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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

5 Must-have Fashionable Pieces to Pack for Every Weekend Trip

When taking weekend trips I love keeping things simple. Lots of basics that can be mixed and matched so that you worry less about matching clothing and more about enjoying your vacation time. Here are 5 fashionable, yet simple, must haves for a weekend trips:

1. A cute light jacket.

Whenever I go on vacation I always pack either a black or heather hoodie with me. Two simple colors that will match just about any other color or pattern. It doesn't hurt that hoodies these days aren't huge, bulky and unflattering, but lightweight with great cuts and designs.

2. Oversized shirt or tunic.

I'm a huge fan of the oversized shirt and granted, this might not be uber fashionable, but when it works, it works. Oversized shirts (and tunics) pair nicely with other basics, are comfortable to wear and can double as a dress if necessary. Plus they can be worn in tons of ways: off the shoulder, with or without a belt, etc. My pick: your favorite band tee.

3. Comfortable, but fashionable shoes.

You will probably be walking a bit during your weekend trip, so bring along a pair of shoes that are adequate for walking and that look nice. This way you won't have to pack multiple pairs of shoes. My pick: a simple flat boot.

4. A single simple accessory... or two.

The great thing about weekend trips is that you'd don't necessarily need to pack light. On the flip side, also don't overdo things. Spruce up your weekend outfit by bringing along a single fashionable brooch, necklace, pin, bangle, scarf or other accessory. Keep things simple and classy!

5. A pair of comfortable pants.

Okay, so maybe these don't have to be fashionable, but it sure is a lot more fun when they are! Weekend trips often mean a bit of driving, so if your drive is going to be more than a few hours long its always nice to have a comfy pair of pants with you! A pair of yoga pants, gym shorts, wide leg velour pants or even leggings will do the trick.

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  2. Good tips for packing. I believe in packing light, in material and in emotional ways. Don't bring all of your worries on a trip.

  3. I am going away soon so these are great tips. Stopping by from SITS. Thanks!

  4. The cute light jacket is SO important, since nights can get breezy even when you're somewhere hot. And what would you rather wear? A cute jacket or a big bulky tourist sweatshirt from the souvenir shop?

  5. These are great! Good basics to remember.