Today is officially the first day of spring--though you wouldn't necessarily know it in New York. Which is precisely why this week and the following week, fashion's elite will be flocking to exotic locales all around the globe.
So, if you're planning to skip town soon (jealous!), click through for inspiration on what to pack. If not, join us in dreaming...
Why It's a Fashion Hot Spot: Because the New York Times decreed it. And when the Times gets around to noticing a fashion trend, you know it's on the way out. 1. Mara Hoffman, $225 2. Lemlem, $245 3. Tory Burch, $165 4. BCBG, $150 5. Anya Hindmarch, $550
Why It's a Fashion Hot Spot: T saw fit to make Nicaragua the cover star of its last travel issue (along with Karlie Kloss). It's like Costa Rica 10 years ago--a place where fashion people go to really unplug, surf, and be surrounded by rugged beauty. 1. J. Crew, $68 2. Sunpocket, $99 3. Baby Lips tinted SPF lip balm, $4 4. Tory Burch rash guard, $250 5. Tory Burch bikini bottom, $95
Why It's a Fashion Hot Spot: Marrakech has long been the playground for Europe's jet set and fashion's elite. Yves Saint Laurent kept a second home there in the '70s--and there's now a memorial to the designer there. Plus, the marketplaces and textiles are full of fashion inspiration. 1. Calypso St. Barth, $450 2. Indian Bazaar earrings, $90 3. Zara, $80 4. Ancient Greek Sandals, $260
Why It's a Fashion Hot Spot: Colombia's fashion profile has been steadily rising--their fashion week has become increasingly important in South America (we covered it last year). Cartagena, in particular, has developed quite the stylish rep, with several industry insiders vacationing there this year. In 2012, New York Magazine published an article on the tropical locale titled, "Cartegena for Fashion Hounds." 1. ASOS, $17 2. Whit, $248 3. Topshop, $64 4. Miss Mochila, $325 5. Worishofer, $60
Why It's a Fashion Hot Spot: Croatia is kind of like the new Ibiza. There's beach, culture, delicious food and, yep, partying. Just last year, celebs like Victoria's Secret Lindsay Ellingson and Terri Hatcher vacationed in the country; and Beyonce was made an honorary citizen of the island Hvar after she filmed a video on the island showing her baby bump for the first time.