With summer just around the corner, we’ve been researching all the hidden gems and must-see sights in the world to bring you the top 5 totally Instagrammable holiday destinations you’ve got to check out this year. If you’re searching for a European getaway, look no further. (Warning: these photos may cause symptoms of severe wanderlust).

1. Wroclaw, Poland

This vibrant city is one of the most popular and recommended European destinations to check out in 2018. Famously referred to as the ‘Polish Venice’, Wroclaw is home to one of the oldest restaurants in the world, picturesque canals and charming streets bursting with history and character. For a colourful snap, get yourself down to the market square in the town of Rynek where the town houses stand bright and beautiful on the cute cobbled streets.

What to wear? This city has a happy, vibrant setting so adopt the colour pop culture with bright shades and stand-out accessories.

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Shop the look (top to bottom): Nine by Savannah Miller mustard yellow jacquard midi wrap dressDolce & Gabbana brown cat eye sunglasses, Red Herring orange circle cross body bag, OPI ‘A good man Darin is hard to find’ nail polish, Faith dark orange suedette mules.

2. Portofino, Italy

Discover this hidden Italian gem on the Riviera coastline for a laid-back break. With the country’s stunning Mediterranean climate to soak up, this little fishing town in Italy is perfect for a peaceful retreat. Portofino offers authentic seafood restaurants, high-end boutiques and is rich in marine culture.

What to wear? A coastal village this pretty needs an outfit to match. We suggest bohemian inspired prints and lots of colour as you sit across from the serene bay with a glass of fine Italian wine in your hand… ah bliss!


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Shop the look (top to bottom): MW by Matthew Williamson multi coloured tile print mini beach dress, MW by Matthew Williamson multi coloured postcard print plunge swimsuit, MW by Matthew Williamson printed headband, Mood tassel drop earrings, Joe Browns multi coloured retro tassel beach bag, J by Jasper Conran yellow patent high block heeled sandals.

3. Lisbon, Portugal

Built on 7 hills, Lisbon the capital of Portugal boasts incredible architecture, narrow streets full of charm and culture and warm sunshine all summer long. With a naturally hilly terrain, the iconic Santa Justa lift built in the 19th century has been used as an innovative commuting tool for navigating the steep climbs! Make sure you stop by one of the bakeries to sample the famous Portuguese custard tart, a local delicacy.

What to wear? To get the most out of Lisbon, you’ve got lots of walking to do! A chic pair of blue denim shorts paired with a slogan tee and some easy to walk in espadrille sandals are our style recommendations.


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Shop the look (top to bottom): Michael Kors tortoise ‘LISBON’ round sunglasses, H! by Henry Holland white cotton jitterbug slogan t-shirt, J by Jasper Conran brown saddle bag, Miss Selfridge indigo crochet hem shorts, Phase Eight tan leather espadrille wedge shoes.

4. Santorini, Greece

Considered one of the most romantic holiday destinations, the Greek island of Santorini is home to crisp, white architecture and stunning landscapes. Take in the Greek sunsets from the rooftops, the perfect place to capture the pure beauty of the island.

What to wear? Match your wardrobe to your surroundings and channel your inner Greek goddess in a little white dress and pastel toned accessories.

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Shop the look (top to bottom): Red Herring pink cat-eye sunglasses, Floozie by Frost French white floral embroidered mini beach dress, Red Herring white blossom print frill bikini top, Red Herring white blossom frill bikini bottoms, Principles white saddle bag, Head Over Heels by Dune pink ankle strap sandals.

5. Hvar, Croatia

Uncover your own secluded rock-beach around the coast of Hvar and indulge your inner mermaid whilst you sunbathe in the baking Mediterranean. With the clear blue ocean as your own private swimming pool, the Croatian island is truly paradise, so spend your days perched on a rock with your toes dipped in the water catching a tan.

What to wear? We think tropical prints are the perfect pattern to wear on this island of relaxation. Don’t forget a fun, printed bikini for taking a dip in the Adriatic sea.


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Shop the look (top to bottom): Red Herring gold aviator sunglassesDorothy Perkins blue tropical and floral print playsuitMW by Matthew Williamson multi beaded tassel shopper bagFloozie by Frost French blue bandana print bandeau bikini topFloozie by Frost French blue bandana print bikini bottomsCarvela black flat sandals.

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