How to Look Stylish on Road Trips
Who says that fashion and the outdoors are incompatible? If you’ve recently embarked on a long RV trip, or if you are thinking about it, you might fear that this means leaving your fashion sense behind. For most people, it’s hard to imagine fashionable girls taking camping trips. However, this is possible and even easier than you might think.
If you’re passionate about style and also about exploring the great outdoors, there’s nothing stopping you from making the most out of both of them. Try these easy tips, and you won’t have to worry about not looking stylish on any of your future camping trips.
Solid colors and quality fabrics
Whether you’re planning on traveling in a truck or an RV (find out more about how you can make the best of each on The Trail Girl), your main restriction will be the lack of space. You can’t bring your great wardrobe with you on the road. That is why the first thing you need to do is to make a selection and choose wisely.
This selection applies mainly to tops and bottoms. Everybody associates road trips and camping with comfy and non-pretentious clothing items. However, you definitely wouldn’t want to look frumpy either. In order to avoid this, try to choose basics in solid colors, made from high-quality fabrics.
Bottoms need to be durable and wash-resistant. Jeans, shorts, and leggings are the best options because they are comfortable and also versatile. It’s a good idea to invest more in high-quality items since you will only have a limited number of bottoms, which you will be wearing quite often. Also, the best color options are black, gray, and various shades of blue and brown.
Depending on the weather, your tops can range from tees and tops to sweatshirts and pullovers. Stick to the same rule of solid colors and natural fibers, but also consider layering. The weather conditions when you’re on a road trip can vary from very warm to very cold, so it’s best to have items that can be easily layered.
Accessorizing makes the difference
Having just a few bottoms, tops, and shoes in neutral colors, but with a great cut and fit, is like preparing the canvas for a painting. Once you have your basis, you can be really creative with your accessories. This is where vivid colors, patterns, and textures can bring an outfit to life. Plus, accessories don’t take too much space, so it’s easier to have more of them.
Scarves are some of the most versatile accessories, so bring as many as you like on your next camping trip. You can wear them in a variety of ways, by wrapping your neck, your head, your waist, or even your bag with one. They also keep you warm and are great choices for layering. Try to choose a few smaller scarfs, some medium ones, and some shawls.
Next, complete your outfits with jewelry, sunglasses, and the right bag. Statement earrings, necklaces, and bangles are a must-have for outdoor trips. They can truly transform an outfit and bring a personal touch. Dainty jewelry would not be such a good idea, or anything too precious. Depending on where you plan to travel, you could even go for local handmade pieces of jewelry.
Mini-bags and crossbody bags are another must-have. You can either stick to neutrals or select contrasting patterns and bright colors. Small bags are great for sightseeing and take very little space. Sunglasses are also important in order to make you look put together. Choose the best shape for your face, in elegant colors.