Long-weekend trips often seem like the last summer hurrah — and for those of us headed back to school, it just might be. But there's no reason you can't make the most of those late summer nights in style with a perfect weekend bag for your trip. So what should you pack? Of course you should bring along a colorful bikini, those classic denim shorts, and a bright, patterned dress for some partying. But if you're as obsessed with celebrity airplane style as I am (yes, this is a thing I Google regularly), then you know that your travel look is just as important as what you wear once you're there.
1. Neutral Color-Blocking
This sleek weekend bag is spacious enough to fit plenty of outfit changes, yet still stylish enough to be wearable with any en route ensemble.
2. Classic Leather In A Fab Color
This gorgeous burnt orange bag is the perfect jumpstart for fall.
Royal RepubliQ Explorer Weekend Leather Holdall, $412.05, asos.com
3. Never Doubt Denim
Denim really can do no wrong. This casual getaway bag even has a strap to make toting it around a breeze.
Weekender Bag, $420, needsupply.com
4. No Stars, Just Stripes
This very preppy carry-on was made to complete a pulled-together travel look.
Striped Weekender Handbag, $34.99, target.com
5. Sleek In Suede
Suede is officially a fall staple. Say goodbye to the last bit of summer with this gorgeous weekend bag that you'll get some major use out of the rest of the season.
Urbancode Leather Weekend Bag, $122.72, asos.com
6. Feeling Festive
This bag is equally as fun as your weekend is about to be! Embroidery and tassels galore. The simple black and white color scheme tones it down just enough to make it a travel go-to.
Embroidered Floral Print Weekender HandBag, $34.99, target.com
7. In The Nude
Nude is trending right now, on everything from heels to nails. Get your fix with this great bag.
Canvas Weekender Handbag, $34.99, target.com
8. Very Dark
9. Candy-Colored Carry-On
Looking for cute and colorful — not to mention super functional? This weekender is it. Not only is it adorable, it also comes with tons of pockets to store your Labor Day essentials!
Day By Birger Et Mikkelsen Gweneth Travel Bag, $155, urbanoutfitters.com
10. Stick To Simplicity
Simple is best when packing for your last summer weekend getaway. All you really need is a few outfits and a bathing suit — but don't forget the sunblock. An easy bag like this will make your travels that much smoother.
ASOS Scuba Weekender Holdall Bag, $53.75, asos.com
11. Snakeskin Chic
Black snakeskin? I'm pretty sure it doesn't get more stylish than this.
H&M Weekend Bag, $59.95, hm.com
12. Summer Camp Throwback
With the cute patterns and Keds label, this duffle is seriously reminiscent of packing for summer camp. Only now, you're much more glam of course.
Keds Weekender, $60, keds.com
13. Minimal Hastle
For the Minimalist Bag Aficionados out there, it doesn't get any better than this.
The Twill Weekender, $98, everlane.com
14. Pretty In Print
This vibrant little back captures those end of summer vibes perfectly.
Cleobella Lisbon Weekender Tote, $415, shopbop.com
Whether you're spending your time off at a friend's beach house or just going to visit a new city for a few days, a chic weekend bag makes everything just a little bit better.
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