Is there a better holiday than a road trip? A road trip has everything you need, especially if you’re a family. There is the sense of community as you hit the open road as a team. There’s the novelty as you spend your vacation time in a moving vehicle instead of the beach. And there are the inevitable arguments that make family vacations special. All that’s left to do is to look great while you’re on the road. For the fashionistas that want to look cool behind the wheel, here are a few handy tips.
Pick The Right Vehicle
The choice of vehicle will set the tone for the rest of the holiday from a style point of view. If you go with any old banger, you are subconsciously saying that you don’t care about style. So, the key is to try a car that is as trendy as it is practical. It isn’t a hard goal to hit if you know the tricks of the trade. For starters, think about the color scheme. Also, don’t forget about the size and shape. A large car isn’t as beautiful as a sleek one. Of course, you have to do all of this while thinking about the price. But, there are a few ways to keep the cost down. The best one is to get cheaper car insurance through comparison websites. Another is to save on fuel with an eco-friendly model. Gas guzzlers are expensive, even if the price of fuel is low.
No, that doesn’t mean the vehicle, although you can if you want. In this case, accessorize relates to the person behind the wheel. People like to look good when they drive, yet they focus on the wrong features. Okay, it’s always a good option to keep your hair in place. Still, there’s no need to look immaculate if you use accessories to your benefit. Sunglasses, for instance, act as a focal point, especially if they are overgrown. Other drivers notice the glasses before they see anything else, taking the edge off your general appearance. Hats also work a treat if you want to hide in plain sight. A road trip is an exhausting experience, and you won’t want to look the part every day. A hat covers up your locks and looks stylish. It’s a no-brainer.
Think about hitting the open road and you will think of music. Spotify even has a section dedicated to road trip songs. The reality is that music has a way of making situations seem cool. It’s almost as if the artists make a tune for the sole purpose of looking and feeling as cool as possible. But, music only works if you get the right songs in the first place. Sorry to Ms. Swift, but a breakup ballad isn’t going to cut the mustard. What is going to do the trick is a variety of songs from rock and roll to R&B and hip-hop. Choose the songs carefully if the kids are coming along for the ride because you don’t want to encourage bad behavior. Once you have an impressive set, blast it from the speakers so everyone on the road can experience your breeziness.
Clothes are a big deal. You want to look good, but you also have to be conscious that you’re on holiday. For one thing, you want to enjoy your time and don’t want to have to worry about outfits. For another, comfort is a must as no one can relax if they aren’t at ease. The secret is to go smart casual throughout the trip. Leggings are your friend because they are always on point, and so are shirts. Flat shoes are essential, too, because there should be a lot of walking and no one wants to do it in heels. Packing is a huge part of getting it right as you need a variety of clothes to choose from when you’re on the road. A tip: pack for every occasion. If the trip is a big one, you could end up in a range of different climates and weather conditions.
The hardest thing about a road trip is to stay fresh after a day of driving. Plus, you will snack all day, so your hands will be full of crap. There is a sticky feeling that you can’t get away from, not until you get in the shower. Still, you can manage the situation so that you don’t look worn-down. Baby wipes are a must as they clean all of the grime away with one swipe. A small bottle of perfume or aerosol will go a long way, too.