When you are working and the days seem to get longer and longer, it can make it challenging for even the most organised of people to get jobs done in the evening. One of these being packing for a weekend away or short visit to a friend that you’ve been looking forward to and definately deserve. Whenever I am short of time, I stick to a simple packing formula that means I spend no longer then 5 minutes packing my bag. If I can find 5 minutes spare time outside of the working hours of a corporate lawyer, then hopefully you should be able to too.
My minimalist weekend bag packing guide will show you how little you need to pack to have to have everything you need.
…..WHAT TO PACK…..
Black jeans are my number one essential item as they can be worn during the day or in the evening, if you change your accessories. This makes them perfect for minimalist multi-purpose packing. I particularly like this pair from Ralph Lauren as the slightly glossy effect on the denim is ideal if they’re worn on a night out.
A pair of jewelled or metallic sandals, again like the black jeans, are perfect for transitioning from day to evening. Sandals are light weight to pack too, but that doesn’t really matter as you’ll be wearing them the whole time anyway. I have multiple pairs, but the glittery pair above from Selfridges are so comfortable that I would always opt for them if I was going on a city break that involved a lot of exploring by foot.
…..WHAT NOT TO PACK…..
- Stick to a simple colour palette of neutrals or monochrme. Add colour with your lipstick, nail varnish or jewellery (all of which are small and easy to pack).
- Don’t pack a towel or hair dryer if your hotel provides them or if your friend that you are staying with has you covered.
- Try to avoid packing all of your hair products. Do a hair mask earlier in the week so your hair is well conditioned and you can just stick to the basics with shampoo and conditioner.
I hope this helps takes the time and stress out of packing your weekend away bag and if you are missing any of these staple items hopefully my favourite picks will provide some inspiration of where to look for the perfect pieces.
Please leave a comment below and share how you pack for a weekend. Do you use any of these tips already?