Travel Essentials: Your Perfect Wardrobe for A Weekend Away

Spring can only mean one thing: an abundance of long weekends to relax and unwind. But what to pack for a bank holiday weekend?
Whether you’ve booked a country retreat, a trip to the seaside or are staying in the city, our team has curated the ultimate capsule of Jasper Conran London dresses and accessories to see you through a long weekend in style
Words: Anna Ross

A Seaside Retreat 

A coastal excursion calls for lightweight, versatile looks that leave your hands free and your ankles bare. The Betsy Kimono, is a holiday-essential, seen here in a block - inspired print that will transport your mindset to ‘out of office’ in an instant. 
 
The simple stripes of The Blythe Shirt Dress says ‘nautical’ through and through. The fuss-free lines of this silhouette will take you from the city to the coast with ease; simply pair with a classic sneaker for sightseeing or a simple sandal for the evening.
 
From walks on the beach to cocktails at the bar, look no further than The Bonne, whose A-line silhouette can be nipped in and styled up with the obi-waist belt. Add a bold lip and a statement shoe and you’re ready for sundown. 
 
For a lightweight, everyday accessory, meet the Baylee Toaster Cross Body, big enough for all your essentials with a handy, adjustable strap. 




A City Escape 

 
Dressing for a city break calls for silhouettes that are versatile and fuss-free, letting minimal yet modern design do all the talking. The lightweight and endlessly stylish Blake, Beau and Bella trio are your go-to for Spring in the city accompanied by the modern lines of the Brie Half Moon. 
 
The LBD is the ultimate city staple, and the Blake Shirt Dress will remain a keepsake in your closet whatever the location. Abstract Expressionism informs the geometric lines and print of The Beau Dress, the perfect pairing for an afternoon at an art gallery. 
 
Finally, paint the town red in the Bella Collar Wrap Dress, your perfect companion for a candlelit dinner. 





A Place in The Country



What could be more glorious than a weekend in the countryside, surrounded by rolling fields, springtime florals and plenty of good walks? You’ll need outfits that are bold and beautiful, with accessories that are just as well equipped for an impromptu picnic as they are for antique hunting in nearby villages. 
 
The Baylee Double Pocket Tote will do just the trick, available in three colours with ample storage solutions inside and out. Pair it with the bold hues and country-ready ginghams of the Betsy Kimono, or the flattering silhouette of The Blanche Long Shirt Dress, styled with or without a belt. 
 
Balance the everyday ease of a T-shirt silhouette with the elegant lines of a dress with The Beatrice V-neck Collar Dress. Beatrice’s elasticated waistline, elbow-length sleeves and subtle split-skirt detail make it fit for everything from a pub lunch to a garden party.