Ohh La La.. another autumn fashion post, but today my wishlist is based on my perfect outfit to wear for an autumn city weekend break. Summer holidays in the sunshine are all fun, flip flops and bikinis, but once the temperature starts to drop, autumn can be the perfect time for a city break.
My ideal city retreat would be Paris, for a lovely cultural, romantic weekend. It looks like such a beautiful city, and I would just love to explore all of the pretty streets, and visit the Eiffel Tower after dark to see it all lit up. And I certainly wouldn’t mind spending the day time tasting local treats such as cheeses, wines, and pastries.. yum! Paris must be such a picture perfect city destination, so I’d be sure to take my camera and snap away!
But what would I wear for such an occasion? Well here is my autumn city break wishlist, tailored to my favourite destination; Paris. This bright red coat is just perfect for keeping the cold away, I’m actually going to buy it this weekend! The bows give it such a cute feminine touch. The beret may be a tad cliche, but it’s so pretty and sparkly, and no one wants a chilly head on their trip! I love the simple sweetheart neckline dress in a gorgeous navy blue. The flared skater skirt and sleeves give it a retro feel, and I feel it would be the perfect dress to transition from day time to evening.
I found these amazing Paris skyline tights, which I think would look adorable with this outfit! And no one wants cold legs. The boots have a low wedge heel which would make them comfortable for walking in during the day, but also glamorous for an evening out. Onto accessories; I find satchel bags perfect for days out, as they have plenty of space for tickets, your purse, camera etc whilst still being stylish.
Coat | Beret | Watches of Switzerland| Dress | Charm | Tights | Boots | Satchel
I hate packing, it can be so difficult knowing what to take and what you need to know once your get there, but I have a few top tips:
- Take a small coin purse with you instead of your normal purse full of your store cards etc, you wouldn’t need them all and you could lose them. Just take a slim purse with only your essential cards and cash.
- Check the weather before you leave. British weather can be horribly unpredictable, so check it just before you leave to get the most up to date forecast to help you pack.
- If you’re going abroad, make sure you know the exchange rate. I usually print off a small guide showing me common prices changed from Euros into Sterling so I don’t struggle working out how much things really cost.
- Take your camera, and take lots of photos!
- For a short city break you only need to pack lightly. Just take a capsule wardrobe with no more then 3 outfits if you’re going for a weekend. But do remember to pack for the correct weather!
- Make sure you take comfortable shoes. Don’t take your brand new boots if you’ve not worn them before. You will end up with aching feet and won’t want to go out and explore!
- Pack light – you can take your toiletries in mini bottles or use freebie samples.
- Take a handsome man with a big holdall bag and ask politely if he can carry all your things. I’m sure he will kindly oblige, he only needs a bit of space.