For those of us who like to dress appropriately for all occasions, a 'weekend away' often translates into 'needing 7 new outfits' for a two day affair. Panic not, as Sleuth covers off three major weekends away - the country, beach and snow weekend.
Always remember that the point of a weekend escape is to do exactly that, escape your normal life, pack up some fab looks in a bag and enjoy a few days off from the daily grind of 9 to 5. So don't let the fear of not looking up to fashion-par ruin your trip... step back, relax, assess your wardrobe and pick out pieces that are a) going to pack well into an overnighter and b) make you feel at home in your home away from home.
Enjoy your trip, and of course....
Happy Shopping! x
The Country Weekend
Carrie Bradshaw knew how to rock a classic country look, mixing plaid with denim while maintaining an air of cute sophistication. The key to dressing for the country is keeping it casual, comfortable and throwing a splash of fashion in there for good measure. Mix a plaid print back with worn denim, Hunter boots and a sassy Bianca Fedora by Akubra and you'll be stylishly herding cows before you know it!
Country Road 3/4 Sleeve Smock AUD $119 - BUY HERE
Witchery Skinny Leg Jean AUD $89.95 - BUY HERE
Bec & Bridge have partnered with Akubra to bring us the Bianca Fedora - giddy up! AUD $245 -
Witchery Sleeveless Padded Parka AUD $129.95 - BUY HERE
Fit for the Queen and fab for you - these Hunter wellies are a chic country getaway must-have! AUD $124.44 - BUY HERE
Hidesign Apollo Leather Overnight Bag AUD $336 - BUY HERE
The Beach Weekend
Take a page out of Blake Lively & Jen A's beach glamour book - less is more, it's just the right kinda less that makes your look that little bit more... glam! Solid block colours mixed back with summery prints are perfect beach or pool side, and with web shopping now so accessible, it now doesn't matter what time of year you decide to take off in hunt of the sun, there will always be fab beach wear just a click of your mouse away!
3.1 Phillip Lim Halterneck Swimsuit USD $275 - BUY HERE
Mara Hoffman Printed Silk-Georgette Cropped Pants USD $260 - BUY HERE
Victoria Beckham D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses USD $470 - BUY HERE
SHIMMI Nicole Lace-Up Bandeau Bikini USD $195 - BUY HERE
Diane von Furstenberg Helma Printed Cotton Tunic USD $195 - BUY HERE
Pachacuti Cinnamon Panama Fedora USD $90 - BUY HERE
Throw on to show off holiday shoulders for cocktails by the pool. Tigerlily Mignot Dress AUD $149.95 - BUY HERE
ASOS Fran Suede Tassle Sandal AUD $54.94 - BUY HERE
Pack up you chic beach pieces in this Tigerlily Bursera Overnighter AUD $149.95 - BUY HERE
The Snow Weekend
The powdery slopes await, but your wardrobe needs a refresh to prevent a fashion white-out. When taking reference from the three Kate's what-to-wear-in-winter bible (Middleton, Moss and Hudson - loving!), it should be duly noted that the snow is all about black and white slick chic, with solid darks lending a snow-bunny sophistication to your look, even if you plan on just sipping hot chocolates from the sidelines while your companions carve the slopes.
Keeping you warm and stylish - Burton Sage Down Jacket AUD $499.95 - BUY HERE
Tom Ford Eyewear Shiny Black Sonja Sunglasses AUD $431.55 - BUY HERE
Rusty Cosmea Pant AUD $112.46 - BUY HERE
Chanel Skis - ooh la la! Price On Application - VIEW HERE
Prada Silk Blend Fur Trim Pillow Collar Jacket USD $1,173.99 - BUY HERE
Alex Woo 'Little Seasons' Sterling Silver Snowflake Earrings USD $148 - BUY HERE
ASOS Houndstooth Pom Pom Scarf AUD $42.81 - BUY HERE
When the skis come off, curl up by the fire in Witchery's Spliced Cable Belted Cardi AUD $149.95 - BUY HERE
Say goodbye to sleet wuth Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Studded Booties AUD $154.13 - BUY HERE
Jimmy Choo Terence Crocodile Effect Leather Suitcase USD $3,595 - BUY HERE