What to Wear on a Road Trip

Wearing Stylish Looks on a Car Ride

What to Wear on a Road Trip

Quote of the day: “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” Judy Garland.

Road trip time can be a fun adventure in itself. Whether you are driving for days or just hours, it’s good to be comfortable in the car! But just because you want to be comfortable on your travel day, doesn’t mean you can’t look great!

The three of us put together some fun outfits for a plane trip earlier, and now we’re making the case for a great look in the car! You might be surprised at how we rationalized our choices!!

Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: I started my outfit by wanting to wear an easy to move around item for the bottom half of my body!

Therefore I chose this skirt. Because it’s a flare style and a knit, it’s very comfortable and I can move all around in it easily! You can see me wearing this same skirt when I experimented with layering skirts over a shirt dress!

I feel like this skirt is a tad short even though I wear shorts that are shorter. That’s another reason why I liked it for this type of outing. It won’t get so tangled up around my legs when I’m moving around!

Road Trip Outfit for Women over 50

The other essential for me when I’m on a long car ride, is to take one of my knitting projects!

I’ve been working on this fair isle sweater for over a year, but I think I’ve been blogging more than knitting lately! It’s one of those projects that needs some good uninterrupted time! That’s exactly why I’d take it with me on this kind of trip!!

For any of you knitters out there, this sweater is from the Poetry in Stitches book that I just drool over every time I read it! Needless to say it wasn’t that expensive when I bought it over 10 years ago!

50+ Woman on a Car Ride

The reason I chose this top to wear is because it’s already wrinkled!!

I don’t love the fact that some items get so rumpled easily! But this shirt has that design already built in! I may not wear the shoulders down like this for the entire trip, but they are easy to push down & pull back up.

There are other shirts that have this same look like this one or this one! I made sure to pick out a lightweight shirt because it tends to get hot when the sun’s blaring down in the car! But trust me, there’s a jacket in the back, for when we go inside places that are air-conditioned!

Women Over 50 and fashion

For my footwear, I wanted a pair of shoes that were easy to take on and off!

I’m one of those that like to slip off my shoes on long trips! That’s the advantage of ballet flats! You all have at least one pair of ballet flats, right? I can’t think of a more versatile shoes that should be in your closet! For example having the metallic version can take you from casual to dressy! Or the animal print version that has great support is one for all of us! Then there’s also the nude pair that really could work for any outfit!

And yes, this is my car. It’s a 1997 Honda Del Sol, my first car that I got new many years ago!! It only has 120,000 miles on it, so I figure I have about 10 more years to go before it wears out!! I bought it because I loved the fact that it has a removable roof. But I rarely take it off anymore since I try to stay out of the sun!

Looking Stylish in the Car

Skirt: Tobi (similar here)~~Top: Banana Republic (here or similar here in the same print but different style)~~Shoes: ShoeDazzle (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: Target (here)

Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: For Nancy’s road trip outfit, she picked her stretchy jeans that are almost like leggings!

There are some leggings that are very comfortable, yet aren’t quite as skin tight as others! The pair that Nancy is wearing aren’t really considered leggings. They were pants we found at H&M, but they have enough spandex in them that they don’t bind.

I looked for some other leggings that might appeal to you. Talbots had this pair in some limited sizing or a pair of jeggings are similar only in grey! However, if you’re not super excited about traveling in leggings, then a pair of jeans with spandex would work nicely too! This print pair come in petites for us shorter women, and this pair of denim comes with a elastic waistband!

Women 60+ clothing for a car ride

Now you may not always think about accessories when you’re going on a long car ride! But then again, why not?

Nancy shared with me that she feels naked without earrings, so she even has an extra pair in the car in case the pair she’s wearing breaks!! I have to admit that I’ve never thought of that!!

But that fact did make me think about the possibility of using some of your jewelry for other uses. For example, wouldn’t these bracelets also work for hair ties or to tie up the end of your shirt if it’s too long? We tied up my mom’s shirt a month ago like that in this post!

What to Wear on a Road Trip for Women over 60

Then Nancy threw her chambray shirt over top of her t-shirt, almost like a jacket.

This is not a new style, as the three of us all wore our denim shirts this way last year! To me this is almost smarter than taking a jacket, because then you can also wear the shirt as a blouse on your trip!!

I know I am a huge fan of these shirts since I have 3 different ones in my closet, all a different colored wash! For those of you who like the light wash version, then this one fits the bill! And on the other extreme is the dark wash like this one!

Style for a Long Car ride

For shoes, Nancy grabbed her pair of Skechers that slip on and off easily!

She has 3 different pairs of these Sketchers in different colors! Does anyone else do that with pieces they love??

