If you and your other half are planning on going away for a romantic weekend then you obviously cannot wait to start packing. Packing is easy if you’re going to stay with a family member for the weekend or if you’re staying at a mate’s house. But what do you pack when you’ll be spending every minute of the day with your other half?

If you’re not used to each others ways yet, this thought can be worrying. We’re going to show you these must-have going-away pieces to keep you looking stylish. They’ll impress and more importantly, they’re an absolute bargain.

1. Lightweight Jacket

lightweight coats - everything 5 poundsContrast Longline Coat | Faux Fur Collared Biker Jacket

If your break away is in the UK then you can never trust our weather so a jacket is a must. You don’t want something too bulky or heavy, just in case the sun makes an appearance. Go for a jacket with neutral colours. This way it’ll go with the outfits you’ve packed.

2. Appropriate Footwear

sturdy boots - Everything 5 PoundsBuckled Knee-High Boots | Faux Fur Trim Boots

When you’re packing for a short trip, it’s best to come up with a strategy before you start throwing everything you own into the tiniest bag in the world. Make sure you know what type of break away it is so you pack appropriate clothes and footwear. If you’re going to the countryside then you shouldn’t be taking fancy shoes. Knee-high boots look good worn with jeans, dresses and leggings.

3. A Functional Dress

Functional dresses - Everything 5 PoundsLayered Bodycon Dress | Roll Neck Marbled Dress

One key idea to remember in packing for a short trip is to try to take clothes that can be mixed and matched. Some items of clothing can be heavy and bulky. Choose only a couple of lightweight dresses you know you can wear whatever the weather is outside. You can wear either of these during the day and dress them up in the evening. You’ll look stylish any time of the day.

4. Versatile Knitwear

Versatile jumpers - Everything 5 PoundsColour Block Jumper | Batwing Jumper 

Next up it’s all about versatile knitwear. Go for long jumpers that you can wear with jeans and leggings. It also helps to have clothes that can be dressed up or down. A jumper will keep you warm and snug and can go over any dress you decide to pack.

5. Accessorise!

Winter accessories - Everything 5 PoundsKnitted Bobble Hat | Monochrome Snood

It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting Paris or Kent for the weekend. Make sure you pack the odd snood and knitted hat. There’s nothing worse than exploring new places absolutely freezing your buns off. You don’t want to waste money on accessories whilst you’re away so pack sensibly.

6. Statement Jewellery

Pastel Pearl Drop Necklace | Peter Pan Collared Necklace

You can also change your look by adding a few pieces of jewellery. Packing a few select pieces can help change your look. This is important if you’re wearing the same outfit twice. Don’t overload your weekend bag with pieces you know you won’t wear. Plan ahead and you can’t go wrong.

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