What to pack for a city break (and why I hope we’ll be wearing track pants forever) — That’s Not My Age

The fantastic travel outfit. Shots: Claire Pepper

Perversely, I did not truly dress in monitor trousers all through lockdown but I am experiencing them now. Absolutely everyone else can’t hold out to get dressed up, but when I’m running around city, likely to casual business meetings ( yep, I can go to operate in go quicker stripes) and travelling –  I like to really feel at ease and stylish.  As I’m in trainers or flat footwear all of the time, posh keep track of trousers are a no-brainer. Just one of those people pull-on-and-go merchandise of garments that make acquiring dressed easier.

Enhance the appear with a blazer or preserve the outfit peaceful with a utility jacket. For a new journey to Paris, I chucked the additional purposeful cotton drill jacket (under) into my rucksack with my passport and ebook. The Toast pyjama-design and style top (in the 1st image) perks the outfit up, although lengthier-line shirts with an insouciant French Tuck function nicely with keep track of pants, as well. The facet stripe joggers, in my favourite green and blue tones, are this season’s Me+Em. Warning: they are polyester. If you’re searching for cotton or cotton-prosperous consider Believed Garments, Boden and M&S has some cracking side stripe trousers this summer season.

Like most, I’ve hardly noticed my relatives above the last two-and-a-bit years, so when Manhattan Brother scheduled a journey to Paris for a enterprise meeting, we headed across on Eurostar with my 89-12 months-outdated mum and more mature brother. In my carry-on circumstance for a four-evening town split, I packed a favourite pair of indigo jeans and two great tops for evenings out, my white Birkenstock Arizonas and a navy jumpsuit. Furthermore, elegance necessities and underwear. That’s all.

On vacation, I normally conclusion up carrying the identical items on repeat and for a city crack there is no require for specific clothing. Effortless model and comfort and ease are the title of the recreation, and I understood I’d nailed the fantastic travel outfit when a lovely TNMA reader complimented me at the Gare du Nord (on the return leg of the journey). She lives in Paris and was heading again to the British isles to rejoice her father’s 95th birthday. It is so fantastic to be equipped to see loved ones and pals of That is Not My Age, once more.

Oh and often don your age with delight and acquire a sweatshirt when you’re travelling.


Don’t neglect your That’s Not My Age sweatshirt


The Ally Capellino ‘Hank Packable’ bag was a wonderful reward, to a lengthy-phrase fan. Just about every time I use it (which is quite frequently) a person asks me where by it’s from. The new Packable collection is intended to fold up into a pouch and be carried all over. It can be worn as a rucksack, slung about the shoulder and carried as a tote. Multitalented. The main system and straps are made from recycled supplies, the leather-based trim on the handles is vegetable tan and it’s tremendous-lightweight. Very useful when you are on the go.


Model Notes.

The cotton shirt is previous Toast. Aspect stripe keep track of trousers are from Me+ Em. Suede sneakers have been a lovely gift from Grenson. The Hank Packable bag was a gift from Ally Cappellino. All my have jewellery.


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