Hello friend! While planning for my San Francisco getaway, I was very strict with myself about what I took. Knowing I wasn’t going to check in any bags, I had to make sure everything fit easily into my carry-on bag. So I carefully narrowed down my items and mastered packing only the essential city weekend getaway outfits.
As in my previous travel posts, I will follow my must-haves list.
1. Scarf or Cover-Up
Since I was traveling light, I chose one scarf that would work for the entire weekend. To ensure it would work with multiple outfits, I chose a neutral color scheme. For travel day one, I wore it with a long sleeve tee, jeans and a jacket.
For travel day three, I wore it with a cold shoulder sweater and jeans.
2. Lounging Outfit
This trip was such a short one, that my pajamas doubled as a lounging outfit. To be honest, there was hardly any time to lounge at all!
3. Location Appropriate Neutral Shoes
I was super proud of myself for taking just ONE pair of shoes on this trip. I chose my black booties because they worked with pants and dresses alike. Plus they were appropriate to wear shopping, wine-tasting and dining.
4. Evening Bag
Lastly, for my evening bag for the weekend, I simply used my Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody. It was actually my only bag for the weekend. It is the perfect size for both sightseeing by day and dinners by night.
All in all, it was much easier than anticipated to plan the city weekend getaway outfits for San Francisco. I was able to travel to and from with only carry-on luggage. I hope to continue to be this discerning in my future packing.
Do you have any tips for traveling light? Please let me know in the comments. And as always, any of the items pictured in the post are listed below for purchase (if you so desire)!