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WHAT TO WEAR FOR A WEEKEND AWAY

21.08.14

No matter if you're headed for a stylish city, a balmy beach or simply discovering your home surroundings, ensure that your style stays looking perfectly on-point this bank holiday weekend.

THE CITY BREAK

A trip to the continent is a picturesque way to while away a bank holiday weekend. But when leaving the country don't leave your style behind. Pack wisely and ensure that each of the pieces that you select can work well in all manner of different combinations.

What to wear: the Medway stone chinos, the Aviator red jumper, the Charlie navy blazerthe Theo penny loafers, the Hines leather holdall

THE COUNTRY BREAK

Temper comfort with style on long walks through the countryside. For this look to an iconically cool sports-inspired sweatshirt, taking along a leather backpack to house all of your picnic essentials.

What to wear: the Grant maroon sweatshirt, the Bennett navy chinos, the Guido black leather backpack, the Theo black penny loafers

Where to wear: PARLIAMENT HILL 

Offering panoramic views across the entirety of London, yet ruggedly wild, Parliament Hill is one of the city's best unspoilt natural beauty spots. Take a picnic and stroll across the expansive fields, and, on sunny days, it’s the perfect place for a dip thanks to the location’s three natural pond lidos.

THE BRUNCH BREAK

Bank holidays are fertile time for enjoying fine food and indulging in an array of culinary delights. Carefully tread the line between smart and casual when attending brunch by pairing casual classics such as chinos and a crew-neck jumper with a tailored blazer and formal shoes.

What to wear: the Tullum blue chinos, the Jackson grey blazer, the Guerino monk strap boots, the Kenton crew neck jumper

Where to wear: OTTOLENGHI

Though Yotam Ottolenghi’s eponymous restaurant’s name precedes it, thankfully the culinary offering at the Ottolenghi lives up to its promise. Serving pared-back, ingredient-led cuisine, visit early for Sunday brunch as - due to its popularity - there’s most often a queue snaking around the premises.

THE BEACH BREAK

Weather permitting, the bank holiday weekend lends itself well to a visit to your local shore. Armed with optimism, opt for a pair of smartly tailored shorts and a relaxed sweatshirt - and add a pair of tasselled loafers for debonair flair.

What to wear: the Grant blue sweatshirt, the Aiden navy stripe T-shirt, the Wicker pink shorts

Where to wear: THE SOUTHBANK

As close as London gets to a bona fide beach, the Southbank offers a sandy shore strewn with pebbles alongside the edge of the city's River Thames. You'll find a whole host of street food, street entertainers and cultural hotspots too - so there won't be any shortage of activities should the heavens open.

For more inspiration of where to eat, sleep, see and shop, discover the Reiss Guide Looking for inspiration for Labor Day weekend, be inspired by our men's Labor Day style guide