HOW TO PACK FOR A CITY BREAK 'LESS IS MORE' THE JOYS OF PACKING FOR A CITY BREAK HOW TO MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU
When you decide to take a long weekend break away sometimes the hassle of thinking of what to pack takes the pleasure away and some of us may spend 3 days before the trip stressing about what to bring along – sound familiar?
As with all things it is all down to the planning and putting a bit of thought into getting the best from your wardrobe so that you can make the most of your city break.
Definitely try to make hand luggage work for you – nothing worse than hanging around the airport desperately waiting on your suitcase appearing on the carousel. Check with your airlines as they vary hand luggage size and weight. All you want to do is get in your hire care, taxi, bus or whatever and begin your holiday.
6 TOP TIPS PACKING FOR A CITY BREAK
There are lots of weather apps around now which are mostly accurate. I know it is not what everyone is looking for – but if rain is forecast pack your brolley and a ‘mac in a sac’
I recently went to Majorca and unwisely did not bring a raincoat so had to buy a poncho in a beach shop – stylish or what!
The best way to wear an outfit for travel is by layering. The more clothes you wear the less you will have to put in your case. My suggestion would be vest top, shirt, sweater, jeans and coat (based on weather forecast) and walking shoes. Comfort is key on a city break.
Choose a core colour for your weekend break and then add base/neutral colours to blend together. I am thinking stone coloured jeans as a base colour and for me personally I would go for lemons and blues as the core colour. Loving the yellow tones this season.
Up your game in the evening staying with your stone coloured jeans or go for floaty trousers and dress up your top half with a strappy top/blouse and jewellery along with strappy sandals and a clutch.
Travel in your basic stud earrings and work your accessories to suit your itinerary by changing to hooped earrings, long necklace, bangle/cuff along with a scarf to complete the WHOLE LOOK.
Try to keep a toilet bag readily prepared for travel – less to think about for you. Stock up on travel size pots to decant your everyday products. (100ml max for hand luggage) Makeup – less is more. You don’t really need to take everything lurking in your makeup bag – just the essentials. I couldn’t survive without my lippy!
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