Road trip style: How to look cute, but stay comfy
The formula for a perfect road trip outfit: Equal parts comfy and cute. (You don’t want the beauty of the Grand Canyon to outshine you in your pajama pants, right?)
Luckily, this season’s styles — with luxe athletic wear still trending — makes for perfect traveling wear. You’ll look good in those Instagram shots, but can also cozy up in comfort when it’s no longer your turn at the wheel.
Whether you’re taking a day trip nearby or road tripping with friends across the Fifty Nifty United States, here are a few outfit ideas that are perfect for traveling.
Start with a good hat:
Let’s start at the top! Instead of re-doing your hair every time you get out of the car to do some sightseeing, just pop on a hat and pull your ponytail through. Pssst, a hat will also hide any second-day, greasy hair, too. A trend that we’re continuing to love: Fancy ball caps, with leather trips or felt detailing. This colorblocked felt hat is in berry and grey gives a sophisticated edge to an otherwise classic baseball hat style. Women’s Colorblocked Baseball Cap, on sale $11 (plus up to 2% Cash Back), Oldnavy.com
Dress in layers:
Typical road trip wear: Sweatpants and tees. Step up the look a bit with a T-shirt dress. It’s equally comfy (practically feels like a nightgown), but is super-cute and a great base for layering. If you get chilly in the air-conditioned car, pull on some leggings underneath. Layer with a denim jacket for your evening stops. We like the vintage, Americana feel of this soft striped shift dress made out of a comfy cotton with a boatneck. Striped Shift Dress, $47.96 (plus up to 2% Cash Back), Gap.com
Goody two shoes:
The easiest shoes for traveling by car? Slides. Slip them on when you’re stopping for lunch, slip them off when you crawl back in the car. They’re also perfect for any walking adventures you might have during stops at museums, attractions or parks. These slip-on striped shoes are casual, but cute with a round toe and cognac piping trim. They’ll play well with just about anything in your wardrobe from your fave pair of denim to a casual dress. Splendid Cannes Striped Flat, $87.95 (plus up to 3% Cash Back), Nordstrom.com
When you’re feeling like a quick pick-me-up, a moisturizing face wipe can do just the trick. These Greek Yoghurt cleansing wipes are our new favorite skin softeners. The yoghurt is boosted with proteins and minerals that nourish your dry skin. (It’s like a facial on-the-go). The macadamia and jojoba oils in this blend will help your skin retain moisture. These wipes are also great for removing any make-up. Korres Greek Yoghurt Wipes, $15 (plus 4% Cash Back), Sephora.com