Packing Guide: The Country Escape


Remember all the long summers you had as children, no worries, no cares, just fun and sun. Yes? Well, we’re sure you’ve already noticed that that doesn’t last for long and summer is now pretty much full of early mornings and long hours at the office. It’s already an exhausting task to think about work when it’s sunny outside and sometimes you just need to let go and just relax. Even though we’ve shifted into autumn, weekends spent in your city apartment don’t always give you the freedom to chill out in the last of the year’s sunshine.

Discovering the countryside for a long weekend can sometimes bring you back to peace and tranquility, for most people deciding what to pack is time consuming and hectic – so here’s an essentials packing guide for a quick escape.



Don’t forget you’re going to the countryside, so be prepared for endless hills and loads of grass! This is no place for stiletto heels, stay comfortable and enjoy the nature with a classic pair of dark moss Hunter boots which can be purchased on ASOS.




The countryside can get chilly in the night especially in the autumn, so you don’t want to miss out on the traditional pub night life, where locals go to listen to live music. Stay chic and warm with Zara’s striped knitwear from their newest Autumn/Winter collection that can be found online and in store.



Cross body pouch

You’re in the countryside to relax, don’t complicate your short weekend away by cramming everything into large backpacks – try to enjoy your moments of peace and clarity with an irresistible CUYANA cross body pouch where you can only fit the real essentials.





Straw Hat

Summer may be officially over but the sun is still shining! Keep it fun with this season’s most wanted headwear, the straw hat. This timeless accessory will make your outfit stand out and give you the real country girl look for the sunny days out. You can find a variety of straw hats in H&M’s store or online.




There are no other words that can describe the country lifestyle better than the word casual. Don’t bother bringing your fancy pants, after all you’re there to reconnect with nature and let your mind relax from the loud city life. Topshop’s line of ripped and distressed jeans is known for not only its comfy flexible denim but for being absolutely fabulous.



Oversized Leather Jacket

Winter isn’t officially here so it’s still weather friendly for leather jackets. This season’s stream of oversized colorful jackets has taken over the catwalk for the Autumn/ Winter collections and is all over the high street. Finish off your outfit for your weekend away with a dark red leather jacket to keep in touch with your passion for fashion. Shop this look in Zara and Mango.





Words: Lucia Burns



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