Going Somewhere? Here’s What to Pack for Your Summer Weekend Getaway

If you’re leaving for your weekend getaway in less than 24 hours and haven’t packed a thing, you may want to step on it, sister. Time is ticking! For metropolitan areas, like New York City, don’t forget your hands-free crossbody bag and your walking flats. Ditto for doughnut maps. (How else are you going to know where to get the best cronut at 4:00 a.m.?)

Beach destinations vary a little more from place to place. Palm Springs, CA and Miami, FL lean toward colorful hues and happy prints; the Hamptons hones in on upscale classics from sun up to sun down. But no matter where you go, you’re going to want an underwater camera, in addition to the usuals like a swimsuit, sun care and a beach cover-up. It’s only a matter of time until snorkeling selfies start trending. You’ll want to be ahead of the curve. 

To get inspired about what to wear for a weekend getaway, here are four style profiles from our favorite summer destinations, from South Beach to the Big Apple. Bon voyage!

New York City

Weekend Getaway Packing List

Clockwise: Equipment Adalyn Linen Top, $160 at Net-a-Porter; vol.1 NY Doughnut Map, $8 at All-You-Can-Eat Press; Rag & Bone Floppy Fedora, $255.75 at Coggles; Tom Ford Beauty Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum, $215 at Saks; Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Love That Red, $7.99 at Walgreens; Valextra Passport Holder, $260 at Barneys; Luxury Rebel Dagan Oxfords, $104.99 at Lord & Taylor; Saint Laurent Monogramme Camera Crossbody Bag, $995 at Neiman Marcus; Topshop Moto Black Mom Shorts, $58 at Topshop



what to wear in miamiClockwise: Topshop Tropical Print Bikini, $65 at Topshop; Cutler and Gross Neon Cat’s-Eye Sunglasses, $565 at Saks; Sunnylife Underwater Camera, $19.99 at Bloomingdale’s; Givenchy Chain-Link Jelly Sandals, $295 at Barneys; The Great Discontent: Issue 3, $20 at Need Supply Co.; St. Tropez Self-Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse, $51.43 at Selfridges

Palm Springs

Weekend Getaway Packing List

Clockwise: Marni Voile St. Carioca Print Dress, $1,142.60 at Moda Operandi; Wildfox Sunset Sunglasses, $179 at Wildfox; ALDO Badder Bag, $35 at ALDO; Givenchy Beauty Gellee D’Interdit in N23 Orange, $31 at Barneys; J.Crew Mirror Metallic High-Heel Sandals, $198 at J.Crew

The Hamptons

Weekend Getaway Packing ListClockwise: Lemlem Shora Cotton Tunic, $305 at; Prada Leather Thong Sandals, $390 at Saks; Carrera Aviator Sunglasses, $117.45 at Amazon; Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen, $90 at Nordstrom; Alterna Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves Tousled Texture Spray, $22 at Sephora; Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in 9 Fuchsia Intemporel, $27 at Sephora; Bop Basics Ibiza Tote, $130 at Shopbop; Fendi Triangle Bikini, $94.50 at The Outnet