Pack Like A Pro – Capsule Wardrobe Weekend Getaway Essentials

June 24, 2016

If you don’t know where to start when it comes to packing a suitcase for a getaway weekend, then fear not!  The trick is to pack clever like a pro, whilst injecting just the right amount of glamour, practicality and style into what to wear.

Before packing there are a few key rules I abide by – pack neutral accessories to go with everything, roll your your clothes to avoid creasing, save packing space and don’t pack pieces you wouldn’t wear at home.

Here are my suitcase space-saving capsule wardrobe essentials to help you look your best whilst going from day to night effortlessly with style.

A Versatile Glamorous Silk Scarf – Elvoyage

The Elvoyage Unisex Timeless Weaving scarf (£400) can be used as a scarf, blanket, wrap, shawl and is perfect for catching flights and packing light.   The luxurious scarf is 100% Organic Guatemalan worm silk, handcrafted in hand loom (80″L x 21″w) by Mayan weavers.  This unisex neutral (vanilla shade) luxury scarf will go from day to night seamlessly.  It will keep you covered as a blanket on the flight when it’s chilly, handy as a glamorous cover up on the beach and as a stylish wrap in place of a cardigan or jacket for evening dinner or a party.

The Day to Night Beach-Slash-Party-Dress – Ayasilk

This beautiful Ayasilk Topaz dress (£270) will take you from day to night.  Wear the silk dress over a bikini poolside or on the beach with flip flops.  It can be worn as a daytime dress when walking around the shops with stylish wedges.  For evening add your favourite killer heels and accessorise with jewellery.

Roll up the dress into your suitcase or hand luggage with tissue to prevent creases. (Care for the silk dress is dry-clean which the hotel can easily do).


The Classic Reversible T-shirt – Lavender Hill

The Lavendar Hill White scoop neck reversible t-shirt for women (£34) is a luxe lightweight t-shirt made of super soft cotton modal blended fabric.  This t-shirt is perfect for day-to-night wear and can be worn five ways – teamed with a navy blazer, on its own with shorts, jeans, pencil skirt or leggings.  Roll the t-shirt when packing.

Stylish Hand Luggage – Maxwell Scott

The Giovane M holdall is a classic and luxurious travel bag, ideal for short trips away and perfect for the style conscious male.  The holdall is a new addition to the Maxwell Scott Bags travel collection.  Lightweight and a suitable size for cabin luggage, the holdall is made with sturdy and water-resistant canvas with the Maxwell Scott signature vegetable-tanned leather detailing.
Design features include metal studs on the leather base, a detachable long leather strap and a spacious main compartment.

SPF Face Protection – True North Day Fluid

True North Day Fluid SPF30 (£34 for 30m0ls) is available exclusively at Harvey Nichols.  It’s a lightweight non-oily day cream that gives you protection from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. Perfect to maintain your skin’s moisture balance.

Once you have packed a few key pieces in your weekend getaway suitcase or holdall you will clearly see what else to add to finish off your versatile travel capsule wardrobe.

Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Rachel Evans

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