The three of us did just show a variety of outfits featuring our athletic shoes here, here & here! And if you read through those posts, you’ll realize how many fun sneakers are available right now in retail! There are certainly some whimsical examples like this pair & this pair! But for those of you who would prefer a more conservative look, these Cole Haan’s or these are the lightest “sneakers” out there! I just bought a pair because Nancy & my husband have been singing their praises for months now!!

Fashion and Comfort for a Road Trip

Pants: H&M (similar here)~~Blouse: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here)~~Top: Karen Scott (similar here)~~Shoes: Skechers (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: When my mom travels, her first concern it how easy it will be to go to the bathroom!

I’m sure this is a concern for many of us, so I decided to have her wear this chambray dress! Instead of having to pull down your pants and have them pool on a dirty restroom floor, you can just gather your skirt up! I’m not sure we think of travelling in dresses much, but I thought I’d make the case for it!

Even if you didn’t want to travel in it, there are some fabulous ones for sale! I feel like this or this one are very classic and could be dressed up or down easily!

Over 40 Style

As for the shoes my mom picked for her road trip look, she went with a fun pair of sneakers, just like I was talking about above!

Of course, my mom found these tennies at Walgreen’s many years ago. You may not think about buying your clothing at a drug store, but my mother is the queen of shopping at any kind of store!

In case, you love the idea of a print pair of sneakers, then I went on the hunt for you! This pair isn’t too wild, or either is this pair. But if you love for your footwear to stand out and grab attention, then you might like these or these!

Women Over 70 and Travel

 My mom is usually an accessory maximalist, but considering the idea was that she’d be on a long car ride, she restrained herself.

However we wanted to add a little color to the outfit, so she grabbed a bracelet that doesn’t get in the way too much!

I always like these stretch bracelets because they don’t move up and down my arm as much when I’m trying to do things! My mom likes them too, but objects to hanging them on her bracelet organizer because the elastic becomes stretched out over time.

Looking stylish on a Road Trip

So when I was looking for earrings to link to that were similar to my moms, this is one pair I came across. I mean, of course the price is incredible, but the overall earrings are too? Who would wear those? And then there’s the single version for a deal!! I know that’s a little off track of the subject, but I just had to share with you all!!

Fashion for all Events in your life

Dress: Liz Claiborne-thrifted (similar here)~~Shoes: Walgreens (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here in a single strand or here in multiple strands)

Sitting for long periods of time in your car, doesn’t mean you have to look sloppy! Of course, just make sure you bring along the snacks, plenty of water and great company too!!

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The one thing we didn’t talk about in all of this travelling, is your suitcase options. So I rounded up a couple of fun options for the packing:

  • Melissa

    Road trips are definitely going to be happening this summer for us. I personally don’t like them too much, I can’t bring a book or do a activity because then I get motion sickness! It sucks! Anything thats already wrinkle is the way to go! Most likely they will already get wrinkles anyways, so wearing something thats meant to have wrinkles is the way to go. Nancy stretch jeans is how I roll. We tend to eat while we are on the trip and lets say its nothing healthy haha!
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear


    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s such a bummer that you get motion sickness, Melissa!! But I’m sure the snacks help you feel better, right? Ha ha!!!

  • I’m so in love with the concept of your site, and you women are chic to death!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Jiawa!! Thanks so much for this fabulous comment!! I love that you stopped by and thought it was cool!!
      Hopefully you’ll come by more and we can connect!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much guys!!!
      I hope you come back and visit again!!

  • First of all, HEY GIRLS! I have missed you all. Life has been crazy at my house and babysitting my one-year-old granddaughter has interfered something terrible with my blog reading and commenting!
    Second of all, while you all three look sensational…I have to admit, I was skeptical (at first) about the idea of wearing a skirt or dress on a road trip. In fact, I looked again to make sure you said ROAD trip. I used to really dress up to fly but have never considered a dress for a trip in the car…not even to the 7-11 around the corner.
    But you’ve changed my way of thinking. Charlotte makes such a good point for wearing a dress! I certainly think about pit stops constantly when we are traveling. Love the already wrinkled fabric of your fun top and the knit fabric in your skirt. I have a skirt that would probably be a strong possibility for a road trip now that my horizons have been broadened with the idea. Genius for Nancy to use chambray as a sort of light-weight jacket! Bravo, ladies, bravo!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m sure it all depends on where you are going and who you are going with too, Leslie!! But let’s laugh at the fact that driving around in my little car is an exercise in flexibility to get in and out of it —LOL!! So wearing this skirt makes it so much easier to put my legs in every direction!!
      And even though I’m not a germ freak, the public restrooms as some places just give me the heeby geebies—and the skirts can be so much better to control! (Now if you want to know where I learned this—let’s talk about the weekend bars when we were young and crazy……enough said, right?)

