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7 Fashion Essentials to Pack by Destination

Daily Sleeper, Jane Flower Print Mini Dress
Daily Sleeper, Jane Flower Print Mini Dress | © Image via Daily Sleeper
From the dress that captures Rome’s feminine flair to the shoes best suited to a week in Croatia, these are the most in-demand fashion pieces and the cities that they work for.

Lisbon, Portugal

Alfama and Se Cathedral, Lisbon, Portugal © Tuul and Bruno Morandi / Alamy Stock Photo

There’s no better time to embrace the belt bag trend than when exploring a new city, and Wandler’s white leather Anna style is a strong choice this season. A hands-free alternative to the tote, it will allow you to focus on photographing Lisbon’s eclectic street art and sampling custard tarts, all the while knowing your essentials are safe. One of the more compact designs from the brand’s contemporary new collection, it taps into the sleek and minimalist aesthetic loved by the style set, so it’s industry-approved as well as being practical.

Anna belt bag, Wandler, £400 via My Theresa © Product shot via My Theresa

Shop the Wandler Anna belt bag here.

Seville, Spain

A typical street in Seville © Iriana Sen/Shutterstock

Any fashion lover on Instagram will know about cult American label Reformation, whose tagline states: “being naked is the number one most sustainable option, Reformation is number two”. It’s now globally-recognised and is loved for its tongue-in-cheek approach to conscious fashion as well as its playful prints and wearable silhouettes. Eschew blogger-approved dresses and choose something more unique, like the Bayley lace-up top, for a long weekend in Seville. The ruffle detailing will make subtle reference to the city’s heritage and it works worn with denim cut-offs to explore landmarks like the Metropol Parasol as well as something more elevated when it’s time for late-night tapas.

Reformation is now exclusively available to buy at Browns Fashion in the UK.

Bayley lace-up top, Reformation, £145 via Browns Fashion © Product shot via Browns Fashion

Shop the Reformation Bayley top here.

Amalfi coast, Italy

Take a dose of London cool to the picturesque Amalfi coast by packing one of Rixo’s in-demand printed maxi dresses. The collection boasts a range of bold designs, but the Jackson’s soft pastel-blue hue will reflect the coastal setting and the tea dress-style silhouette will take you from al fresco lunch to sundowners with ease. Lightweight and crease-resistant, it’s perfect for packing and won’t add extra bulk to your luggage.

Jackson printed dress, Rixo, £245 © Product shot via Rixo London

Shop the Rixo Jackson dress here.

Barcelona, Spain

Cathedral of Barcelona's courtyard © Helene Giansily / Culture Trip

Palmier’s linen pieces are inspired by Australian style and are designed to travel from beach to city, which makes them the perfect Barcelona wardrobe addition. Despite only launching this summer, the Amanda cross-back top has proven to be the label’s most popular piece and works just as well worn with jeans as it does with a satin midi skirt. It’s light enough to wear in the height of summer but works equally well layered under a duster coat if the evening temperatures dip.

Amanda top, Palmier, £62 © Product shot via Palmier

Shop the Palmier Amanda top here.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Dill Interior © Dill Restaurant Reykjavik

If you’re keen to revive your cold-weather wardrobe then a couple of days in Iceland could provide the fix you need during August. A typically active destination famed for cycling, horse riding and exploring Game of Thrones film locations, it’s practical picks that you should prioritise when packing. Enter Acne Studios’ range of oversized cotton sweatshirts. Layer the Ferris in grey over a slogan T-shirt and wear with jeans for a Scandi-cool take on activewear.

Ferris sweatshirt, Acne Studios, £240 via My Theresa © Product shot via My Theresa

Shop the Ferris sweatshirt here.

Rome, Italy

Red vesper on a narrow cobblestoned street in Rome, Italy. © Kamira/Shutterstock

Historically, Italian fashion is overtly feminine and Daily Sleeper’s linen dresses are a chic new way to embrace the look. Launched in 2014 and embracing the recent “nightwear as daywear” trend in a way that feels newer than pyjama suiting, its pieces capture a sense of effortlessness and they need little by way of additional styling. The Jane mini dress in flower-print will mimic Rome’s rustic elegance and decorative flair.

Jane mini dress, Daily Sleeper, $290 © Product shot via Daily Sleeper

Shop the Daily Sleeper Jane mini dress here.

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