Wardrobe Essentials for a Weekend Trip

In the midst of all the hustle and bustle that everyday life brings, sometimes all you need to do is take a few deep breaths and escape for the weekend. Even a spontaneous road trip can do wonders for rejuvenating your senses and giving you the clarity you need to get back on track.

The best weekend trips are also the most spontaneous ones, which can throw Type A’s and master planners out of the loop.

If you’re someone who wants to start planning for an upcoming weekend trip ASAP (or even if you’re someone who’s packing at the last minute), read on below for some wardrobe essentials you definitely need to keep on you.


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T-shirts are very versatile wardrobe items you can lug around, as they’re easy to dress up or down. You get plus points if you wear these fun shirts by Mackenzie Apparel, with their uniquely Singaporean prints adding a shot of personality to any outfit you have packed. You can easily create a chic silhouette by tucking this tee into your jeans; otherwise, go for an athleisure look by pairing the tee with leggings.

2. A cosy sweater

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A weekend getaway probably means you’ll be busy from dusk ’til dawn, so you’ll need a good jumper to keep you company. The range of comfortable sweaters by Woman Within is made with cosy cotton and knit fabric that keeps you warm while flattering your figure.

Whether you want a chic turtle neck or a breezy crew-neck, a sweater is something you’ll definitely reach for again and again. You only need one good one for a weekend away, especially as sweaters can be a bit bulky. A sweater can also easily

3. A sturdy tote bag

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Tote bags are making a huge comeback, which is perfect timing as they’re the best travel accessory you could ever wish for. It’s trendy, light (as compared to handbags) and easy to maintain. Zara’s tie-dye bucket bag is wide enough to carry just about anything you throw in it, and its muted colour scheme means you don’t have to worry about looking like a hippie while you’re walking the streets. Even if you’re using a backpack or a duffel bag to lug your stuff around, having a canvas tote on you ensures that you won’t have to carry your entire kitchen sink with you. 

4. A pair of sleek pants 

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Just like your favourite tee, you can’t go wrong with a solid pair of pants. Ethical fashion brand Everlane recently launched their Easy Chino style, which is breezy enough to withstand even the hottest Singaporean summers while still making you look sleek and polished. Pants are also a great day-to-night piece that ensures you get admitted into places with the strictest dress codes. 

5. A basic dress

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If you’re heading out for a special dinner or a formal occasion during your trip, you can easily slip into a dress which looks formal enough and does not get crumpled easily. On some days, you just need to look good on camera especially if you are planning to take photos for your Instagram.

This top-to-toe packing list doesn’t encompass everything you should take on your weekend away, but it hopefully gives you a good idea of the essentials you should remember to pack when you want to travel light. After all, packing light is the key to a good weekend trip — the right wardrobe allows you to enjoy whatever you have planned to the absolute fullest.

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