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Travel restrictions are still in force, but you can always take a mental vacation with the help of book recommendations that transport you to far-flung corners of the world. And because looking the part always helps with feeling the part, why not dress for the occasion too? We’ve paired each book with a holiday dressing edit that embraces the unique mood of each destination.

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson, available at Kelly & Walsh

Passport to Australia with… In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Not all of these are travel books, but this one definitely is. From the majestic Uluru and a raft of rural pubs to the glamorous seaside cities and towns, In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson will make you feel as if you’re taking a trip to iconic areas of the land of Oz yourself. Look the part for the country’s beachside scene with sweeping dresses and a colour palette that nod to the country’s epic great outdoors.

Tender is The Night by F Scott Fitzgerald available at Bookazine and Kelly & Walsh

Passport to France with… Tender Is The Night by F Scott Fitzgerald

Set in the breathtaking villa at Cap d’Antibes along the French Riviera, Tender is The Night will have you dreaming of drinking champagne on a yacht in the South of France. Soak up the dramatic plotline, and all the glamour and chic characters synonymous with Fitzgerald — and immerse yourself in the writer’s world with luxurious yet understated separates that nod to the attire of Cap d’Anibes high-flyers.

Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami available at Kelly & Walsh

Passport to Japan with… Strange Weather In Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami

Strange Weather in Tokyo is a humorous, moving tale of an old-fashion romance in modern Japan. Along with delighting readers with the escapism of the rom com-esque storyline, it’s sure to help fix a craving you have for the dazzling culture, shopping and food synonymous with Tokyo. Embrace the fearless, bold fashion scene of the of the city with statement prints and eclectic accessories.

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez available at Bookazine

Passport to Colombia with… One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This captivating and mystical story follows the progression of the town of Macondo and its founders — the Buendía family, following how each character changes (or not) with time. From the Colombian jungle, with its lush terrain and exotic animals, to the banana trees and faded facades of shops along the river’s edge, experience it all while embracing the relaxed, colourful fashion of the South American country.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed available at Bookazine

Passport to America with… Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Subtitled, From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Wild is a memoir of Strayed’s gruelling 1,800-kilometre solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. While the book is rooted in a journey of self-discovery, it also details an impressive physical journey that begins in the Mojave Desert, weaves through California and Oregon, and finishes at the Bridge of the Gods into Washington state. Pay tribute to the wild terrain with hiking-inspired pieces that embrace functionality without forgoing style.