Labor Day weekend marks the last hurrah before you settle into a new school year and a new fall wardrobe. Before you head out on your last big trip of the summer (we hear the beach calling!), prep with this long weekend packing list, featuring looks to take your style from summer to fall.
Fall Favorites up Top
The best time to wear a striped sweater? All the time. Whether you’re heading to the beach, mountains, or anywhere in between, a lightweight striped sweater or sweatshirt will keep you cozy on those chilly, end-of-summer evenings. Another LDW must? An extra layer, like a super-soft hoodie, fall-ready flannel, or a half-zip sweatshirt.
All About Prints & Graphics
Pack long weekend basics in the hottest fall prints like plaid, stripes, and unexpected leopard for her. They’re bold and bright, and look pop with accessories like bucket hats and sneakers.
For guys, go for graphic tees made from the softest fabrics—they’re just right for layering on those early morning hikes or nights by the bonfire. For laid-back, between-seasons style, try a long sleeve t-shirt or throw on a hoodie, and you’re set.
New Must-Haves on the Bottom
Traveling is all about packing items you can really mix and match. These streetwear-inspired, color-blocked nylon joggers are the exactly that. They’re made with lightweight nylon that’s just right for those in-between season days, and the classic jogger fit goes with basically anything. Pop a hoodie, throw on a baseball hat, and you’re good to go.
Girls, don’t sleep on the leopard print trend. It’s here to stay and we are here for it. Wear your leopard print jeggings with a solid colored sweater to tame down the look, or go wild by mixing animal prints up top, too. Round out the ‘fit with comfortable sneakers made for exploring wherever your Labor Day weekend takes you.
Ripped jeans don’t have to be a “summer only” look. Wear them all the way into fall by mixing them with cooler-weather favorites like sweatshirts, pullover sweaters, and flannel shirts. And if you’re worried about a school dress code once the long weekend ends, choose patched jeans that keep you covered up.
What’s a weekend away without accessories? Stash all your vacay stuff in a roomy backpack that transitions perfectly to the classroom, and bring along a classic black belt that ties together all your Labor Day outfits.
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