Travel guide: How to Pack for a Weekend Trip

Staycations! – what are they? Well, according to Urban Dictionary (the most reliable source of accurate information in the vast void that is the internet, obviously), a staycation is simply, a vacation spent close to home, also known as, a weekend getaway or trip as well. Staycations/ weekend trips are perfect for those of you who are too busy during the year for an actual full on 1-2 week vacation. They offer a nice reprieve from the burdens of life, and they are only a car ride away! As an avid and well-seasoned staycation-er, I’ve acquired a very calculated, specific, foolproof formula for packing for a weekend trip. Disclaimer: Weekend = 2 days and 1 nights + you’re going somewhere more resort/spa-like.



  • a day outfit
    • ex.  a casual sun dress + cool sunnies
    • ex. jean shorts + pretty top


Pic 1: dress: Purr Melrose // sunnies: Illesteva || Pic 2: Shirt: Zara // Jeans: Hudson // shoes: Vans || Pic 3: shirt: Brandy Melville

  • a day outfit (but something more casual because you’re going back home in this outfit, meaning in a car or plane)
    • ex. boyfriend jeans + comfy tee + nice jacket + boots
    • jean shorts + baby tee


Pic 1: Shorts: Hudson // Sunnies: Perverse // hat: random || Pic 2: sunnies: Perverse // shirt: Zara // Hudson (don’t sell anymore) || Pic 3: (same as pic 2 above)

  • a swim suit + cover up (if you’re going somewhere resort/beach-like)
    • you should bring 2 sets of swimsuits just in case


Pic 1 & 2: sunnies: Ray Ban // Swim top: She Made Me (top) + (bottom) || Pic 3: sunnies: Quay // Bikini: Kiini // Pic 4: sunnies: vintage // coverup: Zara

  • fancy night outfit
    • ex. a nice dress or sweaterblouse+ skirt/pant combo + nice coat


Pic 1 : romper: Show Me Your Mumu (similar) // bralette: Out From Under || Pic 3: dress: TopShop (similar) //sunnies: Perverse || Pic 4: dress: Urban Outfitters

  • Pajamas!! (I always forget this)
    • pajama set or a plain tee and some loose shorts


Pic 1: Wildfox || Pic 2: Brandy Melville || Pic 3: Brandy Melville 



  • at least 2 pairs of sunglasses
    • classic pair (all black or neutral colors or ray bans)
    • a little crazier ones (cool colors, funky design, etc.)


Pic 1: sunnies: Ray Ban // top: Brandy Melville || Pic 2: sunnies: Perverse // bikini: Triangl (similar) || sunnies: Illesteva // romper: TopShop (similar)

  • A classic outerwear piece – whether that be an all black bomber or cable knit sweater – something you can always wear and matches with everything (just in case it’s cold – always need to be prepared)


Pic 1: jacket: Veda || Pic 2: sweater: Brandy Melville 

  • a tote (so you can carry pool/beach side essentials)



Pic 1: Fallon and Royce || Pic 2: Tory Burch || Pic 3: Mar Y Sol


  1. a good book
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  2. earbuds
  3. phone + extra charger
  4. hairties
  5. sun screen
  6. coverup
  7. sunnies
  8. hat (sun hat or baseball cap)



  • pair of tennis shoes
  • cute sandals

Pic 1: Nike || Pic 2: Steve Madden || Pic 3: Raye

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