Travel: 10 Things To Pack For A Weekend Getaway

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Sometimes, packing for a weekend getaway is harder than packing for a long trip. In most cases, you might end up under-packing therefore, leaving behind essential items. For a weekend getaway, you want to pack enough clothes without carrying an entire wardrobe. This can be difficult to decide. However, the trick is to pack smart, not light. For instance, pack sandals that can double up as slippers. Here are some essentials for a weekend getaway.

  1. Perfume/cologne

Just because you’re leaving for a few days doesn’t mean you should forgo your signature scent. If you have a bulky perfume, buy the travel size and keep it in your toiletry bag.  Additionally, if you’re travelling by air, here’s how to carry your perfume.

  1. A Jacket

One jacket is enough for those late nights by the balcony or at an outdoor event. Even if you’re going to a hot area, the weather gets cold during the night and you’ll need a jacket. Depending on where you are you could wear a light jacket or something heavy like a leather jacket.
  1. White T-shirt/Shirt

Whether you prefer a button down or a plain white t-shirt, this is a weekend getaway essential. It’s a versatile piece of clothing and looks good with anything you wear. You can wear it as a formal or casual look. Here are 10 Ways To Style Your Plain White T-Shirt

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  1. Sundress

Come rain or shine, a sundress is a flirty must-have outfit for a weekend getaway. You can lounge in the hotel or go out for a nice lunch with it. It’s also comfortable and gives you a break from your office clothes.

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  1. Swimsuit

Chances are, there will be a pool wherever you decide to take your weekend getaway. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit even if you don’t plan on taking a swim. You can lounge by the poolside and get a quick tan.

  1. Sunglasses

This is another staple for any trip, including a weekend getaway. It’s important to protect your eyes when you’re going outdoors. Sunglasses also add some style to a simple outfit and are, generally, a great accessory. Check out 7 sunglasses Styles To Try For That Hot Look


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  1. Lounge Clothes

A weekend getaway is essentially meant for lounging and unwinding. Therefore, the top of your packing list should be lounge clothes. You can pack some leggings, a baggy t-shirt, sweatpants. Make sure they are something you won’t regret being seen in.

  1. Sneakers/Sandals

For shoes, you need something comfortable that you can walk around in. If you prefer sneakers, here are 3 Sneakers You Need In Your Collection. if you’re a sandals kind of person, make sure they’re durable and stylish. You can also pack a pair of elegant shoes for the evening.

9. Jeans

You can pack a pair or two for your weekend getaway depending on your preference. Jeans hardly get dirty in the first wear so you can wear it twice. However, if you don’t have any other change of clothes, you can carry a second pair.

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  1. A Book or movies

A weekend getaway might seem short but the day can drag itself if you don’t have anything to do. Bring a book that you’ve been meaning to read. Or download some movies on your tablet to watch later. Here are 14 Shows That Are Perfect For Binge Watching On Showmax

Pro-tip: Always have a toiletry bag readily packed to avoid forgetting any essentials. It should have a toothbrush, underwear, shower cap and travel size lotion.

Check out 17 Common Packing Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Holiday

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