Italian glamour of it all. Guests were dressed up to the nines and you can easily spend a few hours people watching whilst having a drink or dinner at the Piazza Martiri dell’Olivetta. It’s nice to see that this still exists in the world.