5 essentials for a city break

5 essentials for a city break

I just returned from Tokyo and thought it would be nice to share some tips based on my own experiences with you. While packing up my suitcase for my return home I realized I used some items more than others. Plus I was missing some other things, which I had to buy in Tokyo -such a shame right 😉 So I decided to make a post with my personal essentials, which I hope you can take inspiration from for your next trip.

  1. Boyfriend jeans
    Kind of a no-brainer, yet I made the mistake of only bringing skinny jeans on my trip. They’re the comfiest I own, so I thought I’d be okay. But after all the walking around all day they didn’t feel as comfy anymore. And since I was having Japanese food & snacks fomo I may or may not have packed on a few pounds, making me crave for a pair of boyfriend jeans!
    Boyfriend jeans, Levi’s via de Bijenkorf
  2. Comfy trainers
    Good thing trainers are always in fashion, because you’re gonna need them if you want to walk around in the city! Nothing is more annoying than doing this with shoes that hurt. So make sure you invest in a good pair. My go-to pair were the Nike Air Max 95, very 90s, plus the comfiest trainers I own. But if you’re looking for a more fashionable pair I quite like these Claude Pierlot ones. Update your outfit with one of the biggest spring trends: gingham!
    Gingham trainers, Claude Pierlot via de Bijenkorf
  3. Backpack
    This item will probably not bring you fashion kudos, but if you go on a lot of city breaks it’s a real essential. I personally think a bag can complete any outfit. That’s why I always bring my fave crossbody designer bags on a trip and then toss a bunch of other things in a tote bag. But after a few days my shoulders start to hurt and I end up borrowing a backpack from the bf… Whoops! So I should really take my own advice and invest in a backpack, like this cute pink one.
    Pink backpack, Mansur Gavriel via Net-A-Porter
  4. Sweater
    When packing your bag you usually rely on the weather report to know what pieces to bring. Now surely I can’t be the only one who gets a little optimistic when seeing sunshine forecasts. This is when I end up packing almost only t-shirts and blouses and need to layer all of them when it turns out to be sunny, but cold. Luckily I always pack a sweater or two, so these end up being my go to pieces. So, dear reader, take it from me, you’re never taking too many sweaters with you!
    Lips sweater, Victoria Beckham via de Bijenkorf
  5. Sunglasses
    Another thing to think of when the weather forecast is sunny: sunglasses! Well, that was obvious, but they’re also pretty handy if you don’t feel like putting on make-up for a day or want to hide yosur tired eyes after a late night out. Plus sunglasses are small and there’s only so much you can take with you in your suitcase. A perfect way to spice up your outfit if you ask me!
    Cateye sunglasses, Acne Studios via Net-A-Porter

And that’s it! Hope you liked today’s post and if you have any other essentials to add I’d love to hear them in the comments.

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