We Curated the Best Fall Weekend Packing List (So You Don't Have To)

Weekend Packing List


When summer comes to a close, few things are more exciting than a fall weekend getaway. Somehow, the reality that winter is about to settle in for many long months doesn't really sink in until you take a trip to see the fall foliage, drink an apple cider cocktail, or lounge around by a fireplace. Whether you're checking in to a lodge in upstate New York, a resort in the Colorado mountains, or a spa on the California coast, you'll need the right fall travel wardrobe to make your trip a breeze, so we curated a weekend packing list to help you out.

The secret to the perfect weekend packing list is choosing items that are versatile enough to mix and match.

To start, you need three pairs of shoes (max!): sneakers, a sleek heel, and maybe a hiking boot or bootie. Then, select three bottoms: a pair of jeans, leggings, and a slip skirt. For tops, choose a combination of a cashmere sweater, white tee, and a sleek silk top. A sporty jacket and a more versatile casual one will ensure you stay warm, and a few essentials like pajamas and underwear complete the list. Read on for the ultimate fall weekend packing list to see how you can mix and match these basics into a multitude of fall outfits.

Weekender Bag

Main Line Duffel Leather-trimmed Canvas Weekend Bag
Paravel Main Line Duffel Leather-Trimmed Canvas Weekend Bag $285

First things first: your luggage. Think you can't fit a whole weekend's worth of outfits in a duffel bag? We'll prove you wrong. 

Cashmere Sweater

Theory Ivory Cashmere Sweater $325

No fall weekend wardrobe is complete without the perfect cozy sweater. We love opting for a light neutral to ensure it will mix and match with a variety of outfits.

Slip Skirt

slip skirt
Réalisation Wild Things Naomi Skirt $180

A simple silk skirt can be dressed down with a tee and sneakers during the day and dressed up at night with a pair of sleek black mules and a cashmere sweater.

Bomber Jacket

3.1 Phillip LIm Army Green Cotton Bomber Jacket $645

A classic bomber jacket is a fall must-have. What we love about this one is that it can pair just as well with a slip skirt at night as with a pair of legging during the day.

White Sneakers

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit sneakers $160

Travel with a pair of sneakers that you can wear with your more casual outfits but also work out in.

Pair of Jeans

Goldsign The Relaxed Straight Jeans $325

No need to pack a ton of pants, just your favorite pair of jeans will do. Pair it with a white tee, a cozy sweater, or a sleek top, and you'll have three outfits already.

White T-Shirt

X Karla The Crew cotton-jersey cropped T-shirt
Hanes x Karla The Crew cotton-Jersey Cropped T-Shirt $48

A simple white tee is the ultimate staple of travel outfits, as it pairs with almost anything. 

Black Mules

Malone Souliers Tavi 45 Mules $695

Always pack one pair of heels because you'll never know when you'll need them. A simple pair of black mules will work beautifully with your silk skirt or jeans to elevate any outfit.

Silk Top

Vince Silk Blouse $345

If you're going away for a weekend, you'll have two evening outfits to plan. Pack a simple silk top to style with a pair of jeans and sleek mules for a casual but chic date-night option.

Mini Bag

Boyy Karl 24 Buckled Leather Tote $1245

Bring a versatile bag that you can use from day to night, and that has both a handle and a shoulder strap. Pick one on the smaller size—you're on vacation, so you basically only need your phone, wallet, and a lip balm.

Outdoor Jacket

Barbour Acorn Waxed Jacket $350

A Barbour jacket is the ultimate fall weekend getaway staple. Buy one now, keep it forever.

Pair of Leggings

Live the Process Tuxedo Stretch-Supplex Leggings $128

If you love traveling in leggings, choose a pair you can also work out in (and pack the matching workout bra). 

Hiking Boots

Jimmy Choo Timberland Ankle Boots $595

If you're traveling anywhere where there are mountains or hiking trails, pack a pair of hiking boots you can also wear during the day with a simple pair of leggings and a cozy sweater.

Wireless Headphones

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones $300

Forgetting your headphones (or any other electronics or chargers) is catastrophic if you're flying to your destination. So pack a small pouch filled with all your tech essentials.

Neutral Underwear

Low Rise Cotton Thong 3 Pack
Hanky Panky Low Rise Cotton Thong 3 Pack $60

A Hanky Panky set (or two) in every neutral color is a surefire way to ensure you won't run out of the right underwear for every outfit.

Pajama Set

Journelle Charlotte Cami $98

Don't forget to pick a pajama! We love Journelle's Laure cami and shorts for a casual but chic option.

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