What to Pack for a Summer Weekend Trip
Most people’s summer vacation plans have been put on hold this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get away. A weekend getaway that’s driveable is totally doable right now!
And the good news is it’s still the beginning of July! You’ve got plenty of time to pack your bags for a weekend full of close-to-home relaxation.
Of course, there are obvious necessities to pack in your weekender bag. Think: no-show socks for your sneakers, underwear, swim trunks, and (of course!) sunscreen.
Beyond that, figuring out what to pack for a summer weekend trip is all about maximizing your outfit options from just a few pieces.
Check out this #SGapproved packing guide with just the essentials. You’ll find casual yet stylish, mix & match outfits for guys.
Time to set your OOO.
Below, what to pack for a summer weekend trip:
That’s not a lot of clothes, right? But I swear, they’re all super-duper versatile.
Definitely enough for a summer weekend spent out of town.
In warm weather, items like a polo shirt, solid color t-shirt, and a looks-even-better-when-it’s-rumpled OCBD will be your best friends on short trips.
Guys’ outfit ideas for a summer weekend trip
Of course, knowing what to pack for a summer weekend trip is all well and good, but how do you remix those items for a weekend’s worth of wear.
I’ve been putting together outfit inspo for you guys on how to wear one thing in different ways for a full week for…well, pretty much forever, so I’ve got you covered on this.
Summer Weekend Outfit Idea #1
SG Says: This would be a comfortable and stylish outfit to wear on a long car or train ride (maybe heading to the shore?).
Switching out your sweats for more structured (but still comfy) chino pants has a huge style ROI. It’s like a 5000% upgrade with like 2% effort required!
Summer Weekend Outfit Idea #2
SG Says: Wearing a polo shirt with your swim trunks feels like a simple and easy upgrade on a summer weekend trip.
Summer Weekend Outfit Idea #3
SG Says: I absolutely love love LOVE an outfit like this on guys. You really can’t go wrong with a white Oxford shirt and fun patterned shorts.
I promise you’ll feel comfortable and look very breezy and cool. It’s a win-win!
Summer Weekend Outfit Idea #4
SG Says: This outfit would be perfect for a travel day, or for a slightly dressier dinner. Honestly, sometimes it’s as simple as swapping out jeans for chinos, and a sneaker for a dressier shoe to elevate your whole vibe.
Looking for more travel style tips? Check out how to stylishly survive a long flight and #SGapproved airport essentials.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gabi Meyers went from Team SG's first-ever intern to a trusted fashion editor and stylist. She currently lives in Chicago with a very cute dog.