The 6 Wardrobe Essentials For Your City Break

Whether you’re going to Berlin, London, Paris or New York, the idea is the same – no matter what time of year you go, you need to bring clothing with you that is comfortable and easily adaptable. You’re going to be doing a lot of walking in these places too, so it’s important to take that into consideration as well – along with something for a night out in the city!

Practical Shoes

If you’re going to be walking around a city for hours exploring and seeing all the sights, the last thing you want is for your feet to hurt – which is why, unfortunately for those who love them, heels are out of the question (although they can still be used, so don’t completely disregard them – more on that later in this section).

Pack some reliable, comfortable flats, trainers or low-heeled ankle boots – not only are they more practical, but they work with almost any outfit as well. No matter what type of flats you choose, make sure you’ve already broken them in!

And those heels? Sure, you should bring a pair, but it’s probably best to leave them for when you’re going out for dinner in the evening rather than walking around all day. Your feet will thank you later!

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A Comfortable Coat

It goes without saying that you’re going to need a coat when visiting a city (unless you’re planning to go to a place that’s very warm, like Sydney or somewhere else in the southern hemisphere – but if you’re going that far it might be a good idea to go for more than just a few days!).

Choose something stylish yet appropriate for your holiday conditions – pea coats or trench coats are incredibly versatile will work perfectly. You can wear them during the day and for a more sophisticated look at night, plus they can be super warm if you dress them up right.

If you’re going somewhere a bit more chilly or visiting in the winter, it may be worth bringing along a parka as your coat of choice, but rather than pack this in your suitcase, wear it while you’re travelling to save suitcase space. It may be more to carry, but it’ll be worth it when you’re able to explore the city without thinking about how cold you are!


As usual, make sure they’re comfy! No one wants to be walking around in jeans that are making their fun weekend away a struggle. Go for a more relaxed style, like boyfriend or ‘mum jeans’ which give you a bit of legroom, or choose a more well-fitted skinny jean which you can dress up for the evening. Both are suitable for wandering around!

Here at Bargain Crazy, we have a wide selection of jeans you can check out without breaking into your holiday budget. Go ahead and take a look.

Alternatively, if the weather is warmer, you might want to pack some culottes instead for that extra bit comfort and ease.

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T-Shirts And Jumpers

We’ve put these in the same category because of one thing – layering. When you’re outside (especially in colder weather), you’re likely to find it a bit chilly, but once you’re inside it’s a totally different story. Layering will allow you to cater to both of these conditions.

Bring one t-shirt for each day you’re away – ideally in a neutral colour, so you don’t have to worry about it not matching your outfit – and then half the amount of jumpers. You can then layer a jumper on top of a t-shirt for a casual but chic look that’s ideal for a city break.

A Dress

You might want to take a dress to go with those heels you brought with you! Of course what type of dress you go for is entirely up to your personal preference and what you plan to do in the evenings – you might like a cocktail dress, or maybe something a little more versatile like a day dress that can cross over in to something that you’d be able to wear if you’re going out for dinner. The options are endless.


A nice hat and big scarf are ideal as you never know how cold it’s actually going to be – you won’t have your hair flying everywhere and that extra bit of warmth from the scarf on a cold day has never hurt anyone.

Pack some of your favourite jewellery too so you can add an extra bit of glamour to your outfits.

Naturally, you’ll have to alter the amount of each item you bring depending on how long you’re staying. Remember to consider the location, the weather and what you’ll be doing and pack accordingly!