What to Wear on a Road Trip

What to Wear on a Road Trip
What to wear on your road trip! Photo: roadtripped

You're going to be on the road for long hours, you want to make sure that you and everyone with you are comfortable and having a great time. When deciding what to wear on your trip, there are a few things to keep in mind like ow long is this road trip, and what time of the year/weather is it. Here are some tips to help you dress for maximum comfort on your road trip!

Here's how to dress for a road trip for maximum comfort!

  1. Don't wear anything tight. You'll be wearing your clothes for long hours. Wear tight clothes for long can get uncomfortable.
  2. Don't wear anything new. New clothes, new underwear, new shoes, all of these are things you're not sure if they'll be comfortable for your road trip and it's not the right time to test them!
  3. Good fit, not too baggy clothes are your best choice. Go for pants that has good pockets in case you need to use your pockets. Worn out jeans and sweat pants are probably the perfect choice. I wore sweatpants  on my 15+ hours road trip and never regretted it for a second!
  4. Pack a sweatshirt, a hoodie or a jacket. Bring one of those along in case you feel a bit cold. I would never go on a road trip without one!
  • Wear a comfortable pair of snickers or Birkenstocks! Yes I wore my Birkenstocks with socks on my road trip. They're super comfy, easy to slip into them and out of them anytime you want and the socks make sure your feet stay warm! They may not look great but they sure were super comfortable for the road.
Wearing Birkenstocks with black socks
Birkenstocks with socks, perfect for road trips

5. Pack a hat or bandana! Yup this is always useful if the weather is sunny and you'd like to stop few times during the trip (usually you'll need to stop every 2-4 hours) and will get out of the car.

6. Accessories and too much unnecessarily wear is a no no! But your smart watch or watch can be useful so this is an exception! Sunglasses are super important, please don't forget them!

In summary, here's the perfect outfit for a road trip:

  • It's perfect for the weather.
  • It's something you've worn several times before.
  • A shirt, and sweatpants with a hoodie or a sweatshirt (easy to put on and take off).
  • Your most comfortable pair of snicker or Birkenstocks.
  • Always wear socks, pack a hat and sunglasses!

How can I look stylish while traveling?

It can be challenging to look nice while also making sure you're comfortable in your outfit! After all, long road trips and travels mean you need to prioritize your comfort at all costs!

Here are few things you can do to elevate your look while traveling but still making sure you're comfortable:

Go Monochromatic

Your choice of colors can totally take your look to the next level. You may want to go after the monochromatic look. You'll look both stylish and comfy! Choose things like a grey sweatshirt and sweatpants, a juicy couture tracksuit set is perfect too! Colors that would work in monochrome:

  • Beige
  • Nude
  • Brown
  • Grey
  • Black
  • White (but we do not recommend)
  • Any color that complements your skin!

Wear a Scarf

scarves can complement any look and will make your outfit pop! And as a bonus they are a utility wear too, as they'll keep you warm!

Tuck it

You want to wear comfy but don't want to look tired or like you don't care anymore! One way to elevate any travel outfit, tuck the front of your top into your pants. Be it a shirt, a sweater, a t-shirt or a sweatshirt, wear it for maximum comfort on your trip and whenever you get out of the car, just tuck the front into your pants and look like those celebrities going to the supermarket, they look nice but like they don't mean it!

Enjoy your road trip!

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About the Author

Sara T. is a traveler that has been traveling around the world for over 7 years! She's lived in 3 continents and traveled to 6 different countries and road trips have always been part of her stories!