  • Love all of these looks! Comfort is key for road trips but love that these did not lose the stylish element.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jessica!!
      This is where those dresses and sneakers looks would be perfect, right?

  • You’re fortunate that you can knit in the car while driving, some people read, but I get car sick. I’m not fond of long distance driving, although I have probably driven around the world several times. We drove from Canada to Costa Rica three times, to California twice, to Florida once and to New York City once, Connecticut once, plus Northern Ontario many times (just to name a few places), other times we fly, which I much prefer. Good idea to wear a wrinkled blouse Jodie. Skechers are so comfortable, they’re the only shoes my cousin wears. They are perfect with Nancy’s outfit. Your mom is wearing a denim dress that reminds me of one I used to have. I forgot all about it. Perhaps I still have it in a container. I don’t remember giving it away. If I ever find it, I’ll have to do a post someday. LOL



    • Jodie Filogomo

      I can’t believe you’ve driven so much since you get car sick, Carmen!! I guess I am very lucky that I can read, knit or anything else while I’m in the car!! It makes the time go so much faster!!
      Canada to Costa Rica?? Wow—talk about a long trip! When I was younger my mom used to borrow her parents RV and we’d take some across the country trips—that was nice because you could walk around and not be so confined!!
      I’d love to see your denim dress if you find it—I just bought one, but it’s more of a shift dress!!

  • Perfect outfits for a road trip. I’m totally with you on wearing a skirt. I find skirts more comfortable on planes too.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      The only reason I probably don’t wear skirts as much on the plane, is because I’m usually cold and have no control of the temperature!! But I certainly could put on leggings or tights, couldn’t I?

  • I’m with your mum re the bathroom when travelling!
    Love her dress too.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s because you’re a smart cookie too, Leanne!!

  • I’d have to say my travel style veers more towards Nancy’s. I almost always wear some form of leggings with either wedge flip-flops or sneakers, depending on how lazy I feel about removing footwear for security. If the former, I’ll have a pair of socks packed somewhere in case the toes feel chilled. The top would definitely be jersey so zero creases, more than likely a sleeveless tee so I can easily put a jacket over if need be. But then again, my trips are generally plane-based which justifies the tiny armoury of skincare essentials that come with me 🙂 I am never without those. And painkillers (especially aspirin) xoxo

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s actually smart to have a pair of socks handy whether by car or plane, I must say, Sheela!! Of course, most of the time on the plane, I end up draping my jacket and scarf over my lap as blankets!! At least in the car, I get to control the temperature!!
      And the painkillers come with me everywhere—even in my clutch for an evening out—just in case!! But I usually have snacks with me on all trips too (a bag of nuts or a LaraBar) because I get grumpy when I get hungry!!!

      • Yeah, one never knows when toes get nippy OR when one gets hungry (especially when one can’t eat 95% of things available). Oh oh oh and I also have sheetmasks on standby. I have some that are dry, like capsule form, you put them into a small cup with the serum and then voila.

  • Ohh! Such a great post, thanks for sharing! Love all the outfit. Yay!

    April of: https://beybiapril.wordpress.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks April!!
      I’m so glad to meet you!

  • I usually opt for leggings. I love your ots top! Such a pretty print!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’ll have to try that next time—I have and wear leggings, but they aren’t quite my go-to’s yet!! I just need to get in the habit to wear them more!!

  • Proof that you can be stylish and comfortable, she types as she sits in a baggy shirt and yoga pants 🙁

    I am learning thanks to posts like yours. Thanks for inspiring me every week at #FridayFrivolity

    • Jodie Filogomo

      LOL…you crack me up Audrey!
      Hey—half the time I blog in my pj’s (as long as it’s before 9 am—after that I better get dressed in case the neighbors come by or the delivery guy comes calling—I’d hate to be a bad example of a fashion blogger hanging out in my pj’s too much!!)

  • You three look fantastic! And way too cute for a road trip! Im a terrible dresser when it comes to flights and trips… Im all about sweatpants and comfy clothes to sleep in 🙂



    Novelstyle Blog

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally get that Ileana!! I must have watched too many What Not to Wear episodes, because if I did wear sweats, I’d probably feel uncomfortable that I was out in them! I think I need to get over that, LOL! But my skirt is just as easy to move around in—especially in the car when it’s only my hubby & I!

  • Debbie Kitterman

    Jodie, I love this post! Everything looks cute AND comfortable! I always say that comfort is number 1 for road trips, but you definitely CAN be comfortable and look cute! Found this post today from your linkup at #FridayFrivolity, thanks for the great style tips and see you next time!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Debbie!! Someone just told me that you don’t just get dressed for you, but to respect those you see along the way!! I think that is so meaningful!!

