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 Seidensticker and Scotch & Soda, paired with a relaxed tailored jacket by Gant, and contemporary sandals by G. K. Mayer Shoes. Elevate the look with Watch Station brand of minimalist gold jewellery, or dress it down with a pair of tailored shorts by Marc O'Polo.

Sprinkle your city-break wardrobe with liberal amounts of sophistication and effortless day/night looks. While bold maxi dresses by JOOP! 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 Tom Tailor and Gant. Round the look off with strappy sandals by Copenhagen 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 Guess and Sigikid, as well as the cutest beachwear by Vingino. For the girls, floral dresses by Tom Tailor Kids and Steiff are fun and feminine, while the boys will love smartening up for dinnerwith a shirt by Guess.

City breaks call for lightweight luggage to take the stress out of travelling, and so a polycarbonate spinner by Samsonite 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 JOOP!. Statement tote bags by Liebeskind Berlin and Guess are essential kit, too, being both stylish and indispensable, whatever your outfit.

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