From exotic, far-flung locales to traditional island getaways, we've planned perfect vacation wardrobes that are almost better than the haute spots themselves…
Not one for the faint-hearted, a Miami-ready wardrobe necessitates pieces as bold as the neon signs that turn Ocean Drive electric after dark. Tom Ford’s popping-pink silk pumps do the trick nicely; their pin-sharp 80s silhouette echoing the city’s hedonistic heyday. Alternatively, the loose beading on Jacquemus’ leather sandals begs to be taken out dancing to the Doheny Room at Delano, South Beach, while Valentino’s gold leather Rockstud slides are fabulous enough to take you from posing round the pool at the Faena to art hunting on the streets of Wynwood.
Striking the perfect balance between quaint Aegean getaway and Euro-fabulous party isle, Mykonos demands a rustic, neutral palette, beautiful natural fibres and laid-back, effortless essentials that complement the iconic blue and white labyrinth of Mykonos Town. Think Castaner’s navy-blue ankle-tie espadrilles or Marc Jacobs' metallic flats - the likes of which will look as at home with a floaty, printed kaftan eating lobster linguine at Nammos or with a ruffled, Bardot-style minidress dancing the night away at Paradise Beach Club.
The raw, bohemian beauty of Bali is enough to make even the most minimalist among us embrace pompoms and palm trees aplenty. Case in point; Dries Van Noten’s frond-sprayed sandals, Sophia Webster’s playfully embellished Soleil slides and Tory Burch’s floral-bedecked espadrilles; each made for jaunts around Seminyak with love-worn denim cutoffs and an embellished peasant top. Prefer your gypset look with a bit of edge? Toughen up a chiffon sundress with Tod’s studded sandals. We can see the Instagram posts already…
They say Italians do it better, and Portofino - with its postcard-perfect vistas and picturesque harbour - certainly makes a strong case. After all, who can resist some old-world Riviera glamour? Think Sophia Loren in a fit’n’flare 50s summer dress, expertly punctuated by Kanna’s espadrille wedges, or team Malone Soulier’s deckchair red Vilvin flats with retro-fabulous capri pants (they’ll make jumping aboard your Vespa an absolute cinch). Alternatively, we aren’t averse to going super-literal with Dolce & Gabbana’s Italian-print canvas flats. La dolce vita at its very best.