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Essentials to Pack for a Smarter Weekend Getaway

Are you planning on slipping out of the office a little bit earlier on Friday and having a fun little weekend getaway? That’s a great idea that will allow you to get a much-needed breather from work and give you an opportunity to recharge your batteries and come back home ready to be your best self. But, if you’re one of those people who just don’t have a natural talent for packing, don’t worry. Here are a few essentials that will help you pack for your weekend trip.

Smaller luggage

Leave your big suitcase at home and grab a small weekender bag instead. This will ensure you don’t overpack, waste too much time packing and money on checked luggage (these qualify as carryon). And for a weekend trip, you don’t even need anything with wheels!

Practical bags

For evening dinner and drinks, you’ll definitely need something practical and stylish for your phone and lipstick. Choose a fun clutch or a small shoulder bag that will put some interest into your everyday outfit. A slightly bigger purse, on the other hand, is perfect for city exploration because it can fit essentials like your sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and even a little scarf for those ever-changing temperatures.

A classic black tee

This is a must. A plain, black and simple t-shirt is essential for any trip and any weather condition. Plus, thanks to its simplicity, it can be paired with anything and end up a part of different outfits. From walks around town to dinners at a fancy restaurant, you can bring your black tee and have a blast.

 

Comfy jeans

Another essential item of every trip, a good pair of jeans will be your BFF during your weekend getaway. No matter what you choose, your dark skinnies or your boyfriend jeans, your jeans will pair with everything and anything. If you’re planning an evening outing, go with darker skinny jeans, while you can easily pick loose-fitting boyfriend jeans for your walks or long car, train or plane rides.

A little dress

No matter if you’re hitting the beach, planning a light afternoon walk or booking tickets for a play and having dinner afterwards, your light dress will come in handy. There are various well-equipped dress stores filled with fun, summer dresses that will brighten up your look and give you that fresh and fun vibe perfect for any weekend vacation.

Walking shoes

Do you like to be active on your vacations? If yes, then grab some comfortable and durable walking shoes that will allow you to explore your destination and even step off the beaten road. These are usually very comfortable, so you can expect to go back home without any painful blisters!

 

 

 A raincoat 


No matter how much you plan, weather can be a jerk and rain on your parade. So, make sure to come prepared with a light raincoat that will allow you to enjoy your weekend no matter the weather.

 

A swimsuit

Just like with a raincoat, make sure to pack a swimsuit just in case. Even if you’re not planning on taking a dip, swimsuits are tiny and can fit into every bag. And once you get to your hotel and see that spa and the pool, you might change your mind!

 

Sun protection

No matter if the weather is bleak, you still need ample sun protection. Bring some shades and a good sunscreen that will keep you safe from sun damage and allow you to enjoy your vacation without any disturbances.

A camera

While every phone has a camera today, they are also full of temptations that will push you to check emails or social media. So, instead of grabbing your phone every time you want to snap a photo, bring a real camera that will not only provide minimal distractions but also make much better photos.

A book

No matter if you love to enjoy it while chilling at the beach or while traveling, a good book will allow you to relax and let your mind wander to some other dimensions. But, make sure to leave Proust at home! A short weekend getaway is better when enjoyed with light reading material.

These essentials will ensure you can travel light yet be prepared for anything that might happen on your weekend getaway. And when you come back home, you’ll feel like a new person!

 

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5 Tips to Planning Your Winter Wardrobe

 

As winter is almost around the corner, it’s about time you started de-cluttering your wardrobe and planning your winter outfits. However, if you don’t really know how to make that happen, you’re definitely at the right place! Here are five amazing tips on how to plan your winter wardrobe, so check them out and get down to business!

 

Clean out your wardrobe in the first place

 

The first and the most important thing you should do is to clean out your wardrobe, which is the best way to evaluate the garments you already own, get rid of the worn-out pieces, and make space for brand new ones. You should do it methodically, item by item, and start by throwing away anything you haven’t worn in the last twelve months. Garments that no longer fit should also be removed, but if you don’t want to toss them in the trash, you can either sell them online or donate them to charity. You won’t make a mistake whichever option you go for!

 

Take note of what you already have

 

While de-cluttering your wardrobe, it’s essential that you take note of what you already have so that you can keep track of every single garment you own. From T-shirts, button-downs, and dresses, to stylish accessories, coats, jeans, and sweaters – every item should fall into a separate category. The same goes for your footwear collection as well, so be sure to list every single pair you have. Such lists will help you decide if your wardrobe needs to be updated and which items you have to replace. Besides that, you should think of upcoming special events and figure out if you need to buy any specific pieces for these.

 

Do your research

When planning your winter wardrobe, you should certainly do your research in advance – especially if you’re a fashion-forward gal who loves to keep up with the latest trends. If that’s the case, just go online, search your favourite web stores, and see what they have to offer within their latest autumn/winter collection. You should also see what trends are in this season and start looking for the best and most cost-effective version of each item you want to get. Besides that, you have to learn how to match accessories in the best possible way, too. Thinking which pieces will make the biggest difference to your existing wardrobe will indeed save you a lot of time and money in the long run, so do that and you’ll see what we were talking about.

 

Get the timeless basics

 

When it comes to the pieces every girl should have in her winter wardrobe, we must mention the timeless basics which will never go out of style. Some of these are chunky monochromatic sweaters, dark high-waisted jeans, stylish scarves and matching knitted hats, simple yet elegant coats, and casual flannel button-downs. Speaking of casual outfits, trendy women’s sneakers are absolutely inevitable, too, so don’t wait any longer and get a brand new pair you’ll be able to rock this winter. As for the colours, black and white are undoubtedly the best choices simply because you can match them with literally any garment you want, which makes them so wearable and versatile.

 

Choose quality over quantity

Last but definitely not least, we must say that it’s always better to have a small wardrobe of top-quality pieces than a huge collection of garments that can be worn once or twice before throwing them away. A handpicked set of low-cost essentials that can coexist together and be flawlessly matched with each other is exactly what you should go for, so try to stick to the ‘less is more’ rule. Of course, keeping up with the latest trends is great, but make sure not to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on trends that will come and go in the blink of an eye. For example, if you love the trendy floral prints, getting a cosy scarf will be more than enough to incorporate this trend into your everyday outfits. Just stick to styles that work best for you and keep your combos fresh and inventive!

 

There obviously are a lot of things you should take into consideration when it comes to planning your winter wardrobe, but these five are certainly the best ones out there. All you have to do is to follow our tips and guidelines and you’ll accomplish this task like a real pro – that’s a promise!

 

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