According to KSL News Radio, 51% of travelers forget to pack toothbrushes, mobile phone chargers, hair care items, underwear, and socks when taking a road trip. Obviously, packing properly is a key part of enjoying an amazing road trip, especially if you want to look good and feel comfortable. The big questions now are how do you plan your look and pack your suitcase to make everything fit?
Plan Your Road Trip Look
There are a few elements you need to remember when planning your road trip look. Firstly, always consider the journey and the destination. Travel Fashion Girl recommends starting by thinking about the weather. If the destination’s known for warm weather, pack light clothing. If it’s cold, pack for cold weather. Then, decide on a color palette if you want a cohesive look during your trip – you have your Insta to think of, after all. If your road trip includes stops with various activities, remember to plan outfits around them.
In addition to choosing comfortable shoes, you should wear layers, as that makes it easier to cool down or warm up in the car. Wear shorts in summer, and leggings in fall, winter, or spring, and avoid denim and other tight fabrics that can become uncomfortable quickly.
Prep Your Car
While comfort and looks are very important, you also want to make sure that your car is in working order. Check the oil, tires, engine and fuel. If you have not been using your car for a while, double check the fuel in it hasn’t gone bad. Gasoline has a shelf life of 3-6 months, while diesel can last about a year before it degrades. However, how long you last in your denims is only something you can answer!
Pack Your Suitcase
Packing a suitcase for a road trip can be a little like playing Tetris, so don’t leave it to the last minute. Start by making a list of everything you need, such as underwear, socks, clothing, toiletries, phone charger, and makeup. The New York Times suggests using a hard-sided suitcase no more than 22 inches tall so that you can limit what you pack.
Limit yourself to one hat, two pairs of shoes, three bottoms, four tops, and five sets of socks and underwear if you’re going on a week-long road trip. Don’t forget other items that you might need, such as a swimsuit. When packing, put your socks in your shoes and lay them heel to toe in a plastic bag at the bottom of your case, roll your clothes to minimize wrinkles and maximize space. Finally, pack your toiletries in a plastic bag on top.
By following these tips, you’ll have what you need and you’ll look good on your next road trip.