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Fashion High Five: Long weekend essentials
April 17th 2014
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When packing for a short break, I always start by packing my daywear essentials, followed by a little something special for an evening out, shoes, accessories and my makeup.
What goes into my bank holiday weekend bag? Well, I'm heading out to the UK seaside, so my day essential would have to be a lightweight parka: easy to fold, doesn't take much space and - since you never know what the weather is going to be like - all-weather proof.
For the evening I always like to pack a little black dress, it's got to be something easy and un fussy but that paired with a bit of jewellery and a coat of lipstick would make me feel dressed up. I love this & Other Stories linen dress.
My third long weekend essential would have to be a day-to-night sandal, possibly closed-toe (remember all-weather appropriate) and I vouch for these Boden sling backs which last summer I wore virtually every day. They go with your jeans, your shirts and your LBD (opt for metallic for go with everything style).
Fourth on the list is some inexpensive jewellery. I never pack anything expensive when travelling for fear of losing it, but with so many amazing styles on the high street these days who needs to spend big? A great pair of earrings can totally transform an outfit, so these would be my choice.
Last, but certainly not least, my makeup bag. I always pack a fun coloured lipstick, it can make all the difference to a look and at the moment I am obsessed with Nars Satin Lip pencil in hot pink.