How to Pack: Weekend Getaway Fall Edition

Over Labour Day weekend the family and I made the trip to New Brunswick for a wedding of a close friend. We thought we would take advantage of being on the east coast so we packed the weekend full of plans and activities. Knowing the trip would be full of small planes, long drives and a couple of different hotels, my only option was to pack light and bring carry on luggage.

I’m calling this my Fall Packing List as the temperatures this weekend were way below seasonal for early September (except for the day of the wedding which was sunny and perfect…)

Below is a list of a few staples that took me from Friday to Monday with ease (including links to shop… because otherwise what would be the point of this).

J. Crew Regent Blazer

This specific blazer is key because not only is it warm for chilly plane rides but the pockets also perfectly fit your boarding pass, passport and iPhone making all of those key items within easy reach at all times during your travels.

Your Fave T-Shirt

James Perse is a personal favourite of mine but any t-shirt will work. One thing I would suggest is make sure it’s black or at least dark in colour just in case your in-flight Caesar lands on your lap during some turbulence.

Levi’s Boyfriend Jeans

Whether your sitting on a plane or sitting in a car, these will be way more comfortable than constricting skinny jeans. They also make you look like you put in a little more thought and effort into your outfit instead of just throwing on a pair of leggings and calling it a day (unless you are on a really long flight in which case nothing beats a comfy black legging and oversized sweater).

Adidas Stan Smith Shoes

I prefer the Women’s version because of the lower profile but whichever style you choose to go with, these are highly comfortable, go with everything and you will be grateful you have them when you are running through an airport trying to make your connecting flight.

Gucci Large Canvas Tote

On the plane you need two pieces – a small carry on suitcase and a travel tote. That’s it. Clothes go in the suitcase and everything else goes in the tote. If you limit yourself to these two pieces you will have to be thoughtful with what you bring which will save you time and sanity while on your trip as your un-packing and re-packing at each destination. This can also double as a day purse once you arrive at your destination.

Babaton Herringbone Scarf

Really any scarf will work but camel looks luxe and goes with everything. The Regent Blazer should keep you warm even on the coldest of planes but I love bringing my camel scarf with me on board to double as a blanket.

Babaton Chalmers Sweater

This will take you from day to night. Pair it with a knit scarf and sneakers for a walk around town or with white jeans and loafers for drinks in the hotel lounge.

Ralph Lauren Oxford Shirt

A crisp white oxford shirt can be worn multiple ways – under your grey sweater for a day of touring, with your blazer for dinner and drinks in the evening or on it’s own with your boyfriend jeans (loosely tucked in). You can’t lose.

Velvet Loafers

Velvet loafers (especially with killer details like these ones from ZARA) can elevate any outfit but they also double as super comfy slippers when running down the hall to fill the ice bucket for your hotel room.

With a couple of extra fresh tee’s and a second pair of jeans thrown into my bag, I had more than enough options to take me through a busy weekend on the east coast!


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