Thank you to Saks Fifth Avenue and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.
I can’t ever call myself a minimalist, as much as I might like to be. I’m someone who needs to be inspired by all the things constantly…yet I love that idea of having a minimal number of items to make life easier.
When it comes to packing though, I’m getting slightly better at choosing those few killer pieces that will work for many occasions. It’s like a little test every time I go somewhere “Am I finally getting better at this?”
5 Cute Outfit Pieces To Pack For A Weekend Trip
So, here we are…at my latest attempt at packing lightly…these five easy-yet-chic pieces I recently found at Saks that will take you through a weekend away without much effort but with style and comfort…the name of the game around here!
1. Sporty Comfort Sandals, But Elevated
These. These Loeffler Randall sandals are first in the post because they’re so good. They feel like your typical sporty velcro sandal with a super comfy slight platform wedge, but — wow — are they so much more elevated than the braided nylon styles you typically see. Those cute subtle bows in an animal print? OK. Yes. (If ever there was a sandal made for me…) They fit true to size and adjust at the toe and ankle straps for a great fit. They’re adorable AND you could also walk all day in them.
2. A Killer Black Dress That Isn’t Fussy
Speaking of good reviews, I give this dress high marks, too. It’s a Helmut Lang polo dress (on sale right now!), and it’s so comfy and beautiful yet easy. Gwen has had it for a while now and raves about it, too. It’s soft, sporty, classic, and feels chic yet casual…everything you want in a piece to pack for a weekend. The fabric is a tiny rib so it holds its shape well and the cut is just gorgeous.
3. A Pretty Top
This beautiful one-shoulder blouse from Rails is so pretty, a bit unique and seriously soft. I don’t wear a ton of blouses but have been searching forever for one to show off my tattoos, and this one is gorg. It’s feminine but not ruffly, as well as breezy, summery-feeling and just easy. Everyone always asks about strapless bras and at 298 4.5 star reviews, I think my next will be this one from Wacoal (the one I wear is an older Wacoal style and has served me well). Dang! That is a ton of good props for a bra and it comes in a ton of sizes. Summer tops #solved.
4. A Comfy, Easy Pair Of Jeans
Hi, comfy and easy are like all we want to wear around here, yeah? But also, it must look cute. I’m so digging these rag & bone Rosa Mid-Rise boyfriend jeans that have a great slouchy boyfriend fit. They look similar to the beloved Maya jeans, but fit a bit slouchier all over, so I didn’t have to size up like I usually do in rag & bone. These are the weekend jean of your dreams. Comfy at first try-on. I’m still playing around with length on me, but I’m liking this ankle-but-not-too-cropped vibe. They’d be adorable with heels or wedges, too.
5. A Perfect-Sized Purse In A Pretty Shade
It’s no secret we are huge Rebecca Minkoff fans around here. This little mini tote is seriously my new favorite. I am traveling right now with it, and it’s the perfect size to hold what I need without being huge and heavy. To me, the mini description is a little misleading here because it is the perfect size. I love the top snap to keep things in and love the beautiful peachy color for summer. It can be worn crossbody or over the shoulder and is comfortable both ways. I haven’t had a new bag I’ve loved in a while and am stoked about this one.
Chic Pieces To Pack For A Long Weekend Away
Pair the outfit pieces above with a few more super-cute finds at Saks for a longer weekend away. Love the pops of color that the Mother graphic tee and Isabel Marant tote add! The cute Loeffler Randall sandals will work with every combo.
1 | Lele Sadoughi earrings: Such a cute, bold-but-wearable earring.
2 | Rails Jayla One Shoulder Top: So soft and lovely. TTS.
3 |rag & bone Rosa jeans: Comfy, easy. Perfect wash. TTS. Wearing a 28.
4 | Rebecca Minkoff Mini Megan Tote: The best size bag in such a pretty color.
5 | Helmut Lang dress: A fabulously elevated t-shirt dress.
6 | Mother Graphic Tee: Love this yellow and red with the light-washed denim!
7 | Levi’s 501 Shorts: Our team favorite cutoffs in a great light wash.
8 | Loeffler Randall sandals: So comfy, sporty yet feminine. TTS.
9 | Isabel Marant tote: Add a fun pop with a bag from my favorite designer.
10 | Olaplex Bond Smoother: The best for taming frizzy hair in summer.
11 | Kiehl’s Brightening Best-sellers: I’m always down for skin brightening products and Kiehl’s is my OG fav line.
It feels nice to be a little closer to the master packing goal I’ve set for myself. Haha. What can I say, I’m a girl who likes all the options. But these pieces give me a rockin’ start to work with for my mini escapes. Ooh and if I need some new pjs to throw in the mix with my five gorgeous finds above? These.
Thank you so much to Saks and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. Saks…you have THE most gorgeous selection of quality pieces we want to build that forever closet…items that we don’t have to worry about packing for our travel because they’re just so beautifully made and create the best outfits. Thank you readers for YOUR continued support, as well. As usual, all product choices and opinions are my own.
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Lovely photos by my pal Posy Quarterman Photography.
This one’s for the pinners…