What do Sofia Vergara, Alessandra Ambrosio, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bar Rafaeli, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Madonna, Lady Gaga and the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan have in common? A love for Mykonos. That and they’re all super beautiful. If you want to hang with these high rollers as photogenic as the island itself, book your flights and bag your best outfits to take on the Aegean. Attracting travelers from all walks of life, Mykonos style is more reserved and bohemian than over-the-top glam. Think tunics, big necklaces, lace and crochet. Also literally everything is blue and white (we mean it), so be sure to pack some ensembles to blend with these iconic Mykonos tones. Cabs can quite frankly be a b**** to snag on the island, so we suggest finding a local Myconian boyfriend for the week to shuttle you over the hills and through the cobblestone streets on his moped. However, if this doesn’t work out, flats and wedges should do you just fine (heels and cobblestone don’t quite mix) and there is a plethora of amazing local designers that create one-of-a kind sandals like Mabu by Maria BK or Elina Linardaki to keep your feet chic. From the shops, to beaches, to bars, to hidden restaurants, you’ll want your feet to be comfy (but still pretty…) on an island prime for exploring.
There’s no doubt that Mykonos has a rep as a party destination. Famed shoe designer Brian Atwood chooses Mykonos year after year to celebrate his August bday (last year’s theme was “Purple Haze,” with A-list guests like Valentino and Tamara Beckwith). For those of us regular people who aren’t lucky enough to score invites to such celeb bashes (ugh), Paradise definitely reigns supreme as the hottest nightclub. The party often starts earlier (circa 4pm) with daytime carousal on some of the 25 beautiful beaches lining the glittering turquoise water around the island. A printed Missoni Kaftan or white lace Miguelina cover up would dress you perfectly for such daytime festivities, though often anything goes. Beyond the parties, a Myconian vacation can be a relaxing sanctuary of sunshine, beautiful beaches, and cultural immersion, if you know the top spots to escape (read on as we have you covered). However you prefer to spend your trip, this Aegean island makes for one gorgeous and unforgettable vacation.