Once held in reverence as a recreational playground for the wealthy and privileged, it’s hard in this day and age to think of the seaside as a luxury. But going back over the centuries, the notion of visiting the coast was a indulgent delight for the aristocracy, royalty and celebrities for recreation, health but most of all as a social destination… Oh how times have changed.
But just like most things in this world, when the product becomes too commercially accessible, it begins to tarnish with resulting in its once luxurious appeal fading. But not all of it is lost. Having grown up in the blistering Australian sun and spending mornings and afternoons by the sea, I have many fond memories of sun-kissed skin, sand and surf. But as much as I will cherish those memories, I now delight in the novelty of dressing up in my finest winter clothes and sitting by the seaside just as much.
While I might have given up my Australia attire like a wetsuit, I’ll still indulge my taste for beachwear inspired pieces like neoprene in my 3.1 Phillip Lim coat, H&M loose open weave knit that resemble fishing nets and SUPRA Hammer mesh trainers that let you feel the sea breeze. And now really, whats more luxurious than wearing such impractical clothing to the seaside?