Lacoste | Retail €150 | Outlet €97

Patrizia Pepe | Retail €368 | Outlet €239


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 Gap, paired with a relaxed tailored jacket by Fratelli Ragusa, and contemporary sandals by Versace. Elevate the look with Fossil brand of minimalist 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 Twinset 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 Blumarine. Round the look off with strappy sandals by Evaluna 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 and Nike, as well as the cutest beachwear by Calzedonia. For the girls, floral dresses by Monnalisa and Il Gufo are fun and feminine, while the boys will love smartening up for dinnerwith a shirt by Harmont & Blaine Junior.


Bric's | Retail €189 | Outlet €115

Roncato | Retail €236 | Outlet €165,20

City breaks call for lightweight luggage to take the stress out of travelling, and so a polycarbonate spinner by Piquadro 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 The Bridge and Bric's. Statement tote bags by Michael Kors are essential kit, too, being both stylish and indispensable, whatever your outfit.