Are you traveling to a Fall destination for a weekend getaway? Not sure about which fashion essentials you need to pack? It can be hard not to pack a whole week’s worth of clothing for two days of vacation. Our list should give you a hand in making sure you’re only packing the essentials for your getaway, and not your whole closet.
Classic Black (Or Other Solid Color) Tee
This top is a classic favorite. It’s a casual piece that you can lounge and lunch in, or dress up for a more sophisticated look. It’s a staple piece that’s sure to get use during your trip. Black goes with everything, and white is a strong choice, but any solid-colored tee will do the job.
Jeans, the Darker the Better
Classy or casual, jeans are going to be the workhorse of your wardrobe for the weekend so make sure they’re comfortable and fit well. Dark wash jeans are dressier than their light wash counterparts, which means they can be used for more occasions. You want to be able to get the most use out of the fewest clothes possible so jeans will be your best options for all-day and all-night wear.
Classic Oxfords, Preferably Brown
While the most popular Oxford shoe is undoubtedly black, you want to have some contrast with your dark jeans that will give your outfit a bit of pop. The most elegant style of shoe is the Oxford, so wearing it in brown is going to keep your look stylish, even if you’re not wearing an office-ready outfit. Oxfords are the preferred style, but bluchers and derbies will do just as well to give the same dressed-up-but-still-casual feel.
It might be fall, but that doesn’t mean the sun is hiding away just yet. A hat will up the style-points on your outfit while pulling multi-purpose duty. A lighter-colored hat will balance your outfit out.
A blazer can take any jeans-and-t-shirt combo from casual wear to a classy ensemble. Keeping this piece on hand will ensure that you always have an option to fancy-up your outfit, especially for a day-to-night transition.
It’s starting to get chilly out, so you’ll need a stylish jacket to keep you feeling warm and looking cool. You don’t have to be a rider or a rocket to appreciate a hit of hard-wearing hide in the form of a leather jacket. Make sure the jack is cut-to-fit and is properly sized so you’re not drowning in heavy materials.
Boots, chukkas, pumps – whatever they are, make sure these shoes dress up an otherwise casual outfit… and only bring one pair. This is where you can bring in your black-shoe option.
In the same way a hat brings an edge to your outfit, so will a scarf – and it has an added bonus: keeping you warm! It’s up to you to go bright or stay neutral, but since it’s fall, stick to warmer materials so you can layer as needed. Try to keep in mind the other pieces you’re bringing on your trip so your scarf doesn’t clash with your outfits.
Sweaters are a vital layer for your Fall travels. On crisp mornings they’re an essential layer and when it warms up in the afternoon they may be the only outer layer you need. Packing lightweight cardigans or pullovers are the easiest styles to choose, so make sure they layer easily over what you’re already bringing. Lightweight knits mean your sweaters will take up less room in your suitcase during transit.
Blouse or Dress Shirt
A t-shirt isn’t going to cut it for dressier locales, and if you don’t feel like layering with a blazer, a dress shirt or blouse is going to be your next best option. Since you’re only away for a weekend, you’ll be able to get away with only one dressy shirt.
Layering underneath your clothing means extra warmth, and more options. Two lightweight layering shirts will help you get through your weekend travels easily. If you’re lucky enough catch a warm day, you can use one of these shirts as your daytime wear, and if it’s too cool, keep them in your luggage for night-time use.
Accessories and Optional Items
If you’ve got some extra space in your bag, this is where you’ll pack your accessories and optional items. Watches, sunglasses, necklaces, earrings, leggings, and anything else that isn’t essential should be packed last and especially not before you pack your personal hygiene essentials.
Packing for a Fall weekend getaway is easy when you plan ahead. Make a list of where you’re going and what you want to wear for each activity and pack your bags. It’s always better to pack items that are multi-use for your trips. These packing essentials for a Fall vacation are just waiting for your interpretation to show off your own unique style while you travel.