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What to pack for a weekend getaway

However ambitious your professional goals, off-duty moments are essential. Not just for finding balance, but also for sparking your imagination. Brilliant new ideas often tend to surface during downtime, especially when travel is involved. Changing your surroundings can trigger a coveted eureka moment – so we’re always in favour of a quick getaway to an inspiring new city. To make it effortless, make sure you pack easy-to-combine items that offer maximum style with minimum carry-on. Read on to discover the perfect weekend getaway outfits that will have you covered for every moment of your trip.

Look 1: Travel and arrival

For day one of a getaway, your look will need to be multifunctional. Make jeans your starting point: they're comfortable, yet smarter than loungewear, and can be paired with anything. We recommend a style cut from power-stretch denim worn with sleek sneakers. Next, make sure you bring a coat and travel in it. That way you'll be prepared for overactive aircon on trains and planes, while also saving on luggage space and avoiding creases. For versatility, the coat we selected blurs the lines of formal and casual and has the added bonus of a detachable hood. Finally, this bucket bag will carry all the important items you'll need quickly to hand. It is equipped with an interior zip pocket and drawstring top, while its sleek blue shade and textured leather will always make a statement. Once you arrive, drop your luggage, and head out to explore your new surroundings - you'll be dressed for it.

Look 2 : Sights and museums

Refreshed after a night's sleep, it's time to take in the sights. Switch up the coat and shoes you wore yesterday by combining them with a ruffled denim shirt and tie-waist skirt. Museums close early evening, so dinner is next on the agenda. This outfit perfectly balances ease and elegance to take you from an on-the-go day to a restaurant.

Look 3: Shopping

On day three, it's time to shop. The chic boulevards and unexplored streets of a new city offer plenty of opportunities to find something special for yourself as well as gifts for family and friends. Stepping from outdoors to inside and back again, you’ll want to be set for both, so throw on a sharp leather jacket as a cover-up. Pair with a relaxed striped top and stretch denim jeans for mile-long avenues or power-walking up escalators before closing time. After that, if the mood takes you, head out to experience what the evening has in store.

Look 4: Last-minute plans and home

Before you know it, the final day has arrived. Time is of the essence, and even though you've planned brunch, last-minute shopping and one final sight, you’ll still want to return recharged. With all this in mind, your final outfit should prioritise comfort to ensure you get the best chance of rest on the journey back. Layer up cosy knitwear and complete with some wide-leg trousers. Then with your bag and coat in tow, it’s time to head home.

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