      • Debbie Kitterman

        That really is a good way of looking at it! Thanks for the linking up with #TuneInThursday this week. See you next time!

  • I always bring my knitting too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so cool!!!

  • Coco Cami

    These looks are all so stylish! Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂

    Camille xo


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Camille!
      Have a fabulous holiday weekend!!

  • Love all of the outfits, but I think Charlotte’s is my favorite, I think I need to get a dress like that, so fun and so many ways to style it!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      My mom will love to hear you say that, Sarah!! I’ll forward her the comment and I bet she’ll wear it again soon just because of that!!

  • These are all great road trip looks. So smart to choose a top that is already wrinkled–I hate looking so rumpled after sitting in a car all day. I usually wear jeans and layers because my husband always wants a cooler car temperature than I do! 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s so hard when there are temperature wars going on, Shea!! It’s almost like you have to be ready for anything—talk about over packing!! LOL!

  • I love these outfits but even more, the explanations behind them. They all make sense!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Elle!!

  • loved these outfits Jodie – especially the pants – not too loose and not too tight – just perfect! And btw I am blown away by your knitting skills – I’m a much more basic knitter. Your perseverence is admirable!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do love to knit, Leanne!! Of course this sweater isn’t finished yet—it may be another year or so, LOL!! But I usually try to get a couple rows done on it when we sit down!! I’m finally at the point to start the sleeve & neck shaping!!

  • Mummabstylish Mummabstylish

    Some super looks here, love your top Jodie, and your mum’s super chambray dress – love it. I wore mine yesterday, so cool and breezy in the hot weather we had – wonder how long that will last, lol. Jacqui

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jacqui!!
      Have a fabulous weekend–hopefully with good weather, right?

  • Nicole Mölders

    Great suggestions. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nicole!!

  • Julie Loos

    It’s my first time here and I love it:) I love the outfits and explanations. Even though I’m younger, I think there is something for me here too!
    Visiting from #TuneInThursday

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Julie!!! It’s so nice to meet you!! I hope you come back and visit again, because hopefully what we show is ageless!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    As you know, Jodie, I love a good road trip. I always wear a pair of jeans that has some amount of stretch to them. And of course I have to wear accessories! I have so many of them, I wear them every chance I get. You gals did a great job coming up with lovely outfits! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love that about you Amy!! We have nice clothing & accessories, so why not wear them, right? Besides, we still see other people when we are road tripping!! And someone pointed out to me the other day, that one reason to get dressed is to respect the others around us!! I love that thought!!

      • Amy D. Christensen

        I love that! I never thought of it that way, but it is so true. Often when I see people in big old baggy sweats and tees, I think, not only are they disrespecting those around them, but themselves. There is a time and place to be at ease with the way we dress, but we can still love ourselves and look good while doing it. Thanks for sharing that thought!

  • You ladies look so pretty and comfy for a road trip! Love the outfits!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cielo!!

  • Loving the looks you chose and omg can we talk about those fun, colorful suitcases??


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t those suitcases the best??? I mean, why have a boring. black one now, when you can have polka dots??

  • writeofthemiddle

    I love a road trip! I’m a pants girl so would probably lean more towards Nancy’s outfit, unless of course it was a really hot day! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      At least you’re sorta in control of the temperature in your own car, right, Min?? So wearing jeans even if it’s hot, is not terrible!!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    I love your top that is ‘already wrinkled’! Ha! I also love Nancy’s choice of comfy jeggings! I was actually sent a similar patterned pair from Stitch Fix awhile back and I wish I had kept them, because they would have been perfect for car or plane! Lol!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carrie!!
      But you never know how something will work for you until you actually use it or need it, right? Besides, I bet you could find a similar pair for a little less money?

  • Dressing for travel always does pose a unique challenge – I love your options, I’m all for a dress or a skirt especially if it’s summer and shoes I can slip off are a plus. I love all the cute printed luggage you linked up!
    Chic on the Cheap

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t those suitcases just so fun?? We end up having to get new ones every couple of years because they get so beat up every time we travel!! I’m so glad they have different ones now, because it was awful when everyone’s was boring black!!

  • You ladies always look so stylish. I think layers are so good for travelling. As I need to keep my temperature regulated. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      By the time you’re as old as us, you’ll probably have a ton of fun clothes too, so I figure we might as well wear them! Even when we’re just going to the grocery store!!

  • It’s legging and flip flops or shorts and T-shirt all the way for me. That’s a sporty little number you have there to drive around in Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do love my car, Laurie!! But we laugh that we can totally tell we are getting old, because it’s quite low to the ground!! And it’s not so easy to get in and out of anymore, LOL!!

