Some trips take a lot of time and effort to pull together, and then there's the last minute road trip. Have you ever been tempted to grab the car keys and head out of town for a quick getaway? Some of the best adventures happen out of the blue, so when the desire to get-up-and-go is just too hard to resist, packing fast and smartly is essential. If you're anything like me, you want to travel light, but, naturally tend to pack more than you need. Here's how to up the ante when the open road is calling; opt for easy, go-with-anything pieces in an effortless neutral color palette that travel well.
If you love adventure but don't love to pack, I've taken care of the details and have your packing list sorted. This 5-outfit getaway collection is laid-back and modern, and draws from a vintage-vibe with a nod to the classics. You'll be ready for anything. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a travel buddy, get a map (not Google Maps), adjust your Ray Bans in the mirror, and crank your playlist to a few decibels above average. The journey starts here...
Dress like it matters. As a model, I get to wear a lot of nice outfits, and this is one of them. It looks like a cool, sophisticated, striped dress, but if you look closely, you'll notice that it's actually separates. It's form-fitting but not tight, and super comfortable. A style star for warmer days, there's no need to second guess the easy elegance of this ensemble.
Get the Look: Top and Skirt- Bailey/44
The easy-wearing design of this elongated linen tunic adds to its versatility. You can wear it on its own, layer it over skinny jeans, or a pair of leggings.
Get the Look: Tunic- Michael Stars
This is the way to travel light. The sheerness of this free-spirited style captures the sunlight and reveals a breezy silhouette. The flouncy top is ethereal and the pull-on skirt is feminine and romantic; great for day or evening. It's a favorite because the proportions are perfect for every body shape.
Get the Look: Top and Skirt- Baci
I love the cool, casual style of this polo because it conjures visions of a vintage-influenced look that has been in my closet forever. The classic stripes make this top fun and relaxed, while the sporty detail on the collar is a nice accent. This would look great on the golf course too....hmmm.
Get the Look: Polo- 360Sweater
This shirt paired with these jeans...between-seasons styling, nailed. Who doesn't need a linen utility shirt that goes with everything? A spring hero piece if there ever was one. As an alternative to denim, why not try jeans in a lightweight stretch fabric that fit and feel wonderful. Wear the neutral shade to break away from the pack and look different from everyone else.
Get the Look: Utility Shirt- Margaret O'Leary / Jeans- AG
Freedom and spontaneity is the name of the game here, and what's so great about these pieces is that they're dressy enough and casual enough to mix-and-match among themselves, as well as with many other garments in your existing wardrobe. When you invest in timeless pieces that are cool, elegant, comfortable, and in sync with today's lifestyle, your style will endure long after the journey ends.
Do you have any fond memories from a road trip? I'd love to know about your adventures with a comment below.