One only has to cast their eye over the press to see all of the hype about city breaks. These are a type of holiday that is grabbing all of the headlines, for all of the right reasons we should add, and even replacing some of the more traditional types of getaway.
Today’s article hasn’t been penned to take a look at the history of holiday trends, though. Instead, it’s about the practicalities of city breaks and specifically, what you should be packing.
The airlines are constantly chopping and changing their rules and for the time being at least, space seems to be at a premium. In other words, the amount of cabin baggage we are checking in is shrinking – and it means that you need to think outside the box.
Bearing this in mind, today’s guide will take a look at some of the best garments you can take along if you are serious about making the most out of your upcoming city break.
Footwear is key
If you are just going to pay attention to one type of garment, at least make sure it is footwear.
There’s a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, city breaks tend to involve a fair amount of walking, so packing comfortable shoes will do you no-end of favours and the likes of www.dunelondon.com can provide you with inspiration in this regard.
Then, there’s the size-factor. Shoes take up a lot of space – and you need to be shrewd about the ones you are taking. Try and find ones that are as versatile as can be; meaning that you can perhaps get away with packing just one additional pair of shoes (as well as the ones you are travelling in, of course).
The four-outfit rule
Most city breaks tend to span for two nights and three days. At least, this is the case if you happen to be travelling away for a weekend.
Immediately, this means that you need to pack four outfits. You’ll need two outfits for the daytime, and two for the evening. The third daytime outfit comes from the one you are travelling in – so you can comfortably free up some space.
Of course, some people will opt to reuse outfits, and this can allow you a little more flex with other items in your suitcase.
Be savvy with your choice of coat
Perhaps your biggest decision comes in relation to your coat though. As we all know, particularly in the era of packing as light as possible for the airlines, this is something that can get difficult.
First and foremost, try and wear your coat whenever you travel. This will make the world of difference to the size of your baggage.
Then, in relation to the type of coat, versatility is key. Trench coats or structured khaki jackets are big winners, for the simple reason they can be used during the day and at night. If it also happens to be an easy garment to carry around, you really are onto a winner.