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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Dôen O'Keefe Top

Vintage Deadstock Tank

Everlane Track Oversized Crew

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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

Levi's Vintage Shortalls

Agolde Denim Shorts

Levi's Ribcage White Jeans

Madewell Paperbag Button-Front Midi Skirt

Everlane Track Jogger

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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

Ciao Lucia Gabriela Dress

Christy Dawn Brooklyn Dress

Anthropologie Tiered Tunic Dress

Everlane Shirred Mini Dress

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Athletic Gear

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.

Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress

Girlfriend Collective Paloma Bra

Outdoor Voices Tech Sweat Leggings

Beyond Yoga Spacedye Biker Shorts

Bombas Performance Socks

Outdoor Voices Rectrek Hike Shorts

Aerie Strappy Back One Piece Swimsuit

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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.

High Top Ivory Converse

Birkenstock Arizona Sandal

 Hoka One One Clifton 7

K. Jacques Epicure Sandals

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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

Herschel Pop Quiz Backpack

Madewell Transport Camera Bag

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It's all in the details. Here is everything you need for the finishing touches before you hit the road.

Madewell Camera Strap

 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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For more road trip inspiration, take a peek at these posts >

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Hit the Road

May 17, 2020 — Andie Furber
Tags: fashion