The aim is to pack light and efficient for any weekend outing. Because a heavy backpack is the last thing you should be worrying about when you just have two-three days in hand. The type of luggage to carry obviously depends on where you are going ( e.x: a trekking site, a resort, a beach, a temple visit, nearby city visits, road trips etc.). It also depends on the weather of your destination. Here are some things to think about while you are packing for your next weekend trip.
Remember to pack your passport, boarding pass, credit cards, debit card, some in-hand cash, medications. Choose which bag to pack your stuff in. And the most important part is not to forget any of the chargers (ex: a phone charger, laptop chargers, power bank charger and any charger that you would need). Have a checklist that you can come back to at the last minute before leaving.
A reusable plastic bag is a must when it comes to storage while on a vacation. You can keep anything and everything organised using ziplock or reusable plastic bags. Section your toiletries, medications, accessories, dirty clothes, chargers or jewellery.
Clothing - Plan your outfits before the vacation. Avoid taking a bunch of clothes and then planning when you are actually out as it wastes too much time. The clothing choice depends upon your personal style, whether it is a casual outing or an outing to a fashionable destination.
Accessories - You can choose the best way to dress up in your weekend outing by packing all neutral clothes and then scaling it up by funky accessories.