The Checklist: Weekend Getaway
Whether you’re headed off for a sun-fuelled city break or spending a few days in the country, pack like a pro with our guide to building the perfect capsule wardrobe for every weekend getaway.
The City Break
Hitting the sweet spot between slick polish and effortless ease is key when you’re spending the weekend in the city. Look for versatile pieces that will be comfortable and cool as you explore by day but can be elevated with a quick switch-up of accessories when you head out after dark – a pair of quietly utilitarian, wide-legged trousers, say, or a fashion-forward take on a classic striped shirt. A roomy leather tote like KHAITE’s soft caramel offering will hold everything you need through sunny days and double up as a chic carry-on as you fly there and back. Timeless leather sandals are the ultimate multi-taskers and will work with everything from low-key separates to refined dresses. While a pair of hooped earrings, whether minimal and chunky or accented with precious diamonds, will give every look you pair them with a subtly luxe lift.
The Country Escape
If you’re headed off on a rural retreat then you’ll want to keep one eye on the weather and pack with layering in mind. A relaxed pair of jeans, whether in a classic blue or pristine white wash, can be paired with everything from sweaters and tanks, or an equally versatile shirt in an oversized fit. Round them out with Chloé’s luxe loafers to give your look just enough polish with an off-duty air. Pack a flawless black one-piece for effortless chic whether you're taking a dip in the hotel pool or heading out for a spot of wild swimming. And don't forget the essentials: a stand-out pair of sunglasses and a hat - we love Jacquemus' bucket for its readiness to keep out sun and rain in equal measure.
The Beach Getaway
If your destination hinges around sun and sea then swimwear is everything - start with a timeless shape in a vibrant shade like Hunza G's blue bikini and build your colour palette and wardrobe around it. Coordinating pieces that you can wear together or mix and match with summer staples will give you the most styling possibilities: take Matteau's printed shirt, say, which can be deployed as a cover-up over swimwear, worn with shorts or knotted over the matching slip dress which, in turn, will carry you from day to night with stylish ease. Add a pair of slick black sandals that will go with every piece in your suitcase and add an elevated basket bag and shell jewellery, both of which have enough holiday spirit to work by day and the requisite polish to take you out after dark.
The Action Adventure
If you plan on spending your weekend doing something far more active than propping up a bar or stretching out on a sun lounger then you'll need your wardrobe to work hard. Soft stretch fabrics will look great and be comfortable no matter what you're doing - cue Reformation's lightweight knitted dress which can be paired with trainers when you're on the move or dressed up with sandals and jewellery as needed. A baseball cap will keep the sun and your hair out of your face, while a stand-out pair of shades are a packing essential no matter what activities you're drawn to. Don't forget to stay hydrated with Jil Sander's irresistibly stylish water bottle. And take Saint Laurent's canvas tote for a lightweight carry all to stash your action essentials.
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