Finally. Finally. Summer has come. Okay, it’s still dreary as hell at Hg2‘s offices here in London, and that’s precisely why we’re in the mood for (and, let’s face it, the business of) a city break! Summer is indeed the perfect time for city breaks – catch a few rays, eat some gorgeous food, soak up a bit of culture and, of course, party through the long hot nights. But you can’t just go jaunting off to the world’s most fashionable cities without dressing the part, and so we’ve teamed up with our friends from Style Passport for the top 10 fashion must-haves for your summer city breaks this year.
Humanoid – ‘Welio’ oversized printed scarf – £99
S-P say: We absolutely adore this oversized cotton printed scarf by Dutch brand Humanoid in either peach and taupe print or grey and navy print. Ideal accessory for a cycle tour of Amsterdam and we love that it doubles as a sarong for sun holidays.
Hg2 say: You’ll fit right in with the locals along the canals.
Paloma Barcelo – Stripe platform wedge sandal – £160
S-P say: Strike a chord with the locals with these colourful Spanish wedge sandals. The vibrant mix of rainbow colours on the wedge work wonderfully with the strappy navy suede upper. Pair with a simple outfit or summer dress to show them off.
Hg2 say: Makes us want to head out right now for a tour of the best tapas joints in Barcelona.
Missoni – Fringed Poncho £95
S-P say: Add a touch of glamour to any outfit from the ultimate name in Milanese fashion with this super fun and boho-luxe fringed poncho. Delicately crocheted as only Missoni knows how – wear over strappy tops and dresses.
Hg2 say: Hot for a spicy summer’s eve over huge piles of Milan’s best aperitivo and plenty of cocktails.
Hamammas towel – £22.
S-P say: One of the most practical and versatile items you’ll use this summer – the Turkish towel. More than a simple beach sarong, the hammama also absorbs water like a regular towel, but dries much quicker and folds up to a compact, carriable size – the perfect travel towel!
Hg2 say: Perfect for soaking up some rays along the Bosphorus in Istanbul.
Star Mela – ‘Miao’ embroidered shopper – £82
S-P say: This summer is all about mixing up colour and prints and this bag couldn’t do it better. Perfect for picking up bargains at Mumbai’s local street markets.
Hg2 say: Big enough to fit all your hedonistic travel necessities in (tablet, make-up, pair of flats) and hides the fact that you’re touristing.
Zimmermann – ‘Savannah’ floral print belted one piece – £250
S-P say: What the Australians don’t know about swimwear is not worth knowing. The pink belt of this 50’s inspired floral suit cinches the waist and gives you a great shape. Delicious enough to wear even off the beach with a maxi skirt and oversized sunglasses.
Hg2 say: We wouldn’t mind partying it up at Sydney’s Bondi Beach in this groovy retro floral suit.
Bagllerina – Fold up leather ballerina pump – £110
S-P say: Born from the home of ballet itself – chic and ever-so Parisian. These leather ballet pumps fold neatly in half and fit into a complimentary leather pouch that fits into your hand bag or luggage. Available in black, red and silver.
Lala Rage – Clip in hair feather – £25
S-P say: Must-have accessory for Hollywood’s A-Listers and Venice Beach Bo-Ho girls and a fun essential for LA festivals and summer beach holidays. Easy to clip in to your hair behind your ear and let it fall naturally.
Hg2 say: Boho-chic and an easy way to liven up traveller’s head in a quick snap!
And don’t forget to nab one of our Hg2 guides to make your city break oh-so-hot.