What To Wear On A City Break

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!

> Zara Jacket & Topshop Shirtdress

Zara jacket £49.99

Topshop Shirtdress, £38

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!

> River Island Espadrilles & Miss Selfridge Mules

River Island Espadrilles £24

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!).

> Zara Denim Culottes & Mango Slogan Tee

Zara Denim Culottes £29.99

Mango Slogan T-Shirt £9.99

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.

> Warehouse Straw Fedora & Topshop Mini Bag

Warehouse Straw Fedora £18

Topshop Mini Bag £25

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.

> New Look Off The Shoulder Top & ASOS Sunglasses

New Look Off The SHoulder Top £17.99

Asos Round Sunglasses £12

Last but not least – don’t forget your sunnies!

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By Lucy Moon