The warmth may be fading from UK shores, but there are still so many places to consider for an impromptu getaway this year. Whether it’s a last minute European city break or somewhere further afield, we’re sharing our favourite Cheaney autumn holiday destinations to explore with a loved one. We’ll also be offering some style tips along the way to ensure that your wardrobe and footwear are ready for your upcoming adventures.
Unexpectedly, October and November still have a lot to offer holiday seekers, and with the reduction in price due to the off-peak season, this time of year is an appealing time to take that much-needed break.
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1. Santorini, Greece
A question on everyone’s minds when it comes to booking a holiday at this time of year will no doubt be: Where is hot in October? Luckily the idyllic landscape of the Cyclades island of Santorini will provide an enjoyable average 22 degree temperature during this month before becoming milder in November. Visit the picturesque towns of Oia and Fira in Santorini and marvel at the many white-washed verandas and balconies on beautiful buildings that seem to hug the steep cliffs.
Take it easy in Santorini and keep footwear light and airy, with fabrics that let your feet breath. Our Lewisham Penny Loafer in Plough Suede will provide a lightweight, comfortable footwear option for those relaxing, romantic evening strolls.
For a luxury winter sun holiday, Saint-Tropez may be the perfect place for you to relax and take in the sights of the French coast. A stunning playground boasting the very best restaurants and bars set in the Côte d’Azur, the winter time leaves this glitzy resort a touch more relaxed with the high-peak crowds long gone.
The fashion elite adore Saint-Tropez and you’ll be right at home in our Hudson Penny Loafer in black calf. Teamed with casual chinos or shorts, just remember to keep your look sleek and chic.
Dubrovnik, Croatia Photo Via GoodFreePhotos
The southern city of Dubrovnik showcases the very best of Croatia and is a fabulous place to visit for a winter holiday. A beautiful old town displays historic city walls and breathtaking fort buildings and a slow descent takes you down to the stunning Adriatic sea. A perfect mix of town living and relaxed seaside harbours, opt for Dubrovnik for a well balanced European escape.
For comfortable exploring of Dubrovnik old town, a pair of leather sneakers with your favourite jeans and a light jacket will become your go-to holiday attire.
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Photo Via GoodFreephotos
Not all Autumn getaways have to rely on the promise of high temperatures and sandy beaches. If a vibrant city break is what you’re after, look no further than Amsterdam. With its Renaissance architecture, artistic heritage and unique culture, Amsterdam is a city whose landscape seamlessly blends the modern and contemporary with deep set tradition and history. Visit one of the many museums in the Museumplein, fit in a shopping trip to the exquisite de Bijenkorf department store or simply amble along the stunning canals eating a locally-baked stroopwafel.
Every lady should pack a pair of leather brogues in her suitcase before heading off to enjoy a European city break. Brogues can be styled effortlessly with dresses, skirts and trousers, making them the perfect versatile holiday shoe and with Amsterdam fashion calling for aesthetically unconventional but practical pieces, our Lulu brogues will have you covered.
If you’re a firm believer that a winter holiday should reflect the chilly season, especially in the run up to the festive period, then allow yourself to be drawn towards the bright lights of Reykjavik. As Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik has plenty to offer the cosmopolitan couple or group of friends looking for a good time. With a vibrant arts and music scene, it’s easy to be drawn to the various art galleries and colourful buildings, and outdoor adventurers will love the rugged, volcanic landscapes of the surrounding country.
The cold weather in Iceland definitely calls for a classic, robust boot. Our Scott Fur Lined Country Boot in bronze grain with fit the bill perfectly and for ladies, our Amelia Fur Lined Country Boot in burgundy grain offers and stylish but practical choice for the Icelandic landscape.
No matter where you choose to go for your Autumn holiday destination, you can rely on Cheaney to provide the perfect pair of shoes to travel with!