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The hottest 2016 holiday destinations – and the looks they inspire

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Holiday destinations are just like wardrobes - every now and then they need an update. Among this year’s hottest new places to holiday are Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen and Iceland. Three very different locations, whether you’re talking about landscapes, or the wardrobes they inspire. 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Images Rio Hunter 

With this buzzing Brazilian hotspot hosting the Olympic Games in 2016, fresh from the party vibe of the 2014 Brazil World Cup, it’s the place to be for sports fans right now. If you have no interest in the paint box colours of a team strip, or a figure hugging athletic aesthetic, then take your inspiration from the incredible beaches, such as Ipanema and Copacabana, the city’s ethnic heritage and infectious energy, and the iconic, colourful Rio carnival.

Wear: Bold and bright, BEC Swimwear’s eye catching colours and cuts are bursting with carnival charm and make versatile party wear – they’re not just for the beach. Add a pair of ruby cat-eye Nathalie Fordeyn sunnies and you can almost hear the Samba beat… 

Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

Images Aamanns and Harpers Bazaar

Like Stockholm and Oslo, this Nordic city achieves an understated cool in everything from its pared back food to its minimalist street style. Copenhagen is rising up the must- visit vacation ranks for many reasons, from being the home of Noma, ‘the world’s best restaurant,’ to its peaceful cycle highways, fascinating architecture, canals and harbours. Be inspired by washed out colour palettes, organic fibres and snowy whites and fill your 2016 wardrobe with Scandi inspired-style.

Wear: classic, easy silhouettes are the hallmarks of the city’s style, with touches of decorative bohemia thrown in for good measure. Crisp shirts and tailored separates are the essence of a Copenhagen inspired look – add a floral leather mini skirt to bring the texture. 

Reykjavik, Iceland

Images Iconia Magazine

The Icelandic capital has been an up and coming a travel destination for some time but 2016 brings with it direct flights from London, putting Reykjavik at the top of many a travel list. Nordic cuisine, quirky museums, beautiful churches and striking architecture are on the agenda, along with whale and puffin-watching and, of course, the hot springs.

Wear: If there’s one thing that Iceland inspires it’s cosy knits, whether patterned with hearts, adorned with tassels, or as a snug, stylish knit dress. Architectural lines and colours drawn from the icy landscapes of this part of the world – arctic pinks, bright whites and searing blues – give any wardrobe the Reykjavik twist.

 

 

 

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