“That’s why I love road trips. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything!”
This quote just strikes me to the core. Without the hectic schedule and timetable, the spontaneousness of road trips is just another level.
As a perfect blend of a free spirit, breathtaking views, and an amazing playlist, embracing a road trip is always fruitful or shall I say – addictive?
To enjoy your journey to the fullest, throw on yourself some comfy yet stylish ensemble is for sure.
While it can be tricky to achieve a happy balance, I’ve gathered 10 failproof road trip outfit ideas for you.
With all the outfit inspirations with dos and don’ts, I’m sure you are bound to feel comfy and fabulous at the same time!
Check them out!
1. STAY COMFY FOR SUMMER ROAD TRIP
Needless to say, summer is the best season for a wild road trip.
But before planning your weekend road trip to the east coast, let’s not forget the weather can be too hot to handle even for the air con.
That’s why comfort is always the top priority when you pick your road trip ensemble.
If you want to cuddle up in the car for 3 straight hours at ease, a relaxed cut T-shirt dress work wonders for you.
To maximize the coziness, I will always switch out the denim shorts to the stretchy biker pants underneath.
For a high street ensemble, team a retro band T-shirt dress with chunky white sneakers just seal the deal.
Seriously, this is how you look effortlessly stylish in the simplest outfits!
2. GO FOR A LINEN SET FOR A CLASSY ROADTRIP LOOK
Can you look elegant on a road trip under the boiling sun? Well, the challenge is real but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible!
To make your dream true, you will need a classy linen co-ord set.
As a perfect mix of neutral hues and gorgeously lightweight fabric, it’s not hard to see why linen dress is so trending right now.
While most the road trip ensemble is more on the youthful side, a high-quality linen dress never fails to add a dash of sophistication and casualness at the same time.
Together with a wide beam straw hat and faux leather slide sandals, this is how you stay put together in an airy billowy silhouette.
Seriously, if you never consider wearing linen for the road trip, gal you are missing out!
3. STAY SIMPLE WITH T-SHIRT AND SLOUCHY PANTS
As the saying goes “With good basic, you’ll have the endless options”.
For a failproof road trip look, a cotton graphic tee and soft pants are the impeccable matches of all time.
I mean, you just can’t look more vacay ready with a “Take me to the dessert” tee isn’t it? The hype is real.
For the bottoms, anything soft and relaxing can work.
My favorite is the paper bag shorts as they just give me extra coverage for the tummy area!
If you want to spice up the look, feel free to add a lovely neck scarf or front knot shirt for a stylish twist. You know, little detail goes a long way!
The last tip, avoid any pants that have buttons on the back pockets! Trust me, that little thing will drive you insane.
4. WEAR LEGGINGS FOR THE LONG CAR JOURNEY
If I can choose only one pants for the road trip (hope that never happens…), leggings are undoubtedly the one as they are perfect for road trips all year round.
With all kinds of patterns and hues, they are just as stylish as they are comfy.
From a crop top and tie-dye leggings, hot summer look to a sassy animal prints fall ensemble, these leggings are the real deal.
If you value functionality, always choose the one with a mesh side pocket so you can store your phone and coins.
You will know how convenient it is when you drop by the gas station and buy some snacks!
5. EMBRACE THE BOHO GIRL LOOK WITH SHEER PONCHO
Believe it or not, a sheer poncho is unbelievably useful for a road trip.
If you want extra coverage in the baking hot weather, an airy poncho is always here to help.
As a statement piece, it just boosts the aesthetic of your road trip look tenfolds.
Featuring the distinctive tribal prints, this just adds a dash of exoticness to your artsy boho girl ensemble.
To elevate the look, don’t forget your feather earrings and black straw hat though!
6. GET A SPRING ROADTRIP LOOK WITH PASTELS
Wondering what to wear for road trip in spring? Definitely pastel hues.
Symbolize the renewal of the year and awakening, this is such perfect timing for us to put on all refreshing pastel hues to freshen up the look.
A classy white fedora hat with light blue cropped denim jacket and beautiful coral-colored romper?
This look is an ultimate mood booster!
7. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HAT AND SUNGLASSES
Despite the fact that your hat and sunglasses are the fashion items that add a touch of chic to any Instagram shot, they are the road trip essentials.
When I was young, I was innocent enough to think it’s impossible to get sunburn in the car.
Well, obviously, I WAS WRONG. SO WRONG. I still remembered my half-red face, not a good look.
Ladies, I know it sounds common sense but please don’t be like me.
Definitely grab your wide beam straw hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for UV protection.
Thank me later!
8. COZY UP WITH A CUDDLY JACKET IN WINTER
When it comes to the fall and winter road trip, it’s time to swap out your sheer kimono for warm-keeping outerwear.
Whether you prefer a jacket or a cardigan, always opt for the one with soft fabric so you can stay all warm and cozy for the trip.
After all, that can be kind of tiring if you wear a structured trench coat or heavy pea coat in the car isn’t it?
For my best picks, I must say the sherpa jackets are my all-time favorite.
For the girls who want to stay ultra-chic, teaming the off-white hoodie with a pastel shacket can totally steal the show.
Cool and easy.
9. WEAR BEANNIE FOR WINTER ROADTRIP
How to look cute on a road trip? Let’s wear beanie for a laid-back casual look.
As a girl with chubby cheeks, I love wearing beanie as it can add some height and elongate my face visually.
Teaming it with the classic flannel shirt and skinny jeans, is how you nail the random road trip look without giving a thought.
If you want to make your face look smaller, always choose the one with a big pom-pom for a nice selfie shot!
10. FOOTWEAR FOR SUMMER ROAD TRIP
Finally, it’s time to talk about footwear.
I know it’s so tempting to wear heels for some fabulous road trip photos that you saw on the Pinterest board, but let’s not do that. As we all know the formula, comfy shoes = happy trip.
Always was and always will be.
In general, the slip-on and flat sandals work perfectly when traveling in the car.
While the slip-on is convenient when we want to sleep in the car, the flat sandals give the feet more room to breathe.
Of course, for an off-duty style, flip-flops work as well.
But make sure when is the one who drives, switch the slippers to the closed-toe shoes for comfort and safety.
11. FOOTWEAR FOR WINTER ROAD TRIP
Alright, last but not least, footwear for a winter road trip!
Again, leave your stylish high heel boots at home, you can wear them on many other occasions anyways.
Instead, opt for something warm and comfy. In most cases, sneakers are more than enough.
However, when the weather is more on the chilly side, don’t hesitate to wear your duck boots and UGG! Or else.
Is that just me but teaming a fluffy sherpa jacket with ribbon UGG boots is such a cute look for winter road trips.
So ladies, here are the 11 road trip outfit ideas! Now I’m sure you will pack like a pro for your next road trip!
Enjoy the good times ahead!
In case you need it, here’s the recap:
- Stay comfy for summer road trip
- Go for linen set for a classy roadtrip look
- Stay simple with T-shirt and slouchy pants
- Wear leggings for the long car journey
- Embrace boho girl look with sheer poncho
- Get a spring roadtrip look with pastels
- Always wear your hat and sunglasses
- Cozy up with cuddly jacket in winter
- Wear beannie for winter roadtrip
- Footwear for summer road trip
- Footwear for winter road trip
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