Quick, what outfit says, “I summer in places that have salt flats and hammock floors?” If you were just thinking the same thing yourself, let’s chat about how we’ve partnered with Kate Spade New York to offer up a few ideas for the most stylish summer trips you can book this year, and exactly what to pack for each one.
TAMUDA BAY, MOROCCO
Once an under-the-radar locale with big European flavor, this coastline resort destination bordering the city of Tétouan has climbed the rankings of luxury vacation spots (thanks to upscale openings inspired by the mid-20th-century Côte d’Azur and a soon-to-come Ritz-Carlton). Pair accessories with striking details and designs with a lightweight blouse for a sophisticated way to keep cool and on trend while exploring (and photographing) the Moroccan sky-blue alleyways and cobblestone streets in town.
Art pop-ups, symphony performances and gourmet eats are just a few of the stops you’ll want to make in this stylish city. The quaint stuck-in-time architecture of its historic areas makes this Canadian city feel like a European escape without ever crossing the ocean. Channel Montreal’s artistically French vibes by packing an easy-chic jumpsuit with a waist tie and statement-making earrings. Stacked velvet heels elevate the look and are the perfect transitional shoe to wear as you navigate the city from daytime touring to its nighttime scene.
We can easily picture ourselves sipping a local Malbec in Salta’s expansive wine country after a morning of Instagramming the nearby salt flats. This Argentinean locale has a little bit of everything, from laid-back vineyards to adventure-packed jungle tours. Pack a wardrobe that does, too. Don’t forget a perfectly lightweight jacket to cover your arms as you explore the inside of chilled wineries.
Once a honeymoon destination, the Maldives is now an essential trip for anyone in the style set (um, have you seen the hammock floors?). Home in on classic summer whites, but in updated ways with bell sleeves, a monochromatic white bag and earrings. Use your shoes to make a statement with this summer’s favorite standout color: red. Wear this outfit to claim your dinner reservation in a romantic, maze-like garden restaurant.
Make like a travel blogger and put this bananas-beautiful destination at the top of your summer to-do list. The only thing more perfect than a beautiful floral dress you can wear anytime in this Mexican oasis are the accessories to match. Here’s a packing tip: To maximize space (so you can bring home more souvenirs), skip the big purses and bring a small zippered bag that holds your passport on your flight, keeps sunscreen and earbuds at the beach and then transforms into your clutch at night.