It’s a new year and that means a new you! Make 2019 the year to take a few risks when it comes to your style as well as your travel choices. For this edition of New Year New You, we’ve provided you with a selection of the best places to travel in 2019 according to Travel + Leisure along with outfits for each location. Some of these locations might be new to you, and that’s ok! Here at Front Door Fashion, our resolution is to get you wherever you’re going in style and to push you a little outside your comfort zone. From beaches to the mountains, FDF has you covered with looks for every destination!
The beauty of Banff National park should be reason enough to move Alberta to the top of your travel wish list for 2019. If you’re interested in other happenings outside of the ski resorts, Alberta is more exciting than ever. Culture seekers should visit Edmonton’s new Royal Alberta Museum. The museum features collections on indigenous cultures, a gallery dedicated to insects, and more. Away from the cities, Kananaskis Nordic Spa, the first of its kind in the province, just unveiled a collection of hydrotherapy pools as well as salt exfoliation cabins and eucalyptus steam rooms. And if you’re in Banff National Park, keep an eye out for bison. Due to overhunting, the animals haven’t been spotted in the area for over a century, but in June 2018, a herd of 31 was released on Banff’s eastern slopes.
For style that’s fit for Alberta’s cooler weather, we recommend layers. Layer a neutral sweater with an eggplant all-weather jacket. Pair with a dark wash denim and a large neutral toned scarf to keep you warm. Add a boot for practical yet stylish purposes. You’ll be ready and reeling for everything Alberta has to offer in this outfit.
Suspended in the Indian Ocean, miles east of Kenya and north of Madagascar, is a 115-island archipelago so beautiful, early British explorers thought they had stumbled upon the Garden of Eden. While the Seychelles were reportedly first sighted by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama in 1502, little was known of the islands prior. In 2019, with new direct flights from London on British Airways, it’s easier than ever to get to those idyllic white sands and pristine aquamarine waters. And whether you’d rather island-hop or settle into your own plot of paradise, there are plenty of new luxurious options to explore. In March, Four Seasons opened its second Seychelles outpost on the private Desroches Island, giving guests unlimited access to its 8.7 miles of beaches and 933 acres of lush jungle.
For an easy-to-pack dress option that speaks to your inner beach bum, choose a flowy dress in a cotton fabric. It will allow you breath and move.We love this dress from Cecilie Copenhagen (a brand that is new to FDF!) Pair with wooden hoops and sandals for a dress that serves double duty as a cover up and a daytime look. Take in all of your surroundings while you look chic and stay cool in The Seychelles this year.
Not only did the hit rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians” spark a renewed fascination with Singapore for 2019, but the style in the film was spot on as well. If shopping is your thing, then Singapore is the place for you. The beautiful and historic Raffles hotel will reopen in 2019 after an extensive renovation, making it the perfect place to stay on your visit. For food, you’ll want to visit the busy-all-night tables at Makansutra Glutton’s Bay — which is a selection of food stalls under an open sky frequented by the late Anthony Bourdain and featured in the film “Crazy Rich Asians.” The city, once known as just a global business center, truly comes alive outside the 9-to-5, and whether you’re a backpacker or among the “crazy rich,” there’s something just right for you in Singapore.
Since Singapore is typically a hotter climate all year round, we recommend a lightweight dress that’s brimming with style. This LBD with a wrap detail at the waist is lightweight and breathable making it the perfect dress for a night out in Singapore. Step up your style game with these statement earrings and complete the outfit with a trendy black heel.
Guatemala offers plenty to the new visitors in 2019, with its mix of mountain and jungle landscapes, haunting Mayan ruins and vibrant Indian culture, it’s easy to see yourself in Guatemala. Its modest travel industry was put on hold after the eruption of the aptly named Fuego volcano last June, but today, the Land of Eternal Spring is bouncing back. Perched on the rim of the jewel-like Lake Atitlán, Guatemala’s finest boutique hotel, Casa Polopó, has expanded its rustic-chic rooms, which are decorated with indigenous and colonial artifacts. And in the tropical forests by the Rio Dulce, the seven-room Los Rios Boutique Hotel will revive a beautifully situated lodge from the 1960s; only accessible by boat, it’s a great base for exploring one of the region’s most isolated nature reserves.
For a trip to Guatemala, our FDF Stylists recommend a blouse paired with denim for an everyday look. A yellow wrap top is the perfect compliment to Guatemala’s vibrant culture. When paired with high waisted denim and these woven sneakers this look is perfect for walking around the cobblestone streets of the city.