If you’re not from a city, the first thing you should know is that you’ll be doing a lot of walking. If you have your own car, you’ll never be able to find parking in the busy streets of a city and designated parking lots are always full. You’ll be walking a couple of block to wherever you want to go, this is the norm. Even if you use taxis, you’ll still be doing a substantial amount of walking. Barhopping and shopping means you’ll be walking from store to store or bar to bar. The last thing you want is to get home at the end of the night with blisters on your feet.
Many first time visitors to cities make the mistake of dressing to the nines. You can take your discount designer handbags with you on your trips, but leave the heels at home. Flat shoes, especially a pair of comfortable sneakers, will be your savior on those days of endless walking. In all honesty, the handbags are probably best left at home as well. Trade in your handbag for a backpack, your tired arms will thank you.
If you burn easily, it’s a good idea to wear sun block and a hat as well. It might seem weird to think you can get burned by just walking around a city, but it definitely does happen. A fashionable and practical look for the city would be a pair of sneakers, a comfortable pair of shorts that aren’t too short (short wedgies while walking is definitely something to avoid), a t-shirt that is made from soft, breathable fabric paired with a pair of sunglasses and a hat to protect your face. Street fashion in the city is something quite special, so you can get inspired from that too.