Summer thoughts are filled with day dreams of fun in the sun, family and friend visits and travel! Summer plans usually include the wonderful weekend getaway. According to The Verge technical publication, Airbnb reports a surge in demand for local stays compared to the earlier years showing most people are looking for local stays, AKA the weekend getaway.
Weekend getaways are just magical. They give us a break from our home, which have been serving on all fronts these days; work, eat, sleep, gym, coffee shop - you know it. Our homes are on overdrive and the weekend getaway is just the thing to hit refresh. A true escape keeps it simple. When it comes to packing we tend to bring more than we need. Especially in packing plus size clothing where traditionally options have a very specific style use, an item is for either dressy or very casual. This makes it difficult for women wearing a plus size to pack light. The key to minimal packing is to have versatile pieces that can go from morning to night and easily transition into any situation. Pairing down is a tough task but we are here for you! Below we’ve listed our See ROSE Go pieces that are priority numero uno for weekend travel multi-purpose dressing AND easy care. We’ve also polled the office for some of our favorite brands to bring along.
1. A White T-Shirt
A classic white t-shirt is the blank canvas of wardrobe essentials. You want a tee that can work seamlessly from mornings at the pool to evenings paired with earrings, skirt and sandals. Our Cooling T-Shirt packs the most punch for any vacation wardrobe. Especially with it’s reversible neckline: double duty wear it as a crew neck T-shirt or as a V-neck t-shirt!Its cooling, anti-pilling, comfortable and adaptably style all in one piece.The stunning functionality of this tee fabric sets this tee above all others. As one customer puts it …. “Traveling through foreign airports, cramming into crowded subway cars with no a/c, and lugging my luggage up and down endless stairs at train stations makes me sweaty…Not so with this tee!"
2. Go-to LBD
Yes, get yourself a little black dress that isn’t limited to dressy situations. Crafted in our CoolROSE Tech this fabric is luxurious enough for wedding guest and comfortable enough to lounge at home over leggings. (Yes really!) They key is footwear - for a more everyday functionality, wear your with white sneakers like this sustainable pair from Veja.
3. An Iconic Button Down
There is something irresistibly versatile about the classic shirt dress with pockets! Our Signature Tunic Shirt brings infinite style, simply change up the accessories and footwear. We recommend this packable hat from Cuyana, oh and don’t forget to complete your look with a nice pair of sunglasses. We are obsessed with oversized lenses like these from Warby Parker.
4. Versatile Pants
You definitely need one pair of travel pants that dual purposes with comfort AND polish. The Multitasker Pants is our answer that checks all the boxes. Packing one pair of pants saves room allowing you to consolidate to one bag like this It-girl weekender bag from Away or this super chic less expensive weekender from Beis.
5. A Lightweight Jacket
Our Brilliant Trench really is the epitome outerwear piece for a weekend trip. This wear anywhere jacket delivers polish even after being rolled, balled up and squished as a road trip pillow. Its travel benefits include ultra packable, water resistant. In case you get caught in more than a drizzle we recommend a travel umbrella. Repel is rated highly for their wind and rain resistant umbrella which come in compact size and their umbrella comes in many colors.
Lastly, keep all your toiletries safe and organized in an essentials cases. Nothing beats a natural canvas pouch like this super cute one from Golde. We also love these organizers from Muji.
The not-so-secret-secret to minimalist weekend packing is to style repeat the clothes you’ve packed! The real trick is to chose your styles wisely and effectively, calculate your wear and create multiple looks. One simple rule to follow - if you can’t get more than 3-5 looks from a single style. Don’t invest your time or money in it. Investing in pieces that offers an abundance of looks in any situation will ultimately translate into a more minimalist, chic and effortless wardrobe for vacation and back home too.
Happy Weekending and Beyond :)