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 Paul Smith, paired with a relaxed tailored jacket by Reiss, and contemporary sandals by Dune. Elevate the look with Fossil's brand of minimalist gold jewellery, or dress it down with a pair of tailored shorts by Ted Baker.

Sprinkle your city-break wardrobe with liberal amounts of sophistication and effortless day/night looks. While bold maxi dresses by [brand] 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 Reiss and Ted Baker. Round the look off with strappy sandals by Kurt Geiger 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 Next and M&S, as well as the cutest beachwear by Tommy Hilfiger. For the girls, floral dresses by Joules and Polo Ralph Lauren are fun and feminine, while the boys will love smartening up for dinner with a shirt by Gant.

City breaks call for lightweight luggage to take the stress out of travelling, and so a polycarbonate spinner by Samonite 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 in Fossil.

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