Packing List: A Weekend in Boston

Outfit Details:

White Wide Leg Crop Pants | Striped Shirt | Black Loafers | Leather Backpack

Happy Friday! I’m headed up to Boston early tomorrow morning. I’m taking the train up for a good friend’s bridal shower and coming back Sunday night. It’s been awhile since I took a trip away for only one night. I want to say it makes packing easier but it still has its challenges.

Because it’s for one night, I’m traveling with only a backpack. I want to travel as light as possible. My plan is to wear one outfit Saturday and not change at all. So, it needs to be ready for travel, daytime activities, and easily transitional to night. Sunday is easy since it’s the bridal shower. I will wear whatever I wear to the event on my train home as well.

Versatility for this weekend is key in order to pack light!

I figured some of you might also take short trips this fall and be looking for outfit ideas for light packing. So, today I’m sharing my packing list for Boston to help you all plan and pack light for short, fall weekends away. 

Madewell leather backpack, Everlane white wide leg crop pants

My Packing List for Boston



I plan on wearing my outfit on the train that I’m going to wear all day Saturday. I’ve chosen this combination to be perfect for all my activities planned for Saturday. This includes walking around Boston, visiting a few friends, dinner in the evening, then drinks at a bar at night. I’m bringing one extra pair of pants in case these white ones don’t work out. Plus, a denim jacket in case the weather is cool.


Sunday activities include a blow out at Dry Bar, then the bridal shower, and finally a train ride home. I also plan on wearing the same outfit for the entire day. I decided on a burgundy dress similar to the one linked below paired with comfortable tights to keep warm. Then, my favorite pair of black flats to finish this outfit.

I’ve successfully packed for my weekend in Boston in one backpack! It’s so freeing to be able to travel so light. I hope sharing my packing list for Boston is helpful to you too.

Do you have any packing light tips to share? Let me know in the comments! I’m always looking for new tricks.

Madewell leather backpack

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