You want to pack light, but still have all the essentials. Whether it’s a weekend away at the beach, a trip into the city or a well-deserved spa weekend, here are always a few essentials that will serve you well.
1. Comfortable Walking Shoes
A must! While it seems only natural to want to wear flip flops or sandals on summer weekend getaways, sneakers make for a cute addition to any outfit and are ideal if you’re going to be walking around a fair amount.
J/Slides from Nordstrom $37.48
2. A Tote
It’s easy, it fits everything, and works with whatever you’re wearing! You’ll be thankful for it when you realise you want to buy everything you see on your weekend away. What’s more, it’s so effortlessly cute!
Red Herring Grey Tote Bag $49.08
3. A Jacket or Cardigan
I always vote NUAN’s Belted cardigan jacket for a light jacket, it’s versatile, warm and so perfect for cool summer evenings. Alternatively, my next go-to is the Houndsooth cardigan. Again, super cute and goes with all my summer outfits.
4. A Lightweight Scarf
My personal favourite outfit upgrader. It can transform a totally easy-going outfit into something more, be worn as a sarong by the pool, or do it’s actual job of keeping you warm. It is also a great way to add a splash of colour or pattern to your look.
Alexander McQueen Butterfly Pash Scarf $348.21
5. A Swimsuit
Even if you aren’t planning on swimming anywhere, it’s summer and is always worth having- just in case. Even if not for the beach, maybe just for your hotel pool or spa.
Bloomingdales Amoressa Crete Electra Plunge One Piece $176.93
6. A Loose Shirt
With limitless ways to wear this, it is ideal for a weekender. You can layer it over a swimsuit, under your light jacket, or just wear it on its own with shorts. I promise you’ll be glad you have it.
River Island Short Sleeve Twist Back Blouse $29.21
A good classic look never dates, nor does it date you. Keep this in mind when packing for your next weekend getaway!