The Monaco Yacht Show is a hectic week where the industry comes together to mix business and pleasure so the last thing you want is to be caught unawares by the weather or forget your schedule. Our style essentials guide has everything you need to breeze elegantly through a hassle-free show.
If you thought you’d left rucksacks behind in school then think again. A recent spate of high fashion backpacks have seen them becomes this season’s must-have accessory and, better yet, they’re ideal for carrying all your essentials during the Monaco Yacht Show. Opt for a sleek and minimalist design like this one from Alexander Wang.
Prisma Skeletal backpack, £875, Alexander Wang at Harrods
Temperatures at the Monaco Yacht Show can be unpredictable so be sure you always have a pretty cover-up stashed in your bag if it turns chilly. For something with a little impact opt for autumn/winter’s key piece – the cape. This stunning embroidered design by Talitha is so much more exciting than a standard black blazer, no?
Embroidered silk cape, £1,380, Talitha at Net-A-Porter
Squinting in the sunlight looks good on no-one. Instead channel your inner Audrey with Linda Farrow’s oversized black sunglasses.
391 black round-frame sunglasses, £369, Linda Farrow Luxe at Harvey Nichols
Come rain or shine, a chic wide-brimmed hat will prove itself endlessly useful at the Monaco Yacht Show. Plus, the subtle gold chain detail on this wide-brimmed Lanvin design will add an instant hit of movie star glamour to any look.
Wide-brimmed felt hat, £490, Lanvin
There’s nothing quite like the simple pleasure of writing in an old-fashioned diary and, with smartphone batteries notoriously short and unreliable, it’s always handy to have your schedule written down. Smythson’s calf leather Grosvenor organiser is built to last you a lifetime.
Ruby calf leather Grosvenor organiser, £300, Smythson
While your foundation and mascara can be relied upon to stay in place all day the same cannot be said of most lipsticks. Busy days at the Monaco Yacht Show leave scarce time for make-up retouches so ditch heavily pigmented lip colours for Zelens lip enhancer. This soothing and moisturising treatment simply enhances the pink tones in your lips for a flattering bespoke colour boost.
Lip enhancer, £32 for 5ml, Zelens at Space. NK