  • Some fab ideas, I am loving the red top – looks really breezy for the hotter weather X

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks!! It can get awfully hot in the car, so I need easy, breezy!! 🙂

  • Perfect timing for me to read your post because we are going on a long road trip tomorrow. 🙂 I haven’t thought about wearing a skirt on a road trip but it would be quite comfortable! And definitely shoes that I can slip on and off. I usually have them off more than on in the car, but like to be able to quickly get back into them for those restroom stops.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Have a fabulous time on your trip, Lisa!!
      I’m so glad this post was beneficial for you!! And don’t forget the snacks—those are what’s truly important!! LOL

      • Oh yes, the snacks! You’re reading my mind, Jodie. That is indeed the most important part. I have a can of Pringles already popped open and ready. 🙂

        • Jodie Filogomo

          You crack me up!!! The last time I ate Pringles, I ate the whole can in one sitting—eeek!!

  • Lauren Blair .

    Oh man, you all look lovely! I love that you all care about style when traveling! I hate looking too casual on any kind of trip because you never know when you may need to ask for help. I swear people treat you better if you’re dressed nicer!! XO

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s such a fabulous point Lauren. And it’s so true. I read an study that basically proved that point!! Just another reason, we might as well look great!!

  • Mother Daughter

    I love a dress for road travel and of course a pair of slip off shoes. lol We travel back and forth between Columbus,Oh and Charleston,WV so I always wear something comfortable.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      So you’re a pro at this, Victoria!!

  • Nancy’s outfit is my favourite and I really like it both for a road trip or for a walk in the park. Great blog!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re so right!! Nancy’s outfit could be for both activities!!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you check back regularly!!

  • Smart about the top being already wrinkled! I often find skirts or dresses to be more comfy than jeans. Or opt for pants like Nancy instead of jeans.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Me too about the jeans! Not that I don’t love my jeans and it’s not like they aren’t comfy! But some of my skirts and dresses definitely let me move around easier!!

  • Again you are looking so cute for travel! I am going on a mini road trip this weekend, only 2 hours but still fun!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Awww…have a great time Michelle!!! It’s fun to jump in the car and get away!!

  • Your reasons for choosing each outfit are spot on! I love that your shirt already has the wrinkled look..it drives my crazy when my tops get wrinkled while traveling. And Nancy’s pants look SO comfy. Haha, and I am all about making sure it’s easy to go to the bathroom! Love your mom’s dress. Great post, Jodie!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny because until you take a bunch of trips, you don’t always think about certain aspects of it!!
      Heck—you could probably write a book on not only road trips, but across country trips, Lindsey!!
      I was just telling my husband about the Hobbit place—he was so intrigued!!

  • You guys look great! I love a road trip!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michele!!
      I love them too—you see so much more than on a plane trip! 🙂

  • I’m more comfortable in a skirt on a long roadtrip! Love your look Jodie! That skirt looks so comfy and that top is adorable!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jill!! And luckily if it’s just my hubbie and I, i don’t worry about flashing him—ha ha!!

  • Great outfit for a road trip! all looks so comfy.

    Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • I love road trips! My outfit of choice is either leggings or a cotton maxi skirt- with a cotton tshirt. Love your little red number. As you say, comfort is paramount! #teamlovinlife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jo!! Can you believe I don’t have a maxi skirt in my closet right now. I just got rid of my only one because I wasn’t in love with it! I guess it’s time to go shopping….

  • I love your blouse! It is so bright and chic. Really great photos and all of you ladies look great for summer trip 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/05/summers-best-bikini-wishlist.html

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Heather!!

  • Ha! Your car is as cute as you are ; P

    I’m a fan of dresses for all occasions really. Either that or yoga jeans.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do love my car—although it has quite a few scars on him! But I say that’s like me—it shows experience and age!!

  • Judy Gramith

    When it’s very hot outside I often find that a sundress and cardigan is really comfy to wear for long car rides although legs can get too cool if the air conditioning is on too high.
    You all look ready to rock a road trip and I love the way you’ve offered a nice variety of great options to consider!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally agree Jude!! It just seems too warm in the summer to have tight pants on—but they again, we don’t use the A/C that much!!
      Thanks and how’s the packing going?? I feel for you since we just did it less than 2 years ago!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    We end up taking a lot of road trips since we have two small dogs! Comfort is key and I WILL wear leggings or yoga crops depending on the time of year and temperature. Flip flops for summer and Uggs for winter for these feet! I am driving alone with my pooches in a few days to San Diego (a 9 hour drive), so I need to be able to move around and get in and out of the car wrangling dogs and leashes! You girly-girls and your skirts/dresses look wonderful but I would go crazy.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Having the doggies with you totally changes up the scenario Terri!! Although I’m sure your dogs are very well trained and give you no problems…ha ha!!!
      Good luck on the road trip!! I’d totally go with you if I lived closer! 🙂

