Packing for a City Break

Three days in Madrid – How to pack for a City Break

City breaks demand a little discipline as I like to travel light…certainly on the outward journey ;O

Top Tip:  Decide on a color palette and plan your outfits accordingly.  When you’ve decided approximately what you will be wearing turn it into a packing list.

Style Philosophy:  I do not like my clothes to be for one season only.  By learning to layer in different a quirky ways you can extend the life of your clothes throughout the seasons and for several years.


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I selected a color palette of Black, White and Gray with a Splash of Wine…always a good idea 😉

Check the weather conditions if you are not already familiar with the place that you are visiting, and make sure that you cover all eventualities… It sounds simple and basic but I have to confess to having been caught out in the past ;(

ALWAYS pack a change of footwear, and make sure that they are comfortable as city breaks are very hard on the feet!  Travel in the heaviest pair and pack the others.

If you are carrying an extra bag/purse stuff your clean undies inside to save room and prevent your bag becoming squashed!

Don’t forget accessories…these take up less space and provide you with more outfit options…jewelry, scarves, belts, sunglasses etc

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Only boots need for Madrid in January – it is very cold.
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2 Bags – 1 to Carry, 1 to ring the changes.


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Lots of Layers – Freezing Temperatures Outside, Hot Inside…
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Rolling Sweater and Tees can Save Space and Prevent Creasing

That’s it!  All packed up and Ready to GO…..Enjoy!


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Travelling Outfit

For more Outfits and more about Madrid click on the post Out and About in Madrid.

Thanks for reading, Sarah x aka Badassbabyboomer 😉

Author: Sarah - Badass Baby Boomer ;)

Baby Boomer speaks for itself, yes I am a woman of a certain age ;) Why Badass? I have Rock & Roll in my DNA, coupled with some Punk Attitude and a (Lovin) Spoonful of Hippie Chic. Altogether BABB ;O The blog is not intended to be age specific, or indeed age appropriate! It is more about my style philosophy. The blog is to help girls and women of all ages to become more confident in expressing who they are through the way they dress. Mine are style tips and tricks based on years of styling, and an extensive knowledge of the fashion industry. My shopping advice is suitable for those with a limited budget, those who are strapped for cash, and for the lucky ones who have cash to splash. Personally I mix it up, marrying high street with high end to achieve my unique look. I hope that you will enjoy my new blog, Sarah x

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