Summer is a time for parties, and these celebrations make it essential to have a quick glance in your wardrobe in order to choose the best look, or simply, the most impactful look. If there is one thing you should not be afraid of at times of the year like this, it is really shining and trium- phing. In one word, you need to be the queen of the party…and that is not always easy. Whoever believes that it is enough to simply slip on the most expensive dress in the shop is completely wrong, and the same is true for those who simply put on the first thing they find.

There is nothing as difficult or which requires more work than giving the impression of being elegantly dishevelled, like Tatiana Santo Domingo and her husband Andrea Casiraghi, who are devotees of the Balearic Islands and the magical light found there. So, before you get to work, you need to closely examine the setting for the party. A seafront terrace is ideal for wearing a kaftan, however an enclosed area, which is more formal, requires a dress with a halter neck and some jewellery. Pleated and draping clothing works really well at this time of year, which is defined by absolute eclecticism. Alongside more sophisticated trends, you can also enjoy more bohemian chic clothing, or alternatives that can be used during the day, on the beach or boat as well as at night, helping you to enjoy an unforgettable evening.

Dress codes vary from one party to the next, but black trousers with a silk top are always a successful choice. This look may not be the most imaginative, but it solves any problems when you do not have much to choose from. On the other hand, it is better to leave the little black dress for another season. This summer, everything should be sheer and ethereal. Women become kinds of Greek gods, with tunic type clothing and tones ranging from white to coral, without forgetting about a range of greens and turquoises.

Accessories are becoming increasingly important. Forget about small and discreet jewellery. An enormous necklace is necessary to attract the attention of everyone. Platforms and wedges give way to more refined high heels. Satchels come out on top when it comes to bags. There is nothing more chic than a small golden clutch bag to accentuate the rest of your outfit. Mixing expensive garments with low cost fashion is really in vogue at the moment. The royal families of Europe are doing it, so of course the mere mortals are loving the chance to imitate them. Having said that, the key is to have the ability to make it seems that you are always wearing something expensive and good, even if it is not. To achieve that you need to practice the art of mixing, as mastered by celebrities such as Olivia Palermo, or Princess Elena de Borbón for instance. Bright colours are also in fashion this summer. Fuchsia, yellow, orange and lime green are not just triumphing on the catwalks, rather, when combined with one another, they can lead to amazing results.

Fingernails and toenails have to match the rest of your outfit. Then, what about your hair after suffering the travails of a day spent in the sea. There is no problem. Bunched up hair and plaits can be a real saviour. They are elegant and suit almost everyone.

Then, it is time for everyone to add their special touch and really take advantage of what they have. Although it seems impossible, everything can be learned. You just need to look at the photographs of Jackie Kennedy when she was young and compare them to those of her later years. Style can be acquired and good taste can be learned. In summer, Mallorca is one of the best places in the world to put all of these lessons into practice. The parties await.

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