Getting away and planning an escape is a magical feeling — even if only for a weekend. It is easy to get carried away while packing for such a short trip. With day and night time activities, exploring, dining, and lounging, the amount of outfits to plan could be endless. Here are some tips on how to pack for a weekend getaway: Pack a few key transitional pieces that can seamlessly take you from day-to-night can be integrated into a variety of situations. If you aren’t typically a person who dresses in neutrals, throw in pops of color by including colorful accessories, or pretty hues that can go with any color in your suitcase (like blue, red, and green).
First things first, you are going to want an ultra comfy pair of travel pants. Cashmere joggers are not only comfortable and stylish while in transit, but they can also double as your lounge pants or even pajamas. Bring along classic bottoms that can be worn with sneakers and a T-shirt during the day, or with a nice top and heels for a more polished affair. Jeans and khaki culottes are perfect for a weekend away. There is something truly magnificent about a perfect T-shirt. The classic cut can be worn on its own, or layered to create the perfect look. Make sure to pack a camisole on every trip. Pair it with jeans and a casual jacket for the day, or throw on some jewelry and heels to take it to an evening look. One of the sneakiest double-duty items is a one-piece bathing suit. The obvious way to wear one is pool- or beach-side, but when worn as a sleek bodysuit under a skirt or jeans, the outfit is instantly elevated. Sling a leather jacket over your shoulders during the day, or throw it on over an evening look to give your travel looks some edgy versatility. You can wear this on the plane instead of stowing it, to save room in your suitcase. In terms of shoes, all you need is a casual sneaker that is comfy enough to walk around in all day, and a sensible evening shoe. Accessories are where you can get more playful since they are smaller and easier to pack. Sunglasses are an absolute must have. Our last accessory recommendation is an amazing pair of earrings. Wear them as simple studs during the day and add a big hoop (or three) for a dramatic update to your evening ensemble. Of course, you are going to need a great piece of luggage to put everything in. Also a carry-on that is not only sleek and sophisticated, but it is also has a well-designed interior with lots of pockets for storage and organization.
Once you have your looks and luggage ready to go, you can start to physically pack your baggage. Start by grouping similar items based on the items size and weight. Place shoes at the bottom of your luggage, near the wheels, and place your stacks of clothes on top — that way your most precious items won’t be crushed when the bag is upright and being maneuvered.
The best way to keep accessories, toiletries, and other small items safe and organized is by placing them inside smaller pouches or cases.
Now that’s traveling smart!