  • Cathy Lawdanski

    I take my shoes off in the car too and demand comfort. Love Nancy’s entire ensemble. I can’t believe your mom got her shoes at Walgreens! My husband would love the fact that you are driving a 20 year old car with 120,000 miles on it! I had to get a new one when min turned over 100K – much to his chagrin!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      We keep discussing the fact that there should be a new car in our future at some time. My husbands SUV has 160,000 miles on it! But as much as I love shopping, the car shopping is totally out of my comfort zone! And I despise car payments!! What’s a girl to do??

  • Love the idea of taking wrinkly tops on trips because they can’t wrinkle up any more!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Exactly!! Although I will admit that I didn’t consider this fact when we took the photos! But when I was writing the post—it seemed perfect—now I just need to remember this for our trips!!

  • You guys sure do travel in style! Nancy’s is my favorite, as I typically like to wear comfortable pants when I travel, too!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Maybe I feel the need to always look somewhat put together for 2 reasons….
      1-because i have so many darn clothes that I might as well wear them and
      2- life is too short to wear boring clothes—-

  • Nancy wins my prize for looking the most comfortable. Legs covered — is it only I whose legs get cold? I like the idea of a shirt instead of a sweater. Even better, a tee with a shirt with a cardigan on top might be my choice when riding with someone whose idea of comfortable has icicles forming on the tip of my nose. Cold air blowing on aging joints causes some amount of misery.

    I have slip-on Keds in grey to match my hair but I’d be okay in ballet flats, too. I have gold, haircalf Leopard and plain black. I might ‘need’ some in nude.

    Charlotte’s travel concern about bathroom breaks is one of mine, too. I’ve stopped at small town courthouses, public libraries and bowling alleys before, certain to find a clean one.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      No…both mom & I get cold too, but I figure that in the car, I at least have more control over the temperature. That’s probably why I don’t usually wear skirts on the plane?
      But if your riding partner has a totally different thermostat than you, I can see where that’d be a problem…..LOL! We used to fight about this at my office all the time and one employee used to argue that at least I could add clothes if I was too cold—she couldn’t take more off—LOL!

  • Laura

    My legs often feel cold so I prefer comfortable pants on road trips. I love the layers in Nancy’s outfit that you can add or remove depending on temperature. And your idea about using fabric that is either already ‘wrinkled’ or wrinkle resistant definitely helps you looking fresh no matter how many hours in the car!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s exactly what somebody else said. I know in my car (even with my husband), I get to be in control of the temperature, so cold legs don’t happen as much!! That’s probably why I don’t wear skirts on the planes though!
      Now I have to confess that when we first took these photos, I only thought about wearing this shirt because it was new! The fact that it’s wrinkled just came to me when I was writing up the post—but I like the idea, so I’ll have to remember it!! LOL!

  • Rhona Crouthamel

    Yay roadtrips! I love them! (My hubby hates them!) He hates to drive, but I love the hours spent together, usually with me chattering away, turning up the radio and singing along and the hours and hours to READ! (He just finds the driving stressful! Very different personality types! ha ha!)
    You guys all look wonderful and comfy for your trips! Wonderful choices all around! I’m glad to see you weren’t afraid to choose skirts or dresses! I’ve roadtripped in them many times! They’re great! And I had to laugh when you said some people don’t think about accessorizing when they roadtrip because my DH will joke about my “dressing up” for in the car, but, hey, we do stop to eat etc., and you want to look presentable, right?! 😀

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Rhona—I think we must be twins from another mother!!! Because that’s me to a tee!! I love being in the car, because I always have tons to do and talk about. My husband isn’t a fan either!!
      When I was growing up, my mom would borrow her family’s RV and we went a ton of places in that!! It was the best time to read, read and read some more!!

  • All you ladies look ready for the road in comfort and style! I especially love Charlotte’s denim dress! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And I think my mom has had this dress for years!! It’s her excuse to never throw anything out because it always comes back in style!! ha ha!!

  • Wow such amazing outfit ideas for road trip! Loving the colorful outfits, perfect for summer trips! And I couldn’t agree more, comfortable, easy to wear shoes and stretchy pants are a must, especially if you are going on a long trip! I usually wear my super-stretchy gym pants or leggings 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ankita!!
      I wear my leggings, but sometimes they are too hot when the sun is blaring down in the car, for my comfort!! Then again—that’s what the A/C is for, right?
      Do you wear your accessories and everything too? I’m in such a habit to always put on earrings and such that I don’t think twice about it!!

