10 Ways To Stay Stylish On A Road Trip


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Going on a road trip can be an exciting and unforgettable experience. You can make it a fashionable and stylish one as well. By choosing the right clothes, shoes and accessories you can maximize the fun of your road trip. Read this article to know if you’re carrying the most essential items for a stylish and comfortable road trip.

1. The Essential Tee

This is one of the basics of a road trip wardrobe. Since a layered look is recommended, a basic essential t-shirt should form the inner part of your outfit. Since these are made from pure cotton, they’ll keep your body warm and you can choose a fit according to your body type. The best thing about these is that they are your first line of defence against any damage or staining. All you need to do then is to add another layer such as a loose cotton shirt over it to hide the damage.

2. Beat the Weather

There are times where you can look for stylish and practical. If you’re going to travel to areas where the weather is unpredictable, never leave unprepared. It’s always wise to carry a raincoat or poncho with you, preferably one with an attached hood. There are lots of trendy looking raincoats out there, so you don’t actually need to pack your daddy’s wellingtons in your bag. While you’re at it, don’t forget to pack in a fashionable umbrella. It always pays to be weather-wise so that you don’t remain at the mercy of the elements.

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3. Layered Clothes

This is especially useful if you’re going on a cross-country road trip where you’ll encounter different types of climates and weather conditions. Layered clothing is a hassle-free way of adjusting your clothes according to the weather, right inside your car. You can simply pull up a jacket if the weather gets chilly. And off comes the top shirt when the sun gets too hot. You’ll have to carry a few basic with you such as a loose blouse, a tank top, a jacket and long sleeves.

4. Leggings

If you plan on partaking in a lot of physical activity on the road trip, such as helping with changing a tire to filling gas or even washing the car, then a basic pair of black leggings is essential. These are comfortable and allow you to walk or run freely. Try to carry one in a darker shade such as navy blue or black because they will hide stains better than lighter colours. Once home, you can drop them in an AJ Madison washer and relax.

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5. Handbags

Your travel bags won’t be the ideal place to put your makeup and other essentials on a road trip. What you need is a large handbag where you can keep all your accessories that you’ll need along the way. A handbag makes things such as sunglasses, cellphones, water bottles, tissues and wallets accessible so that you don’t have to dig into the travel bag all the time. Select one in a colour and material that is comfortable yet that will hide any unintentional damage.

6. Scarves and Hats

These are essential to avoid skin damage or even heatstroke. The good news is that there are so many fashionable designs out there, that you don’t have to worry about looking like a frumpy babysitter on your road trip. Carry some printed scarves and floppy hats to keep the harsh rays of the sun away from your face. They are also a great way to protect your hair against the wind. Pack a large-sized scarf that you can use as a body wrap when the wind gets chilly. 

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7. Shorts

While we’re going casual, let’s also pack in some loose shorts. The point is to keep the body well-ventilated, which means that one goes for loose-fitting clothes that allow the air to pass through. Loose-fitting clothes also give your body freedom of movement, which you will need loads of on your road trip. For women, a loose skirt or dungarees is a good option too, especially if you’re going to be seated for several hours at end. They’ll keep you relaxed and comfortable compared to a tight skirt or pants. If you’re worried that you’ll soil your skirts on a dirt track, for instance, carry an extra pair or true. You can wash them in an AJ Madison machine when you get back home.

8. Pick the Right Shoes

Flats and pumps are the best footwear options for a road trip. You’ll probably be doing a lot of walking and physical work. It is important to keep your feet well-aired so that they do not get heated up. One must also ensure that the feet are protected from injury. Canvas flats are recommended because they’re both comfortable and allow a good deal of physical activity without getting damaged. Wearing flats or pumps doesn’t require much effort either—just slip your feet in and you’re good to go, literally!


9. Shades

A few hours into your road trip is enough to make you realize that there is such a thing as too much sun. The best way to avoid getting baked in your car is to pack a cool pair of sunglasses to rest your eyes. Especially if you haven’t had a good sleep for several hours and don’t want to be seen with a tired looking face, a pair of large-framed, dark sunglasses is the best way to hide it from others. Keep one in your bag at all times.

10. Hair Tied Up

Keeping your hair looking classy and stylish on a road trip is no easy task. When you’re on a road trip, you want to pull down the car window and feel the air blowing against your face. It can seem that it’s impossible to keep the wind and dust out of your hair. The best way to be practical and look stylish is to wear your hair nicely tied up in a bun. Don’t try to be too meticulous about it; in fact, the messier it is the cooler you’ll look.

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  1. I definitely think leggings and a t shirt are a great choice for a road trip

  2. Such a good post, I'm heading up to the Lake District for a week soon and I'm wondering what to take as it can be such a mixed bag of weather but there are some great ideas here :)

  3. This is an excellent post of what to pack, I like comfy cloths and comfy shoes are a must.

  4. This is great but truthfully Laura, do you ever look anything but stylish? You have natural style I can only dream of.


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