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Summer in the City

Author Editor - 4 minute read
Embarking on a city break adventure is an exciting experience filled with the opportunity to discover new cultures, cuisines and captivating cityscapes. However, amidst the enjoyment of exploring bustling streets and quaint cafes, you can’t overlook the importance of planning the perfect holiday outfits. From tailored shorts to floral dresses, striking the balance between style and practicality is key to navigating the urban landscape with effortless elegance. So, how do you plan your outfit for a holiday? And just how many outfits should you pack for your city break? Let's delve into these questions and unlock the secrets to mastering holiday style.

How do I plan my outfit for a city holiday?

Tailored shorts: For the cosmopolitan traveller seeking both style and comfort, tailored shorts are a must-have in your holiday outfit selection. Versatile and chic, they effortlessly transition from day to night, whether you're exploring historic landmarks or indulging in a leisurely afternoon café hop. Pair them with a crisp white shirt for a sophisticated daytime look or elevate your ensemble with a lightweight jacket for a night out on the town. The key is to strike the perfect balance between sophistication and practicality, ensuring you're ready for whatever urban adventures lie ahead.
Midi dresses: Embrace the essence of urban sophistication with midi dresses that you can dress up and dress down. Easy-to-throw-on, these summer dresses are the epitome of city style, offering both elegance and ease as you navigate bustling streets and charming alleyways. Choose breathable fabrics that keep you cool in the summer heat, like our 100% cotton Alissa Broderie Anglaise Dress, allowing you to seamlessly transition from sightseeing to spontaneous café encounters. Whether you're exploring cobblestone streets or perusing local markets, a midi dress is sure to make a statement wherever your city escapades take you.
Practical bags: Stay organised and effortlessly chic with a stylish structured bag by your side. From sleek cross body bags to sophisticated totes, choose a bag that not only complements your holiday outfit but also accommodates all your city essentials. We’re thinking the Jeena X City Shopper Bag to keep your camera, map and suncream within easy reach, ensuring you're prepared for every urban excursion. With fashion-meets-functionality, a structured bag is the perfect accessory for navigating any concrete jungle in style.
Comfortable footwear: No city break ensemble is complete without the perfect pair of comfortable yet stylish footwear. Whether you opt for classic trainers or elegant mules, prioritise comfort without compromising on style. After all, exploring city streets requires hours of walking and wandering, so ensure your footwear can keep pace with your adventurous spirit. From morning sightseeing tours to evening dinners, your shoes should be ready to accompany you every step of the way.

How many outfits for a city break?

Packing for a holiday in the city requires careful consideration to ensure you have the perfect holiday outfit for every occasion. Here's our little guide to help you streamline your holiday wardrobe without sacrificing style:
Daytime sightseeing: Plan for comfortable yet chic outfits that allow you to explore city landmarks and attractions with ease. Choose elegant skirts or summer dresses paired with comfortable footwear for all-day comfort and style.
Evening dining: Elevate your evening look with sophisticated ensembles suitable for dining al fresco or indulging in gourmet delights at trendy restaurants. Pack a few versatile pieces such as our Nesta Stripe Cardigan co-ord set or our Dory Birdie Linen Top that can be mixed and matched to pair with your existing wardrobe staples.
Leisurely strolls: Savour leisurely strolls through picturesque neighbourhoods or along scenic riverfronts in relaxed yet stylish attire. Pack casual separates like linen shirts and denim shorts for a laid-back vibe that exudes effortless charm.
Cultural excursions: Immerse yourself in the local culture with outfits that reflect the unique charm and heritage of your destination. Go for attire that respects cultural norms while still allowing you to express your personal style with confidence.
By carefully curating your holiday outfits with versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched, you can create a variety of stylish outfits for every day of your city break. From daytime explorations to evening celebrations, your holiday outfits will be prepared for whatever city adventures await.
Jetting off on a city break is an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant energy and culture of urban life. With the right combination of chic and practical outfits, you can navigate bustling streets and charming alleyways with effortless elegance and style. Whether you're strolling through cobblestone streets or dining al fresco at a trendy café, your holiday clothes should reflect your adventurous spirit and fashion-forward sensibilities. By following these tips and guidelines, you'll be ready to embark on a memorable city break filled with unforgettable moments and stylish escapades.
See you in the city…
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