5 Outfits, 1 Weekend Bag

Learn how to make the most out of your long weekend packing with these 8 essential items.

Words: Foyin Ogunrombi | Photography: Luke Kuisis

With the long weekend coming up, it’s easy to overestimate just how many items you need to take with you. Instead of packing for a few days out of town, you end up uprooting your entire life — just in case you may need an extra unexpected look. To save you from over-packing and the verbosity of modern life, we’ve created this weekend packing guide which can give you 5 outfit variations fit for any occasion, using only 8 items.

Night Out

A casual dress is integral in your weekend bag because of its sheer versatility. Paired with a faux-fur trimmed biker jacket and leather ankle boots, your look is instantly elevated and ready to take on the night.

Lunch date

A statement piece of denim can give you on-trend and easily accessible outfit inspiration. Denim culottes are the perfect pair not only because of their comfort, but the relaxed fit can also be easily dressed up with a pair of ankle boots and a printed blouse.


From Neighbourgoods’ rooftop to the Oranjezicht market, comfort is almost as equally important as style when you’re trying to make the most out of your downtime. A pair of sneakers ticks both boxes and gives your feet the break that they, too, deserve.


A pleated midi skirt is the perfect touch of elegance that can take you from a relaxed day look to a more formal night look — all with a change of shoes. Its flowy nature makes it inviting throw on for a quick dinner because you can get all the glam without any of the fuss.

Movie day

An oversized knit just screams comfort, and as the weather is cooling down, this jersey is perfect for snuggling up in a cinema chair and having a more relaxed day watching the big screen. Paired with other flowy, oversized garments like culottes, a dress and a comfy pair of sneakers, this look is the ultimate lazy day attire before the humdrum of reality knocks on your door and it’s back to work we go.

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