What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway!

From flirty frocks to sexy swimwear, we've got all of your ultimate travel essentials in the bag.

What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway!

From flirty frocks to sexy swimwear, we’ve got all of your ultimate travel essentials in the bag.

-Heather Taylor

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Ahhh, the weekend getaway. A time to de-stress by the pool, soak up the sun or go to a fab city and sightsee, eat and shop. The last thing you want to do is to stress out about what to bring! If you’re anything like me, you probably start packing at the last minute and have a hard time figuring out what to leave behind. It might be just a weekend visit but what if you need that extra sundress or pair of wedges? The important trick here is to take a deep breath and pack only the chic clothing pieces that you know you’ll wear for sure.

Check out our guide of chic, fun pieces that can do double and sometimes triple duty. You’ll not only look your best, but there will still be room to bring back shells from the beach and other souvenir stowaways!


lipault of paris luggage

Lipault of Paris 22” 2-wheeled foldable carry-on ($189, lipault-us.com). Part of the Lipault Soft Foldable 0% Collection, this carry-on adds 0 percent excess weight and space when you travel and comes in a wide variety of pretty colors to choose from!


vm ride the wave bikini

VM Ride the Wave bandeau and hipster (top $14.99, bottom $11.99, target.com.) Bringingng sexy back to the beach with this bright on-trend neon print two piece! 

modern art maillot in agua de coco

Modern Art maillot by Agua de Coco ($225, swimwearworld.com). Ignite the night at the cabanas in this elegant padded Brazilian maillot with golden belt detail. 


angelique drape back sleeveles mini from onno

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Angelique drape back sleevless mini ($165, shoponnofashion.com). This cute mini can do double duty as a beach cover up, or wear it belted as a tunic with jeans. 

juicy couture romper

Short romper ($345, juicycouture.com). This cutie pie can take you from a day of sight-seeing to a fancy-schamncy lunch or a day poking around flea markets.

ae blazer

AE white blazer ($69.50, ae.com). Dress up any outfit from jeans and a tee to a dress with this blazer. Since temps can change in an instant, you’ll be warm and look chic at the same time. 


adore dress by shop sosie

Adore pleated dress ($52, shopsosie.com). Just right for an evening out dancing with old friends and cute new ones! 

guess vivica dress

Vivica dress- Fantastic Cat ($49.95, shop.guess.com). Turn up the heat on a dinner date with this sultry number.


reve angelique dress

Reve Angelique balconet bra, high waisted brief, and gloves (bra- $85, brief- $73, gloves- $40, antoinetteparis.com). Get frisky with these romantic lacy little things. Bra comes with adjustable straps and brief is high waisted with lace overlay. (ED note: to find these pieces online, please click on the Reve tab).

on gossamer strapless bra and g string

On Gossamer Gossamer strapless bra in Champagne ($44, ongossamer.com) and On Gossamer Gossamer mesh hip-G in champagne ($16, ongossamer.com). With sleeveless, strapless dresses, the last thing you want to do is deal with flippy bra straps.


ami clubwear ruffle wedges

Beige faux leather mesh ruffled strappy open toe cork wedges ($26.99, amiclubwear.com). Faux leather upper with a strappy design and ruffled mesh center make these neutral wedges great to pair with anything! 

butterfly twists olivia ballet flat

Olivia pink ballet flats with black cap toe ($29, butterflytwists.com). You know you’re going to need a flat to switch off from heels. Why not pick up a pair that is not only super cute, but folds up into an itty bitty package?


victoria secret go to glow kit

Go-to-glow travel kit ($25, victoriassecret.com). Get sexy at the beach with this travel sized kit of Beach Sexy self-tan lotion, tinted body lotion with shimmer, and lip gloss in sunkissed. 

mud towelettes

Make-up remover towelettes ($18, mudshop.com). Keep skin clean and refreshed all weekend long with this pack of 40 moist towelettes. They can even take off deodorant from clothing.

too faced travel kit

Too Faced Natural Flirt makeup collection ($45, sephora.com). Travel sized goodies-mascara, gloss, shadow, blush and more in shades that’ll make you glow. 

Electronic Extra

Solar mobile charger with built in Li-ion battery and 6 power tips ($13.70, amazon.com). Keep your smartphone, Kindle and any other deviced charged for plenty of picture taking all weekend long! Place the charger out in direct sunlight before your next adventure and plug the USB cord in when your phone or music player is gone for hours of extra battery life! 

Heather Taylor is BettyConfidential’s LA correspondent.

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