Holidays and mini breaks are a chance to re-charge your batteries. However, packing for them can cause serious stress. After all, those few pieces you put into your bag need to serve a lot of purposes. Not only do they need to be practical and stylish but they also need to suit your setting and be versatile enough to mix and match and dress up or down. To help make filling your suitcase a breeze, we've created this helpful guide on what to pack for a weekend getaway.
Whether you’re off to the coast, country or an urban escape, we've got you covered. Comfortable and practical without sacrificing style, our getaway packing essentials will ensure an enjoyable trip.
What to Pack for a Country Weekend
An escape to the country is all about finding time to relax, unwind and reconnect. Staying with this theme, pack pieces that are effortlessly stylish and incredibly comfortable. We’re talking cosy knits for reading by the fire, simple sneakers for long walks, and slouchy bags that are big enough to fit a picnic rug.
Make soft textures and fabric your go-to. Start with a long sleeve cotton T-shirt and easy jogger pants and build from there. For those cool mornings and evenings, layer over a fluffy knit or cardi that'll keep you warm. As for your feet, be sure to pack a pair of sneakers or some flat boots that'll let you walk with ease through fields, farmer's markets and to the local cafe.
What to Pack for a Coast Trip
Heading on a trip to the coast? Embrace that soothing sea breeze in a minimal colour palette that oozes coastal cool. Keep things light and airy with plenty of white and add that perfect nautical touch with navy. And don't forget to pack some stripes! Your beachside look wouldn't be complete without at least one stripey staple.
Simple and stylish pieces should fill your suitcase for a coastal getaway. Aim for a laid-back look with a luxe twist that can take you from days exploring the seaside town to nights at the charming pub without breaking a sweat.
Coast Trip Packing List:
- Solo Cape
- Aspen Stripe Hooded Top
- Classic Drill Polo Jogger
- Kobi Sneaker
- Ellie Dress
- Ruby Sports Cross Body Bag
What to Pack for a City Break
For an urban escape, pieces that can seamlessly transition from day-to-night are key. Tops and accessories with a little sparkle will add that city touch you’re searching for while classic black pants will keep your style grounded. And don’t forget to pack an easy clutch that can take you from shopping trips to evening drinks with ease!
While you'll naturally want to dress up a little for the city, keep in mind that you'll likely be doing a lot of travelling by foot instead of car. As such, comfortable pieces that you can move in are a must. Look for items with a relaxed yet smart fit, such as tapered pants, and fabrics with stretch. You'll also need a great pair of sneakers that'll look great, go with everything and offer support throughout your day.
City Break Packing List:
- Sophie Knit Jumper Star
- Chelsea Pant
- New York Coin Purse
- Kobi Sneaker
- Sunday Jeans
- Milan 3/4 Sleeve Top