Smartly packed: women’s weekend bag

A swimsuit that doubles as a bodysuit, the perfect oversized tote, and more

The art of long weekend packing is all about selecting the right items that can be worn in more than one way. Choosing accessories, clothing, and even activewear that can go from day to night and casual to dressy means less stress about what to wear and a lighter bag—without sacrificing style. Ahead, six pieces with maximum impact and versatility. (Guys can find tips for weekend packing here.)
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johanna ortiz kalimba one-piece swimsuit

A sophisticated color palette, ruched bodice, and sleek black belt help this swimsuit easily double as a bodysuit. Wear it poolside, then add the removable ruffle and pair it with jeans and a red lip for an evening out.
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beyond yoga cruz scalloped legging

These scalloped leggings are workout-friendly but do a second shift as travel pants. They transition from train or plane to cocktails when worn with a sporty crop top or polished t-shirt.
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mansur gavriel oversized leather tote

This soft oversized leather tote works well as a strategically-packed weekender, won’t look out of place at the pool or beach, and is refined enough for nighttime styling.
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realisation the juliet dress

This dotted frock looks just as good with sleek heeled sandals on sunny days as it does with combat boots and a denim jacket on breezy evenings. Wear it to brunch with a swimsuit underneath, or out on the town with a clutch and metallic footwear.
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adidas originals parley ultra boost primeknit sneakers

An of-the-moment pastel colorway makes these sneakers, which are made from recycled plastic, feel fresh. Lace them up to log beach miles in the morning, then pair them to your best LWD later on.
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m.i.h jeans striped cotton shirt

A cover-up, blouse, and sleep shirt all in one, this striped cotton topper is a true multitasker. Tie it at the waist and wear with cutoffs to showcase a chiseled midsection, or tuck the front into high-waisted pants, roll up the sleeves, and add statement earrings for a dressier ensemble.
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