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


The ideal vacation outfit. Pictures: Claire Pepper

Perversely, I didn’t seriously don keep track of trousers during lockdown but I am savoring them now. All people else can not hold out to get dressed up, but when I’m functioning close to city, likely to casual company meetings ( yep, I can go to operate in go faster stripes) and travelling –  I like to truly feel at ease and stylish.  As I’m in trainers or flat sneakers all of the time, posh monitor trousers are a no-brainer. One of all those pull-on-and-go objects of outfits that make finding dressed simpler. Up grade the search with a blazer or retain the outfit peaceful with a utility jacket.

For a current excursion to Paris, I chucked the a lot more functional cotton drill jacket (below) into my rucksack with my passport and guide. The Toast pyjama-design top rated (in the very first picture) perks the outfit up, when more time-line shirts with an insouciant French Tuck perform nicely with monitor trousers, far too. The side stripe joggers, in my favourite green and blue tones, are this season’s Me+Em. Warning: they are polyester. If you are seeking for cotton or cotton-loaded test Considered Clothing, Boden and M&S has some cracking side stripe trousers this summertime.

Like most, I’ve rarely viewed my family about the final two-and-a-little bit decades, so when Manhattan Brother scheduled a journey to Paris for a company conference, we headed across on Eurostar with my 89-12 months-previous mum and older brother. In my carry-on case for a four-night town crack, I packed a favorite pair of indigo jeans and two wonderful tops for evenings out, my white Birkenstock Arizonas and a navy jumpsuit. Additionally, beauty essentials and underwear. That’s all.

On getaway, I normally conclude up donning the identical objects on repeat and for a metropolis split there’s no have to have for special clothing. Effortless design and comfort and ease are the title of the recreation, and I realized I’d nailed the fantastic vacation outfit when Corinne a attractive TNMA reader complimented me at the Gare du Nord (on the return leg of the journey). She lives in Paris and was heading back again to the United kingdom to celebrate her father’s 95th birthday. It is so excellent to be able to see spouse and children and close friends of That’s Not My Age, again.

Oh and constantly put on your age with pleasure and get a sweatshirt when you are travelling.


Never fail to remember your Which is Not My Age sweatshirt


The Ally Capellino ‘Hank Packable’ bag was a attractive gift, to a very long-expression lover. Just about every time I use it (which is rather typically) another person asks me wherever it’s from. The new Packable collection is made to fold up into a pouch and be carried all over. It can be worn as a rucksack, slung over the shoulder and carried as a tote. Multitalented. The principal overall body and straps are built from recycled components, the leather-based trim on the handles is vegetable tan and it’s tremendous-lightweight. Really helpful when you are on the go.


Style Notes.

The cotton shirt is previous Toast. Facet stripe keep track of trousers are from Me+ Em. Suede sneakers ended up a attractive gift from Grenson. The Hank Packable bag was a reward from Ally Cappellino. All my individual jewelry.


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