​When the opportunity for a weekend getaway arises, you have to capitalize. Sometimes all you need are two or three blissful days by the beach or otherwise idyllic location to unwind and reset your perspective. The only trouble with these trips? Figuring out what to pack.

Never fear, though: We've planned out your ideal suitcase. Whether you're heading to Vegas or the Vineyard, make sure you tote these items along.

Essentials
Certain items are a must, no matter where you're venturing to. A short sleeve cotton stripe v-neck tee is a no-brainer, especially in a neutral shade like sand. In a silky fabric finish, it's a little dressier than your average T-shirt. You can easily pair this piece with everything from navy chino shorts to white linen drawstring pants. Upgrade from a basic solid polo to a geometric print open one - it works just as well for playing a round of golf as it does for martinis at the resort raw bar.

Extras
You never know what occasion may be thrown your way on a weekend vacation. What if an impromptu dinner with a certain stranger presents itself? Or maybe last minute tickets to an open-air concert? That's why it's important to come prepared with a few pieces that can instantly upgrade your outfit, no matter what pops up.

A short sleeve chambray print shirt is laid-back but still has a luxe appeal, which means it allows for a seamless transition from day to night. Give white denim or khaki shorts a fun spin with a Mykonos blue mini square print button-down shirt. With navy or patterned slim fit pants, bright white roll-up sleeve linen shirt looks impossibly crisp.

Etc.
Accessories are key when it comes to packing for a brief getaway. By giving you the advantage of versatility, they allow you to a variety of outfits with the same few garments. In fact, even one simple piece has the power the transform your look from a boardwalk stroll to a trendy downtown restaurant. 

Bring along a burnished edge reversible leather belt and you can alternate between brown and blue, depending on your outfit or the occasion. 

Naturally you'll want a pair of shades in a shape that complements your face shape. This season, we're all about retro rounded styles and classic Wayfarers with subtle stripes.

Don't forget to pack a bottle of Perry Ellis Cobalt. A playful but masculine blend of Italian bergamot, woods, white amber musk and Mediterranean Fig, it's the perfect scent to spritz on after a seaside afternoon.