WHERE TO WEAR: HONEYMOON EDITION

Travel blogger Michelle Halpern knows how to Live Like it’s the Weekend. Not only is that the name of her wanderlust-inducing site, but it’s also a state of mind that she fully embraces while jetsetting to some of the beautiful locations in the world. Now that wedding season is upon us and a new batch of newlyweds are looking forward to their honeymoons, we asked Halpern for her expert advice on some favourite off-the-beaten-path locales that make for ideal honeymoon destinations. And to help with your planning, she has also curated the ultimate packing list for each location, chock full of products available at your nearest Simon. So whether you’re newly married, planning your next getaway, or just love living like it’s the weekend, scroll on for some heavy travel inspo.

MOROCCO

 

For honeymooners who want a complete departure from their typical routines back home, Morocco provides a unique and cultural getaway that is creatively invigorating and beautiful at every turn. Plus, any couple with a new home to decorate will find a goldmine of treasures within Morocco’s bustling medinas. Start the trip by flying into the country’s most popular city, Marrakech, then choose your own adventure from there — whether that’s exploring the blue city of Chefchaouen, the Mediterranean seaside town of Essaouira, or camping in the desert at the Instagram-famous Scarebo Camp.

 

You’ll want to pack clothing that covers both your shoulders and knees in respect for local traditions and cultures, but that is simultaneously lightweight so you’re not sweltering in the Arabian sun. Focus on bringing different pieces that you can layer and remove easily when travelling through various more public and private areas of the country.

 

You’ll want to pack clothing that covers both your shoulders and knees in respect for local traditions and cultures, but that is simultaneously lightweight so you’re not sweltering in the Arabian sun. Focus on bringing different pieces that you can layer and remove easily when travelling through various more public and private areas of the country.

 

1. SHISEIDO ‘Urban Environment’ Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42, available at Nordstrom. 2.) BAUBLEBAR Gabriela Fringe Earrings, available at Nordstrom. 3.) MADEWELL The Boardwalk Post Slide Sandals. 4.) URBAN OUTFITTERS Straw Mini Circle Wristlet.
1. SHISEIDO ‘Urban Environment’ Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42, available at Nordstrom. 2.) BAUBLEBAR Gabriela Fringe Earrings, available at Nordstrom. 3.) MADEWELL The Boardwalk Post Slide Sandals. 4.) URBAN OUTFITTERS Straw Mini Circle Wristlet.
5.) BRIXTON Joanna Fringe Hat, available at Nordstrom. 6.) EILEEN FISCHER Stripe Hemp & Organic Cotton Midi Skirt. 7.) TOPSHOP Ditsy Cut Out Midi Dress. 8.) JAMES PERSE High Gauge Jersey Deep V Tee.
5.) BRIXTON Joanna Fringe Hat, available at Nordstrom. 6.) EILEEN FISCHER Stripe Hemp & Organic Cotton Midi Skirt. 7.) TOPSHOP Ditsy Cut Out Midi Dress. 8.) JAMES PERSE High Gauge Jersey Deep V Tee.
9.) BOTTO GIUSEPPE Wide-Striped Cashmere Stole, available at Barneys New York. 10.) TOPSHOP Shirred Bardot Swimsuit. 11.) TOPSHOP Broderie Anglaise Culottes. 12.) TOPSHOP Amie Woven Mules.
9.) BOTTO GIUSEPPE Wide-Striped Cashmere Stole, available at Barneys New York. 10.) TOPSHOP Shirred Bardot Swimsuit. 11.) TOPSHOP Broderie Anglaise Culottes. 12.) TOPSHOP Amie Woven Mules.
13.) MADEWELL Adair Cat-Eye Sunglasses. 14.) MADEWELL The Medium Transport Tote. 15.) TOPSHOP Lace-Embellished Jacket.
13.) MADEWELL Adair Cat-Eye Sunglasses. 14.) MADEWELL The Medium Transport Tote. 15.) TOPSHOP Lace-Embellished Jacket.

SOUTH AFRICA

 

A luxurious African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is the perfect trip to tackle for a honeymoon, as it’s the ultimate combination of both relaxation and adventure. Find a safari camp that offers a mix of both, with exciting game drives showcasing a wide range of wildlife, plus a picturesque pool and spa to unwind with your significant other. Gondwana Game Reserve, which is only four hours outside of Cape Town, is the perfect place to escape for a shorter safari adventure while still having time to explore other beautiful spots that South Africa has to offer.

 

Packing for a safari is quite different than most other trips and requires a lot of layers, as temperatures can be cold in the early mornings and sweltering by midday. Opt for pants and tops in neutral tones, as these will help you stay cooler and also keep you from standing out too much amidst the natural landscape.

