When it comes to perfecting your Riviera friendly look, help is on hand from the brilliant Ann Caruso. Stylist to the likes of Padma Lakshmi, Elizabeth Hurley and Katherine Heigl and contributor to Vanity Fair and Harpers Bazaar among others, Caruso is all about a pair of Espadrilles and a light cotton dress when it comes to her holiday wardrobe. Here are her summer essentials. www.anncaruso.com

Sunscreen – sometimes I switch it up with different products to try them out. I like Neutrogena for Sensitive Skin because I’m trying to use more things that have less fragrance. I have used Strivectin and Clarins, and I just heard Baby Avalon Organics is supposed to be great. So that’s my next purchase.

The Perfect Summer Dress - I like to find comfortable, cool dresses to run around in for the heat in NYC, the beach, and for travels.  Marc by Marc Jacobs, Gaultier and Dolce & Gabbana do great ones.
A flat sandal and/or a wedge - it’s always important in the summer to have a sandal or wedge that can go from city to country to beach, and to use from day to evening. I head to    Michael Kors for his luggage colored sandals and wedge espadrilles, K Jaques for their flat sandals, Stubbs and Wootton for their wedge espadrille or Louboutin for his.
A bathing suit - It’s all about finding one that feels comfortable, flattering, and chic. I’m still looking, but sometimes I mix the bottoms of some with tops of a suit of the same colors. My go to labels are Malia Mills, DVF, Ralph Lauren, Veronic Brett and Elizabeth Hurley Swim
A Tote Bag – it’s very important for me to find a tote bag that is chic enough to walk around town in and then use to put my towel and sunscreens to go to the beach. I like mine to travel well and not be heavy. Carlos Falchi tote bags has the best ones

Favorite Holiday Destination: The Amalfi Coast. I adore the dramatic  coastline with the combination of mountains and sea. I love Positano and Capri for the view, the shopping, the food, history and best of all the Italians