From Road Trip To Reality: Perfect Pairings For Every Summer Destination

By Christina Ablahad for Modern Muse

Summer road trips, whether across the country or up the coast, require more than just an oil change and a full tank of gas — they require cool-girl style. But, unfortunately, life isn't just an endless road trip. Get back to reality with styles that can take you from road trip to your everyday life settings.

Ramp Up the Rompers

Rompers or jumpsuits for a road trip are a no-brainer: easy to wear, comfortable and fashionable! But don't worry about packing away your one-piece-wonder when you have to head somewhere other than a vacay spot — it's perfectly appropriate when paired with a colored leather or oversized denim jacket. Go from Highway 1 with your mate to dinner with friends in a fashionable blink.

We love: Free People On The Run Jumpsuit in ivory, $108 & Fit and Rugged Leather Jacket in redwood, $420

Kimono It Up

You know those sweet, frayed denim shorts and sexy bodysuits you wore to every music festival within a 500-mile radius? Well, you can still wear them to fancier digs any time of year by adding tights and an unexpected floral kimono. Just ditch the gladiator sandals, zip up the boots and let the flow and length of the kimono provide ample (and seasonally appropriate) coverage. Who says kimonos are for summer only?

We love: Anthropologie Betsy Floral Kimono, $88

Slouch and Give Yourself the Boot

Cutoff shorts may be the MVP of your summer wardrobe, but no matter how adorable they are, sometimes hot summer days turn into much cooler nights, and you need a little help making a fashionable transition to a warmer ensemble. Here's our stylish solution: Throw on a slouchy, oversized sweater and add cool, minimalist boots for the perfect laid back, fashion-forward outfit. You're sure to get it-girl status after sporting this look once or twice.

We love: AllSaints Nuri Boot in black, $415 and Madewell Province Cross-Back Sweater in highland green, $69.50