What to Pack For a Weekend Getaway Part 1


As the weather warms up, the need for a weekend getaway intensifies. I tend to be a little bit of an over-packer (okay, little bit is an understatement) but I'm going to challenge myself to bring only what I need and maximize what I bring for my upcoming trip to Harrison. 

Read on for tips on what clothing, shoes and accessories to bring for a weekend getaway and how to pack smartly for your trip. 

1. Choose shoes that can be worn morning, noon and night. Rather than having a pair of shoes for every outfit, select a neutral pair of shoes to go with everything. A mule is the perfect all day shoe because it's comfortable enough to wear walking around and gives enough lift and height to pair with your evening outfits. 


2. Bring one small bag and one tote. A tote can be used if you're spending any time by the pool or need an extra big bag for the beach. A small, crossbody bag can conveniently keep your hands free  and is perfect for nights out when you don't want to be carrying anything too bulky. 

3. Pack a swimsuit. Even if you're not going for a warm weekend away, a swimsuit is alway a must. You may want to take a dip in the hotel pool or relax in the jacuzzi. This black suit from Escape Essentials is perfect for a weekend getaway for those that don't want to be too exposed at a hotel pool (especially indoor pool) with its high-waist bottoms. You can also never go wrong with a black suit because you can easily change up your cover-up the next day for a completely new look! 

4. Pack a dress appropriate for day and night. If you really want to shed the weight from your overnight bag, find clothing that can serve multiple functions. Choose a dress that can be styled for both day and night and choose accessories that will help you transition your outfit. Accessories are small and don't take up much room and they're the easiest way to change up your look. My favourite accessories to pack are a variety of sunglasses, especially for my Spring and Summer getaways. 

5. Don't forget the essentials. Denim (either shorts or pants) t-shirts, a moto jacket or boyfriend blazer are all easy items that can be easily dressed up or down, making them the perfect weekend items to pack. They're also super comfortable and easy to wear for any type of activity you may choose to participate in when away. I also like to bring one set of workout clothes as I typically start my mornings with exercise. Don't forget a pair of sneakers if you plan to do the same!



I hope this guide was helpful in creating a fool proof list of what to pack for an weekend getaway. Of course you can't forget the other essentials like your socks and underwear but I figure most people already know to bring that (I hope =P!). Stay tuned for a list of recommendations on what toiletries and other miscellaneous items to bring for a weekend getaway so that your trip goes as smoothly as possible! 

What are some of your must have clothing, shoes and accessories to pack for a weekend away? 

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Bikini: c/o Escape Essentials | Shades: Le Chateau | Mules: c/o Le Chateau | Hat: Similar | Card case: Kate Spade similar | Phone case: c/o Ideal of Sweden | Watch: c/o Timex | Denim Shorts: Levis similar | Swimsuit cover: Similar | White Kimono: c/o Mad Monkey Clothing | Tote: Tory Burch similar | Pink bag: c/o Le Chateau | Pink Sweater: c/o Sans Souci | Tee: Similar 

This post is brought to you by Escape Essentials. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 





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  1. I love all of these items girl! My must have piece is probably jean shorts and a classic tee!

    Briana
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    1. Thanks babe! Jean shorts and a classic tee are always a must!

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  3. I'm away going on a weekend trip, but I pack like i'm going away for a week lol... Love the bag. Cool post!
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    1. Haha I feel ya girl! I tend to do that too =P

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  4. Great packing list, and that is a very cute bikini! :) I almost always overpack even on weekend trips, haha! I need to try limit the number of shoes I take!

    Hope you are having a lovely Easter and enjoying the long weekend.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks Mica! I know, I tend to do that too but I'm trying to be better =P

      xoxo
      Rina Samantha
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  5. I will definitely use all of your tips! I always bring a big and a small bags on my trips! I love your swimsuit, it's so cute! ❤️

    xo,
    Molly
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    1. Thanks Molly! I think it's such a good idea to bring both a big and small bag <3

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  6. Love the list! I also go with my essential tee and jean shorts. They are comfortable choices to wear on a trip. Sometimes I go with jean skirts too depending on what I do on the escape. Hope you'll have fun at Harrison! I was just there today! :P

    With love,
    Winnie
    www.hersassycloset.com

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    1. That's so awesome babe! Did you stay overnight? Yes jean shorts and a tee are a must!

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  7. Good tips! I need to just take more time to pack. It is hard when your four year old is unpacking things while you're trying to get them folded and packed :-) I used to just leave a suitcase out for a week ahead of my trip, and put things in it as I thought about it, but that doesn't work with a young child around. xx

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    1. Hehe sounds like that would make you take more time to pack for sure =P

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  8. stunning packing list my darling
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  9. Great packing list!
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  10. I totally love those basic pieces babe! I always pack a hat when I go on holiday too - it's an essential for sure :)
    xx, Camren - http://www.carmitive.com

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    1. Thanks Carmen! Oh yes, a hat is a must too!

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  11. Thank you for sharing your packing tips, Rina. Enjoy the trip and have lots of fun. I can't wait to see your photos!
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    Miri

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    1. Thanks babe! I can't wait for it this coming weekend =) I'll definitely share pics!

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  12. the shoe that works for all occasions, that is genius! I always end up packing way too many!

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    1. Thanks Yuka! Yes mules do that for me=)

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  13. Oh gosh... these are great packing! I love the mules too!!!!
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  14. Nice images :)
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    Maria Vidrasco

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  15. Your packing seems way more organised than mine has ever been, I'm going to have to take a leaf out of your book and try and pack better for my holidays this year.

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  16. These are great tips babe! I always also go for a small bag and a tote bag. So good with a tote bag for the plane with the size for books and the computer etc. But perfect with a small bag on the go! I'd never go anywhere without a couple of sunnies too haha, they're a must for the ultimate chic look - right?!

    Have a lovely week babe! Xx
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    1. Yes, a small and tote bag is always a good idea! Yes, sunnies are so easy to pack and can totally change up your looks!

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  17. Great post, I very like it :)fantastic blog :)

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  18. love your bag and your shoes!!

    kisses dear
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  19. Cute pictures I like the shoes, the phone case and the little wallet, have a good day

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  20. <333 such interesting post

    Thank you hun for the advice!

    Karolina Gespucci

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  21. Packing for a weekend away almost seem impossible. I end up packing more than I need, haha, for 'just in case'. I do like your selection.

    Funmi xx
    www.funmialabi.co.uk/the-one

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    1. Hehe I do that too! Always want to be prepared =P

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  22. I actually really enjoy travelling light! It forces me to be more creative with accessories etc. Totally agree with the black swimsuit and cover up point, such a necessity!
    I'm doing 24 hours in Barcelona soon so I'll do my own one of these! Great post, love the pics.

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    Cyran

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    1. I'm trying to be Better at travelling light <3 . Omg 2.4 hours in Barcelona that's the quickest trip I've ever seen!

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      Rina Samantha
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  23. Great tips Rina! I always overpack lol!
    I needed this :)

    xx Tamara Chloé

    www.TcStyleClues.com

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