I pretty much live by the motto “less is more,” especially when it comes to packing. I learned my lesson far long ago by lugging around stuff I never ended up using on vacations. Now I like to consider myself a packing expert, because I can go on any length trip with a minimal amount of stuff. The key to taking the right items is all about versatility and usability. Making the most of space with outfits you can mix and match different ways in addition to cool travel accessories that’ll always come in handy.
If you’re headed on a short weekend trip soon and not sure where to start packing, not to worry. Ahead, I shared a list of the 22 things I always take no matter what. Ranging from a dress you can wear a few different ways to comfy sneakers and bestselling cosmetic bag, no doubt you’ll want to get these for your next excursion. Keep reading to shop them all and start packing like a pro.