We Wore: Grecian Blue & White
This May, Lauren and I took a trip to Greece. Of course, you can read more about the trip itself on our coming posts. This post, however, I need to hone in on our awfully specific wardrobe choices.
During our trip, while I spent an hour each evening uploading my Insta posts for the day, I would get multiple messages from friends asking "so, did you coordinate your outfits on purpose?" ... Obviously we did!
Having done umpteen google searches on images of Greece and Santorini itself, Lauren and I were well aware of the colours of our soon-to-be surroundings; blue and white. As we fell in love with these photos, we totally found ourselves gravitating towards these colours in our wardrobe while summer shopping.
Eventually it registered. We laughed about it. Then we totally rolled with it.
we wore: tassel trim halter dress from asos and striped off-the-shoulder dress from winners
With its soft blue skies, white puffy clouds and perfectly white and blue buildings of the caldera, Greece embodies the easy-breezy look perfectly. We decided to search for these colours in pieces for our trip to match the island, and of course, each-other.
We didn't really question the origin of the colours, while we were running away with it in our wardrobes, but thankfully we met someone who could enlighten us. While on an amazing boat tour around the islands, which you can read more about here, the tour guide filled us in.
Apparently, because the island is so high set on volcanic rock, the buildings were traditionally painted white and blue colours to aide in their blending in with the blue skies to ward off pirates! Looking up at the caldera from the boat, you can definitely see how a wary sailor in a distance may be mistaken while approaching the seemingly empty island.
Needless to say, we had a lot of fun outfitting for this trip; and honestly, the resulting pictures were kind of worth that extra effort. It also turns out, much to our pleasure, that these colours are hugely on trend this year! Light blues and white, particularly with stripes, are easy to find and certainly can go with any climate - but it really hit home in Greece.