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Muddy’s weekend bag lust-list

Gorgeous getaways are back! Pack a (suitably stylish) weekend bag with these lustworthy accessories and boutique fashion buys and head out on long-overdue adventures.

Weekend Bag Oliver Bonas

Holdall, Oliver Bonas

Life’s too short to carry baggage. Ditch the heavy cases and go for this khaki weekend bag instead. Big enough for all the basics, it has luxe gold zips and clasps – a stylish start to any short flit.


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Sunglasses M&S retro

Oversized Sunglasses, M&S

Whatever the weather, sunglasses are ALWAYS a weekend bag must. In the pub or dining outdoors, this oversized, sunset-coloured square style with retro-tinted lenses brings instant daytime style creds.


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Cleverly Wrapped dress

Dress, Cleverly Wrapped

Drift from day to evening with a bit of added bling and quick, sneakers-for-sandals swap in this stylish, ecru and emerald-green print dress. A brilliant boutique buy from Danish designer brand Coster Copenhagen, you’ll easily swerve the embarrassment of twinning with a fellow guest.


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O&P Stockbridge pink floral dressing gown

Pink Floral PJs, The O&P

Blooming lovely, room-service-worthy floral print PJs by vintage-inspired British makers, Powell Craft. A signature brand at Stockbridge’s Owl & the Pussycat boutique, you can also pick up a matching robe (pictured), eye mask and wash bag.


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Charlotte Cornelius bubble band

Bubble Band ring, Charlotte Cornelius

Handmade by the Southsea-based artisan jewellers, each beautiful ring in this sterling silver signature bubble range is one-of-a-kind. Gotta be worth splashing out on.


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OP Stockbridge hat weekend fashion essentials

Natalie Fuschia hat, O&P

Adjustable, foldable and extremely wearable – this brilliant hat is stylish and practical in equal measures. Another signature line at Hampshire’s Owl & the Pussycat boutique, it’s made by Brit accessories brand Powder UK. Pop it on and you’ll be all-set to explore your new surrounds.


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Rapanui Isle of Wight Tee

Sunset Wave T-Shirt, Rapanui

Loads to love about this retro-style daytime tee from Isle of Wight brand Rapanui. Impressively, their entire range is sustainably made from natural materials (using renewable energy) and can be returned for recycling once worn out.


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Stanwells Isabel Marant Parana shorts

Isabel Marant Etoile Shorts, Stanwells

A flattering fit for your weekend bag, prime your pins for these gorgeous beach break or vineyard tour-worthy Parana shorts, new at Lymington’s Stanwells boutique.


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Silk scarf Cleverly Wrapped

Silk Scarf, Cleverly Wrapped

The sharif don’t like it – but we do. Pretty and versatile, Muddy loves this musically-titled ‘Rock the Kasbah’ silk skinny scarf by English designer Jessica Russell Flint. Wear as an afternoon tea style statement, or tie it up as a headscarf as you whizz around top-down in a sporty motor.


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Sass and Edge trainers

Trainers, Sass and Edge

Find chic, urban sneakers ideal for sneaky weekend escapes at Winchester boutique Sass and Edge. Made by French brand 0-105 (aka ‘ZEROCENTCINQ’), these soft, smart, white leather numbers score highly in the comfort and style stakes.


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