There’s nothing like a city break. While the weather is on your side, now is the perfect time to get away from it all - if only for a few days. Whether that means exploring a city closer to home or venturing abroad, get that mid-season itch out of your system and plan your trip now with our help on what to pack for a weekend away.
A poplin, linen-blend or short-sleeved Oxford shirt teamed with a pair of slim chinos is the perfect daytime smart casual look, especially when the temperature rises. After all, there’s nothing worse than being hot and sweaty while you stroll around, taking in all the sights the city has to offer. Remember to leave one or two buttons undone on the shirt to stop you feeling too warm under the collar.
Take the time to swot up beforehand on the best bars for pre-dinner drinks as you want to make the most of your time in the city. Then look the part effortlessly while you gaze across the skyline of the metropolis in a slim-fitting geoprint shirt and chinos. Both items are easy to pack and stay on the whole crease-free when folded correctly. Roll up your sleeves, tuck in your shirt and add a belt to give off a smartly relaxed attitude.
Leave the suit at home – city break dressing is all about smart pieces that are easy to pack or wear while you travel. When it comes to dining out, a lightweight blazer should definitely be added to the list of what to pack. Versatile and easy to wear, this type of jacket takes your outfit up a notch in an instant. Whether you slip it over a button-down collar shirt with indigo denim jeans or stick with a plain t-shirt and chinos, you're sure to look smart as you head out to the restaurant everyone has been talking about.