At times, packing for a weekend getaway can be harder than packing for a long trip — if you’re anything like me, I tend to OVER pack! Luckily, after years of traveling, I finally have an idea of how to pack – the trick is to pack smarter but not light. For instance, packing something you can wear multiple ways is the way to go.
If you are going on a weekend getaway soon, here are five essentials to pack for it.
1. A Jacket/Coat
Whether you are heading to a cold or hot destination, a jacket or coat is much needed to bring, just in case. Even if you’re traveling to a warmer area, you never know what the weather may turn at night time. It’s best to be safe than sorry.
2. A Day to Night Dress
Dresses are easy and light to pack for any getaway, especially if you can wear them for both day and night purposes. I brought this For Love & Lemons floral mini dress with me on a trip and wore it multiple times. For a day look, I paired the dress with comfy sandals, and at night, I swapped it out with a pair of white mules — it was a hit!
3. 2 Piece Set
These matching sets are so needed to bring with you! What’s great about these sets is you can wear them multiple ways! You can wear the top and bottoms together, or with other pieces, you bring with you. They are also just so comfy and super chic – which is a DOUBLE WIN!
4. Comfy Shoes
Don’t forget to bring a pair of comfortable shoes! These shoes are what you’ll be wearing most of the trip – and try to find ones that match everything! My new favorite comfy shoes are these Kaanas Fishnet Mule Espadrille – sooo chic, and it happens to be on sale right now! Go grab them while they last!
5. Flip Flops
If you are headed to a warm destination, you probably should pack some flip flops! Even if you don’t plan on going to the beach or pool, it’s nice to have a shoe alternative. Shop these white sandals here.
What are your must-have pieces to bring for a weekend getaway? Let me know below!