Vibrant, ever-evolving and forward-thinking; Shanghai is China’s biggest city, and is constantly busy with the hustle and bustle of residents, expats and tourists alike. Full to the brim with places to eat, shop and sightsee, you’ll never be stuck for something to do on your visit, and there’s no reason you can’t be sartorially ready to get the perfect shot of you, in some of Shanghai’s best locations.
Yes, it might be a city destination; however, there’s always an opportunity to have a spa treatment and massage, and you’ll find no better way to cure the dreaded jet lag. So grab your swimwear, and book yourself into the Secret Garden Spa for a 90 minute, pamper session; it’s not the most straightforward to find, (it wouldn’t be called the Secret Garden if it was), but it’s well worth it once you arrive. Stay chic in a classic black one-piece, while you lay back and sooth those aching limbs.
For your evening meals, it’s always enjoyable to get your high heels on, and find an outfit (that leaves enough room for your food) to dress up in. There are countless options when it comes to fine dining and bars in Shanghai; you’ll be spoilt for choice. If you’re staying at the Shanghai Pudong Hotel, you can expect various cuisines, both buffet and a la carte, in a refined setting, so there’s the perfect opportunity to wear your demure, pencil dress and stiletto heels. Stilettos are always the best shoes to wear when you’re sitting down for dinner and drinks, as you can show them off without any of the calf workouts!
There are so many sights to travel to a check out in Shanghai; you’ll need a stylish capsule wardrobe for the daytime, that doesn’t skimp on comfort. You don’t have to resort to ripped jeans and a baggy t-shirt when you’re scaling the heights of the Shanghai Tower, or exploring the Yu Garden. Tailored cotton shorts are a sleek option, and still, provide the comfort and movement you’ll need to travel around all day. Your top and trainers can also make chic additions to your outfit, and don’t have to be overly casual or slouchy, but can still be a comfortable choice. For some more inspiration on smart shorts ensembles, take a look here: https://uk.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=tailored%20shorts&rs=typed&term_meta=tailored%7Ctyped&term_meta=shorts%7Ctyped.
No outfit is complete without suitable accessories; they’re often the cherry on the cake. Take a couple of styles of sunglasses, to suit both a casual, and glam, day look. If your going out for high tea at the Waldorf Astoria on The Bund; then you need to arrive in your oversized, Audrey Hepburn-esque shades to ensure you get the Insta-perfect picture of yourself and your travel buddies. You’ll need to invest in one (or a few) decent bags to carry all your essentials in; backpacks don’t have to look like you’re about to go camping, and there are some extremely chic, designer options available. Remember a smaller clutch-style bag for the evening time, and a larger bag for that spa trip discussed earlier. If you’re able to keep the colors and styles of your bags clean, monochrome or neutral; the more likely they’ll fit with whatever outfit you choose to wear that day.