Your Dream Destination Wardrobe, As Dictated By The Elements

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From scorched-earth tones and fiery temperatures to aerated linens made to withstand desert winds, let the natural elements inspire your dream holiday destination - and the wardrobe to match

Soul-searching Sagittarius? Pool-seeking Pisces? Globetrotting Gemini?  Whether you consider western astrology simply something to inspire a little fun or find it to be something altogether more meaningful, you might just find that your astrological placements can offer guidance in many life choices – including where to travel.

No doubt you’ll already have some understanding of your zodiac sign (after all, astrology and spiritual healing has seen a serious surge in interest amongst the millennial and Gen Z quotient) but what about your element?

Inspired by the four natural elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, we unpack the key 2019 vacation looks to appeal to every style and sign, available now at MATCHESFASHION.COM. Head for the coastline and soak up the fluid silhouettes and cult beach accessories in Jacquemus’s buoyant Riviera inspired pieces. Take your lead from labels including Lisa Marie Fernandez and Chloe with clay and scorched earth tones that radiate heat.

Whether you stay true to your own or seek inspiration from another, discover what to pack for your next holiday now.

Earth 

 

Earth Signs:
Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo 

Whilst Earth signs are renowned for their grounding, that doesn’t mean that their feet stand still. The likes of Tulum has long been loved by free-spirited hedonists and the wellness-obsessed making it a prime traveller hotspot, whilst locations such as Goa and Sri Lanka are rapidly on the rise for those looking to immerse themselves in Pachamama’s natural delights. Capture the mood of the carefree global explorer with SS19’s crafty artisanal pieces as seen from the likes of Loewe and Paco Rabanne. Savvy packers will be ready for blistering heat and tropical storms in equal measure, so look for buildable pieces in loose shapes for maximum airation and impact.

What To Pack For A Travelling Holiday...

 

 

Air

 

Air Signs:
Aquarius, Libra, Gemini 

Air represents peace, tranquillity, and contentment but there is also a sense of freedom to be had. Long to feel the wind in your hair and beneath your wings, and embrace the opportunity for your very own Marilyn moment in wide legs, maxi dresses and billowing fabrics made to withstand the breeze. Consider desert exploration in Marrakech, taking a windswept trek towards the Atlas Mountains on camel-back for a sublime sense of beauty, tranquility and solitude amongst the sand. Take note from the vivacious colour and textiles to be found in the souks (think turmeric yellow, terracotta and tile print silks) when choosing an elegant headscarf or wrap to complete the look.

What To Pack For A Desert Holiday...

 

 

Water

 

Water Signs:
Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer 

Whether you're heading to an island idyll, a chic beach resort or reclining on the coastline, there is a key water-front uniform that continues to inspire. Maritime stripes, hot flashes of white and supersized accessories and sunhats are all hallmarks of classic Riviera styling - but there are some key movers and shakers to note. Simon Porte Jacquemus’s eponymous label has redefined our approach to vacation style with his unique brand of carefree femininity and playful proportions. His SS19 ‘La Riviera’ collection is, by its very name, a handbook for style on the water: artful drapes intended to catch the sea breeze, along with halterneck dresses, woven raffia details and steamy shirting with flashes of thigh that blur the lines between beach and bar.  Whilst Jacquemus may have had France and Cannes in mind, the Turkish Riviera is one to watch. This ancient coastline offers stretch after stretch of white beaches and clear blue seas, as well as historical spots for a culture hit.

What To Pack For A Riviera Holiday...

 

 

Fire

 

Fire Signs:
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius 

A symbol of passion and heat, Fire lends itself effortlessly as inspiration for a good old fashioned getaway. But we crave culture that goes beyond just fiery temperatures and a deep tan. If you can take the heat, fire up Spanish style that could run with the bulls if it wanted to: flaming reds, ruffles, and flamenco skirts are more than a match for the streets of Granada. For a more understated approach away from the lively city streets, take on the SS19 trend for all things scorched with elegant beach dresses in dusty tones of beige, sand and umber. Chloe’s chic gathered satin midi dress, worn with rope sandals are a cool go-to pairing under the heat of a rural Portuguese or South American sun. Introduce textures of linen by day and lamé by night, infused with snake skin prints, to give neutral tones dramatic depth.

What To Pack For A Scorching Holiday...