This post was originally published on April 23, 2013.
Going somewhere? We certainly hope so! Summer is upon us and it means a lot of things to a lot of people – ice cream, friends coming home from college, and our personal favorite, trips! Regardless of where you’re going, packing that travel bag is the inevitable and often most difficult part of going anywhere. It’s like that what do I wear today feeling, but for the future, you know? Now times it by however many days you’ll be gone. Yikes is right.
To help you through it and on your way, we’ve narrowed down three awesome and obvious trip ideas and made you some outfits to match. Now all you need to do is find them in your closet (or your local Crossroads store), stash them, and dash out the door. What adventure awaits you next? We couldn’t be more excited for you, girlfriend.
1. What to Wear on a Road Trip
Are you going on a cross-country (or even cross-state) road trip? You lucky duck, I am so jealous of you! There are so many good things about road trippin’, but one thing that isn’t that awesome is sitting in a car for hours at a time. Sure, there are some definite perks to riding around with your best friends in a car instead of on a plane, but comfort is definitely key.
So basically, what you want to do is be dressed in an outfit that is as close to pajamas as is possible – meaning light palazzo pants and an airy tank or tee. Keep a chambray shirt and scarf within reach so you can wrap up as temperatures change, and make sure you have some jams and a pair of shoes that come on and off easily, for all those roadside stretch breaks.
2. What to Wear to Disneyland(!!!)
Disneyland really is the happiest place on earth (well, tied with Hawaii), and that’s why having an outfit that is equally fun and happy is practically a park rule. You are never too old for mouse ears and Disney tees. For ideal comfort, make sure to wear flats and a light crossbody bag…because if you’re at the happiest place on earth, you better be hands free!
3. What to Wear for Camping/Glamping
I call this one camping/glamping because it isn’t an outfit solidly for either – if you’re like me, you’re an average person who enjoys camping but isn’t a pro at it by any means, but you certainly didn’t bring your entire vanity table, either.
Though some may disagree, I prefer a pair of easy-going cotton cropped pants when camping because I don’t like my pants to drag in the dirt. Also, depending on your bathroom situation, you may find the short stems on these babies useful for another reason, if you know what I mean. When not hiking wear some comfortable flip flops with a bit of a sole, and a dark colored backpack will allow you to move hands free, while remaining mostly clean when you set it on the floor. Don’t forget a hat and sunblock!