If you’re planning a city break any time soon, there are some pieces worth investing in, so your holiday wardrobe is sorted. These pieces can be worn time and time again and work for most seasons. Packing for a weekend away somewhere can sometimes be tricky, as it’s so easy to overpack and still end up with nothing to wear. However, pre-planning some outfits and having some key pieces can help you make the most of what you already have!
The slim backpack
If you’re planning on doing a lot of sightseeing or walking around the city, then a slim leather backpack is a great choice. Not only is it stylish, but it’s also a great bag for city exploring. You don’t have to worry about carrying a handbag all day and you can pack quite a bit into them. Gone are the days where they might look bulky, now there are some great ones available on the high street. You could pick out a backpack in a bright colour to stand out against your wardrobe or go for something neutral so you can get more wear out of it. Leather is a great material choice when it comes to backpacks, as they wear well and look a stylish year on year.
The lightweight jacket
Always handy to have, especially if you want to pack lightly for a weekend away. Opting for a neutral tone, such as khaki, beige or dusty pink, means you can pair it with more things from your wardrobe, helping you make the most of wearing it. Great for throwing on if the temperature gets a little cooler or in the evening when you need an extra layer. As they’re lightweight, you can easily travel it in or roll it up in your case, as it won’t take much room. If you want something a little smarter, then a lightweight blazer or cropped jacket will help add a stylish statement to your outfits.
Trousers are a nice alternative to jeans and if you’re doing a lot of walking since they can be more comfortable. Linen trousers have been a big trend this year, and it’s easy to see why. Simple to wear, easy to style and they’re great for the warmer weather. You can also easily go from day to night with these smarter trousers. Pair them with a striped t-shirt for a casual day time look, perfect for sightseeing. Then mix things up and throw on a simple camisole top with a lightweight jacket for the evening. If you’re looking for your perfect pair, Bonmarche has plenty of trousers that are great for a city break, and beyond.