How To Pack For A Getaway!

We love to travel! We like long trips, short trips, day trips and weekend getaways. It doesn’t really matter what kind of vacation it is, any excuse to get away for a bit is fine by us. All the time we have spent travelling has made us expert packers. Packing the right amount of stuff to fit into a carry on is a hard thing to do but with the right pieces it makes travelling so much easier. These are our top picks for a weekend getaway and they will all fit into one easy to carry bag – you can thank us later!


MZ Wallace Metro Tote in Black, $265.00 At Mint Boutique

Let’s start with the bag. You want something big enough to fit a few outfits but not too big that you can’t carry it on your own. The MZ Wallace large Metro Tote is the perfect choice. This bag is made of teflon coated nylon which means it’s super lightweight, it’s also waterproof and stainproof so go ahead and toss it in the trunk, you don’t have to worry! The Tote comes with three pouches on the inside, the largest one can fit a pair shoes. The medium one is usually where we put our cosmetics and sunscreen and then the small one can hold your change and cards. Now you’re left with a good chunk of space for your clothes.


Nice Things Thick Circles Dress, $175 // Noa Noa Printed Tunic, $225 At Mint Boutique

When you can only bring a few outfits you want to make sure that you choose versatile pieces, the throw-on dress is one of the most versatile pieces. You can dress it up with bold lipstick or bring it to the beach as as a cover-up. It’s a great day to night piece and takes up very little room in a suitcase.


White Stuff Stripe Slouchy Pant, $149 // Noa Noa Summer Twill Pant, $148 At Mint Boutique

The comfy-chic pant is an absolute must have when travelling. Again, this is a very versatile piece. You can wear it on a plane or in the car and be comfortable. You can pair it with a sandal and a blouse and be ready for a nice dinner. Sitting on a dock with a cocktail? Toss on the pants with a tank top and you’ll be comfortable all night long.


Wild Fox Waterbaby Sweater, $148 // Wild Fox I Must Get Back To Sea Sweater, $165 At Mint Boutique

At Mint we focus on finding some of the most comfortable pieces and we struck gold with Wildfox. These sweaters are so soft and cozy but still stylish enough to wear out. Whenever we go away you can bet there’s a Wildfox sweater in our bag. You can wear it around the cottage all weekend long and not have to change when you need to pop out to the grocery store. Is there anything better?


Foe and Dear Half Moon Studs, $68 // Sterling Silver or 14k Gold Fill At Mint Boutique

Jewellery is always tricky when traveling. When you’re going away for a weekend you really don’t want to be packing too many small pieces of jewellery. We suggest picking one pair of studs, these Foe and Dear half moon studs are perfect. You can keep them in all weekend long. Wear them in the water and then keep them in for a more pulled together look at dinner.

Tees By Tina Tank, $30 // 7 For All Mankind Josephina Jeans $288 // Splendid Luxe Tee, $88 At Mint Boutique

We always supplement our top picks for travelling with these with a few basics like a plain t-shirt, a body con tank with a good pair of jeans and pack these all up in your Metro Tote and you won’t have any worries all weekend long!

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