By Jenn Shin
Let’s be real. The summer season and road trips go together like peas and carrots. It could be something as simple as a daytrip to the beach with your squad, or as complicated as a long-haul drive cross-country. Either way, the highway is open for adventures.
But the most important part of all is deciding what to pack. In our opinion, dressing for a road trip is all about wearing threads that are breathable. Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. So, make a playlist and get ready to sit shotgun and navigate because here are five style essentials we always pack on a road trip!
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Flats + Sandals: The last thing anyone wants to do on a road trip is fuss with heels and enclosed shoes with lots of closures. Easy flats, slide sandals, and elastic sandals make it a cinch to exit the car for roadside photo ops and bathroom breaks.
Backpacks + Carryalls: You’ll have to stow all of your snacks, iPad, and sunscreen somewhere! Keep your hands free for short adventures with a functional backpack or use a carryall to tote everything plus the kitchen sink.
Stretchy Bottoms: Constricting denim shorts and hours spent in a car? It’s not an ideal combo. Wear stretchy knit shorts as a flattering and comfy alternative instead.
Light Jacket: Nights out on an epic road trip call for a light jacket as temperatures cool. Try everything from a dressy lace moto jacket to a re-purposed button-up shirt as an extra layer.
Sunnies: Last, but definitely not least, you’ll need a pair of sunnies. Whether you’re driving or chilling in the passenger seat, you’ll need to keep your eyes stylishly protected from the sun’s glare.
Traveling this summer? Comment with your road trip plans!