Your Holiday Packing Checklist: Weekend Break

I consider myself a bit of a pro at travelling now. From family getaways to festivals and from hauling ass between home and university to short-haul holidays, I consider myself the princess of packing for a weekend away. 

Bookmark this list and each time you travel you can tick it off, safe in the knowledge that you’re not forgetting any fabulous essentials. 

Travelling in comfort is of the utmost importance to me when I’m going away but that doesn’t mean that I like to compromise on style. Instead, I’ve developed a kind of travel uniform that is my go to for stress-free travel, especially if I’m only bringing a carry on. A loose V-neck tee in a neutral colour is a great base piece as it can be dressed down with jeans or dressed up by tucking it into a skirt and adding a statement necklace. I like to travel in a comfortable lace bra and then pack a strapless push-up bra for some night time va-va-voom. Black skinny jeans are a must as they look great any time of day and can later be paired with a cami, a boyfriend blazer and heels for a night time look. Since I’m usually leaving a chilly England I’ll take a leather jacket with me and pop a lightweight scarf in my bag to also protect from over-zealous aeroplane or train air conditioning. I can then just loop the jacket through the shoulder straps of my large black tote bag if I arrive somewhere warmer. Loafers or espadrilles make the perfect travel shoes as they’re comfy and stylish but lightweight enough to wear in a hot climate too.

Tip: Stick to a neutral colour palette with pops of colour in your accessories for a mix and match wardrobe. Black is always en vogue for bigger pieces like jeans and jackets but I try to break up the intensity with tops in greys, neutrals and whites too. A pair of bright heels and a bright clutch bag then allow me to inject some fun into my look, rounding it off. 

Travel In:

A leather jacket – can be folded over handbag if you arrive somewhere warm

Dark skinny jeans

A loose for V-neck tee in a neutral colour (white black grey)

A strapless bra that will look great under the cami top too

Black low profile walking shoes e.g espadrilles or loafers

A large black tote bag

A lightweight scarf in a neutral colour 


Black boyfriend blazer

Bold skirt – I’m a sucker for mini but floaty midi skirts are forgiving and great for holidays too

Loose neutral coloured cami

Smart flats for day to night wear

A bright coloured clutch bag
One bright pair of heels to match – court shoe for cooler weather, wedges or sandals for hot


Underwear for each day and night

Swimwear (if needed for beach or hotel)

Pyjamas & socks

Face wash + cloth/brush

Toothbrush + tooth paste

Body wash

Shampoo and conditioner

Body moisturiser

Face cream(s)

Sunscreen/tanning lotion

Feminine products

Medication (contraceptive pills, inhalers etc.)


Jewellery – my usual delicate pieces plus a statement necklace for instant added glam


Contact lenses/Glasses

Hair styling tools and products

Phone charger

Travel adaptors and headphones


Don’t forget! 

-Passport / Photo ID (even if you don’t think you need it, it’s always good to keep some form of ID on you just in case)

-Travel details (ideally on your phone and jotted down just in case your phone dies)

-Travel money and back cards (remember to take your home currency too for airport, cabs etc)

Phone, purse and keys – every day items can be so easily forgotten in the excitement! 

Where Else to Find Me:

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