Summer in the City Chic

“You’ve packed light Lucinda”… said no one ever. With a ‘hand luggage only’ trip to Cologne on the cards, panic mode set it. Cue an over stuffed case, forced closed by sheer will and that sizeable bottom of mine. After moving recently, I found a few items (read: three wardrobes worth) of clothing that I may or may not have forgotten about. So I decided to revamp an old favourite and pair it with some functional yet fabulous (obvs) items for my trip…

My shirt dress doubles up as a duster coat (oh hey multifunctional) and looks great thrown over a casual grey midi. It’s got that ‘I just woke up and threw this on’ vibe about it. My midi is from Primark but I’ve linked a similar dress above, and there’s a lighter, more fitted version here. Sass sold separately.

Shoes are a. heavy and b. total space stealers so I went with a pair of block heel sandals for my trip. They’re perfect for exploring the city and look classy for drinks and dinner too. Though if you’re planning on doing lots of wondering around in the heat, I’d recommend packing a small pair of flats too.

Longchamp bags are perfect for city breaks – I carry around far too much stuff (abso necessary, honest) and they fit a surprising amount inside. Plus they fold up when you aren’t using them. Practical and chic, what more could you possibly want?

What do you think of the look? Have you been to Cologne? I’ll be sharing more about my trip soon!

Love Lucinda xx

6 responses to “Summer in the City Chic”

  1. Love your outfit! Obsessed with those shoes too!

  2. […] Have you ever visited Cologne? I’ll be sharing more posts about my trip very soon. Head to my Instagram for a sneak peek. In need of some city break style inspo? Check out my weekend chic outfit.  […]

  3. […] We spent our second day in Cologne playing total tourists. After moving to Motel One and admiring the view, we headed out in search of something to eat and to do a li’l exploring. Since I was with a group of blogger gals, I wasn’t prepared with the usual 48-page, impossible to complete or enjoy itinerary that I usually have when visiting somewhere new, but it was lovely to wander the streets of the city, soaking up the sunshine… You can get the details on my go-to Summer in the city outfit here. […]

  4. […] whole new wardrobe I may or may not have forgotten about. I threw on my block heeled sandals a.k.a my fave comfy city break shoes to finish off the […]

  5. […] accessories are my jam, so sassy AF sunglasses and a stand-out necklace are a must. Throw on some ‘take you anywhere’ sandals like mine (must packs for city breaks) and you’re good to […]

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A faux-ginger, gin drinking, digital marketing gal with a thing for food styling. That was basically my old Tinder bio... Living in Leeds, I'm forever heading out for dinner, buying too many clothes, spending 50% of my money on ubers and, as of now, putting my stamp on my new apartment!