Style Syllabus: What To Pack For Your Summer Road Trips

Perhaps more American than apple pie, the road trip has been a rite of passage probably ever since Ford started manufacturing cars. This summer, instead of planning a typical getaway, why not take to the open road? There is certainly something to be said for the effects of wind in your hair, good girlfriends, cruise control and diner food. Liberation, exhileration, exploration; You're sure to come back a changed woman. Follow our road trip guide and check out three charted routes through the good ol' US of A and an accompanying style inspirations, and start hittin' the open road.
The Trip: The Pacific Coast
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The Route: From Seattle to San Diego via I-5 South and Highway 1 in California.
The Distance: Approximately 1,200 miles or 20 hours non-stop.
The Dress: Adopt a carefree fashion sense while you experience nature’s finest, laid-back scenes.
The Goods:
Above, clockwise from left: Zara Zip Top, $39.90, available at Zara; J.Crew Iris Suede Sandals, $118, available at J.Crew; Ray Ban Aviator Large Metal, $139, available at Ray Ban; Road Trip Pacific Coast Highway, $11.95, available at Barnes and Noble; J.Crew Adele Cotton Shorts, $50, available at Net-a-Porter; Radley London Backpack, $220, available at John Lewis.
The Trip: The Southwest
The Route: Taking on Route 66; Chicago to LA.
The Distance: Approximately 2,300 miles. Sources say drivers should allow at least 12 days to enjoy the road.
The Dress: Opt for classic Americana to pay homage to the most iconic road in the States.
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The Goods:
Above, clockwise from left: Route 66: The Mother Road, $21.99, available at Barnes and Noble; Karen Walker Eyewear Rover Powder Blue, $180, available at Gargyle; Delia's Long-Sleeve Girlfriend Cardi, $44.50, available at Delia’s; Topshop Valda Peep Toe Lace-Ups, $66, available at Topshop; Onda De Mar Striped Beach Tote, $94, available at Saks; Etoile Isabel Marant Cotton Shorts, $175, available at Net-a-Porter.
The Trip: The Southern Zig-Zag
The Route: Carolinas to Louisiana via too many highways and interstates for us to list!
The Distance: Approximately 1,000 miles or 18 hours.
The Dress: Be a modern southern belle for your drive through the south.
The Goods:
Above, clockwise from left: Juicy Couture Sunburst Silk Square Scarf, $68, available at Juicy Couture; The Carolinas, Georgia and the South Trips, $19.99, available at Lonely Planet; J.Crew Drew Polka Dot Bikini Top, $52, and Bottom, $50, available at Net-a-Porter; Quiksilver The Sibilance Dress, $51.95, available at Karmaloop; Anthropology Textured Bowtie Sandal, $88, available at Anthropologie; Fair+True African Print Skirt, $65, available at Fashion Conscience.
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