Five Things to Pack on Your Weekend Getaway

   By shefinds  Jun 25, 2010

If you’re like us, you end up packing for your weekend getaway after work on Friday, 20 minutes before you’re supposed to hit the road and be blissfully relaxed. After realizing we’d never commit to day-before packing, we pared down the process to five easy pieces that, when supplemented with a pair of shorts and a couple of tanks, always gets us through the weekend without feeling like we’re missing something. 



1. Maxi Dresses

Just roll up a maxi dress or two in your suitcase, and you’ll marvel at your space-saving and outfit-making prowess. Maxi dresses somehow look put-together on their own - just add: 

2. Flat Sandals

If you’re at a sleepy lakeside town or a cute beach village - basically anywhere but Miami - you’re not going to want to wear heels to lunch. Try a pair with embellishment if you’re craving some vacation special-ness. Flat sandals are that rare combination of comfy and chic.


3. Denim Jacket

For chilly evenings, pack a denim jacket. It’ll look stylish over a maxi dress or a tank top - vacation’s answer to the black blazer. 


4. Cheap Swimwear

For trendy or super-bright swimwear, we favor inexpensive choices. Plus, if you actually swim, you can wear them in the chlorine and salt water without being too worried about ruining the dye or the fabric. 

5. Button-Down Shirt

The menswear button-down is a brilliant vacation item because you can wear it to pretty much every activity you’ll attend: Tucked into a miniskirt with a statement necklace at night, over your swimsuit at the beach, and over denim shorts to breakfast.


What clothes or accessories are your go-to getaway pieces?

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LifebyCynthia by LifebyCynthia | SAN DIEGO, CA
Apr 20, 2011

I don't often "getaway" but will be going to Hawaii for a week for my upcoming 40th birthday! These tips are a great help. Traveling for the first time as a mom so will have to pack light for myself to have more room to pack effectively for the baby essentials...Wish me luck!

candykitty by candykitty | north las vegas, NV
Jul 14, 2010

thats great advice but it depends were your going too......

basilandcatnip by basilandcatnip | GARLAND, TX
Jun 29, 2010

A great handbag I can throw a few things into, like a black tank top with fancy trim on the edge, white linen shirt, plus a book.

roselisa202 by roselisa202 | ofallon, MO
Jun 27, 2010

1. Sandals 2. Swimsuit 3. Tube Dress 4. Sunscreen 5. Book

Pandaface by Pandaface | East Wenatchee, WA
Jun 26, 2010

1. Big Comfy shirt 2. Swimwear 3. Sandals 4. Sunglasses 5. Jeans