The 18 Things I Always Pack For a Weekend Getaway, and You Should, Too
I pretty much live by the motto "less is more," especially when it comes to packing. I learned my lesson long ago, when I lugged around stuff I never ended up using on vacations. Now, I like to consider myself a packing expert because I can go on trips of any length with a minimal amount of stuff. The key to taking the right items is all about their versatility and usability. Make the most of space with outfits you can mix and match in different ways, as well as cool travel accessories that'll always come in handy.
If you're headed on a short weekend trip soon and you're not sure where to start when it comes to packing, not to worry. Ahead, I shared a list of the 18 things I always take no matter what — ranging from comfortable sneakers to the perfect weekender bag. Keep reading to shop them all, and start packing like a pro.
Travel-Size Products: Drunk Elephant The Littles Set
Traveling with large products can be annoying, and they take up too much space. I can't survive without this Drunk Elephant The Littles Set ($90). It comes with so many of the products I use on a daily basis, and the cute small sizes are perfect to take on the plane.
A Travel Jewelry Holder: Vlando Viaggio Small Jewelry Case
I only travel with a couple of my favorite jewelry pieces, but I make sure to keep them safe in this tiny Vlando Viaggio Small Jewelry Case ($20, originally $22). The tiny silhouette doesn't take up too much space in my bag either.
A Self-Cleaning Water Bottle: Monos Kiyo UVC Bottle
In an effort to give up plastic bottles this year, I invested in a Monos Kiyo UVC Bottle ($70). Not only is it reusable, but it's actually self-cleaning. The UVC technology purifies your drinking water, eradicating up to 99.99 percent of bacteria. This means that you can wash it far less than usual, and it will even come in handy when you aren't around purified water.
A Comfy and Versatile Set: Vince Ribbed High Neck Tank and Cropped Pants
This Vince Ribbed High Neck Tank ($125) and Cropped Pants ($195) set is one of my favorite travel sets because it's a two-in-one. The top is easy to match with jeans or skirts, and the comfy pants are also versatile and cozy.