We Curated the Perfect Fall Weekend Packing List (So You Don't Have to)


When summer comes to a close, few things are more exciting than a fallВ weekend getaway on the horizon. Somehow, the reality that winter is about to settle in for many long months doesn't really sink in until after 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.

What is the secret to the perfect weekend packing list? 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, 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 outfits.

A Weekender Bag

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

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.В

A Cashmere Sweater

Vince Cropped Cashmere Sweater $295Shop

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

A Slip Skirt

RГ©alisation Naomi Skirt $180Shop

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

A Bomber Jacket

Elizabeth and James Ellington Knit-Trimmed Faux Fur Bomber Jacket $575Shop

Have you ever seen a cozier-looking jacket? 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 Free Rr 8 Stretch-Knit And Mesh Sneakers $100Shop

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

A Pair of Jeans

Madewell The Perfect Summer Cropped High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans $100Shop

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.

A White T-Shirt

Hanes x Karla The Crew cotton-Jersey Cropped T-Shirt $48Shop

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

Black Mules

Acne Studios Mule Pumps $430Shop

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.

A Silk Top

Ganni Nolana Floral-Print Silk Wrap Top $315Shop

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

A Mini Bag

Boyy Karl 24 Buckled Leather Tote $1025Shop

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, you basically only need your phone, wallet, and a lip balm.

An Outdoors Jacket

Barbour Acorn Waxed Jacket $349Shop

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

A Pair of Leggings

Live the Process Tuxedo Stretch-Supplex Leggings $140Shop

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

Hiking Boots

See by ChloГ© Shearling And Leather-Trimmed Suede Ankle Boots $450Shop

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

B&O Play H4 Wireless Leather And Aluminium Headphones $400Shop

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

Hanky Panky Low Rise Cotton Thong 3 Pack $60Shop

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

A Pajama Set

Journelle Laure Cami $64Shop

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