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Packing for your Hawaiian holiday is one thing, but throwing together a selection of ensembles fit for a buzzing city break is an altogether meaner feat to master.

You need wedges made for walking, separates suited for city strolls, a helping of heat-proof pieces and a serious splash of style. Not too much to ask, is it?

As stressful as finding the sartorial solution to the sum above is, packing for your city break can be really rather simple – especially when you’ve got someone lining up looks for you.

Whether you’re stuck in a style spot or looking for a little inspiration, we’ve thrown together five fool-proof outfits that are perfect for your cosmopolitan cruise. From the slick city shorts to the wear-everywhere wedges and the essential silk blouse, it’s time to shop and share our chic ‘n’ easy guide to city-ready gorgeousness.


The sleek soujourner

Equipment turquoise signature silk blouse, £209 £125, available at
Stella McCartney linen mini shorts, £285 £85, available at Browns.
Aamaya by Priyanka cloudy moon topaz triple stone signature ring, £170, available at
French Connection Anabelle Clutch, £42, available at French Connection.
Miu Miu canvas platform wedges, £335 £205, available at MyTheresa.


The relaxed rambler

Acne wish blouse, £140 £84, available at
alice + olivia Arthur pants, £195 £97.50, available at Oxygen Boutique.
Missoni woven zig-zag espadrilles, £190, available at Browns.
Anya Hindmarch large homework shopper, £95, available at
Jaeger chain and stone bib necklace, £85 £30, available at Jaeger.


The preppy pioneer

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel stripey zip side top, £153 £91, available at
Diane Von Furstenberg Notrina wool shorts, £176 £88, available at Matches.
Spiceblush floppy hat, £32 £26, available at French Connection.
Mulberry Oak camera bag, £650, available at
Castaner espadrille wedges, £90 £50, available at Browns.


The trend-led globe-trotter

Erdem Uliana top, £240 £145, available at MyTheresa.
Kurt Geiger Grid platform, £190 £99, available at Kurt Geiger.
MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela wide leg trousers, £210 £105, available at
Dannijo Jacinda rose gold ring, £72 £36, available at
Red old school satchel, £48, available at Urban Outfitters.


The boho babe

Gryphon NY shell blouse, £205, available at Oxygen Boutique.
Stella McCartney high-waisted denim skirt, £260 £75, available at Browns.
Day Birger et Mikkelsen day macrame tassel bag, £139 £69, available at
Aamaya by Priyanka Nazar gold bracelet, £95, available at
French Connection Berry flats, £17, available at Kurt Geiger.

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