We’ve basically done the packing for you—all you need is a plane ticket. In collaboration with Miu Miu.
No lie: When it’s 3:00 PM on a random Tuesday in November, the thing that gets us through is the thought of our impending end-of-year getaway. Sometimes that destination is sunny where beaches and pools abound; other times we’re daydreaming of a glass of whiskey to chase an afternoon of skiing (or, uh, watching others ski over French fries). In any case, we’re all about a change of scenery to get us renewed, relaxed, and ready to face the year ahead.
Naturally, what we pack along with us for the ride is key when it comes to setting the tone. And because we’d hate to go into a new year feeling anything less than…feeling ourselves, we dress accordingly. It also helps that at the end of the year, we figure we deserve a reward (or seven) for everything that’s gone down over the past 365. And isn’t it all the better if that reward is potentially sparkly, fluffy, and/or impossibly soft and lush?
No matter where in the world you find yourself, we’re willing to bet there’s something that can be wrapped up in that signature shade of Miu Miu pink that will do the trick. Here, our packing guides for city, snow, and warm-weather getaways.
For a trip that demands exploration, but also a clutch dinner reservation or two, we lean on wardrobe selects that allow for ease without sacrificing polish. Here, that calls for cool platform sneakers that we could comfortably roam city streets in, but still pulled-together enough to stumble into an under-the-radar speakeasy with chic locals.
A fun graphic sweater adds visual punch and makes a great layering item—ditto a little jacket for chillier nights (we’re partial to this delicious floral-embellished suede bomber). A woven brown leather tote will go with whatever you throw on while rushing to beat the crowds and will hold whatever tchotchkes you come across. To add sparkle, a pair of drop-down statement earrings or a fun going-out bag (we’re obsessed with this embellished velvet-y drawstring pouch).
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The Snow Getaway
Jackson Hole; Lake Louise; Gstaad
When you’re headed for fresh pow (people say that, right?), plenty cozy knits are what’s on tap—we love the intarsia motif on this zip-up number and the pearl embellishments on this cozy white one. Crisp blue corduroys that mimic the look and feel of denim without sacrificing dressiness are another surefire hit with even the fussiest après-ski crowd.
On the accessories front, we’ll be bringing crystal-studded black sunglasses to keep out the harsh glare when you hit the slopes (or as you gaze from your spot from the couch), plus some simple statement bags. We love the luxe feel of gold or white to really embrace that seasonal feel, plus a woven black tote for day-to-day essentials. Add in a few twinkly barrettes and accessories for a winter wonderland effect.
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Miu MiuSolitaire Jewels Earrings $340
Miu MiuWoven Nappa Leather Bag $2,350
Miu MiuSolitaire Jewels Necklace $460
Miu MiuCatwalk FW 19 Eyewear $390
Miu MiuMicro Bow Jewels Earrings $340
Miu MiuGabardine Sneakers $790
The Beach Getaway
The Maldives; Miami; Holbox
The star of this stash, of course, is the very ’00s mini-dress with crystal-studded straps begging to be your NYE look. We’ll take that, and raise you a pair of fun snake-print wedges that will carry you from extra poolside lounging through to dinner and drinks, plus a sunny yellow cardholder to stash your hotel key (easier to lose than ya think after a few piña coladas). For the same reason, we’ve fallen for Miu Miu’s silver AirPod case (yep). Think of it as necessary to protect your investment. We also love the brand’s assortment of woven bags for a holiday in the sun—a fun frayed straw number for your nights out, and a trusty woven leather tote for everything else.