The art of packing:

a holiday style guide

From Miami to Venice, we pinpoint the cultural hotspots of 2019 – and what to wear when you visit.

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Destination: Wynwood district, Miami    

Miami’s colour-saturated Wynwood Art District is driving the city’s reputation as a vibrant cultural capital. Bored of the beach? Then head here for amazing street art, independent galleries and, yes, oh-so-many hipster hangouts.

What to pack:
Shades, sliders and prints as colourful as the art deco architecture. From sea views to private views – the likes of Amiri and Balmain are the perfect fit.

Our top travel tip:
Fancy escaping wintry chills in the name of art? Then plan ahead and book a trip during the Art Miami Fair from 3 to 8 December.

Dive in

Poolside styles from the biggest brands.

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Destination: Louvre Abu Dhabi    

Opened in November 2017, the Louvre Abu Dhabi features works from Ancient Egypt right up to today inside an incredible space designed by architect Jean Nouvel.

What to pack:
Luxurious linen, cotton and silk textures in neutral desert shades. Keep on the right side of formal with a short-sleeved shirt, suede espadrilles and lightweight trousers.

Our top travel tip:
Discover the rest of the Saadiyat Cultural District, including various galleries and, in the near future, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Thought Abu Dhabi was just about sun, sea and luxury hotels? Not so, my friends – 2019 is the time to see another side to the UAE.

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Destination: White Cube Bermondsey, London    

Amazing architecture + world-class exhibitions on one of the capital’s loveliest streets = our favourite gallery in London.

What to pack:
Slick-looking streetwear and warm London-ready layers (let's face it, this isn't Miami). Industrial, graphic touches from the likes of Heron Preston, ALYX and Maison Margiela are the perfect fit for an inner-city gallery tour. Oh, and don’t forget your umbrella…

Our top travel tip:
After seeing the White Cube’s upcoming Sarah Morris exhibition (think geometric prints, inspired by the digital age) make your way to nearby Maltby Street Market for craft gin bars and the best street food.

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DestinationVenice Biennale 2019

Europe’s biggest arts event returns under the title ‘May you live in interesting times’ (don’t we just?) from 11 May to 24 November, featuring works by 91 countries.

What to pack:
The Italian brands enjoying a serious 2019 renaissance – from Valentino’s fresh, streetwear-influenced styles to Versace’s devil-may-care prints. Oh, and go for trainers rather than formal shoes – it’s likely you’re going to get lost navigating those canals…

Our top travel tip:
Head to Terrazza Danieli for amazing views, the best spaghetti alle vongole and an obligatory negroni.

Get shirty

Because nothing shouts ‘holiday’ quite like these styles.

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Destination: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield    

Set in the rolling hills of Yorkshire, YSP is one of the world’s greatest outdoor art spaces, featuring a stellar programme of exhibitions throughout the year and colossal works by Henry Moore, climbed on by kids and sheep alike.

What to pack:
Let’s face it: Yorkshire isn’t known for balmy weather, so layer up in the best British heritage brands and technical (read: waterproof) layers. There ain’t owt better than a day in the great outdoors, eh lad?

Our top travel tip:
Finished with the park? Then it’s just a short drive to The Hepworth Wakefield an architectural wonder exhibiting works by Barbara Hepworth alongside ever-changing contemporary exhibits. 

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