  • I love to wear a skirt or a comfortable dress when I travel so I can be freeee! lol thats what it feels like at least to me.

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s exactly the feeling Brooke!!!
      I’m glad I’m not the only one!!

  • donnaduck

    Love this post, Jodie!! The 4 generations of girls (Mom-88, Daughter-34, Granddaughter-6, and me-61) are taking our annual vacation to Ocean City, MD in 2 weeks and I was just starting the thinking process of what to wear for the 3+ hour car ride and pack for the trip. I like your knit skirt idea!! If I wear knit pants, I get warm. If I wear shorts, they ride up while I’m sitting so long. But a skirt that’s not too long sounds great! Oh, and your mom’s sneakers are fantastic!! I’ve said it before, but I think your mom is a hoot!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Now’s that’s going to be a fun trip!! You should take some photos of all of you!! I’d love to see them!!! I could even include them in this post (I’ll just edit the post and add it)!!!

  • I love the fact you knit in the car Jodie! Me too :o)
    Great looks, I especially appreciate wearing the pre-wrinkled clothes :oP

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s the perfect time to knit, don’t you think, Samantha? No chores to do, no fixing dinner that needs to be done!! Although I admit that lately I’m on social media more times than not in the car!! I need to stop that ASAP and finish this sweater!!

  • So, I’m with Nancy. I usually want pants for whatever may come up. Skirts and dresses make me feel a little bit vulnerable and bare. I don’t know, but pants just make me feel more ready for anything. Also, because of my body shape, anything tight around the waist, like your mom’s belt, would be a definite no-no. And here’s a new weird thing: my butt gets sore so quick! I think because I’m so top-heavy my poor buns are bearing the brunt! So, I make sure I have no uncomfortable seams happening there! I love your creative pictures too Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, I can totally see where you’re coming from Julia!! In fact, that’s probably why I wear pants on the plane the majority of the time!!
      But I was thinking about it when I wrote this, and I don’t mind a skirt or dress in the car as much because I feel like I have more control. I can change the temperature, change where we get out…you know, those things!!
      And don’t laugh, but the time my girlfriend and I were stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire–it was easier to get help in our skirts (if you know what I mean—ha ha). At least now I have AAA though!! LOL

  • Lesley Watson

    What a timely post. I’m road tripping to Aspen/Basalt this weekend to stay with my daughter. I’m planning on wearing a pair of jeggings a long T and tunic length cardi. Since I’m driving slipping off shoes is not an option this time. I have some loafers that are comfy and walkable. I’ll be doing some walking on the way. One must stop and stretch the legs in Silverethorn at the outlet stores. She is my shopping pal so there will be alot of walking over the visit. Not much spending, prices in the RF valley are a little out of my range, but great place to get styling ideas. Have a good weekend what ever you have planned.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That sounds like a fabulous weekend trip Lesley!!! I remember in driver’s ed that we were taught never to drive in our bare feet—but I have to admit that I do it occasionally!! Am I the only one??? Eeekk!!
      I haven’t been to the outlet stores in ages (either there or Castle Rock)! We used to go occasionally, but then it seemed like the deals weren’t that good! Not that I’d ever say no to shopping…LOL!!
      I think leggings are a smart choice. Besides you’re going up to colder weather!!
      We don’t have much planned this weekend, which is quite a relief!! Except for taking the comforter to a laundromat—now don’t fall over from too much excitement!!
      Drive safe and come back with some great ideas to share!!!!!

  • Rebecca Saffer

    Very nice looks for a car trip. The three of you have such beautiful smiles, it makes me happy every time I see your posts! I totally agree with your mom about wearing bathroom friendly clothing, especially when traveling. When I see some of the new jumpsuits, my first thought is about how you would navigate a trip to the bathroom in that!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s exactly what my mom says Rebecca!!!!!!!! In fact, she doesn’t wear the jumpsuit I bought her for our series last year, so I gave it away!! No need for any extra clothing in her closet if it’s not getting worn!!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • All of these outfits are road trip ready! I especially love your bright, fun top!! It’s screams summer time 🙂


    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s totally my new favorite top, Liz! Of course that could have something to do with it not needing any ironing—ha ha!!

  • I’m with Nancy, stretchy jeans are a must! These are all great tips!

    Treats and Trends

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know what you mean Jamie!! What did we do before spandex??

