Love clothes, hate packing? Me too.
I have a few rules that I try to stick to when packing for a long weekend away, here’s how I (try) to spend less time packing more time weekending!
1/ Choose your clothes around the number of days you have away. This Easter I have three whole days away plus one day travelling to my destination and one day travelling back. I can wear the same outfit (more or less) on both days of travel, this usually includes comfy jeans, a jumper, flat boots and an outside coat, which doubles for walking the dog. Therefore less to travel.
2/ What will your weekend days involve? Long country walks? City visits, friends, family or fancy hotels and posh nosh? Choose your outfits carefully for the event and day. I usually try the outfits on in advance to make sure I have the right underwear, shoes and accessories in mind.
3/ Check the weather! It sounds silly but I’m not the first person to freeze at a festival in August or be washed away in my Jimmy Choo’s at a wedding in a marquee in July. Should you really wear that bonnet for Easter?
4/ Choose a look and stick to it. My outfits this weekend consist of boots (high black, high nude, flats), Jeans (Black, Grey and Blue), Blouse (Black, Nude and Blue) Statement Jacket various x 3 and Silk Scarf x 3. I get confused when I try to mix it up with say palazzo pants, culottes or a maxi dress. All fine for a one night away wardrobe but the long weekend is a different beast. You should pack what you know works x3, stick to a look and work it.
5/ One handbag. I know, it’s hard, but I’m putting this out there people. You can do a long weekend or even a week away with only one bag, albeit a fabulous work hard sort of bag. Try it, you’ll see. You will feel refreshed and lighter and altogether more Weekending.
Love DSB X