Packing wisely for a weekend getaway is a must whether you’re preparing for a girls’ weekend away or visiting out-of-town family or friends. No matter the situation there are a few key pieces that should always hold a place in your suitcase. Narrowing down my wardrobe to its bare bones is an art I’ve perfected during university, going away on trips during reading week (spring break). A colourful maxi is a piece that is completely necessary in a suitcase during your summer months. These breezy summer dresses are not only super space savers, but can easily transition from day to night by simply adding a bright clutch or fabulous shoe. These pieces are crazy crucial when it comes to packing light! And today I will also talk about some casual essentials – next time I will talk about the dress-up essentials and what is necessary for accessorizing.
Once I have a stand out maxi selected, I always choose a colour palette for the rest of my pieces. Whether they’re go-to neutrals or trendy pastel palettes, when you pack similar shades, it makes mixing and matching a thoughtless process. If you’ve forgotten something…fear not, because you can easily pair your key pieces to create the perfect go anywhere ensemble even if you did forget your favourite pair of bright coloured skinnies.
No matter where your travels may take you, a pair of skinny jeans is always a good idea. Any item that can be dressed up or down by a simple change in footwear is always a standout when you’re trying to slim down your packing list. During summer I always make sure to bring a pair of wedges and a comfortable cardigan. Predicting the weather isn’t a skill most of us possess, and as a girl who is notoriously cold everywhere I go, this light layover is insanely important. Try stowing it in your tote for those unexpected degree dips.