Your Must-Have Weekend Getaway Essentials
Weekend getaways are one of the things we look forward to most when fall rolls around. From Strasbourg to Honfleur and Chantilly, France is packed with charming little towns that make the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Paris. When packing for a weekend getaway, one must be strategic. You’ll most likely only want to take a duffle bag, so it’s a matter of choosing versatile apparel and accessories that you can mix and match for three days away. This is what’s on our packing list – what’s on yours?
Start with the basics. A sophisticated, leather duffle bag is an investment item that will stand the test of time. When you look for the best duffle bag for you, choose something that’s big enough to hold a few days worth of clothing, and small enough to comfortably sling over your shoulder. Make sure your duffle bag has a shoulder strap – you’re going to want it!
BLEU DE CHAUFFE Hobo Travel Bag – $649.17 SHOP
Little Marcel Henley Cotton T-Shirt
Everyone has that favorite t-shirt that’s perfect for traveling, and this one is about to be yours. Lightweight, versatile and 100% made in France, this classic henley by Little Marcel is definitely worth the hype. Crafted from a breathable, cotton blend and nicely tailored for every build, the Little Marcel henley has become an essential in every French man’s closet almost overnight. One of our favorite parts about this shirt is the subtle nod to the French flag on the collar. Charming, n’est-ce pas?
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Dark Wash Jeans
Believe it or not, French men prefer to stick with tried and true Levi’s when it comes to jeans. There are plenty of style options to choose from. We tend to lean towards a slim fit, and always a dark wash. Particularly when you’re traveling, it’s essential to go with a dark wash. In case you spill an espresso on your pant leg and can’t wash it immediately, a dark wash will hide the mishap!
LEVI’s 511 Slim Fit Stretch Jeans – $69.50 SHOP
Depending on where you’re going during your weekend getaway, you’ll probably want a pair of rugged boots to trek around in. We’re loving this comfortable, lace-up style available at Bocage. The rich patina is an ideal combination of sophisticated and rustic.
BOCAGE Riad Boot – $125 SHOP
What’s a weekend getaway without some good reading material? There are a number of interesting novels on our radar at the moment. One of them is The Meursault Investigation, written by Kamel Daoud. Check out the NYT review here. Any other books you’d recommend? Tell us about them in the comments below.