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YOUR LATE SUMMER CITY BREAK LOOK

By Steven Potter, 26 August 2019

The city break: probably the best mini holiday you can have. There’s sightseeing, great food (and drink) and, in terms of experiencing many different cultures within a few square miles, there’s no better place than a big old city. So, whether you're planning on sunning yourself in Barcelona, pubbin’ in Dublin or shopping in New York, we’ve put together a look that can meet the demands of any trip.
A flat-lay image of a khaki overshirt, a tie-dye T-shirt, white jeans and New Balance trainers. Available at ASOS.

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A true city break means walking, lots of walking. And that means not a lot of time spent in your accommodation and even less chance of frequent outfit changes. So the look you choose needs to cope with any and all climates (particularly in the UK), while still maintaining peak freshness. Enter the shacket – the hero piece of any interseasonal mini-break. Lightweight enough to keep you cool and thick enough to keep you warm – it’s a weekend-away winner for sure.

With practicality out the way, now's the time to talk trends. Make a play for a tie-dye tee – 2019’s throwback all-star. With a bold look up top, you can tone it down with some fresh denim. Those off-white jeans slot nicely into the slightly-smarter side of the spectrum, taking you from curbside to dinner date with ease. In terms of footwear, comfort is key when you’re racking up the steps so, opt for some comfy kicks. Those New Balance trainers will do the trick, all while adding a touch of dadcore vibes to the whole look. Result. And finally: the bum bag. Once only reserved for tourists of the most advanced levels, it’s now a certified outfit-completing staple and in terms of practical gear that’s actually cool – you can’t beat it. Happy travels!

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