6 Tips to Help You Stay Stylish on a Road Trip

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What to Wear on a Road Trip

When traveling for long distances, or even short, it can be a little difficult to stay stylish, especially while on a road trip. Long hours in the car can have you reaching for your favorite pj’s to stay comfortable.

If you have a road trip coming up and are wondering what to wear on a road trip to not only have a comfortable but a stylish road trip outfit these six quick style tips will help.

Comfortable Ballet Flats

Since you’re going to be in the car for many long hours and only leaving your shotgun seat for a cup of coffee or food there is no need to wear your sexy heels. It’s best to wear comfortable shoes, but I mean cute comfortable shoes.

The insanely comfortable shoes that I’m wearing in this post and the ones I would recommend are by Yosi Samra. These ballet flats feel like you’re wearing socks. Great for slipping on and off in the car and walking around at pit stops. The thing that I like most about these flats is that you can fold them in half and stow them away in their own little travel bag. Great for road trips!

As a side note, these cute travel flats are perfect for keeping in your purse for when your heels are killing your feet.

Large Handbag

A little clutch for a road trip just won’t do. A large handbag is what you need to bring with you on a road trip to hold all of your necessities. Makeup for touch ups or extra hair ties and of course hand sanitizer.

In my handbag, I carry with me a few essentials: phone, face powder, Chapstick, Kleenex, notebook, pen, mifi, iPad mini, wallet, sunglasses, Purell, gum, hair ties and bobby pins. These are the items I need in to have within arm’s reach and not in a suitcase in the trunk.

Black Comfortable Leggings

I want to be comfortable while sitting in the car for hours so I opt for leggings instead of jeans or trousers. This way I can cross my legs and blog on my laptop if I want to. Black is better for leggings than any other color. Not only do they look slimming but they hide the occasional stain caused from road trip snacks.


Depending on the time of year you are traveling you might need to wear warmer clothes but one thing to always keep-in-mind is layers. Layering while on a road trip is essential to being stylishly comfortable. If you get too warm remove a layer, if it gets chilly; add on your long sleeve or sweater.

What I like about the polka dot chambray in this outfit is that it’s stylish with the sleeves rolled up or down. These photos were taken in March so it’s the time of the year when the weather is perfect here in California. I opted for light layers, a thin boyfriend tee, and a button down that I can leave unbuttoned.


Again, long hours in a car can be hard on you, at times it is hard one me, so I bring a handy pair of sunglasses to cover my tired eyes. As with long flights, sunglasses are an item you don’t want to forget.

Sunglasses can hide your tiredness immediately, always make sure to keep these at arms reach.

Hair Up

There is no way to keep my hair full of life after three plus hours in a car, windows rolled down or not. To not be bothered by my hairs lack of bounce I always wear it up.

Wear your hair in a bun or in a ponytail, whichever looks cutest with your outfit. This will keep you looking cute even with the seven plus hours you’ve spent road trippin’ it and singing Californication at the top of your lungs.

There you have it. Six tips that will help you stay stylish and comfortable on a road trip.

What are the things you do to stay cute while on a road trip?

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20 thoughts on “6 Tips to Help You Stay Stylish on a Road Trip

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    I have put some shorts tank tops for my next month road trip. But after reading this and images changing my plan will put this tights and shirts for some road photoshoots 😀 Lovin it <3

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    J. Dehorney

    Very helpful, generally I will wear a fanny pack to hold a credit card, drivers license keys and phone so I don’t need to carry the large handbag for bathroom and service station stops, I use a large handbag but it is safer not to carry it when stopping for gas or a bathroom break, however, do not leave the handbag in plain view in the car.

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    Such great ideas for road and long distance trip with the attractive combination of tights, shirt, and accessories.

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    Thank. Got an idea for road trip.

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    Lovely outfit. Can you tell me where did you buy the polka dot chambray from? Thanks!

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    Great tips !!it’s easy to go from casual to stylish with a simple shirt change.

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    Noir et Doré

    Thanks for the advices ! you look beautiful !

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    Good tips! I pretty much follow all of these when I’m traveling.

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    Great look and beautiful pictures! Thanks for the tips <3


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    Beautiful pics
    I am totally agree with you

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    The Fashion Panda

    Great post with a lot of handy tips 🙂
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    Great post honey!Very inspirational!
    Love your look! Very chic! U styled everything just perfect! Good job!

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    great advice about the flats- very true


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    Very stylish indeed. I like your shirt and glasses.

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    Flats and tights are my go to for road trips and airports