Fashion blogger, Leigh Travers, lists her three wardrobe essentials for a city trip

Packing for a city trip away can be a nightmare for the indecisive, especially when you're not sure what the weather will be doing whilst you're away. Considering I've been travelling more frequently I've started to narrow down my packing from taking an extra 20kg suitcase with too many options (and paying a ridiculous amount) to just travelling with hand luggage most of the time. Packing lighter means taking extra consideration on what to bring and what essentials you'll need rather than options. I've compiled a little post on three of my absolute wardrobe essentials for any city trip.


1. A bag that's big enough to carry all of my cameras and other junk

Fashion blogger, Leigh Travers, lists her three wardrobe essentials for a city trip

I know it's probably obvious, but a decent bag for trekking around a new city during the day is always top of my 'to pack' list. In typical blogger fashion, I tend to carry around at least two or three cameras with me, including digital and film, so I need a bag that can contain all of my cameras, plus everything else I'll need for the day. Whilst backpacks are a great option for balancing out the weight and strain on your back compared to a handbag, sometimes I feel more comfortable with a bag I can keep under my arm to deter any potential pickpockets. 

This palm print holdall from Radley accompanied me to Copenhagen earlier this month and it was just the perfect size to hold all of my daily belongings without being too big to be a nuisance. Also, just how gorgeous is the palm print on it?! It's actually doubled tripled up as a beach bag and a gym bag too!

2. A comfortable pair of trainers

Fashion blogger, Leigh Travers, lists her three wardrobe essentials for a city trip

I've spent many city breaks in the past hobbling around the cobbled streets in ridiculously uncomfortable, pointed ankle boots just because they would 'match my outfit better'. You see so many Instagram photos of girls tottering around these beautiful, picture perfect streets with these beautiful, sky high shoes, and although the shoes and the setting may come together beautifully, I find it hard to believe they've been exploring the city all day in those shoes without breaking their ankles. Yeah, I'll bring a nicer and ultimately more uncomfortable pair of shoes for the evening, but nothing beats your favourite pair of well worn in trainers for spending at least 8 hours on your feet!

My copper Reebok classics are my 'go to' for when I know I'm going to be on my feet for most of the day. In fact, I'll be gutted the day they fall apart through so much wear.


3. A day-to-night midi dress

Fashion blogger, Leigh Travers, lists her three wardrobe essentials for a city trip
Street art in Christiania Copenhagen
Midi dress: H&M

Despite trying to become more of a *practical* packer, I'm still completely conscious of my styling. After all, I know when I go on holiday that I plan to take a lot of photos and I'll admit I still want to wear something that reflects my style. I tend to try and pack outfits that transition well from exploring the city by day to bar and restaurant hopping by night and I've found packing a few different dresses, specifically midi dresses for personal preference, makes a great option for this. Dresses can be both dressed up and down for both sides of city break by day and night; all I ever tend to change is my shoes if I have the time to nip back to the hotel or apartment in the evening. By pre-planning an easy all-day outfit you can save extra space in your hand luggage!

What are your city break wardrobe essentials?


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Fashion blogger, Leigh Travers, lists her three wardrobe essentials for a city trip

Packing for a city trip away can be a nightmare for the indecisive, especially when you're not sure what the weather will be doing whilst you're away. Considering I've been travelling more frequently I've started to narrow down my packing from taking an extra 20kg suitcase with too many options (and paying a ridiculous amount) to just travelling with hand luggage most of the time. Packing lighter means taking extra consideration on what to bring and what essentials you'll need rather than options. I've compiled a little post on three of my absolute wardrobe essentials for any city trip.


1. A bag that's big enough to carry all of my cameras and other junk

Fashion blogger, Leigh Travers, lists her three wardrobe essentials for a city trip

I know it's probably obvious, but a decent bag for trekking around a new city during the day is always top of my 'to pack' list. In typical blogger fashion, I tend to carry around at least two or three cameras with me, including digital and film, so I need a bag that can contain all of my cameras, plus everything else I'll need for the day. Whilst backpacks are a great option for balancing out the weight and strain on your back compared to a handbag, sometimes I feel more comfortable with a bag I can keep under my arm to deter any potential pickpockets. 

This palm print holdall from Radley accompanied me to Copenhagen earlier this month and it was just the perfect size to hold all of my daily belongings without being too big to be a nuisance. Also, just how gorgeous is the palm print on it?! It's actually doubled tripled up as a beach bag and a gym bag too!

2. A comfortable pair of trainers

Fashion blogger, Leigh Travers, lists her three wardrobe essentials for a city trip

I've spent many city breaks in the past hobbling around the cobbled streets in ridiculously uncomfortable, pointed ankle boots just because they would 'match my outfit better'. You see so many Instagram photos of girls tottering around these beautiful, picture perfect streets with these beautiful, sky high shoes, and although the shoes and the setting may come together beautifully, I find it hard to believe they've been exploring the city all day in those shoes without breaking their ankles. Yeah, I'll bring a nicer and ultimately more uncomfortable pair of shoes for the evening, but nothing beats your favourite pair of well worn in trainers for spending at least 8 hours on your feet!

My copper Reebok classics are my 'go to' for when I know I'm going to be on my feet for most of the day. In fact, I'll be gutted the day they fall apart through so much wear.


3. A day-to-night midi dress

Fashion blogger, Leigh Travers, lists her three wardrobe essentials for a city trip
Street art in Christiania Copenhagen
Midi dress: H&M

Despite trying to become more of a *practical* packer, I'm still completely conscious of my styling. After all, I know when I go on holiday that I plan to take a lot of photos and I'll admit I still want to wear something that reflects my style. I tend to try and pack outfits that transition well from exploring the city by day to bar and restaurant hopping by night and I've found packing a few different dresses, specifically midi dresses for personal preference, makes a great option for this. Dresses can be both dressed up and down for both sides of city break by day and night; all I ever tend to change is my shoes if I have the time to nip back to the hotel or apartment in the evening. By pre-planning an easy all-day outfit you can save extra space in your hand luggage!

What are your city break wardrobe essentials?


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15 comments

  1. I'm all about the comfortable trainers when travelling I love exploring a city by foot

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    1. Absolutely! I always explore by foot, so trainers are a must! ♥

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  2. That dress is so dreamy on you! Loved this post, I pair trainers with all my outfits too when I'm away :)

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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    1. Thank you. It was SO cheap too! Yes, trainers are definitely the way to go when you're on your feet all day. I used to be so stubborn in not wearing them too! ♥

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  3. It's not easy to be practical and stylish but you nailed it. Love the bag!

    http://amyleehaynes.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I am with you on all of these essentials, having a big enough bag is a MUST and comfy shoes, you just cannot be without them.

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  5. Such great travel tips! I can't live without a good pair of trainers so these are always with me when I travel.

    Amanda | https://ldnrose.com

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  6. It's so long since I had a city break that I have no idea what I'd pack - but thanks for the tips!

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  7. Love your entire outfit especially that dress. Can't survive anywhere without my trainers :-)

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  8. You look amazing! I really love the bag, that would be perfect for all my blogger junk too

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  9. Great tips, that bag is just gorgeous! You look amazing and I love your dress x

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  10. As a street art enthusiast I am living for your murals but I agree a day to night midi is perfect for a city break! x

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  11. Definitely comfortable shoes! And layer clothes up in case the weather changes - I hate being hot or cold!

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  12. i agree with all your essentials, how stunning is the backdrop, where did you take the pic?

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