7 types of long weekend people

Chris Gill July 09, 2020
Australia Day

Already feeling burnt out from the start of the working year? Fear not, friends — the Australia Day long weekend is upon us. And whether you’re the type who likes to jump on a plane to maximise the public holiday or simply kick back and relax at home, Boody has something to offer you.

We round up seven types of long weekend people and what Boody staples they need in their wardrobe for Australia Day.

1. The jet-setter

The jet-setter

Just 20 days of holiday per year? That’s definitely not enough to satisfy your wanderlust. This is why you make the effort to plan ahead and maximise the public holidays throughout the year, either through smaller, domestic trips or by extending getaways that are further afield. The Australia Day long weekend is perfect for this, especially coming so soon after the festive break when we’re all suffering from post-holiday blues.

So, what to pack for your Australia Day getaway? Well, once you’ve filled your suitcase with all the usual suspects (sunscreen, swimmers and a good book), it’s time to turn your attention to what you’ll be wearing — both poolside and on the plane.

Bamboo clothing is the perfect choice for travelling, both for its lightweight durability and breathable properties. If you’re after women’s bamboo clothing to wear in transit, don’t go past our Women’s Long Sleeve Top and our Full Length Leggings. Perfect for layering, these ultra comfy staples will keep you cosy when the AC is blasting on your flight.

Guys, layer up in our Men’s Long Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt for the flight. If you’re someone that really feels the cold when flying, add our Soft Jersey Beanie and Fringed Hem Scarf to your travel gear. Heading somewhere hot? Our Men’s Singlet will keep you cool teamed with a pair of shorts or boardies. Bon voyage!

2. The relaxed type

The relaxed type

You’re someone who prefers to stay closer to home during a long weekend. Weekends are short enough, so getting that extra day is perfect for unwinding in comfort on the lounge with the windows open and the fan spinning as the summer hits its peak.

The Women’s Tank Top is ideal for lazy days at home, whether you’re having a barbie in the yard or a Netflix binge indoors. The scoop neck tank is designed for everyday wear with our signature soft and stretchy bamboo fabric. Tuck it into your favourite pair of pants and you’re good to go.

For the guys, our Men’s V-Neck T-Shirt is ideal for kicking back and relaxing this Australia Day. Or, if it’s extra hot and whoever you live with doesn’t mind, a pair of our Mid-Length Trunks is all you need to kick back in this mid-summer long weekend.

3. The fitness junkie

The fitness junkie

You’re not happy unless you’re speeding up your pulse and working up a sweat. Whether you’re jogging along the beach or hitting the gym, you’ll be spending your long weekend much how you spend every weekend, morning and evening — in your activewear.

Our Racerback Sports Bra is an essential for every fitness junkie, designed to deliver medium, everyday support. The style’s racerback shape, wide straps and underbust ribbing provides ultimate comfort while extra coverage is gained from the round neckline. Team the bra with our Active Short Tight 5” or Women’s Active Short Tight 2” to complete your active look.

Want to take your workout to the next level? Look no further than our Women’s Active Sports Socks. Featuring our stretchy bamboo fabric that’s naturally antibacterial and moisture-wicking, you can rest assured your feet will remain in comfort and odour-free when you train. Or, if you’d rather go incognito, our Women’s Invisible Active Sports Socks are your go-to. Featuring a no-show design and rib and mesh detailing, slip them on with your favourite sneakers and say goodbye to sweaty feet.

4. The routine worshiper

The routine worshiper

Long weekend? What long weekend? You’d rather stick to your regular weekend routine, regardless of the extra day we’re getting off. You’ll head out for coffee, hit the shops and wind down with friends over a glass of wine. You’ll squeeze in a workout, and hopefully, a trip to the beach if weather permits.

No matter your weekend routine, bamboo clothing should be your go-to for its moisture wicking and thermo-regulating properties. Our Women’s Crew Neck T-Shirt is a timeless, everyday essential with its super-soft and loose-but-fitting design. With its gently-curving neckline, our Women’s Cami Top is another essential staple that’s perfect for casual weekend wear.

For the guy who’s happy to keep it simple this Australia Day weekend, our Men’s Crew Neck T-Shirt is perfect for teaming with your favourite pair of shorts or chinos. The moisture wicking and antibacterial properties of bamboo fibre will help keep you feeling fresh and dry when the temperatures soar.

5. The new parent

The new parent

You’ve not long welcomed your bundle of joy into the world. The idea of jetting off or even driving somewhere along the coast is all but a distant memory this Australia Day as you navigate the noisy world of newborn parenting. So much so, that dressing for yourself is the last thing on your mind.

Well, don’t worry – we have your little one’s wardrobe needs covered. Our Baby Sleeveless Bodysuit is perfect for the hot weather and features discreet colour-matched press studs for easy nappy access. Another summer staple is our Baby Pull on Shorts, which are perfect for showing off bub’s adorable little legs. Designed with our signature stretchy fabric and an elastic waistband, they’ll take you just a moment to pull on.

For the new parent, our Muslin Wrap for Babies - 2 Pack is beyond essential. Available in a handy pack of two, these feather-light wraps are crafted in 100% bamboo viscose for ultimate breathability. Ideal for swaddling, you’ll send your little bambino off to the Land of Nod with ease (so you might even sneak in some mummy and daddy time this long weekend!).

6. The yogi

The yogi

Your idea of bliss this Australia Day weekend is some Zen time. Whether you’re practising yoga or meditating, you’ll be making the most of fitting in some time to find your inner peace away from the daily grind of your nine to five. Namaste.

Our Women’s Racerback Active Tank is crafted from our unique blend of organically-grown bamboo which is perfect for yoga and meditation. With its generous arm opening to allow movement and a relaxed fit featuring the racerback shape, this essential staple balances form and function.

Finish off your yogi look with our ¾ Length Active Tights, which are made from our ultra-soft, 4-way stretch fabric. Featuring an elasticised waistband for comfort and a secret hip pocket for ease, these fitted leggings are perfect for taking on the Cobra Pose or Downward Facing Dog with ease.

7. The workaholic

The workaholic

Ok, so it’s not all fun and games for everyone. You have to work this public holiday, or perhaps you’ve chosen to. In which case, there’s no reason for you to be uncomfortable. Which is where our comfy and breathable bamboo socks come in.

Whether you work on a shop floor or in an office, Our Women’s Everyday Socks will slip effortlessly into your shoes or boots and keep nasty odours away. These socks hold their shape, don’t sag or roll down and are naturally antibacterial and breathable. Almost enough to make working on a public holiday ok!

Guys, if you’re heading to the office this Australia Day, our Men’s Work / Boot Socks or Men’s Business Socks have what you need. The premium yarn of the former features thermo-regulating properties that’ll provide you with heaps of padding without the usual overheating, while the latter includes a soft ribbing ankle opening for comfort that won’t leave any sock mark.

So, there you have it. Whatever you’re up to this Australia Day long weekend, we hope you have fun doing it. And that you’re wearing Boody, of course!

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