Earlier this month The Shops at Mission Viejo contacted me to visit their mall and find an outfit that would be perfect for a summer vacation. Well, being the California girl that I am, summer vacation to me screams road trip! Within a two hours drive to you can find yourself in sunny Palm Springs or cool Santa Barbara, which are two of my favorite spots for 24 hours of fun! So I knew I needed something that was great for either climate, had simple accessories and could hold up to the time in the car and time on my feet exploring!
As for accessories this summer I am loving very 70's inspired pieces. I found these round sunnies at Forever 21, where you can find a plethora of different styles, shapes and colors of shades for just around $5. This particular Forever 21 is massive so I promise you, finding great accessories is a snap! As for this necklace, I am still on my turquoise kick (i just cant get enough!) so the BP department at Nordstrom had this one for around $20 and its the perfect simple piece to wear day or night! I love to shop Nordstrom to mix the more expensive pieces from TBD or SAVVY with the less expensive on trend styles you can find in BP!
I had been on the hunt for an updated denim jacket and found one at Zara that was perfectly slim and distressed. It didnt hurt that they also had their sale going on so this piece was a steal for $50! I think this is the perfect traveling piece because it just looks and feels better with wear and will go with anything! The Zara in Mission Viejo is my absolute favorite, they always have a great selection of sale items and super friendly customer service! Similar here and here.
I think in the summer you cant go wrong with a white lace short! This pair by Dolce Vita are perfect paired with simple denim, or dressed up with heels and a blazer for evening! These came to mind and were what I wanted to build my Road Trip outfit around! Lucky for you, they are currently on sale here!
I think a clutch is perfect for a road trip because you can use it to store your makeup and things you might need to travel with, but empty it our and use it as an evening bag. I have had this beaded one forever and it is still one of my favorites! When traveling, remember to keep your key pieces simple, but use accessories to add color and print to change up the look of an outfit! Either of these will work to get the same effect!
Of course you think sandal in the Summer, but I want to be able to wander, shop, eat and explore and stay comfortable! I think the next best alternative is a crisp, white shoe! Nothing is more classic then a pair of white Converse, also from Nordstrom! For $45 you can find these in tons of colors, but for me white is the way to go! Department stores always have the best selections of shoes and the Mission Viejo Nordstrom is no different! And with their Anniversary Sale going on now, I bet you could find another pair to stash away for a quick outfit switch!
So now you know what my road trip look would look like, how would you style yours?
Or if you find yourself in the area, stop on by for an afternoon of shopping, eating and fun!