  • Karen

    Well, this is certainly timely since my own (very long) road trip starts Friday, middle of the night!! And a big THANK YOU to Nancy, I was challenged about what to take as a jacket layer since it will be in the 50’s when we leave and in the 80’s when we stop for the night, so my chambray shirt is going to stand in for a jacket! We’re going to the Keys, so no jacket needed there, but I might get some use out of the shirt, especially in the evenings with the sleeves rolled up! Thank you Nancy!!
    I love your outfit Jody, that skirt is perfect for traveling! I like to look chic when traveling for some reason too, so I appreciate seeing something like you have on. Skirts are so comfortable and like you said in your mom’s section, no ‘pooling’ on the restroom floors (makes me shudder!!). Your mom’s shoes and earrings (that really go so well together!) are so pretty!! I love her dress too. I would never have thought of a dress for travel, but it makes a lot of sense. I loved this topic and this post and now have to rethink what I planned to wear in the car on Friday. But that chambray shirt, that solved a big issue for me!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t that such a great idea with the denim shirt?? Sometimes you know these things, but you can’t think of everything, everytime!!
      That’s exactly why I love blogging…I get so many good ideas! Some I may know, but they don’t come to mind when I need them (well, maybe that’s old age..ha ha)
      What a fabulous trip you have planned!! Are you on Instagram?? Or Facebook? I’d love to follow along??

      • Karen

        On Instagram.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Am I following you?? (Call that old age brain?).
          Tell me your handle and I’ll follow you !!! 🙂

          • Karen


  • Did somebody say road trip? http://on-the-edge-us.blogspot.com/
    Huipils (Mexican rectangular garments) are my go-to item. I can layer on pants and jackets if it gets cold (Maine in April) or keep it simple to just the huipil if it’s hot (south Texas in March).
    Since I tend to shoot photos while roadtripping, I discovered that a dark, plain tunic is the least reflective for shots out the window. Not easy for old pattern clashing me! On my around-the-US trip, I ended up buying navy linen/ramie yardage in CT and hand sewing myself one while at my mom’s in upstate NY. Since then, it’s become one of my most worn garments!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I am a little shocked that you would be wearing a solid color, Anne! But it shows how you really analyze what makes a great photo—and out of the car no less!!
      I need to see a picture of the garments you’re talking about!!! And where have they been all my life??
      I have to think that you are the only person I know who sews their own clothing on vacation—-this is why you need to meet my mother at some time!! She’s just as crazy as you (ahhhh, I mean interesting!!)

      • Jodie, thanks for the much needed laugh — yesterday was a very TRYING day at work and I couldn’t respond then (Master was cracking the whip).
        I know, right? Me in a solid???? It’s true, and the mentioned tunic has been posted on IG many a time, buried under a patterned scarf!

        • Ha. Had no idea that a ginormous photo would display.

          • Jodie Filogomo

            It’s fabulous!!! XOOX

  • donnanance

    Great outfits and I can’t choose a favorite. Love the top you chose…makes sense to wear something with some texture. Ballet flats are always a good choice. Nancy’s outfit looks so comfortable as well as stylish. Smart move to use a shirt as a jacket…double use. Love me some GoWalks! Charlotte looks so cute in her chambray shirtwaist dress and her plaid tennies. You never know where you can find cute (and affordable) things.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Donna!!
      Leave it to my mom to find great deals at any store she walks into! Seriously—I can’t take the lady anywhere without her going into the gift shop or some store!! LOL—gotta love her!!

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Love road trips!!! Your blog is amazing!
    Mónica Sors

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Monica!!

  • These are all wonderful road trip looks but Nancy’s would be my go to look. Comfy chic! Love your top Jodie! The color and print is gorgeous on you!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathrine!!
      Especially now that there is spandex in the jeans, it makes wearing pants for long car trips just fine!! But when I was younger—I hated it!!

  • Jodie,
    I can’t believe you can knit in the car! It would make me car sick!
    I agree with you in wearing a crinkled shirt for long trips, no worries on any wrinkles!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m one of those that can even read in the car, Robin!! So knitting is definitely not a problem!!

  • Stevie Turner

    I love those tops that are already wrinkled. I have a dress like that. When I go on holiday I can just twist it up into a tight ball and put it in the case.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They are the perfect pieces for traveling, right, Stevie??

      • Stevie Turner

        They’re great, especially for cruises because you can’t take a travel iron on board a cruise ship.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          That’s so true!! 🙂

  • Road trips are fantastic! I love it! I also choose my clothes careful then, no wrinkles, not to tight, no trousers of they must be joggers. Your mums outfit is fantastic! The shoes and the earrings are great! Are you knitting in your car?? On a road trip I mean. Not that I can picture you knitting in your car at night while Rob is watching television!😂😂😂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nancy!!
      I do knit in the car on long trips—it’s a great way to get a lot done on my projects!! Although lately I find myself on Instagram more than with my knitting needles—ha ha!!