Believe it or not, the places that we choose to sun ourselves in are heavily influenced by our wardrobes (shocker). Okay, that may over simplifying things, but the popular images that we see on our feeds and the fashion trends that compliment them come together to create a lifestyle that has some serious sway when we're holiday shopping. As Instagram pictures increase, with their temptingly clickable location tags, so too does our desperate need to be there ourselves.
But what does that mean for SS17? A lot of Mediterranean glamour. Think Instagrammable streets, statement sleeves that wouldn't look out of place in an alfresco cafe and emoji inspired flowers that perfectly match your siren red dress. Without further ado, here's a mini go-guide to our favourite destinations and the wardrobe to match.
Got time to scroll? Browse our Getaway Pinterest board for plenty of seascapes, ice creams and lemon trees – here.
Rome is a small city that's packed with culture (and a great glass of red) so pack your maxi dress and channel Sofia Loren immediately. Wrap waist detail and light fabrics will serve you well while statement prints will be your photo-worthy piece. Wear it with metallic sandals and a crossbody bag for effortlessly chic dressing. Don't forget to stop at the popular Gelateria Fatamorgana for a scoop of ice cream.
Frances Drape Maxi Dress
There are many reasons why Lisbon has become the IT destination of the year but its pastel-washed streets definitely top the list. Often called the 'city of seven hills', walking through a maze of narrow streets you'll find a Time Out market, tasty seafood and street musicians playing Portugal's folk music. We will be wearing an ultra-feminine dress with a pair of metallic sandals (flats, only).
Alice Drape Embroidered Dress
La Muralla, Spain
If you find yourself visiting Spain, then a trip up the rocky cliffs of Calpe to La Muralla Roja is a must. Built by Ricardo Bofill, one of Spain's most prestigious contemporary architects, it has become an iconic part of the landscape. It's overlapping stairs and Labyrinth-like design is topped only by the vivid pink hue the coats the walls. If you reach the top, then a roof terrace and pool in the shape of a cross awaits. Note: pack something pink.
Catlett Georgette One Shoulder Top
The first thing you'll notice about Sardinia is the beaches. They're blue, noise-free and more wild that neighbouring Italy. If you can bear to step away then you'll also find day trips to nearby islands and a walk around the Alghero's narrow lanes – ideally at sunset. Keep your wardrobe relaxed and pack summer whites and delicate jewellery.
Scoop Neck Bikini Top
A weekend break in Seville will bring you tapas, Flamenco dancing and orange trees by the dozen. Stop on the bridge to take your pictures next to the tiles that give the hashtag 'I have this thing with floors' a run for its money. Ruffles, reds and strictly feminine dresses complete the dress code here.
Maudie Drape Cold Shoulder Dress
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