With days getting brighter and warmer temperatures on the horizon, booking a short trip away offers the ideal way to celebrate the imminent holiday season. However, whilst choosing your destination is all fun and games, knowing what to pack for a weekend break can prove a little more stressful.
To help, we’ve put together this definitive Savile Row guide including some handy packing advice and the essentials you can’t do without.
The Best Luggage for a Weekend Break
Before even thinking about what it is you want to take, the first decision you need to make is what you’ll be packing everything into. Although there are many options available, for those wanting to play it safe, either a duffel bag or leather holdall would be the perfect choice.
To ensure you pack enough without exceeding your luggage allowance, the trick is to streamline the contents of your suitcase by choosing a selection of versatile pieces than can be worn for multiple occasions. To save you some time, we’ve highlighted the key items you need to consider.
The Best Jackets for a Weekend Break
No matter where in the world you’re heading, a herringbone or linen jacket is a dapper option for afternoon lunch or evening drinks. Team yours with a knitted jumper, chinos and smart-casual footwear when dressing down, or with a white shirt, trousers and brogues for dressier occasions.
The Best Chinos for a Weekend Break
Smarter and arguably more comfortable than jeans, a pair of chinos will take you from day to night with ease. Available in classic and slim-fit, our designs would look particularly suave worn with a crisp blue or white button-down shirt and tan leather Chelsea boots.
The Best Shirts for a Weekend Break
To cover all scenarios, we suggest taking a selection of two or three shirts; at least one formal and the rest more relaxed. For the day, a short sleeve shirt will pair perfectly with chinos, whilst a formal shirt would look great teamed with a linen jacket and trousers when visiting your favourite restaurant.
The Best Polo Shirts for a Weekend Break
A timeless choice for any stylish gentleman, a blue or white polo shirt could be dressed up with a sports jacket, or kept casual with slim-fitting jeans. For anyone lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere sunny, we think our latest offerings are the dream partner for a pair of tailored shorts.
The Best Shoes for a Weekend Break
To keep the weight of your luggage to a minimum, our advice would be to try and take just two footwear options – with one being the pair you wear to travel. Some comfortable leather trainers are most suitable for daytime exploring, whereas classic brogues will team well with endless evening ensembles.
Packing Advice for a Weekend Break
Once you have a concrete idea of what you’ll be wearing during your vacation, your next task will be to pack. Whether you opt for a holdall, suitcase or backpack, we have listed our top tips for stress-free packing:
- Create a packing list so you don’t forget anything
- Save room by filling your shoes with socks, ties and belts
- Instead of folding, roll clothing to minimise wrinkles
- Swap heavy toiletries for travel-friendly versions
If you’re heading out of the country for your weekend break, don’t forget to take a travel adapter. Our favourite is Skross’ innovative design that can be used in over 200 countries and functions as both a travel plug and USB charger for travellers from all over the world.
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