Packing for a city break can be daunting. Especially, if you are heading to cities such as Paris or Tokyo where fashionable ensembles are as relevant as macarons or mochis. Case in point, style editors at INAYAH put their heads together to create these looks that are effortless and travel ready. The key? Versatility! You can mix and match each separate from these looks with the others. And consequently, they all pack easy and won’t require you to bother with mundane stuff such as ironing, when you can be enjoying a latte at that quaint bistro you spotted around the corner.
Pink Smoke Soft Bow Blouse, Burgundy Asha Beaded Ballerina Skirt, and Peach Blossom Floral Print Hijab
This look, part vintage and part boho, is an inspired way to put together a breezy ensemble. Especially during your daytime sojourns. The Pink Smoke Soft Bow Blouse is daintily feminine, bringing together classical design elements in its construction. The high-neck blouse features a sash that you can tie in a few different styles, and a gathered bodice leading to a straight drop. This is further accentuated by balloon sleeves that are encased within faux cuffs. A sublime shade, and a luxe yet light fabric finishes it off. The blouse itself is a key piece that can be worn with different separates including skirts, trousers, or under layers.
Here, it complements the Burgundy Asha Beaded Ballerina Skirt that features oodles of tulle for a delicate getup. The generously voluminous maxi skirt has a banded waist, gathered flare, and a raw finished full-circle hem. But what catches the eye is the scatter of light beading, all over for a minimal touch of embellishment. Easy to dress up or down, the skirt is a year-round staple that can be paired with a variety of tops and blouses, under waterfall dusters, and open-front kimonos.
And to finish off this city break look, the Peach Blossom Floral Print Hijab has been styled a la an exotic turban! This luxurious hijab is lightweight, yet provides full concealment and coverage. In addition, an elegant floral print adorns this hijab, that you can also wear with a multitude of colours within your wardrobe.
Almond Pleated Maxi Skirt, Black High Neck Jersey Top, and Faded Peach Oversized Trench Coat
Perfect to wear for that brunch at the Michelin-starred restaurant, or the tea connoisseurs’ masterclass, this ensembles exudes grace and sophistication. The outstanding separate, the Almond Pleated Maxi Skirt features heat-set sunburst pleating that creates liberal volume, while presenting a dimension of gorgeous texture. Fitted at the waist with a band, it sashays down to your ankles in a hem that is impeccably finished off. The skirt will work well with both light and dark tops, and its unusual colour makes it extra fabulous.
We have kept the layers stylishly simple by pairing the skirt with our Black High Neck Jersey Top. A signature modest wardrobe staple, the top can look dressy or casual. Which is what we probably love most about a travel piece! Dressy look? Check, as shown here. Have something more casual in mind? Wear it with a pair of well-loved jeans and wedge sneakers. Great for layering as well, the top’s fabric is classic jersey and is absolutely versatile.
The look is finished with an absolute travel essential. The Faded Peach Oversized Trench Coat. The trench will hold clout with every ensemble imaginable. Whether dresses, skirt-tops or trouser-tops, and even over kimonos and abayas. In a delicate shade of peach, this coat has a mid-length and is constructed to be loose-fitted in an elegant manner. The trench is also lightweight, making it extra ideal for long walks, and looks effortless in every season. Upturned cuffs, big lapels, and a fluid construction wraps it up!
Stone Ishtar Floral Embellished Midi Top, and Burgundy Asha Beaded Ballerina Skirt
In addition to the first ensemble, the ballerina skirt from before is once again styled to look completely different with the Stone Ishtar Floral Embellished Midi Top. Pair this modern midi standalone with an options such as leggings, or clean-cut trousers. Or tucked within skirts as shown here for a different take. In a brush stone tone that is offset with delicately embroidered motifs throughout its front, the top is minimally classic. A round neck, and loosely-fitted sleeves finish off this modest top that works beautifully for the entire day. Turn this look into an evening ensemble with a pair of statement earrings and standout shoes.
Violet Inbar Satin Edged Kaftan
And for the city break finale, this Violet Inbar Satin Edged Kaftan will dazzle during all your evening outings. Silky and featuring a luxe fabric that embraces elegant drapery, the kaftan in a rich shade of royal violet instantly transforms your look. With a classic cut and large billowy sleeves, the kaftan will suit the style sensibilities of every modest dresser. Consequently, its most eye-catching feature is the jewellery-like embroidered motifs on the neck and shoulders. The beading is purple too, creating a gorgeous textural juxtaposition without being overbearing.
Pack it in your case for evening engagements. And all you need is a set of sparkly earrings and pair of your favourite heels to style this kaftan. And most of all, it will work equally well if you are heading to a sophisticated beach or pool-side soiree!
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