• Julie Boake

What to pack in your weekender

Summer style and weekend getaways

Pack light with a Johnny Was weekender

Summer is here! That means many of us are ready to get out of town for a few days. Whether you’re staying close to the Rockies or jet-setting somewhere new, we want to inspire your weekend getaway wardrobe with some styles we think pair perfectly with sunshine and blue skies.

Even though we obviously love fashion at Ginger Laurier, we also like to pack light. With a little planning, you can coordinate a complete weekend of outfits with shoes and accessories to match. We'll help you choose which items to pack, so you can focus on relaxing while you're away!

Here’s five outfits we've pulled together with items in our store. These fold easily into a carry-on or one of our Johnny Was embroidered weekend bags. In the name of packing light, each requires minimal accessories and they all pair with the same Mjus sandals!


Feel easy breezy cool in all linen on your way to your destination. This material is so comfy for travelling, without sacrificing style you arrive! Effortless fashion is a Yes, please from us!

We love that the classic look of white linen has become a summer staple. This Banana Blue outfit pairs so well with simple sandals and one of our eye-catching Johnny Was embroidered weekend bags.


No matter the destination, you always need a statement piece. This Johnny Was dress feels like their silk scarves sewn together with a simple slip underneath. It's comfortable yet chic, and promises compliments wherever you wear it. Just look at those colours! We are absolutely in love with this one — is it obvious?

If we don't have this stunner in our store when you stop by, ask our ladies to help you find something just as gorgeous to make a statement on your weekend away!


You really can't go wrong with a Little Black Dress — no matter the season, style, or occasion. Especially when packing light, your LBD will work for you as you transition from day to night!

This loose fitting Norma Kamali dress is one of our favourites, and the same Mjus sandals look pretty with a LBD too. We've added a Chan Luu necklace for a bit of sparkle and light Chan Luu scarf in case it's a little chilly when the sun goes down.


We've said it before and we will say it again: White denim is a summertime must-have! Our model is wearing a fitted Current Elliot pair.

Have some fun in the sun when wearing white! We've pulled together a casual look with another beautiful Johnny Was embroidered top. We can't get enough of this gorgeous brand! Who else is obsessed with these colours?


For a beachy vibe, pack a mini skirt and sandals to wear on your weekend getaway.

Denim skirts are great for summer days in the sun! We think comfort is fashionable too, so we've added a pop of pink with this soft Sanctuary top. Again, this cute look pairs with the same shoes for packing light.

We often talk about international brands we love, but we have a few local pieces in our shop too! Our model is wearing three beautiful Made by Megan bracelets. They add a little something special to a casual outfit — just toss a few in your own weekender bag!

As always, we have to mention that our items move quickly. These exact outfits might not be in store when you visit us, but ask our ladies to help you find similar pieces to bring on your weekend away!

Visit us in store or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our latest styles.

Tagged: summer styles, weekend getaway, vacation fashion, vacation, summer, fashion, women's fashion, Johnny Was, ladies fashion, Ginger Laurier, shop local, new trends, summer trends

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