Tuesday, May 25, 2010

5 Must-Have Fashionable Pieces to Pack For Every Weekend Trip

Since our first daughter came along, the only trips my husband and I take alone are usually weekend trips.  We finally pried ourselves away right after she turned one.

Just that short time away can recharge any drained mommy's battery of patience.  A trip to San Francisco and Napa and an extended vacation to Mystic, CT were heaven sent.

I love to pack.   The reason for this is probably because I love to organize.  We normally get away in the late spring or late summer so it is always hot wherever we go.  I always pack more than I should but wherever we go there are certain wardrobe pieces I always take with me.

The 5 must-have fashionable pieces to pack include:

Dark colored denim capris
They are comfy and cool.  They can also be dressed up or down with tees or dressy blouses or tanks. They can also be worn more than once since they don't show dirt.

I have a wrap that I always pack.  It can dress up a simple outfit and can ward off the cool nights at the beach.  The material is viscose so it can wrinkle but wrapped around my shoulders with a classic navy and light blue and beige pattern, it still looks chic.  The best part is it doesn't take up much room in my weekender bag.

Ballet flats
They are comfortable to walk in and versatile enough to be worn with casual wear or with a dress for a nice dinner out. 

Chunky jewelry
I love dressing up an outfit with jewelry.  I usually take chunky costume jewelry pieces on weekend getaways so that I don't have to stress about losing any expensive jewelry pieces.  I usually only take one or two pieces that will go with all or most of my outfits that I am packing.

Nylon, polyster, or lycra blend outfit
I have a cute wrap around top and pants that go to the knee (they almost look like a skirt) in a polyster material that do not wrinkle and can double as day wear or night wear based on the accessories I wear with them.  When we are out sightseeing on a trip, I don't want to have to return to our hotel to iron my clothes for a relaxing evening out.  Or if we are running late in the morning after sleeping in, I just want to have the option of grabbing something from my suitcase to throw on.

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parenting ad absurdum said...

I so need this. I really have no clue what to wear nowadays other than yoga pants and sweatshirts!

Lourie said...

I always pack too much, and I hate to pack. You can pack for me any time you want! haha.

I have something for you on my blog.

Ms Bibi said...

Those are my 5 must-have pieces when going away,lol.

I do not like to pack. I have a tendency to overpack and with the airlines charging for luggage now it takes me hours to decide what to take.

Tricia said...

Wait, go away for the weekend? What's that?! I do love the ideas (and the idea of going away!)

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

You are so smart. And fashionable! I always end up shoving random things I will never actually wear into my suitcase at the last minute because nowadays I am lucky if I am seen in anything besides stained yoga pants and t-shirts. And I have absolutely no sense of fashion left. Whatsoever. I'm going to try and take a few of these tips from you, next time we go on vacation.

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