How To Pack For A Weekend Trip With The Gals

Are you going on a weekend trip with your best friends or with the women in your family? If so, packing smart will help you be prepared for whatever adventure is ahead of you. From the right shoes to the right accessories, here are some ideas that might help you know how to plan your weekend wardrobe.

Basic Clothes

Choose one color that will be the base for the rest of the clothes you wear. For example, packing a classic pair of black pants means that you can wear any other color you select, as everything goes well with basic black. Choose comfortable black flats that can go from being casual to being dressy.  A white silk blouse will be perfect for a dressy evening while a textured sweater would be great for casual events. If you want an understated look, consider mocha for the color of your sweater. If you want something more dramatic, choose a bright color like red or turquoise. For your wrap, a black cashmere poncho would be appropriate for either an elegant look or a casual one. Cashmere will cost more than a poncho made of synthetic fabric, but the luxurious way it feels and the rich look of the cashmere will make the expense worth every penny.


Even if you don't know exactly what you gals will be doing on your weekend trip, you can adapt the basic wardrobe you've brought with the right accessories for different occasions. If you're wearing your white silk blouse for an evening at an elegant restaurant, add pearl earrings, a pearl necklace and a pearl dinner ring. Even if the pieces are costume jewelry, the effect will be the same. For a casual event, add chunky jewelry to your sweater for a fun look. If you want to change things around, wear the pearls with your sweater and the chunky jewelry with your silk blouse. Bring a wide gold belt and a wide black leather belt to add interest to your outfits. 

Be Creative - If you're just taking slacks and you find out the rest of your group is wearing skirts to an event, don't worry. Turn your poncho into a skirt. The neck of the poncho now becomes the waistline. Add the wide black leather belt for your casual look, or the gold one for a more formal look. 

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