We're taking full advantage of hot Summer days, long holiday weekends, and the occasional Summer Friday to make the most of our days off with relaxing weekend getaways. But since packing for these escapes isn't always as relaxing, we've put together a no-fail cheat sheet so you can pack in a pinch. Watch to find out the six things to pack for your next weekend trip. On Allison: ICB jacket and shorts.
If you plan on escaping the current freezing temperatures for warmer pastures ASAP, peek our six sunny essentials before jetting off. We're dying for Mara Hoffman's print bustier bikini set and loving on the vintage vibe of this pale pink dress from Phillip Lim's Resort 2011 collection. For extra panache, pack your carry-on with a cool printed tee from Sass & Bide — which can double as a minidress coverup, a yellow snakeskin tote from Beirn Jenna, Paloma Barceló espadrilles, and Chloe sunnies.
Left to right: Mara Hoffman Patara Bikini ($266), Beirn Jenna Woven Snakeskin Tote ($203, originally $580), Sass & Bide Take Me Home T-Shirt ($150), Paloma Barceló Doris Espadrille Sandal ($180), 3.1 Phillip Lim Sleeveless Keyhole Maxi Dress ($750), Chloe Belladone Sunglasses ($295)
We're imagining a swift escape to the vineyards this weekend complete with copious amounts of wine — a veritable gastronomic adventure. Refined comfort is the key: peep these hot picks from J Brand, Kensie, Erickson Beamon, and Yves Salomon. Our mix of velvet jeans, boucle sweaters, and a decadent furry scarf are a surefire way to get the libations going.
Left to right: J Brand Velvet Jeans ($185), Delia's Braid Belt ($20), Kensie Dolman Sleeve Mélange Bouclé Sweater ($68), Erickson Beamon Duchess of Fabulous Swarovski Crystal Ring ($395), Yves Salomon Luna Brown Scarf ($480), 3.1 Phillip Lim Edie Bow Bag ($695), F-Troupe Star Eyelet Flat Ankle Boot ($181)
Before the holidays madness hits full force, indulge in a weekend staycation to catch up on Tivo, order in, read books, and just relax before the craziness begins. All you need is a super soft onesie by T by Alexander Wang, sheepskin slippers by Minnetonka, along with a couple of decadent housewarming necessities. A warm and colorful throw blanket, journal for your thoughts, and best of all, fun sock monkey kit.
Left to right: T by Alexander Wang PJ Onesie ($198), Anthropologie Sweater Mix Throw Blanket ($298), Minnetonka Sheepskin Slipper ($70), Smythson Food For Thought Journal ($73), Urban Outfitters Sock Monkey Kit ($20)
A seaside bed and breakfast is in the cards this weekend, and if you're feeling our beat, peep our cozy picks from Rugby, Adia Kibur, Rubgy and Urban Outfitters. Soft elements, like this Vince sweater coat contrasted with a cool Rag & Bone knit helmut and Opening Ceremony boots are guaranteed to keep you warm whether you're walking along the coast or strutting the streets.
Left to right: Opening Ceremony Wool Lined Ankle Boot ($655), Vince Box-knit Sweater ($265), Adia Kibur Braided Chain Necklace ($148), Vince Cashmere Blend Striped Sweater Coat ($385), Rag & Bone Knit Helmut ($150), Isharya Jaisel Ring ($180), J.Crew Zip Leather Gloves ($98), Rubgy Wool Plaid Saddle Bag ($168), Silence & Noise Twig Jeans ($25, originally $64)
The city may not wild in the classical sense, but it certainly has its own craziness factor. Try out this Madewell tweed jacket, Markus Lupfer tee, and Maje skirt as comfy options for a day of trekking through the concrete jungle, and finish off your city getup with a pair of fuzzy Opening Ceremony clog boots, Chan Luu's wrap bracelet, and a suede messenger from Marni.
Left to right: Madewell Windy Day Tweed Jacket ($188), Markus Lupfer Smacker T-shirt ($130), Maje Ancenis Wool Mini Skirt ($220), Opening Ceremony Lace Up Boot Clog ($555), Chan Luu Bracelet ($170), Nicole Miller Tights ($20), Brooks Brothers Rabbit Felt Fedora ($168), Marni Studded Cross-Body Bag ($640)
For the fearless at heart, an aviation adventure — complete with a bird's eye view of the flora and fauna down below — is the ultimate weekend getaway. This ensemble, comprised of a smooth Maje aviator jacket, See by Chloe mustard plaid trousers, and Thakoon wedge boots will leave you feeling high whether you're on or off the ground.
Left to right: Maje Shearling Aviator Jacket ($870), Cooperative Peter Pan Bow Blouse ($54), See by Chloé Plaid Pants ($126, originally $420), Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses ($129), Oak Black Label Aviator Cap ($228), Thakoon Wedge Boot ($1,045), Bing Bang Locket Necklace ($175), Sartego Quartz Watch ($90), Asos Leather Harness Backpack ($167)
Ski season is about a month away, but it's never too soon to start preparing if you plan on taking the plunge . . . down the mountain. Whether you're in the Alps or just braving the wintery weather in general, this cool leopard print parka from Rebecca Taylor and Hunter quilted rubber boots will help fight the harsh elements. Also on our hit list: these Prada-inspired ribbed knit and leather gloves, nubby cable knit sweater, Anthropologie corduroy leggings, and Alexander Wang's streamlined leather duffel.
Left to right: Rebecca Taylor Puffa Parka ($550), High Country Sweater ($98), Noir Beaded Necklace ($244), Anthropologie Pilcro Olive Green Cord Leggings ($88), Forever 21 Tassel Beanie ($11), Topshop Leather Knit Gloves ($32), Alexander Wang Daria Duffel Bag ($851), Hunter Regent Savoy Riding Boot ($175)
We're dreaming of time spent in a cozy upstate New York or Lake Tahoe cabin, complete with a warm fire, champagne, and copious amounts of Pendleton blankets. Even if a getaway isn't in the cards, try out our cozy picks — an oatmeal plaited shrug from Asos, J.Crew silk and plaid dress, Madewell suede duffel, and polished boots from Urban Outfitters — to bring the country to you.
Left to right: Asos Elbow Patch Plaited Shrug ($78), J.Crew Luna Mixy Dress ($275), Madewell Voyager Suede Duffel ($198), A.P.C. Madras Pointelle Tights ($24, originally $80), Forzieri Perforated Leather Gloves ($116), Hacienda Montaecristo Vintage Rebozo Faja Scarf ($395), Urban Outfitters Cooperative Block Heel Boot ($68)