The Checklist: Weekend Getaway
Your itinerary is planned to perfection, so why aren't your ensembles too? Our checklist below ensures the daunting task of packing won't cloud your excitement for a weekend endeavour. With casual classics suited for sightseeing, practical pieces made with outdoor pursuits in mind, engineered activewear separates and sun-seeking beach staples, holiday dressing has never been easier – or more fun.
1. The City Break
Hand luggage allowance calls for a capsule wardrobe that packs a punch in the style stakes, and what better than chinos, denim and low-top sneakers in neutral hues for your next city break? Balance smart and casual elements for impromptu days that run into the nights with short sleeve shirts in a variety of prints and colours at YMC, or prioritise comfort with airy cotton silhouettes from Holzweiler.
2. The Country Escape
The great outdoors demands versatile pieces that excel in unpredictable conditions. Rugged yet refined, warming wool sweaters for countryside walks join a lineup of reversible fleece jackets from Nanushka packaway puffers at Canada Goose, and shorts that exude 'get practical' attitude from The Power For The People. Where footwear's concerned, opt for a pair of anytime shoes from Diemme – they can take the rough and tumble of a morning hike, but still look sharp for your pub lunch later in the day. After all, the fresh air requires both functionality and flair.
3. The Beach Getaway
When it comes to dressing for the beach, airy cotton and lightweight linen layers reign supreme. Whilst '90s-inspired bucket hats help shade you from UV rays, graphic tees, logo slides and short sleeve shirts in a variety of prints and patterns inject your vacation 'fits with that extra hit of vibrancy. Discover quick-drying, tailored swim shorts courtesy of Vilebrequin; statement sunglasses from DITA Eyewear and fine knits suited to a summer breeze at COMMAS below.
4. The Action Adventure
Stay equipped for all the adventures your long-weekender may throw your way with wind and water-resistant clothes that by no means scrimp on style. Prepare to face the elements in lightweight layers from Satisfy (complete with ventilation systems), or moisture-wicking winners like SOAR's answer to warm weather running. Whether you're travelling on foot or hauling packed bags with the help of two wheels, our edit of men's activewear spotlights interchangeable separates that'll make setting off that much easier.
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