CHIC CITY BREAK PACKING GUIDE
With summer holidays already a distant memory, September is the time to start planning an autumnal city break. I love Europe at this time of year, when the crowds have dispersed but there’s still a buzz and the thermometer has dialled it down a notch or two resulting in perfect sight-seeing weather. For city breaks a capsule wardrobe is the key, to keep up with the super-stylish locals in Paris, Rome or Berlin opt for a chic palette of warm, autumnal neutrals which you can always pep up with a statement necklace or three! If you’re heading off somewhere lovely this Autumn, then here’s my city break packing guide…
You cannot go wrong with these jeans from Oasis. Trust me. Just the right amount of stretch guarantees a perfect fit every time.
I’m never without my trusty trench in the autumn months, perfect for those slightly chillier evenings when a coat is just too much. I know it’s Burberry, but we’re so over that now, right? And it’s super chic.
Unpredictable weather calls for layers, and this poncho from Oasis ticks all the boxes for me. Love the slightly oversized fit. And the colour.
I love me an embellished collar (yes, I’m totally late to the party) and I’ve got my eye on this beauty from Ted Baker. Loving the slouchy look too.
Say ‘chic ballet flats’ and I immediately thing of French Sole. These are so Parisienne it almost hurts. Loving the quilted leather toe!
I don’t want to burst your bubble… but it’s Europe, in Autumn, so it probably definitely will rain. You won’t mind so much if you get to bust out this cute little brolly though, plus it’s the perfect excuse to snuggle under together!
City breaks are tricky on the bag front, you need something big enough to fit bulky hotel keys, phone, purse, map etc, but not so bulky it gets annoying carrying it around all day. I think the Cedar Street from Kate Spade may be the solution. It’s cross-body, which means hands-free and I adore the two-tone look!
Are you off on a city break this season? What will be making it’s way into your case? Whatever it is, we’re sure you’ll look très chic!