There are a number of things to consider when packing for a long weekend: the weather, your planned activities, the amount of space available in one’s chosen weekend bag. Making sure you have appropriate attire for every possible scenario you may face can be difficult. For whatever quick getaways you have planned for this summer, cut down on the stress of packing by embracing lululemon’s new Ventlight Mesh range of products.
Allow us to explain.
Ventlight Mesh is everything one could want from a summer fabric: the weight is similar to that of linen, while the mesh construction allows for greater breathability and features four-way stretch, meaning you can move comfortably during even the most strenuous activities. And any concerns about sweat are addressed by its quick-drying and sweat-wicking capabilities — even in the most oppressive of temperatures, Ventlight Mesh will show no signs of wear, and neither will you.
Included the collection is everything from button-down shirts to chino-esque shorts and activewear-inspired pieces like joggers and drawstring shorts. The result is a fully realized and cohesive collection that provides ample opportunity to mix and match pieces. Whether your long weekend entails lots of physical activity or a decidedly less taxing plan of action, the Ventlight Mesh collection should be an integral part of your packing list.
Below, five scenarios likely to occur on your weekend getaway — and a Ventlight Mesh piece perfectly suited for each.
For Working Out: The Bowline Short Light
Long weekend or not, the grind never stops and neither do you. (Right?) Squeeze in a quick workout or two with the Bowline Short Light, a casual short that will lend itself just as well to more leisurely activities as it will to high-intensity training. The sweat-wicking properties of the fabric mean the shorts are the ideal workout companion, and combined with the ability to dry quickly, they’re suitable for any post-workout plans. Pair the shorts with the 5 Year Basic Tee and you’ll have yourself a new go-to workout look.
For Lounging: The ABC Jogger Light
Some days, you’re just not going to get anything accomplished, let alone make it outside. When the heat is unbearably oppressive, crank up the air-conditioner, slip on the ABC Jogger Light and plant yourself firmly on the couch with no intention of moving. Even if you’re without AC, these joggers will keep you cool thanks to the lightweight mesh fabric. They’re made even more comfortable and breathable with ABC™ (Anti-Ball-Crushing) Technology, which allows plenty of breathing room where it matters most. Fully lean into the loungewear look with the 5 Year Basic Short Sleeve Henley for optimal comfort. And if you do manage to make it out of the house, the outfit will no doubt read as athleisure.
For Exploring the City: The Airing Easy Camp Collar Shirt
If you find yourself lucky enough to be in a new city, there are few better ways to take in your surroundings than by foot. Walking a city is one of the easiest and more fun ways to become familiar with all its nooks and crannies and to uncover some hidden gems in the process. But before you head out, be sure to throw on this Airing Easy Camp Collar Shirt, which will prove cooling and lightweight in the face of any rising temperatures, while the camp collar classes things up in a very on-trend way. Pair it with the Commission Short Light for those extra-hot days, or the Commission Pant Slim for milder temps.
For Running Errands: The Commission Short Light
As much as we hope our long weekends are filled with only the most relaxing pursuits, there will always errands to be run. Whether you’re heading to the grocery store, hitting up the wine shop or picking up whatever toiletries you forgot to pack, let the Commission Short Light carry you throughout the day. They’ll provide the same comfort as your favorite workout shorts , while the chino-inspired design lends any outfit a slightly more formal air. Balance out the shorts, and ward off any potential chills, with the 5 Year Basic Long Sleeve Henley. And consider bringing along the Command the Day Backpack for some extra storage along the way.
For Date Night: The Airing Easy Short-Sleeve Shirt
Looking sharp for date night is of the utmost importance, so if you want to prove how nicely you clean up, you’d be wise to include the Airing Short-Sleeve Shirt in your outfit equation. The shirt strikes the perfect balance of casual and technical, never leaning one way more so than the other. Dressing for the heat in a manner that doesn’t read as too casual can feel like a difficult if not altogether impossible feat, but the Ventlight Mesh rendered in this short-sleeve silhouette simultaneously keeps one cool and appropriately dressed for the occasion, because you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. Opt for the Commission Pant Slim as your bottoms and you’re all set.