Road Trip Vacation Clothes

New England Fall 2013

New England Fall 2013 by secondbreakfast featuring opaque tights

I am planning a fall road trip to the East Coast and have been experimenting with different outfit combinations in order to find the most compatible garments. There are two tricks when it comes to packing for road trip vacations:

1. Everything must be (relatively) comfortable
2. The clothes need to have a unified theme or color

In this case, the theme was obvious: FALL! But I also chose warm neutrals and black because they go with everything. Instead of planning an outfit for each day, I prefer to pack many items that work together to accommodate for changes in weather/mood/planetary alignment. Another factor was the clothing's tendency to wrinkle; I prefer clothes that can be wadded up into a ball, forgotten on the floor and worn the next day without any raised eyebrows. This is so important on road trips, because you typically aren't staying in the same place long enough to hang your garments and hope gravity removes the wrinkles.

So far, I've ended up with:

3 dresses
2 pairs of pants
1 pair of shorts
1 skirt
5 shirts
3 sweaters
2 jackets
2 pairs of boots
1 pair of sandals
2 swimsuits
1 giant handbag
1 belt
1 pair of tights

How do you guys pack for road trip vacations? Any special tips or tricks you want to share? Leave a note in the comments and let me know!


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Anonymous said...

I see you have your dark olive green battle jacket, complete with extra pockets for hand grenades and specially designed inner pocket for your .45 pistol. You're gonna look fabulous!

Take care.

Mitha Komala said...

love the clothes that you picked! awesome stuff <3

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