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Weekend getaway fashion


For many,  weekend getaways include escapes to the country or beach where daytime weather is often warm and evenings are cool.

The secret to packing for weekend getaways is to not pack too many different looks but choose versatile style essentials that move effortlessly between day and night.  Here are some wardrobe staples that are easy to pack and easy to style.


Pants:  With a style to suit all body shapes and ages, you can’t go past a great pair of jeans for both day and night.  Elevate your denim look with an on-trend cropped boyfriend or 70s flare.

Tops:  Clever Madame Chanel invented style’s most enduring and classic tee, the Breton stripe, which is the perfect style staple for weekend escapes in both short and long sleeve styles.

Toppers:  With daytime temperatures still warm this Easter weekend, a waterfall cardigan is both practical and stylish and easy to throw over tees and tops.   A sleeveless parker is also a stylish trans-seasonal option.

Shoes:  The sporty luxe trend is stronger than ever and the sneaker is now a fashion staple.  Finishes of animal print, metallic or patent will elevate sneaker style.

Accessories:  Show off your style cred with a 70s-inspired floppy hat.  Style tip: a smaller brim style is an ageless option.

Jewellery:  You don’t need a lot of bling for long walks in the country or lunch at a cute country inn, keep it simple with hoop or stud earrings and cuffs and bracelets.


Pant:  A black skinny pant is a weekend escape’s style BFF and works effortlessly from low-key evening BBQ’s to intimate dinners at the local Hotel or restaurant.

Tops:  Always include a black polo (turtle) neck sweater in your weekend getaway suitcase.  It’s timeless, versatile and practical and can be dressed up with statement jewellery and red lips or down with a ponytail and a sweep of nude lipstick.

Toppers:  For effortless yet polished style, a warm and cosy cape is the perfect getaway accessory.

Boots:  How do we stylish girls get by without a black flat and heeled boot?  The answer is we can’t!

Lounging:  Relax in front of the fire in luxurious style in cashmere lounging pants and tops. I absolutely adore Aussie label Banjo and Matilda (the brainchild of Elle Macpherson’s sister-in-law Belynda) which is affordable and so perfect for travel.  Go to http://www.banjoandmatilda.com.au for more info).


Style Info, top row left to right:  Trenery slim vintage jeans $129, http://www.trenery.com.au; Witchery stripe tee $69.95, http://www.witchery.com.au; Witchery ‘Liam’ sneaker $129.95, as before; Saba ‘Little Karli’ waterfall cardigan $149, http://www.saba.com.au; Trenery long sleeve striped tee $49.95, as before; Witchery sleeveless puffer $149.95, as before; Supre ‘Penny’ floppy hat $25, http://www.supre.com.au; Colette hoop $12.95, http://www.colettehayman.com.au.

Bottom row, left to right:  Forever New ‘Maya’ seamed leggings $49.99, http://www.forevernew.com.auWitchery ‘Akona’ turtle neck $169.95; http://www.witchery.com.au; Country Road two-tone knit wrap $$149.00, http://www.countryroad.com.au; Forever New ‘Francesa’ fold-over top $49.95, as before; Nine West ‘Hollie’ boots $199.95, http://www.ninewest.com.au; Forever New silver hoop $16.99, as before; Banjo and Matilda lounging pants were $355 now $225 and crew neck top was $390 now $230, http://www.banjoandmatilda.com.au.


Esma Versace

Esma Versace is a renowned fashion stylist founder of frocknet.com. Esma can help you solve your style issues. Learn your body shape and how to dress for it, create a corporate wardrobe or personal brand, find that special outfit for your event or create a fashionable and functional wardrobe based on your lifestyle and budget.

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