So, you’re going away for a relaxing long-weekender this Easter? Lucky you!
A weekend away should be carefree and relaxed. So how to keep that laidback feeling from being overtaken by packing angst? Plan well and keep it simple!
Follow our Top 10 Checklist of Weekender Essentials and perfect the art of travelling light.
1. The Day-to-Night Dress
Daytime activities such as sight-seeing and exploring can easily drift into cocktail hour. Be prepared for anything with a double-duty dress that looks just as appropriate with flats as it does with heels.
The Bebe Sentiment Dress is our top pick for seamless day-to-night style. Keep it simple with ballet flats by day, then dress it up with tights, heels and bling after dark. Easy!
2. The Easy-Chic Pant
The key is comfort, combined with polish. A printed wide-leg pant is perfectly on-trend and ideal for a lazy session of lounging, as well as lunch at the finest restaurant.
You’ll be needing the Spanner Tassel Print Pull On Wide Leg Pant. A neutral print is easy to match back with basic tops, while a roomy cut disguises any signs of long-weekend over-indulgence.
3. The Multi-Tasking Makeup
When you’re travelling light, there’s no room for lotions, potions and multiple bottles. Tackle a range of concerns in one go, with a clever formulation that doubles as skincare with SPF protection.
We love Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Powder, which gives great even coverage in a feather-light mineral based powder format, along with SPF protection AND skin care ingredients. Phew!
4. The Classic Necklace
Choose wisely and with just one piece of jewellery, a daytime outfit goes from blah to brilliant. The same goes for evening outfits – simply add this focus piece to pull your look together. Added bonus: no tricky de-tangling of multiple chains…
Give any look a classy finishing touch with the Silver Essentials Fancy Curb 45cm Necklace in Sterling Silver.
5. The Basic Long-Sleeve
Make it a plain neutral colour for the most versatility. Wear this alone or layer under a vest – you never know what the weather could do.
6. The Instant Colour-Injection
By this, we’re talking LIPSTICK! One fantastic colour alone can totally transform your look, light up your face and make you appear ‘finished’ – no matter how basic your outfit. Carry it with you for last-minute polish.
We love Pur Minerals Lipstick, which conditions and hydrates lips whilst providing a youthful sweep of colour.
7. The Compact Camera
Capture those beautiful new memories with high-definition, crystal-clear photos! The latest cameras have file-sharing functionality, so you can send your holiday snaps to Facebook in seconds.
Nikon’s AW1 Digital SLR camera is user-friendly and it’s compact enough for your handbag.
8. The Beach-Panic Quick Fix
So, the sun is out but your skin is a very wintery shade of pale. No need to miss out on shedding layers waterside – simply swipe exposed limbs with instant tan to get a healthy glow.
Tan Towels are amazing for travel. They’re tiny, there’s no messy liquid and they make application easy in a hurry.
9. The Go-Everywhere Shoe
The beauty of a weekend away is exploring the unknown. Who knows where you’ll be wandering while you’re there? Whether it’s shopping ’til you’re dropping or trekking through nature trails, you’ll need a supportive shoe that stays comfortable for hours.
Try the Planet Travel Leather Leisure Shoe. This super-comfortable style has a padded insole, cupped heel and gives natural lift to your step.
10. The Effortless Overnighter
Lugging a huge bundle of a bag around isn’t much fun, nor is it a good look. Travel in style without breaking a sweat; a carry-all case on wheels is the answer.
Cadelle’s Ostrich Look Trolley Bag earns star-style points at check-in. Large enough to fit your weekender essentials, it glides along with no need to lift or carry.