The Best Holiday Destinations and Outfits to Match
Timing is everything. You need to visit the best places in the world, at their peak. We’ve rounded up summer style picks to match with the most unique cultural experiences on the global event calendar. If you haven’t planned your great escape yet, our guide to the best holiday destinations (and holiday styles) should help!
June’s endless days, caused by a natural phenomenon inspire St. Petersburg’s White Nights festival. A month-long event kicks off with spectacular performances at the Mariinsky Theater, the festival showcases the finest Russian ballet, opera and orchestral talent. Lust over the Imperial eggs at the Fabergé Museum in traditional lace by Vilshenko, and make it in time for curtains up in pleated Alexander McQueen.
The city’s Victorian architecture and luxurious department stores make it a firm favourite any time of the year. Yet July is the best time to visit London. Drop by the Design Museum’s Alaia retrospective, or catch tennis stars in action on Wimbledon’s historic grass courts in the effortless Dries Van Noten ‘Sindra’ skirt.
Cherry Blossom season may be over, but Tokyo has a lot to offer in the summer. People watch in the Harajuku and Ginza districts, and channel quirky Japanese style by pairing Balenciaga’s acid-hued pleated skirt with the matching fluorescent jumper. Take a bullet train to Naeba and catch the Fuji Rock music festival. Watch performances by everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Bob Dylan, against the background of the island country’s breathtaking landscape.
September marks the beginning of one of the biggest events in the contemporary art world. Head to Sao Paulo Biennale to discover modern art from international and young, local talent. Sign up for an unparalleled gastronomic adventure, and dive into modern Brazilian cuisine at D.O.M. It’s where star chef Alex Atala celebrates local ingredients like acai and tucupi (and wood ants even!). No wonder it ranks among the 10 best restaurants in the world. Balmain’s blazer is a sharp pick, and stands out at any formal do.
The Crescent city in October is perfect for foodies and cinephiles alike. Get a taste of the city’s Creole history through fragrant jambalaya and fluffy beignets at the Beignet Fest in City Park, and head to the New Orleans Film Festival for documentary screenings by Academy Award winners of tomorrow. Combat balmy weather with this breezy, polka-dotted blouse from Saint Laurent.
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