What to pack for a weekend away
J.R.R Tolkien is certainly correct when he says that ‘not all those who wander are lost.’ Travelling, after all, is one of life’s great pleasures, where exploration and discovery can reveal stunning new finds, from breathtakingly beautiful scenery to new cultural perspectives. But sometimes getting lost proves potently real when it comes to choosing what to pack for holiday trips to faraway lands. The first possible problem comes when deciding what styles and pieces to pack in your case while the next arises when attempting to fit your primed pieces into one single bag. If you get it wrong, you could be left stranded without beach sandals in Bora Bora or with a creased dress when dining at Le Meurice in Paris. Definitely two travel dramas you would want to avoid.
But help is at hand from the worldly team at Farfetch, who have consulted their own seasoned travel veterans to get the expert lowdown on stress-free packing. A helpful video has been filmed to break down what to pack for a weekend away in digestible steps that can be applied to any potential excursion. Whether it’s a weekend escape to the country that appeals or a blissed-out Ibiza beach break, Farfetch has every style requirement and packing knack covered in the video to guarantee that your arrival is as stylish as your journey.
The first travel scenario in the Farfetch film is the countryside break, where many of the most relaxed and refreshing travel experiences can occur. From world-class spa resorts in the rolling Tuscan hills to a remote log-cabin retreat in the Swiss Alps, travel options are endless for a weekend away but packing principles thankfully remain more defined. If you’re up for walking across rambling terrain, then sensible footwear is an absolute essential for such a trip, while a comforting coat can keep chills at bay if you’re heading to the hills. Simply pack bulky shoes and coats first while layering more interesting items around them, making sure to roll up clothing to prevent creasing. If done with precision, you could end up rivalling elegant Elena from ‘Cinema Paradiso’ for charming countryside glamour or dapper Russell Crowe in ‘A Good Year’ which is not a bad thing.
For those of you who prefer something a little more ‘sea and sand’ focused then a pair of stylish sandals is an absolute must-pack item, which should be paired at all times with a bright piece of swimwear. Lolita Haze from the eponymous sixties cinema smash is the girl to reference here for her tropic print bikinis, while legendary surfer dude Larry Bertlemann has things wrapped up for the guys with his psychedelic choice of board shorts. Of course any beach trip wouldn’t be complete without a waterside beach party under the palm trees, which is where the party dress and shirt comes into play. Channel ‘Miami Vice’ exotica with brilliant cocktail colours while pairing with a statement bag to blend in with the verdant scenery. If you happen to be in Bangkok, then head to Phi Phi Leh to take in blissful beachside coves with turquoise waters while taking inspiration from Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Beach’ with a graphic tribal print shirt. Alternatively, for a more sophisticated bayside dining experience, then why not channel the slick beachside style of Rossano Brazzi or Mitzi Gaynor in the epic tropic tale ‘South Pacific.’ Just make sure you shield from the sunrays by packing an equally ravishing beach hat.
But some of you may appreciate a short break that’s nearer to civilisation than desolate sun-drenched shores, such as the New York shopping avenues or the chic streets of Paris or Rome. When such a destination calls, the question of ‘what to pack for a weekend away’ needs to be answered with practical yet edgy footwear that will get you noticed in an instant without hurting your pavement-perusing feet. Also opt for simple street-luxe staples and monochrome pieces that could see you through from coffee by the Colosseum to shopping at La Fayette and twilight drinks in the Meatpacking district. If you do things right, then you could be in for a city adventure that surpasses the brilliance of Coppola’s ‘Lost in Translation’ or the sleek excitement that is evident in Audrey Hepburn’s ‘Roman Holiday.’ Just pick your destination with care, follow the Farfetch style steps and revel in your next mind-blowing journey. Bon voyage…