Bank holiday weekend is approaching and for many the extra day off work means booking a long weekend away somewhere. Whether it’s Barcelona or Windsor, Paris or New York, we show you what to pack.
Sightseeing means comfortable clothing that keeps you cool, but that doesn’t mean foregoing stylish options. Look to light and airy cotton dresses paired with your most comfortable sandals for day, and for evening a midi skirt or a floral dress paired with heeled sandals. Always pack a light cover up incase the weather is not quite how you expected or chills down in the evening – a leather or denim jacket are ideal. To travel, keep it simple opting for jeans, a t-shirt, backless mules or loafers and a shacket. Don’t forget your sunglasses and a cross body bag for holding the daily essentials whilst also being easy to carry.
British spring time means you just never know what the weather might be, so it’s important to bring with you layers and options. Unless we’re experiencing a heatwave, it’s most likely you’ll be wearing jeans (cropped) or trousers (likewise) – blue denim straight leg jean styles paired with a white blouse or t-shirt, a light scarf and jacket is a key outfit as you can easily layer a light knit over if necessary. For an evening dinner out, a midi skirt, boots and a leather jacket looks effortless or you could keep it simple by wearing an evening blouse or top paired with the same jeans as day time worn with kitten heel boots. If you’re staying in, luxurious lounge sets by Wyse London ensure you look cool whilst keeping cosy.
Channel your inner French chic and opt for simple outfits with a twist – a logo tee, jeans and loafers or ballet pumps with a blazer (for evening) is both practical and polished. Equally, maxi dresses and boots or smart flats is a failsafe option. Have fun with accessories by adding a pop of red or leopard print, pack your sunglasses and a cross body bag. Oh and don’t forget your Breton top.
Visiting NYC takes your step count to a new level so comfortable trainers are a must. The weather is usually warming up in late May so midi dresses or skirts with a t-shirt and light jacket are a good option and also work well when paired with trainers. For evenings go dressy – a velvet blazer, black skinny jeans and a blouse with heeled sandals is perfect for going from drinks to dinner in the buzzy city. For the long journey, comfort is key – smart tracksuit pants like these from Me & Em are the travel companion you never knew you needed, until you try them.