HOW WE WEAR IT: WEEKEND GETAWAY

Choosing the right items to bring with you for a weekend trip can be daunting. You want to make sure you’ve got plenty of options, but the last thing you want to do is over-pack. With Memorial Day Weekend starting this Friday, we’ve put together all the essentials you’ll need for a few days and nights out of town, OAK style.

PACK IT UP:

A backpack is an essential element to any weekend getaway. While you’ll probably pack a larger getaway bag, when you’re on the go away from your lodgings, you’ll want to be ready for any occasion that may arise. Be prepared with a change of clothes, and a place to keep your personal belongings safe all day long.

Picture 1Collina Strada ‘Novella’ leather bag.

Picture 2Herschel ‘Survey’ bag.

TAKE IT OFF:

Akin to a backpack, layers can become crucial when you’re up early and out late. For practicality, have something light on hand that’s easy to carry with you as the temperature rises during the middle of the day, yet comfortable enough for the cool mornings and evenings.

Picture 1A.OK jean jacket.

Picture 2Harmon overdye parka in black.

AT EASE:

When going from day-to-night while traveling, you might not have a lot of time to lay everything out and and weigh all your options. Take something with you that can transform more casual pieces into a party accessible and restaurant ready look.

Picture 7A.OK robe dress.

Picture 3OAK cowl blouse.

Picture 3A.OK slim fit shirt.

Picture 11OAK beach pant.

READY TO WALK:

A fair amount of foot travel may be in order for your weekend excursion, and you’ll want to make sure that you have the right pair of shoes for the journey.

Picture 8Con-App sawtooth monk oxford.

Picture 7A.OK ankle strap sandal.

Picture 5Won Hundred ‘Hye’ leather boot.

Picture 6A.OK ankle lace sandal.

TEE’D UP:

For the warmer days, you’re going to want something light, but that doesn’t mean it has to be too boring or simple. Keep things interesting with a short-sleeved top that can stand on its own.

Picture 2BACK by Ann-Sofie Back baseball t-shirt.

Picture 1Ksubi trashed tee.

DETAILS MATTER:

While you can’t bring every accessory with you, it doesn’t mean your vacation style has to be completely compiled from clothes and shoes. Try throwing on one key piece of jewelry to elevate your overall weekend look.

Picture 5Overdot ‘Strata’ neckalce.

Picture 7My Enemy ‘The Warhead’ necklace.

A GOOD SHORT:

Along with your favorite pair of jeans, you’ll want to bring a pair of shorts with you for warmer days. Like our t-shirt recommendations, this is another area where you can balance comfort and design.

Picture 8Aviatic soft front panel short.

angle shortOAK ‘Angle’ short.

DIVE IN:

Whether you’re headed to the beach, a swimming pool, or you stumble upon a fresh-water stream or pond in the woods, being prepared with the right swimwear is always a good idea.

Picture 9Beth Richards ‘Faye’ mesh bikini top.

Picture 10Saturdays ‘Curtis’ boardshorts.

THE SHADE OF IT ALL:

We’re sure we don’t need to tell you the importance of a good pair of sunglasses on a weekend getaway. Not only will they protect your eyes, but they double as a look-elevating accessory.

Picture 8Ksubi ‘Tejat’ sunglasses in gold.

Picture 2Grey Ant ‘MC’ sunglasses in amber.

THE STANDBY:

When all else fails, pack something comfortable, and easy to move around in, yet unique enough to stand out on its own in your environment. The unisex OAK side pleat funnel dress might just be the most essential piece in our getaway recommendations. For women, and more daring guys, you can go day-to-night, and city to the beach without missing a beat.

Picture 12OAK side pleat funnel dress in black.

Picture 13OAK side pleat funnel dress in beluga.

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