Fashion

WEEKENDER BAG EDIT

15 MAR 2021 - 31 DEC 2021
Location:
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
For the fashion-forward amongst us, packing for a weekend away is an art. It can be a challenge to predict the exact pieces you’ll want to wear on your getaway – not to mention the weather (Melbourne, we’re looking at you). And with short trips comes luggage allowances, or at the very least, limited space in the car. For this reason, it’s especially important to curate your packing so you leave no space wasted and no outfit untouched.
 
To give you a stylish helping hand, we’ve put together a simple weekender bag packing guide. And if you’re missing some of these basics – no stress! You can find them all at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre this autumn winter.

Know what you’re working with
 
First things first – your destination will determine what bags you can take on your getaway. If you’re flying, you’ll want a small hard-shell suitcase that you can wheel through the airport. No one wants to lug a duffle bag over their shoulder! While a road trip is an entirely different story. You’ll want something light yet durable to pack in the boot – one of our favourites is the Oroton Willow Day Bag. The key here is to look for a quality leather bag that will serve you for many years and trips to come.
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 Country Road Sienna Sunglasses $129
Decjuba Kym Tiered Shirt Dress $109.95
H&M Felted Wool Hat $39.99
Jo Mercer Kiwi Shoulder Bag $199.95
Jo Mercer Tex High Ankle Boot $279.95
Mimco Astro Watch $199
Mimco Imagine Cluster Earring $89.95
Oroton Leather Skirt $729
Oroton Long Sleeve V-Neck Knit $279
Oroton Willow Day Bag $529
SABA Celeste Wool Suit Jacket $449
Veronika Maine Soft Cotton Tie Back Shirt $249
Witchery Shoulder Pad Tee $69.95
Seed Heritage High Waist Paperbag Short $69.95
Sheike Lani Drill Pant $119.95
Tony Bianco Sneaker POA

Day one
 
Begin with the basics
 
Regardless of the climate, some essentials are just no-brainers for a weekend trip. A white cotton tee, tapered jeans, paperbag Bermuda shorts, fresh sneakers, a leather handbag, and chic sunglasses are failsafe basics to build your weekender bag. On day one, simply tuck your white tee loosely into some tapered jeans or Bermuda shorts, slide on your sneakers, pop on your shades and shoulder handbag from Jo Mercer, and you’re out the door.
 
Elevate your look
 
Now that you’ve nailed the basics, it’s time to think about elevating the look with a few key pieces. If you’ve already been out-and-about in your tee, jeans, and sneaker ‘fit, you can easily transform your look into eveningwear by swapping the sneakers for a chic ankle boot, swap the sunglasses for some on-trend earrings, and place a tailored blazer over your shoulders – our pick is the Saba Celeste Wool Blazer.
 
The ability to create two entirely different looks with only a few stylish swaps is ideal for those short weekend trips.
 
Day two
 
Indulge in some autumn winter trends
 
If you haven’t gotten around the shirt dress trend yet, you need to! It’s a fashion lover’s one-and-done piece that can be styled in so many ways and is ideal for trans-seasonal weather. For this reason, it’s the perfect item to pack for a weekend away. Warm day? Roll up the sleeves and pair with your sneakers and a trendy fedora. They have some fashionable yet affordable options at H&M! Cooler evening? Button the sleeves and complement with your ankle boots, shoulder bag, elegant watch, and a modern autumn lipstick.
 
Day three
 
Cosy up
 
One of the greatest parts of the new season is all the gorgeous and cosy fashion. And a weekender bag wouldn’t be complete without a chic V-neck pullover sweater in an autumn winter hue – yet another versatile piece that can be swapped in and out depending on what you’re doing. Not to mention, pullover sweaters and cardigans are having a big moment in 2021. For a beautifully layered look, pair the soft cotton tie-back shirt from Veronika Maine with your tapered jeans and pull your V-neck sweater over the top. You could even swap out your jeans for a modern leather skirt (yet another key trend of AW21). The accentuated collar and sleeves will add cool interest to your day three outfit.
 
Putting some extra thought into packing your weekender bag can go a long way when it comes to space-saving.
 
So, to summarise, these are our top items to tick off:
 
Checklist:
-           Ankle boots
-           Sneakers
-           White cotton tee
-           Tailored button-up shirt
-           Shirt dress
-           Pullover sweater or cardigan
-           Blazer
-           Hat
-           Tapered jeans/tailored shorts
-           Skirt
-           Handbag
-           Accessories e.g watch, earrings, sunglasses.
 
Autumn winter 2021 is shaping up to be an exciting one! So, before you step out the door for your next weekend getaway, be sure to stop by your local Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and pick up your stylish holiday staples.