WINTER ROAD TRIP
Road trips are all about the slow, often monotonous journey, cramped, looking for just the right position to get through the long hours. Broken up by road stops, spotting animals on the way or if you are lucky, some cool natural landscapes that you miss my rail or air.
I recently went on a long full day winter road trip over to Port Lincoln to visit family. I thought I’d dedicate this post to talking about some of my tricks and tips for dealing with those long hours. Below are the outfits I put together over the trip and for the long full days of driving (8+ hours!).
MAKE SURE TO PACK
When it comes to a full day of being stuck in a car, there are things I have on hand to make the journey a lot more comfortable.
FOOD: I always pack a big water bottle, a banana, an apple, raw ball treats and activated nuts as a snack. Planning the start of the trip, we always try to get going in the morning but avoiding the peak hour traffic of commuters heading in to work. The first thing we plan for is a stop to pick up a coffee and generally a pastry breakfast to eat on the way. It’s a bit naughty, but it’s just a little tradition that we love to do! Make sure to bring a keep cup for coffee, so there is no need for a takeaway cup.
ENTERTAINMENT: A good book (or two) if you can actually read without getting car sick is everything. This time around I was re-reading Phillip Pullmans His Dark Material’s series, which made time fly. An iPod loaded with music, or iPad with shows comes in handy too. I used to grab a magazine but it’s been so long now that I don’t buy them anymore and am not keen to start again. I wind up with too many in my house!
PLAN WHAT YOU TAKE:
My first thing is always about packing cleverly. I stick to natural fibers, comfortable clothes and essential items that I can mix and match to minimise the amount I am packing. Boot space is always precious!!
THE WINTER PACKING LIST:
This time around, being a winter trip I had to pack for the near-freezing temperatures. (I ended up on the beach at one point in 5-degree weather. I needed that scarf!) Personally, I think I am pretty average at layering. You may notice I rarely do it. But trust me, this time around, I was layering tees under knits then wearing a hoodie and a leather jacket to keep warm. It was so icy out there and cut straight to the bone.
I’ve shared my love of Sassind a few times, particularly for my travels, they are a brand I go back to all the time for beautiful knitwear and essential basics. This time I had one of their charcoal merino cable knits and a grey cashmere cardigan, both of which I have worn a heck of a lot all winter but they really came into their own on this trip. Both were perfect to wear with my black Mavi skinny jeans and either Dr. Martens or Converse sneakers. I ended up only taking one pair of jeans which I wore for the entire trip- this might be too minimalist for some people but I didn’t mind. They can be dressed up or down and pair with all of the knits, jackets, and t-shirts I took with me.
See the full packing list below.
WHAT I PACKED:
JACKET: 1X LEATHER JACKET, 1X FAUX FUR JACKET
JUMPER: 1X CABLE KNIT HIGH COLLAR JUMPER, 1x GREY CARDIGAN, 1X GREY HOODIE
JEANS: 1X BLACK JEANS
SHOES: 1X BLACK CONVERSE SNEAKERS, 1X DR MARTENS BOOTS, 1X BLACK EVERCREATURES GUMBOOTS
TOPS: 1X WHITE COTTON T-SHIRT, 2X GRAPHIC T-SHIRTS, 1X STRIPED LONG SLEEVED T-SHIRT
ACCESSORIES: 1X SUNGLASSES, 1X SHOULDER BAG, 1X SCARF, JEWELLERY, 1X WOOL BEANIE
SASSIND CHARCOAL MERINO CABLE KNIT
MAVI JEANS (WORN THROUGHOUT)
SASSIND STRIPE T-SHIRT
DR. MARTEN BOOTS
SASSIND CASHMERE CARDIGAN
ADIDAS GREY HOODIE
A.P.C HALF MOON BAG
ACNE STUDIOS WOOL BEANIE
JAC + JACK MULTICOLOURED SCARF (SIMILAR HERE)
MOTHER DENIM FAUX FUR LEOPARD BOMBER JACKET (SIMILAR HERE)
UNFORTUNATE PORTRAIT FASHION CIRCUS T-SHIRT
OLIVER PEOPLE’S GLASSES WITH TRANSITIONS LENSES
ANINE BING TIGER T-SHIRT (ALSO COMES IN A JUMPER)
If you missed any of the other stories in the How to pack like a pro series see them below: