Long weekends might just be one of life’s greatest joys — at least, for those who get to take three (or four, in Easter’s case) days off, interrupted by emails, phone calls or colleagues. It’s also the perfect excuse to take a little break and get out of your usual routine. Whether you’re looking to relax, have an adventure or just enjoy being out of the city, taking a holiday is great for the soul.
Packing for a short escape shouldn’t be hard. In fact, it should be the last thing you think of. And a long weekend holiday is the perfect time to practice curating your suitcase of the items you really need. So, what do you really need?
In order to pack for a long weekend, you only really need six pieces. Simple but effective, these six items will get you by the entire weekend. Covering all bases, the six can be adjusted for the seasons, but will allow you to pack light and get going before the Thursday afternoon rush. Get set, go.
Bassike shirt, $95; bassike.com
Zimmerman dress, $1,100; matchesfashion.com
One pair of jeans
Levi’s ‘Ribcage’ jeans, $149; theiconic.com
One set of activewear/swimwear
The Upside ‘Jewel’ pant, $139; theupside.com
One pair of sandals
Suicoke ‘Depa-V2’ sandals, $245; matchesfashion.com
One pair of sneakers
Golden Goose sneakers, $590; netaporter.com
This story originally appeared on InStyle Australia