No Time for Vacation? Wear This Instead

We’re all about planning every detail of our vacations—researching restaurants and making reservations, buying show tickets, and finding the best (and most Instagram-worthy) spots to hit months in advance of our departure. If we’re saving up our PTO (not to mention our funds), we might as well make the most of our trip—but what about all of the cool sites and scenes in our own cities? We always say we’ll make it to a new gallery or restaurant, but somehow we end up back in our comfort zones every weekend.

With summer winding down, now is the perfect time to make like a tourist closer to home—any activity outside of your usual day-to-day is fair game. Keep things chic but practical by planning your outfit around shoes that are equal parts stylish and comfortable (we’ve been turning to New Balance’s Fresh Foam Arishi sneakers) and a hands-free bag. The best part about a staycation? No weight limit to our outfit options (and no worrying if we forgot to pack our underwear).

Whether you actually request time off or not, we’ve got you covered with three vacation-worthy activities to plan in your own city (and the outfits to match).

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