I've become a bit of an expert at packing for weekend trips. I wish I hadn't, I'd much prefer to be an expert in packing for week-long trips but anyway! I find packing for 2-3 days much easier though, and I've definitely learned to narrow down what I take. It's so much nicer travelling light. As a general rule: lay out what you want to take and only pack half of it!
If you need some inspiration or a rough guide of what to pack for a weekend away, here's my summer AND winter packing guides, and a few tips for packing exactly what you need:
Parka | Jumper | Cardigan | White T-shirt | Striped Top | Black Jeans |
Mom Jeans | Boots | Bobble Hat | Bag | Fedora | Passport Cover | Scarf
White t-shirt | Khaki top | Striped dress | Cardigan | Black shorts |
Denim shorts | Sunglasses | Hat | Sandals | Bag | Passport cover | Converse
Check the weather
The weather will determine more than anything what you'll need to pack. Be well prepared and pack for the weather exactly. You'll know what temperatures warrant a winter coat and when you can take a lighter jacket.
Choose co-ordinating pieces
Pack clothes that you can mix and match, as it gives you much more clothing options and means you can pack lighter. I tend to stick to a colour palette (of monochrome - everytime haha) and it makes it easier to switch up your outfits.
Don't forget to pack the accessories for an outfit. Jewellery, a hat, shoes, scarves, sunglasses can all make such a difference to an outfit.
Don't pack something you'd never wear usually, I've made this mistake and I either don't wear it on holiday either or I do and feel horrible and uncomfortable. If you don't know whether you'll wear something or not, don't bother packing it and pack something you love instead!
What are your must-haves for a weekend away?