Get In, We're Going Road Tripping
Our Guide to Road Trip Fashion
This summer, as we start to ease back into our normal lives and (hopefully) start traveling again, the Elsie shop gals are looking forward to rediscovering America and planning epic road trips.
In my family, road trips have always been a necessity, rather than a vacation. My dad loves to pile all 5 of us (and our dog) in the car at 6am and see how fast we can get ourselves to our Puget Sound beach house every summer. However, now that I'm older and can plan my own itinerary, I'm excited to do some exploring on my own.
The perfect road trip, however, requires the perfect capsule wardrobe. It has to account for all climates, activities, and all of your unexpected stops. I've pulled together a list of all my travel wardrobe essentials for you, so you can get out and get on the road ASAP.
Basic tees and button downs that you can mix and match are key. Here are my top picks.
Everlane Silky Cotton Oversized Shirt
Madewell Whisper Cotton Rib Neck Tshirt
Well-fitting jeans and shorts are essential. Being comfy yet chic at the same time is a fine balance, but we think these pieces are perfect.
Madewell Classic Straight Jeans
Summersalt Perfect Palazzo Pant
Madewell Paperbag Button-Front Midi Skirt
If I could wear sneakers and dresses every single day, I would. Loose, easy sundresses are the best for road trips - comfy in the car, but chic for all your stops.
Madewell Lucie Smocked Midi Dress
Anthropologie Tiered Tunic Dress
If you're doing a road trip right, you'll need clothes to move in. Here are all my staples for hikes, swims, beaches, and every outdoor activity in between.
Girlfriend Collective Paloma Bra
Outdoor Voices Tech Sweat Leggings
Beyond Yoga Spacedye Biker Shorts
Outdoor Voices Rectrek Hike Shorts
Aerie Strappy Back One Piece Swimsuit
A well-curated shoe capsule is a requirement. I have four pairs I take with me everywhere, and I've linked them for you here.
This trilogy of bags are my holy grail. I have had each of them for about 5 years, and have taken them with me to over 25 countries. They hold everything you need, and make you look cute while you're on the go. For all your storage needs, take a peek at my go-everywhere travel bags.
Madewell Zip-Top Transport Crossbody
Madewell Transport Camera Bag
It's all in the details. Here is everything you need for the finishing touches before you hit the road.
J. Crew Women's Textured Summer Straw Hat
Fujifilm Instax Mini Polaroid Camera
Marine Layer Rainbow Baseball Hat
Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen (The most important thing you'll pack!)
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