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What to Pack for a Summer Weekend Trip

Get out of town (but not too far)

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Jul 20 2020

Everlane twill weekender bag, $98

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.

Don’t worry.

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.