What to pack for a weekend getaway

Longing for a weekend away? From relaxing staycations to chic city breaks, the perfect escape is waiting for you. Short-hauls call for practicality, so this bank holiday, whether you're jetting off abroad or visiting the family, don't overload, instead opt for a hardworking capsule wardrobe.

Shop weekend essentials


1. A suitcase

Ted Baker Ladies Albany Holdall


The start of a new holiday season calls for a statement suitcase, and this one from American Tourister hits all the right notes.


American Tourister Sound Box Blue Hard 4 Wheel Cabin Case £109.00


2. Practical (but stylish) footwear

Dune Edris Star Appliqué Lace Up Trainers


Embrace the trainer trend and make star printed styles your go-to shoes. Wear with girlfriend jeans for Saturday afternoons exploring.


Dune Edris Star Appliqué Lace Up Trainers £60.00


3. A makeup bag

Lulu Guinness Hug Print Large Vanity Case


Lively prints add an element of fun, whilst roomy interiors leave enough space for all your makeup essentials.


Lulu Guinness Hug Print Large Vanity Case £75.00


4. Timeless dresses

Whistles Kamala Belted Spot Shirt Dress


Introducing a dress that'll go the distance in our favourite print for spring. Wear elegant shirt styles with white trainers or ankle boots and a classic red lip.


Whistles Kamala Belted Spot Shirt Dress £159.00


5. A passport holder

Aspinal of London Plain Passport Cover


Heading abroad? Polish the details with this Aspinal passport holder. A timeless classic and great gift to yourself.


Aspinal of London Plain Passport Cover £55.00


6. Skincare essential

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream 50ml


Prep your skin with our Kiehls bestseller for non-stop nourishment. It'll pass the 100ml limit and can be used as a primer for a flawless base.


Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream 50ml £24.50


7. A wallet

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Keep your cards close in our latest accessory. In luxury leather and a showstopping colour, here is a keepsake you'll reuse every day.


Coccinelle Metallic Soft Cardholder £40.00


8. Do-it-all trousers

Biba Side Stripe Tassle Detail Trouser


The side striped trouser returns as our wardrobe staple. In a loose fit, this pair are ideal for travelling in. For dinner dates, just add courts and a leather jacket.


Biba Side Stripe Tassle Detail Trouser £69.00


9. Instant bronzer

Benefit Hoola Powder Mini


An adorable miniature that'll give you that sun-kissed finish. Wear with a warm lip tone to take you from day-to-night.


Benefit Hoola Powder Mini £12.50


10. Thin knits

Jigsaw Drawstring Side V Jumper


Not ready to say goodbye to knitwear? Neither are we. But this one is light enough to layer over a dress and available in the perfect spring shade.


Jigsaw Drawstring Side V Jumper £98.00