Jul 23 2017

Weekend Getaway Must Have Items

by Back on the Racks in General

Packing for a Summer Weekend Getaway:

Must Have Items for Anyone

summer getawaySummer is the perfect time of year to be spontaneous and get away with friends and family. Weekends at the beach, at the lake or even just traveling to a special event are an ideal way to get out of the city and just relax and have fun.

Color Options
To be able to have versatility in your wardrobe it is important to consider the colors of clothing you pack. By choosing items that can easily mix and match you have greater options with layering your clothing or wearing something that is fun and casual or sophisticated and classic without having to bring several different individual items that can’t be worn together in different combinations.
Packing light yet having everything you need can be a challenge. Of course, there will always be some variations based on where you are going, but here are the key items you need to take whether you are going to another city to see a concert, spending a few days at the beach or anything in between.

• One evening wear item – consider something you feel great in like a little black dress, a classic t-shirt dress or a summer dress that features a beautiful print. Choose shoes that are comfortable, think lower heels and open toes for a summery look, or go with your favorite heels for a classic style.

• Sandals – cool sandals for day wear are a must. Make sure they are comfortable and provide you with the support you need for a day of shopping or sightseeing. For some people, a pair of tennis shoes in a bright print may be a better option to avoid tired, aching feet.

• T-shirt – one or two t-shirts in a neutral color such as white, black or gray are a great option to wear with a denim skirt, shorts or even a Bohemian style of skirt.

• Big shirt – in white or a print, a big shirt is a great option for a lightweight “jacket” if it gets cooler in the evenings. This takes up just a bit of room in your luggage and can be dressed up with a summery scarf or some terrific chunky summer necklaces. Look for fabrics that don’t wrinkle to avoid having to iron.

• Crossbody bag and hobo bag- small and lightweight, a crossbody bag is ideal for day and evening use. Choose something that is fun and summery looking and big enough to hold your phone and essential items, but nothing more. A hobo bag is a great option to take to the beach or for a full day of shopping with the small crossbody bag doubling as a wallet.

• Shorts or casual skirt – whether you like capris, denim shorts or a denim skirt, choose something that is comfortable for day wear. Broom styles of longer skirts are also comfortable to wear and are very wrinkle-resistant.

Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Of course, include your favorite summer jewelry, a good book and your electronics chargers and you are all ready for wherever your adventure takes you.

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