Create a capsule wardrobe
Adaptable, versatile pieces are your best friend when space isn’t on your side. Think one jacket that goes with everything else, and dresses, shirts and trousers that can take you from day to night. Womenswear trends such as culottes are a great option – light and breezy for warm days in the city, and simple to dress up for the evening. Men can’t go too far wrong with a good pair of jeans and a couple of t- and collared shirts.
When it comes to shoes, bring one pair of comfy flats for walking around in (fashion’s continuing love for trainers is very city-break friendly). Then, if you’ve restaurant or theatre plans that call for something dressier, one pair of heels or smart flats.
Finally, try to bring just one day bag with you. Cross-body is our go-to style – easy to keep an eye on in city crowds, while keeping your hands free for snapping photos or snacking on street food. Choose one with enough space for your essential items, whether that’s just your phone and purse or a guidebook and camera, too. Many airlines now offer the option of bringing one small bag into the cabin as well as your suitcase – handy for quick access to your passport when you land.