When traveling for long distances in a car it can be a little difficult to decide what would be the best outfit to wear on a road trip. You want to look cute but still be comfortable, and of course, depending the time of year, and how long you will be in the car will determine the type of clothes you end of wearing. Or you might need multiple road trip outfits because you trip will span across multiple days!

If you have a road trip approaching and are wondering what to wear on a road trip to not only look stylish but be comfortable as well this post is for you! I have taken many outfit over the years and these are six quick style tips that I always follow when putting together summer outfits!


I love high heels and wedges as much as the next gal but when most of your time will be in a car you need shoes that you can easily take on and off and be comfortable walking in to quickly.

When Peter and I go on road trips we usually research locations we want to stop along the way to our destination. We quickly pull over and explore the area, take a few photos and continue on our way. Usually, we run across the road for the photo or go on a little hike so comfortable shoes are key.

In addition to exploring beautiful areas, opting for flats, slip ons, or sneakers makes it easy to slip your shoes on and off and you’re also not super worried if they get thrown around in the car. As road trips go, you usually have a bag full of snacks on the floor and if you take off your shoes they will usually get thrown to the trunk or pushed under the seat.

On summer trips wear flats or sneakers. My favorite style of flats. I love this brand for several reasons but the reason I like wearing these flats on road trips is that they fold and come in a little pouch that you can throw in your travel tote or large handbag. When you need them just pull them out and slip them on for a cute summer outfit.


I want to be comfortable while sitting in the car for hours 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 by road trip snacks.

This style of shorts is also great if you’re wearing a bathing suit underneath. Maybe you’re doing a beach and you want to jump into the ocean as soon as you arrive, well these shorts are easy to take on and off.


A little clutch for a outfit 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, hand sanitizer, and of course mints and snacks.

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


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 and if you’re spending hours under the glaring sun make sure to protect those eyes! Sunglasses don’t only make you look cooler, sunglasses prevent wrinkles.

Leave a Reply