1.) PATAGONIA Los Gatos Fleece Jacket, available at Nordstrom. 2.) BRIXTON Jaya Hat, available at Nordstrom. 3.) RAY-BAN Aviator Gold-Tone Sunglasses, available at The Sunglass Hut. 4.) FROM THE ROAD Vari Linen Scarf, available at Barneys New York.
1.) PATAGONIA Los Gatos Fleece Jacket, available at Nordstrom. 2.) BRIXTON Jaya Hat, available at Nordstrom. 3.) RAY-BAN Aviator Gold-Tone Sunglasses, available at The Sunglass Hut. 4.) FROM THE ROAD Vari Linen Scarf, available at Barneys New York.
5.) EYEVAN 7285 Round Frame Gold-Tone Sunglasses, available at Barneys New York. 6.) LA MER The Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Daily UV Protecting Fluid, available at Nordstrom. 7.) LANDS’ END Women’s Petite Long Sleeve Military Jacket. 8.) CALVIN KLEIN 3-Pack Wide Rib Socks, available at Nordstrom.
5.) EYEVAN 7285 Round Frame Gold-Tone Sunglasses, available at Barneys New York. 6.) LA MER The Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Daily UV Protecting Fluid, available at Nordstrom. 7.) LANDS’ END Women’s Petite Long Sleeve Military Jacket. 8.) CALVIN KLEIN 3-Pack Wide Rib Socks, available at Nordstrom.
9.) MADEWELL The Canvas Transport Tote. 10.) CHURCH’S Nanalah Leather Ankle Boots, available at Barneys New York. 11.) WILFRED Noemie Top, available at Aritzia.
9.) MADEWELL The Canvas Transport Tote. 10.) CHURCH’S Nanalah Leather Ankle Boots, available at Barneys New York. 11.) WILFRED Noemie Top, available at Aritzia.
12.) J.CREW Oversized Cotton-Twill Shirt. 13.) CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Confidant Cotton-Blend Twill Straight-Leg Pants, available at Neiman Marcus. 14.) MADEWELL The Transport Weekender.
12.) J.CREW Oversized Cotton-Twill Shirt. 13.) CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Confidant Cotton-Blend Twill Straight-Leg Pants, available at Neiman Marcus. 14.) MADEWELL The Transport Weekender.

BALI

 

There’s a reason why Bali is on everyone’s bucket list. The Indonesian island is both exotic in its landscape and cultural appeal, yet quite Westernized and entry-level for those who don’t want to be completely thrown from their comfort zones. Any visitor to this Balinese paradise should be sure to spend time in Ubud, the island’s spiritual and cultural center, and then head to the lesser trafficked parts of Bali’s Eastern coast, where more luxurious resorts like the Amankila and Alila provide the perfect honeymooners’ escape for relaxation by the sea.

 

Bali’s dress code is typically quite casual, with most tourists opting for denim shorts and tanks or easy-to-throw-on sundresses and rompers that can be layered over their swimwear. Pack a couple of nicer dresses for evening, and if you’re planning on renting a scooter — how the locals and many of the tourists get around — consider bringing a backpack to carry your belongings hands-free while en route.

1.) FAITHFULL THE BRAND Thomas Cropped Wide-Leg Striped Linen Pants, available at Bloomingdales. 2.) KIEHL’S Dermatologist Solutions™ Super Fluid UV Mineral Defense Sunscreen SPF 50+, availabe at Barneys New York. 3.) FAITHFULL THE BRAND Sloan Shirred Striped Linen Top, available at Bloomingdale’s. 4.) TOPSHOP Tie Sleeve Print Bardot Dress.
1.) FAITHFULL THE BRAND Thomas Cropped Wide-Leg Striped Linen Pants, available at Bloomingdales. 2.) KIEHL’S Dermatologist Solutions™ Super Fluid UV Mineral Defense Sunscreen SPF 50+, availabe at Barneys New York. 3.) FAITHFULL THE BRAND Sloan Shirred Striped Linen Top, available at Bloomingdale’s. 4.) TOPSHOP Tie Sleeve Print Bardot Dress.
5.) ZARA Flat Natural Sandals. 6.) ZARA Round Raffia Bag with Pompoms. 7.) TOPSHOP Fiesta Flat Rope Sandals.
5.) ZARA Flat Natural Sandals. 6.) ZARA Round Raffia Bag with Pompoms. 7.) TOPSHOP Fiesta Flat Rope Sandals.
8.) FAITHFULL THE BRAND Behati and Candice Shirred Bandeau Bikini, available at Bloomingdales. 9.) TOPSHOP Ditsy Embroidered Tie Waist Culottes. 10.) ILLESTEVA Isabella Cat-Eye acetate Sunglasses, available at Barneys New York.
8.) FAITHFULL THE BRAND Behati and Candice Shirred Bandeau Bikini, available at Bloomingdales. 9.) TOPSHOP Ditsy Embroidered Tie Waist Culottes. 10.) ILLESTEVA Isabella Cat-Eye acetate Sunglasses, available at Barneys New York.
11.) TOPSHOP Crochet Button Jumpsuit. 12.) MADEWELL Two-Pack Beaded Bracelets. 13.) MADEWELL The Canvas Somerset Backpack.
11.) TOPSHOP Crochet Button Jumpsuit. 12.) MADEWELL Two-Pack Beaded Bracelets. 13.) MADEWELL The Canvas Somerset Backpack.

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