People who have a country life certainly don’t seem to want more of the same for their vacation and often plan trips to have exciting city experiences. Consider what you need for a city break involving steamy sight-seeing, bumpy cobblestones, shopping and eating. Now the weather is warm for your travels, take a modern approach to monochrome dressing playing up black, white, navy with striking textures that will give depth to your travel wardrobe. Include a blazer for city travel, evenings can be cool and it is so wonderful to sit outside in cafes and restaurants. Take a couple of shift dresses for day and evening, with a matching cardigan that can be tucked into your basket. Add a pair of Capri pants, a cashmere and some T tops and that’s a pretty complete packing plan.
Cotton Textured Dress £75 & Jacket £79
White T Shirt £39 & Winser Jean £125
Merino wool Tunic jumper £79
Audrey Cashmere Jumper in chambray blue £195
Cotton Chevron A-line Dress £75
Crepe Jersey Scoop Neck Dress £125
Miracle Capri Trousers in midnight £ 89
Plain Full Circle Midi Skirt £150 or the Cotton Poplin Circular Skirt £125
V Neck Silk Top £130
A cashmere wrap to throw over your shoulders on a chilly evening, available as a scarf, wrap or in luxurious oversize.
My accessories tip: a cross-body handbag is essential or even a smart rucksack.
By Vanessa de Lisle - www.thefashioncupboard.com