What to wear for a City Break
4 Day City Break to Berlin
Today I am off on a 4 day City Break to Berlin. I am travelling with hand luggage only so I have planned the most effective and efficient wardrobe possible for all eventualities. The weather forecast over the next 4 days in Berlin ranges from 23 – 28 degrees Centigrade with thundery showers. The weather is therefore going to be hot, sticky and wet.
My wardrobe has got to cope with all the variations that the days may bring. My colour theme is white (for coolness) and an easy colour to mix and match. As I will have 4 full days in Berlin and I intend to be out and about all day in the City visiting all the sights and (hopefully) getting in a bit of retail therapy; I have chosen 3 easy and comfortable looks that are summer smart and city ready. Last summer I spent 2 weeks in Paris and the surrounding area and I suffered greatly with aches and pains in my legs and feet. This year I am forearmed and I will be wearing a pair of Hotter Shoes from their Active Wear Range for that all important ‘All Day Comfort’. I am so confident that these shoes will do the job and look stylish with my clothes that I am going to do a ‘Road Test Blog’ about them. You can read all about what I will put these shoes through next week.
The dress sense in ‘the City’ for a break is a smarter casual than at a holiday resort. Remember when in ‘the city’ you are trying to integrate in with people going about their daily lives and also anticipating what is appropriate to wear to different venues e.g. visiting cathedrals and/or shrines/monuments AND in many restaurants means having your shoulders covered and your skirt or shorts length to at least the knees. Planning a wardrobe also means getting your footwear right. You need something comfortable AND that will easily blend in with your daily clothing ensemble. Below are a few pictures of what I intend to wear and vary these looks so that I do not flout any dress code rules. I am wearing my white knee length skirt, my green city shorts, and my white cut off trousers. Each day these items will be worn with a white tee-shirt or top. When it gets cooler in the evenings I also have my white cotton cardigan and my neon bright jumper.
Last summer in Paris I had no option but to buy a pair of trainers. My feet and legs were aching and my mules (which matched my white skirt (same skirt as in these pictures)) just looked some much better with the skirt than the trainers. Whilst I had no alternative but to give in to comfort the vanity in me would not allow myself to wear these same trainers into a restaurant. I changed out of the trainers and put my mules back on for the duration of my time in the restaurant.
This year not only have I found a pair of comfortable shoes for my all day comfort but the profile is slimmer on the foot and overall a better look than trainers. Have a look at these photos to see if you agree.
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I can’t wait to explore Berlin. See you next Thursday and I will have all the details about how I got on in Berlin.
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