What to pack for a city break? Light, is the main thing. Think 'capsule wardrobe', and here's your capsule wardrobe 101.
First up, always check the weather forecast. It sounds obvious but the downside of the duration of a weekend trip is a perk when it comes to packing. If it's set to pour, leave the shorts at home. If it's set to be blazing, scary as it sounds, coats away and a light jacket will suffice.
Second thing, though there's no need to pack days in advance a little a forethought doesn't go a miss. Where are you going? What will you be doing? Most items can double and even triple up. A good pair of jeans or relaxed tailored trousers will see you through almost anything, as will a well-cut shirt. Throw in a jacket, culottes, a silk t-shirt and dress, you've got yourself a fair few outfits to mix and match.
As for shoes, one flat pair you can walk around in, like a sneaker or sandal (if it'll definitely be sunny. Toes out in the rain is a no-no). And an optional pair of heels. Make them an on-trend midi to be on the safe side.
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