Guest Post: What to Wear for that Long Weekend getaway


Guest post by Miranda Sam, Style By Fire 

As summer wanes, we naturally try to make the most of what’s left of the sunny season. For some this involves, one last getaway trip over the Labour Day long weekend. No matter where you’re headed – Banff, Victoria, Kelowna, Chicago or Seattle – the best way to pack is minimal: try not to overpack. Yes, this can be harder than not turning on Netflix at home. Just because it’s available doesn’t mean you have to use it!

The last few trips I went on were to New York, Seattle, and Toronto. I learned that having fewer but more versatile items like an infinity scarf did wonders. Not only did it add colour, it was great to cover my head whenever it got a bit chilly. There was also that time when I went to Whistler for the weekend and packed way too much. Oh, we live and we learn. For my upcoming Chicago getaway, I’m determined to pack just enough.

For starters, I recommend not using anything larger than a carry-on. That’s airline size regulation carry-on, not what you think you can get away with. Next, pack things that serve multiple purposes or are basic enough that people won’t notice that you’re wearing it two days in a row.

Check out this list of versatile fashion musts for your weekend getaway after the jump.  Read more