20 Insanely Chic Vintage Travel Photos to Inspire You
Ready to be inspired to not only set off on a glorious getaway, but to look damn glamorous while doing so? Have we got just the thing for you! Enter the most painfully chic retro travel photographs we’ve ever come across, from a swimsuit-clad Brigitte Bardot dining alfresco to Grace Kelly looking like a natural on a sailboat.
This is the type of eye candy we can get behind—scroll to find out why.
We imagine these well-dressed friends are on their way somewhere worthy of their style.
No shirt, no shoes, no problem. Brigitte Bardot and Alain Delon dine alfresco with friends while vacationing in St. Tropez.
A young girl pauses in front of the Temple of Poseidon at Paestum, in the Campania region of Italy.
Miami, Florida + Plymouth automobile + one very good pose = 1961 photographic magic.
Stripes, berets, sunnies, oh my. This lounging duo embodies the slinky ease of vacationing.
Actors Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner ooze midcentury style while strolling in California.
This dapperness surely has modern beach style beat, wouldn’t you say?
Steve McQueen and his first wife, Neile Adams, take in the Palm Springs sunshine.
Italy circa 1961 is the perfect backdrop for none other than Sophia Loren.
Grace Kelly sailing in a cable-knit sweater and cat-eye sunglasses? Nothing could be chicer.
Our takeaway from this classic Nina Leen snap? A black one-piece bathing suit and straw hat are always a good idea.
Actress Natalie Wood seems to prove that air travel with a young family can look miraculously effortless.
Audrey Hepburn gives meaning to jet-set style with her petite pooch at the Zürich Airport in Switzerland.
Slim Aarons is known for having captured some of the most glamorous vacationers. This swimming cap–sporting beauty stuns.
Pure Americana: John F. Kennedy and then-fiancé Jacqueline Bouvier sailing the 'Victura' off the coast of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts in crisp whites.
Rosé in bathing suits and jaunty hats? Why, yes!
We spy with our little eyes the cutest statement sunnies around. Miami Beach circa 1940 was all see-and-be-seen style.
Darling of the French New Wave Anna Karina waves out the window of a Paris apartment building.
Sophia Loren picnics in style along the Appian Way, an ancient Roman road.
Brigitte Bardot and Alain Delon cruise the seas in the South of France and look fabulous doing it (naturally!).
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Which of these photos is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!