Planning a city break? Wherever you’re off to, whether it be Paris, Rome or Edinburgh, cramming a whole week’s worth of Insta-worthy outfits into one tiny holdall can be somewhat of a style challenge.
The key to nailing it is to invest in stylish pieces that you can mix and match into a wearable (but compact) wardrobe.
But fear not, our signature city break capsule closet will give you a head-start on your packing list. Everything is high street and comes with a purse friendly price tag, leaving you more cash for all those holiday cocktails.
Perfect for throwing on day or night, a lightweight jacket or blazer is a must. Choose a bold shade for maximum style impact and stick to a cropped shape if you’re petite.
The season’s coveted shirt dress will see you through city exploring when paired with flats or a with glam heels for a night out on the tiles. It doubles up as a lightweight cover up too – just wear it open over jeans and a tee. Clever, eh!
Lots of sightseeing to do? Espadrilles will be your new BFF. Comfy and sleek, we fell head over heels for Kourtney Kardashian’s Chanel ones, but without a lottery win in sight, we’ll settle for a high street lookalike. Try a stacked sole style for extra fashion points.
Update your look for evening with glam mules and a signature smokey eye – the perfect quick change!
Miss Selfridge Mules £39
Whether you’re a skinnies addict or a boyfriend lover, trusty denim the perfect basis for your city break wardrobe. This season though, we’ll be ditching both and packing a pair of denim culottes instead. They work come rain or shine and will go with just about anything in your suitcase – including your favourite slogan tee (another must-pack item!).
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When it comes to accessories, add an extra dose of city chic via a straw fedora and tote a studded mini bag – great for stashing all your essentials while earning your outfit bunches of style kudos.
An off the shoulder smock top is perfect for avoiding those shoulder tan marks while sightseeing and makes for a cute but casual evening look, when paired with heels and some red lippy.
Last but not least – don’t forget your sunnies!
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By Lucy Moon