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 120% Lino and Boggi, paired with a relaxed tailored jacket by Tailor Club, and contemporary sandals by Pollini. Elevate the look with Fossil's of minimalist gold jewellery, or dress it down with a pair of tailored shorts by Versace.

Sprinkle your city-break wardrobe with liberal amounts of sophistication and effortless day/night looks. While bold maxi dresses by Aspesi 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 Pinko and Twinset. Round the look off with strappy sandals by Baldinini 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 adidas or Nike, as well as the cutest beachwear by Vilebrequin. For the girls, floral dresses by Kids Around and Petit Bateau are fun and feminine, while the boys will love smartening up for dinnerwith a shirt by Harmont&Blaine Junior.


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 Coach. Statement tote bags by Michael Kors and Fossil are essential kit, too, being both stylish and indispensable, whatever your outfit.