What To Pack For a City BreakPosted by Styloko
With the weather doing us wonders and the August bank holiday weekend fast approaching, we couldn’t be in a better mood. In fact, we’re in such high spirits we’ve decided it’s definitely time for another mini getaway (come on, it might be our last chance) . Plus, September has the perfect climate for a city break too, so there really couldn’t be a better time to squeeze in one final vacay before summer’s out.
Don’t worry, we already know what you’re thinking. So before you panic, here’s our definitive guide to hassle-free city break packing (you’re welcome).
First thing to think about? Comfort: there’ll be lots of walking, lots of sight-seeing and (probably) lots of getting lost, too, so a pair of comfortable shoes is an absolute must. Think sturdy but stylish flat pumps, ankle boots or even colourful suede All Stars that’ll go with everything from skinny jeans to a mini skater skirt. But since you’ll probably want to go to a trendy restaurant or bar in the evenings, don’t forget to pack a pair of your best heels, too.
A decent-sized shoulder bag or a long-strap satchel - so you can have both hands free – are your best bet in terms of bags. Don’t forget you’ll be carrying around all your daily essentials, as well as a camera, so make sure there’s enough space.
Bearing in mind temperatures can change dramatically from day to night in a city, layering is key, too. Light jackets, thin knits or structured cardis are perfect for throwing over a shirt or dress when it gets a little more chilly. Then it’s all down to versatile items like skater dresses, silk tops, easy shirts and tailored shorts to make up the main part of your packing – they can easily be dressed up or down for double the wear. And of course, a pair of jeans will always come in handy – whether for walking around in the day or for a casual dinner.
Lastly, consider taking a statement piece of jewellery, a belt and a silk scarf to jazz up your basics for a glamorous night out. Even in the best metropolises you just never know where you’re going to end up, so be prepared.
Still not got it sussed? Delve into our City Break Scrapbook for a suitcase of ideas. Then all you have to decide is whether it’s New York, Paris or Rome that takes your fancy. Happy holidays!
1. Zadig & Voltaire Daphnee deluxe flap jacket, £310, Zadig & Voltaire 2. J.Crew accordian pleat top, £57.44, J.Crew 3. Azzedine Alaïa black and grey suede pumps, £805, Browns 4. Marni necklace, £259, Farfetch 5. J.Crew satin pencil skirt, £255, Net-a-Porter 6. Rochas textured leather tote, £790, Net-a-Porter 7. Topshop moto acid supersoft leigh jeans, £38, Topshop 8. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star high tops, £72, mytheresa 9. Topshop half sleeve flippy tunic, £22, Topshop.
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