2022 is shaping up to be the year of the road trip resurgence. Millions of Americans and people from all over the world are readying themselves for a summertime filled with long drives and spontaneous destinations. But what do you wear on an adventure like that? The road is not a runway, but selecting the right wardrobe can be the key to making or breaking your journey.
Dress For Comfort, Not Couture
When it comes to long, arduous car journeys, comfort is king – and fortunately for you, comfort and loungewear are amongst some of the biggest fashion trends of 2022. This is not the time to indulge in clothes that are stylish but restrictive or prickly, it’s the time for ultimate comfort and convenience.
No one wants to be stuck in a three-day (or even longer) car ride with clothes that scratch, itch, or require constant adjustment, and with the options that are available today, no one has to. Pack clothes that are breathable, soft on the skin, and allow for easy mobility. This is what will enable you to feel the most comfortable and content on your road trip.
You might also want to consider bringing a limited but diverse variety of other clothes, such as hiking boots, a warm sweater, a bathing suit, and other garments that can be easily layered for convenience and practicality. Be prepared for anything!
Car Safety And First Aid Kit
While these things may not be particularly wardrobe-associated, they are nonetheless extremely important parts of any road trip. Bringing a first aid kit for minor injuries or ailments will mean you can relax, safe in the knowledge that any mishaps are already provided for, and you can focus on enjoying the ride.
A car safety kit can be obtained from many gas stations or mechanics and is also a crucial addition to your road trip inventory. They usually stock things like maps, booster jumper cables, road flares, dehydrated food, and a USB charger.
If you’re thinking about buying a new car before you go on your road trip, consider the previous mileage, fuel efficiency, engine capacity, and trunk space before you go ahead. If you’re unsure, ask a mechanic to check the car out first and ensure that it’s suitable. You can even do this if you’re not buying a new car just to ensure your ride is in good shape for the journey ahead.
Hair Preparation For Long-Distance Road Travel
Last but certainly not least, your hair and makeup can’t be ignored when it comes to packing for a lengthy trip on the road. It’s a good thing scrunchies are back in fashion, because those springy, soft-textured elastics are one of the key elements of mid-travel hair maintenance.
Always have spare scrunchies, hair elastics, and bobby pins in an easily reachable location. After all, the last thing you want is to be left with eight hour-old car hair when you climb out of the car into a new city. Sanitizer and wet wipes will also help keep you (and your co-road trippers) looking and feeling fresh from start to finish, and a little spritz of perfume never hurts either!