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The Only 9 Items You Need To Pack For A Weekend Getaway

Lighten your load and travel in style with these clever tips

By Alexia Dellner, 10 May 2016
The Only 9 Items You Need To Pack For A Weekend Getaway

Packing for a weekend getaway can be a tricky affair. You want to bring enough clothes with you so that you're prepared for all scenarios, however you don't want to lug a heavy suitcase around. Not to mention how those pesky baggage fees can really add up! The solution is to pack strategically and to only bring items that can easily be mix-and-matched with each other. Enter our 9 clever packing tips that will see you through a weekend trip in style. 

Whether you're headed to the beach, the countryside or another city, you can travel light and be prepared for all eventualities with these simple packing tips. The great thing about a relaxed weekend away is that a morning at the beach or an afternoon shopping easily turns into cocktails and then dinner, meaning you'll need to pack items that can work for both day and evening wear. These packing tips can do just that! Enjoy the perfect weekend getaway with  our favourite style buys. Swimsuit and sunnies not included! 

1. Boyfriend jeans

With their relaxed style and comfortable fit, a pair of boyfriend jeans should be top of your weekend getaway packing list. Their comfy fit makes them the perfect choice for travelling, plus they can easily be dressed up or down: Just swap trainers for heels and a plain tee for a silk shirt. Perfect! 

2. Plain t-shirt

Keep it simple and stylish with a plain t-shirt. Opt for a classic cut that will look just as great when thrown on with a pair of denim cut offs as it would teamed with a midi skirt and heels. 

3. Maxi dress

Ultra versatile, a pretty maxi dress can easily take you from beach to bar with the right accessories. Add flat sandals and sunnies for walking around town, then team with wedges and oversized earrings for a night out. 

4. Sandals

Invest in a pair of comfortable sandals that you can walk around for hours in – even if all you have planned for your weekend is lying by the pool. Pair with jeans during the day for sightseeing and then with a dress for dinner. Comfortable and chic. 

5. Wedges

The easiest way to dress up any outfit is with a pair of heels, but stilettos don't exactly work on the beach or cobbled stone streets. A pair of smart wedges on the other hand will instantly vamp up the style factor on any outfit – plus they are comfortable enough to wear walking through old town squares and on sandy beaches. 

6. A lightweight scarf

Even if your weekend getaway is to the south of France (lucky thing), you'll be happy you packed a lightweight scarf that can double as a shawl when the sun goes down and evenings get cooler. This clever accessory can also be tied into a sarong for the beach or used to keep you cosy on the plane. Genius! 

7. Denim shorts

Denim shorts are so versatile and weekend getaway essentials. Team with a bikini top for poolside drinks or with a cotton shirt for a day in the town centre. 

8. Blazer

You can check the weather forecast one hundred times but until you're actually on location, there's just no telling what the weather will do. Play it safe (and stylish) with a chic blazer than will keep you warm on colder days, plus look super smart on an evening out. 

9. Long-sleeved shirt

Just like the plain t-shirt, a loose-fitting shirt is the perfect multi-functional top. Layer it over a swimsuit, under a blazer or on top of a dress – the styling options are limitless. We especially love shirts that can be knotted at the bottom too for a more boho and on-trend vibe. 

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