6 Tips for Packing a Weekender Bag

Strike the perfect balance between under and over-packing with our 6 tips for a successful weekend getaway!

  1. Wear the same “travel” outfit both ways. That means wearing the same outfit on the way to your destination and again on the way home. This is a great opportunity to also throw in a quick layer (your favorite scarf!), just in case.
  2. Clothing choices should be mainly neutral colors – think black, white, cream and gray. Add finishing touches and pops of color with fun accessories and make-up (a fun bold lip would be great here!).
  3. Two pairs of shoes. One that can go from day to night – think strappy gold sandals – and a comfortable pair that can withstand a day of walking – try ballet flats or loafers.
  4. Pack for “best case scenario” and buy your way out of any weather or event surprises. Unless you are traveling to somewhere super-secluded, there is always a drug store you can stop in if you forgot something.
  5. Travel size everything. Buying travel-sized toiletries saves time going through security and saves space. Pack those toiletries in a plastic baggie just in case anything leaks or spills on your carefully-selected clothing choices!
  6. Roll your clothing. Stack similar items on top of each other, then roll from the bottom up. Pack rolled items like a puzzle, fitting the items together to conserve space. The tried and true space saver!

Photography by Heather Kinkel.

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

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