By Carolina Benjumea Rúa

When the weather goes down, and the temperature doesn’t even let you leave the bed, or when the layer on layer only makes you look like a walking closet, you know you can always count with the south for a little fun during the winter. With a perfect weather that doesn’t go down more than 20 degrees, beautiful beaches and the best tropical environment you have found the best escape from the cold north.

It’s hard to think that when some are freezing, others are having mojitos at the beach, and that’s the reason why countries in the south are the perfect choice when looking for vacations during the cold holidays. A little bit of salsa dancing, the white sand beaches and the hot weather is what everyone is needing at this moment, that’s why we have picked the best looks from the Resort 2018 collection to heat up your holidays.

Whether you are enjoying the view of the Caribbean in Playa del Carmen, México or exploring the nature in Costa Rica, one thing is sure, these countries are rich in diversity of fruits, nature and food, that’s why adding color and color to your outfits is the key to mix with the locals, bright colors such as yellow, red, blue, pink, and green, will make you forget about your gray coat at home.

If you are more a classic person and prefer enjoying the beauty of a Greek island this trend is for you: brands like J Mendel, Roberto Cavalli, Fausto Puglisi, Stella McCartney, Gucci and Chanel have taken inspiration in ancient goddesses with loose dresses, light fabrics and pastel colors, a comfortable and very stylish way to enjoy vacations. But if you can’t let go your corporate side a plaid print will be you ally during your resting time.

While walking through the colorful old town in Cartagena, Colombia, sightseeing in Cape Town, South Africa or having a stroll in Capri, Italy a wild flower print will always make a good match with the romantic scenarios you can find in these cities, the colorful buildings and the beauty of the flowers will give you inspiration for your outfits.

Prints usually represent diversity and movement that’s why a vibrant cowboy print with a classic dress can be perfect in case you’re thinking of going to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil or Melbourne, Australia. And never forget the stripes for a nautical look if you prefer going to the Canary Islands.

All the photos taken from www.vogue.com