For those venturing to a decidedly more urban jungle à la New York City, London, Paris, or San Francisco this Summer, we've mapped out the most essential city getaway items your suitcase really shouldn't be without. That way, you can spend your trip navigating the streets and indulging in the sprawling concrete landscape, rather than worrying about, well, what to wear. While tropical locales require less clothing and minimal footwear, cities are all about toeing the line between strategic skin-baring wares and a more sophisticated styling approach. Thus, we've found the perfect mix of breezy blouses (printed and otherwise), one chic LBD, and the latest pair of pumped-up kicks you'll want to test-drive on your trip. You could say this urban getaway just got a lot more stylish.
The city girl in your life is most likely in-the-know and on-the-go, so it's best to gift her with something stylish yet functional. Whether she's on the bus, hailing a cab, or hoofing it to work during a torrential downpour, she always looks put-together and impeccably chic. A slouchy carryall handbag that could go from office to evening or sleek pair of earbuds –– for rocking out on public transportation –– would fit this metropolitan gal's lifestyle quite perfectly — click through for my gift ideas for the snazzy city girl on your list.
Sophia Bush is definitely on my fashion radar. She has been churning out sophisticated, youthful looks for weeks and this houndstooth dress is no exception. Like brocade, houndstooth is a Winter staple so I thought I would go shopping for some, on a budget. All these black and white checkered items help you achieve the graphic and fun look of the print — all for under $100.