Summer in the city bustles with heady nights and day-time adventures, so here’s what to pack for the perfect stylish balance.

European cities sizzle in the summer with the promise of foodie delights by day and cocktail- fuelled adventures by night so you’ll need a sophisticated balance of smart and casual looks. Linen is the perfect hot-weather fabric so check out the stunning neutral tone shirts and polos by Polo Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, paired with a relaxed tailored jacket by Armani, and contemporary sandals by Gucci. Elevate the look with Hour Passion minimalist gold jewellery, or dress it down with a pair of tailored shorts by Hugo Boss.

Sprinkle your city-break wardrobe with liberal amounts of sophistication and effortless day/night looks. While bold maxi dresses by Guess can take you from the beach to the bar, we’re loving the subtle luxury vibe right now, with understated basics like white vests and tees paired with relaxed tailoring by Armani and Prada. Round the look off with strappy sandals by Michael Kors and a floppy sun hat for protection from the sun (and paparazzi, of course).

There’s no better way to kindle your kids’ curiosity for the world than a city break. New tastes and experiences call for a getaway wardrobe that’s cool and comfortable so look out for statement t-shirts by Tommy Hilfiger Kids and Lacoste, as well as the cutest beachwear by Adidas. For the girls, floral dresses by Kids Around, while the boys will love smartening up for dinnerwith a shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren.


City breaks call for lightweight luggage to take the stress out of travelling, and so a polycarbonate spinner by Samsonite or Tumi strikes the perfect balance of utility and sophistication. But buzzing around a city is also the domain of the weekender holdall, with stunning suede and canvas styles offered by Longchamp. Statement tote bags by BOSS and Fossil are essential kit, too, being both stylish and indispensable, whatever your outfit.