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TRAVEL DIARY

PACKING for SHANGHAI

With its pulsating energy and seductive mix of traditional culture and modern charm, we can’t get enough of Shanghai. Whether you’re planning a stylish excursion, or just updating your Bucket List board on Pinterest, here are a few ideas on how to pack and pair pieces that are as posh as they are pragmatic. Behold, styles fit for speed (and sightseeing) on your rendezvous with this dazzling destination.

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DAY 1: A BITE AT THE BUND

When your schedule involves sightseeing by day and fine dining at night, a sport luxe ensemble is the way to go. Slip on a figure-flattering, stripe-patterned ponte sundress that resists wrinkles, or opt for a denim shirt that can be mixed and matched with cargos or even worn in lieu of a jacket. Tempted to carry multiple bags? Don’t even think about it. The Jet Set Travel tote comes in an array of crave-worthy finishes and can carry everything from your tablet, to the clutch you’ll want for cocktails. Shanghai is a vertical city, so enjoy the view, but ground your look in feet-friendly kicks like these silver-studded sneakers that are perfect for a leisurely stroll along the riverfront boardwalk.

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DAY 2: PICNIC IN THE PARK

A sartorial jetsetter needs clothing and accessories that can withstand the unexpected—from frigid air conditioning to a sudden heat wave. For a spring day in the park, a tie-dye romper and bohemian extras make for a chic yet carefree ensemble. Pieces you can layer are the key to comfort, so throw in a luxe leather jacket that ups the ante on just about anything in your suitcase. Keep track of the time—and look glam doing it—with our signature Runway watch. The vibrant orange dial is a unique and unexpected pop of color.

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DAY 3: MORNING AT THE MUSEUM

 A day of culture calls for a casually cool ensemble, perfect for taking in exhibits at the Rockbund Art Museum or the MOCA Shanghai. Think navy and neutral palette cleansers mixed with standout accessories, like a fun fringe vest. Shanghai is made for walking, so pack shoes that can keep up with your fast-paced itinerary. We love a pair of comfy-chic wedge sandals that make a cool alternative to sneakers. Top off the look with a spacious Hamilton handbag in a bold shade. With gilded accents and high-shine lock and key, it’s practical, glamorous and roomy enough to fit all the art-deco pieces or Cultural Revolution memorabilia you’ll want to buy.

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