Check the weather of the city you plan to visit and pack accordingly. London’s always unpredictable while Paris can throw surprises too. It also depends on the time of the day. Carry a blazer with which you can dress up or down, depending on the place you plan to visit. In a formal restaurant, wear it the traditional way over a button down shirt, and at a café, take it off and roll up the shirt sleeves. A two-button jacket is a great idea. It works well for both semi-formal and casual settings.
A pair of bendable sunglasses, super-comfy brogues, loafers and oxfords would be great for a perfect finish. Sunglasses shield you in the scorching sun and are also a chic way to protect yourself on a beach. A pair of multi-pocket cargo pants marries style with functionality. A straw or jute fedora or trilby is also a cool way to complete your ensemble. Flip-flops, a watch with world time features, a pair of moccasins and a slim leather belt are your other go-to essentials. And you cannot not carry a pair of swimming trunks.
A travel-size grooming kit, sunscreen with at least an SPF 40 and a lip balm should be there.
You need to leave enough room in your suitcase for shopping. Do not think of the what-ifs, because Europe is full of affordable shopping options, which will ensure that you won’t miss anything you didn’t carry.
Editing the suitcase
- Pair half- and full-sleeve shirts with neutral pants and denims
- Throw in at least two summer jackets (one of them semi-formal)
- A pair of aviators or wayfarers
- Tanned brogues
- A two-tone man clutch
DAPPERTASTIC: Combine a jacket with a pair of trousers, a slim belt and dress shoes. Opt for a full-sleeve shirt as you might want to take that jacket off while you dine.
Written By : Mr Dandy