Road trip style

summer style_hanneli mustaparta

Hello, everyone! My summer mini-break got extended, as we reveled in these beautiful days of high summer, but I’m glad to be back now. We hit the open road last week, driving across country, and it turned out to be a lovely and rejuvenating trip. I will probably share photos, too, once I have gone through them and sorted them out.

Spending a few good days on the road prompted me to think of ways to stay comfortable in the car without compromising style. Travelling attire is not exactly one of my strengths, but this time I managed to dress accordingly. I went for short pants or boyfriend jeans (jeans can be confining, but a great pair of slouchy ones is ideal), a relaxed-fit linen or cotton top and loafers. Keeping it minimal and comfy is essential for a fresh, clean summer look. But here are other adventure-ready clothes you should consider if you are heading out on a road trip this summer: a maxi skirt or a sundress, a dress shirt, a cardigan, an army jacket or a denim one (not necessarily blue, I would try white or an earthy tone), a chambray or safari shirt, a pair of chinos or linen trousers and a few classic t-shirts, like a grey tank top, a white tee and the breton top.

ines de la fressange by derek hudsonMary Jo Matsumoto Thalia Street Shopper

As always, accessories are key, so I pay extra attention to these, starting with the shoes: from chic metallic flat sandals and ballet flats, to moccasins, loafers and lace-up sneakers. You just have to choose whatever suits you and your destination best. A panama hat (or simply a good straw hat in a classic shape), oversized sunglasses and a couple of scarves will round up your essentials. But let’s not forget about the travel bag. My new Mary Jo Matsumoto Thalia Street Shopper, a birthday present from my husband, met all my needs. I will have to properly introduce it to you in a separate blog post, so, for now, I’ll just say that it was the perfect finishing touch for a stylish travel look…a drop of luxury against the picturesque landscape.

gisele bundchen by michael thompson vogue us 20001gisele bundchen by michael thompson vogue us 2000-2

summer style-the glamourai

photos: 1-Hanneli / 2-Derek Hudson, via Wall Street Journal / 3-for Classiq / 4,5-Michael Thompson for Vogue US, January 2000 (Gisele Bundchen in “Two for the Road”) / 6-The Glamourai

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