How To Fit All Your Weekend Away Scenario Outfits Into Carry-On

by: Rosie Dalton | 3 years ago | The Edit

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So you've received a last minute invitation to get out of town for the weekend and need to pack quickly. Of course, it is effortlessly French to pack everything you need into one compact carry on case, but it doesn't always seem that simple. What exactly will the weekend hold? Will we be going out, staying in? How will the weather shape up?

Fortunately, we've devised a straightforward guide to help demonstrate how you can pack concisely for a weekend away, but still cover all of your bases. Whether it's dinner in Melbourne, or brunch in the country, these are the versatile garments that will help you to adapt to whatever the weekend holds. Which leaves all the more time for a pre-departure vino.

1) The slip dress is popular for a reason

The Django Backless Slip in Black

There's a reason that we're still so attracted to the nineties, style-wise, and it isn't just about Kate Moss. Something to do with the simplicity and yet essential versatility of dressing during this era is just too difficult to ignore. So packing your little slip dress for a weekend away will always serve you in good stead — especially if you're not sure what the weekend will hold. Perfect over t-shirts, turtlenecks or button downs for a day of gallery hopping; just the right amount of relaxed for a long stroll on the beach; but also strikingly elegant for evening when dressed up with drop earrings. No matter what the weekend holds, this dress will totally have you covered.

2) Flared to perfection

The Cult Flare in Blackout

Flared jeans are perfect for a weekend away, when you're not really sure what the itinerary will hold. Because the denim fabrication means that you can dress the look down by styling them with your white t-shirt and straw bag à la Jane Birkin. But if the night calls for an impromptu dinner reservation at a ritzy restaurant, then you can also layer your flares under a little black slip dress with a pair of heels and boldjewellery.

3) The cosy cardigan

The Cozy Wool Cardigan in Nougat Melange

We love the longer lines of a cosy cardi like Filippa K's wool version in Nougat Melange. This style is effortless with a pair of jeans for brunch in the country, but adds an unexpected twist to nighttime wear as well. Pair yours with a slip dress and chunky sandals for pizza and a movie, or tailored black trousers with a fitted top and hoop earrings for drinks by the water. Either way, you will feel trés Parisienne and comfortably cosy all at the same time.

4) The classic cotton top

The Unisex Hemp Jersey Tee in Natural

You simply can't go past a classic cotton top when it comes to packing for a weekend of untold adventures. Whether your cotton top of choice is a fitted turtleneck, or timeless white t-shirt, it will work just as hard for you when worn with denim as it will when layered underneath a slip dress and with a cosy cardi styled off the shoulders. Try the former for a day of antiquing, or the latter when you’re headed out to an exhibition opening.

5) The hardworking button down

The Longsleeve Box Cut Linen Shirt in White

When packing for a weekend away, a button down shirt is always a good idea. That's because you can wear it a number of different ways — tugged off the shoulder over your slip dress for evening, or backwards with your flares for a day of market shopping in the mountains. And if you end up by the beach? Then your button down will be just what you need to toss on over swimwear. In other words, wherever the day takes you, your adaptable shirt will totally have your back. 

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