What to Pack For a Fall Getaway—No Matter The Destination

We love a good fall getaway, but knowing what to pack can be tricky: How do you dress for the beach when summer’s over? What do you wear on a country vacation to be cozy and stylish? And what about shoes—Heels? Kicks? Booties? (Picking the right footwear is always the toughest part)Well, Jetsetters, we have the answers. Below, our must-pack lists for any vacation, no matter the destination.


Jetting off to London, Milan, or Tokyo? Pack chic suede sneakers for blister-free sightseeing, then swap them out for quirky low-heeled pumps come evening. For a day-to-night transitional outfit to match, you can’t go wrong with jeans and a ribbed turtleneck or bodysuit; just add statement earrings to dress up the look. Lastly, keep your essentials safe and sound with an on-trend belt bag—we love the Rebecca Minkoff pick below.

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If you’re planning a countryside escape, you’ll want some pieces that are easy and casual—no need to squeeze into tight skinny jeans or stilettos for a cozy cottage stay or a walk through nature. Think cotton shirts, oversized sweaters, espadrille sneakers, and maybe even a fleece sweatshirt for lounging. For a dressed up look, maintain the same vibe with a flowy midi skirt, mid-calf boots, and a comfy shearling-lined leather jacket.

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A fall beach vacation calls for a mix of chic swimwear, plus some layerable sweaters and jackets for those in cooler climes. Choose cover-ups like these dark green Faithfull the Brand pants or the dark floral Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress below—still beachy, but fall-appropriate. We’re also loving straw accessories, from hats to bags to sandals, and of course, bold sunnies and a bottle of SPF are absolutely essential for a beach vacation, no matter what time of year.

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