This is an exciting day for me because my cruise departs from Miami today.
Unfortunately that also means I’m going to be MIA for a week since I won’t have Internet access. But, I am able to squeeze in one last post before I go completely ghost.
I apologize in advance for my lack of visuals, and I’m going to try to update it later. Between moving, packing, and traveling I haven’t been able to find much down time.
The traveling I mentioned involves a few constant hours of driving. In my last post, I talked about my experience in Jacksonville last week which was a 2-3 hour drive for me. Yesterday, I drove from Tallahassee to Orlando, which was about a 4 hour drive. Currently, I’m on my way to Miami which is going to be a three hour drive.
To keep in the spirit of my current life activities, I’m going to write about what to wear on a road trip. You’re not going to want to wear the same thing that you would wear on a lunch date.
For road trips you have to be prepared for several hours of sitting, and driving if you’re the driver. Whether you’re going to be on the road by yourself or with friends, you’re going to want to be comfortable.
I love being comfortable as much as I love a cute outfit. I know if something I’m wearing is restricting me it’s all I’ll think about until I change. If there’s one time you want to dress for comfort, it’s during a road trip.
Sitting in a vehicle with a bunch of luggage and possibly other people is already uncomfortable enough, the last thing you want is to be wearing something that makes you itch.
I’m the type of person that likes to change positions frequently and put my legs all over the place, so my go to is usually loose athletic shorts that don’t squeeze my waist or ride up. Like any college student who is proud of their school, my outfit almost always represents FSU in some way.
Sweatpants, track pants, or yoga pants make good options too, but since weather is constantly changing, it’s a good idea to wear shorts or spandex under your lounge pants so you can easily adjust to the climate.
The same concept works for short sleeve shirts and jackets too. If you’re going the jacket route, you will probably want one that zips up instead of a pullover to make taking it on and off easier. This tip is especially useful when traveling from north to south and vice versa.
Being on the road doesn’t mean you have to necessarily wear shorts and a t-shirt. If you want to look more stylish you can go for patterned leggings or shorts paired with a basic tee.
Culottes are another good option because they simulatenously give your legs coverage and breathing room. If you don’t mind having to take everything off when you use the restroom, rompers can be another comfortable stylish piece.
As far as hair, makeup, and shoes go, wear whatever you feel most comfortable in. I usually only put on foundation, tie my hair in a messy bun, and throw on some backless sandals.
I don’t want to feel completely gross if I stop somewhere, I like my hair out of my face, and I don’t want my feet to feel sweaty. But everyone does it differently. I’m sure there’s people out there that would rather have full, or almost full, makeup, hair down, and tennis shoes.
What you choose to wear might change based on your destination. I usually just stick to athletic wear when I drive home, but to go to Miami I went with a printed romper from Steps New York and a sun hat from Charming Charlie.
We’re headed straight to the port, so I don’t really have time to find somewhere and change. Even if I did, it would just be a hassle because I would have to either repack some clothes or put them in my carry on, which creates extra baggage.
I’m really comfortable in the outfit I’m wearing and I’ll still look stylish when boarding the ship.
Let’s face it, driving for several hours can be boring and exhausting, especially if there’s nothing but trees for 100 miles straight.
You won’t have to add uncomfortable to your list of unpleasant road trip feelings if you take your outfit into consideration. Even when I’m a passenger, dressing comfortably allows me to relax and enjoy the ride.
Miami, I’m coming for you.
dress well. eat well. live well.