Sun, sand, surf and samba—this season we jetted to the stunning city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the high-rise skyline meets breathtaking mountains and the ocean, and laid-back bohemia feels at home next to full-on glamour.
Supermodel Lily Aldridge starred in the new Michael Kors Jet Set 6 Collection campaign with shoes that check all packing lists, we curated the ultimate Travel Diary, and here we present the extras that are set to make your visit quintessentially chic. Whether you’re headed to South America or experiencing beach-vacation wanderlust, get your suitcase sorted for an itinerary of long hot days by the sea and sultry summer nights.
From crowd watching at Copacabana to volleyball in Ipanema and all that tanning and coconut sipping in between, Rio’s stretch of praias is endless, so keep your beach edit short and travel light. A paisley bikini paired with reflective sunglasses is the perfect combination of exotic and sportif, gilded sandals are haute in the heat and an easy-breezy weave bags holds your look—and beauty products—together.
A stroll down the boardwalk, a trip to the flea markets and a photo-op with the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain calls for effortless separates that are made for mixing and matching. Pieces such as stacked charm bracelets, look-at-me aviators and next-level wedges put a polished finishing touch on your boho outfit. The result? A picture-perfect ensemble for a coastal metropolis—no filter required.
As the sun is setting over the Atlantic Ocean, slip on your dancing shoes and prepare to samba until it rises again. When cocktail hour strikes, this city is all about turning heads so paint the town red in a seductive lace dress and carry a metallic clutch that makes the perfect plus one. A look that’s worthy of a caipiriñha toast.