Dressed for: The Long Ride Home

Already Pretty outfit featuring Prairie Underground Long Cloak Hoodie, Karen Kane jeggings, Frye Vera Slouch boots, compass star tee

Hoodie, Prairie Underground Long Cloak Hoodie – courtesy Shop Adorn
Tee – Refinery Shop
Skinnies – courtesy Karen Kane
Boots - Frye Vera Slouch
Sunglasses, gift – similar

Like our new set of silos? Just kidding. This outfit was worn on the ride home from our Thanksgiving festivities in Chicago, photo taken somewhere in Wisconsin. I adore my Long Cloak Hoodies, as has been well documented here, but they get tricky once winter coats become necessary since the hood is fairly bulky. I can’t imagine doing a road trip without one, though. It’s the perfect comfy outer layer for eight hours of cruising along I94.

Do you have a go-to outfit for road tripping? How did you land on the combination of pieces?

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  • http://www.motherhoodunadorned.com Cristi Comes

    love the hoodie!

  • Molly

    For summer road trips, a skirt with pockets, and comfy shoes and socks that I can take off easily when I want to sit cross-legged as a passenger. And a tank top so I don’t end up with weird tan lines from being partially outside all day!

    In the winter, layers layers layers. I like shoes I can remove easily if I’m going to be the passenger at all, though truly cold weather might make me put some pants on. I love a pair of knit hand warmers for driving, so I don’t lose my dexterity for the sake of warmth.

  • http://notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.com/ Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    I can see why this is a favorite travel piece – cozy and stylish too. I swear by my long knit skirts for car and plane travel, with a big scarf to convert to a blanket!

  • http://www.metalicious.com Stephanie

    Great outfit! I’m loving all the pants you’re rockin’!

  • http://www.cutencomfy.wordpress.com Jasmine

    I love this piece! It looks so warm and comfy! I usually don’t dress “practical” for roadtrips. Once I wore a super heavy maxi dress, but it was super comfy and warm! My dad always has the AC on full blast in the summer, so I always need something to keep me warm!

  • Anonymous

    I do a lot of 8 or 12 hour trips across the Canadian prairies to Lake of the Woods solo, so I’m doing all the driving. In summer: leggings, jersey dress, cardigan or hoodie with pockets and sandals. In winter: jeans or cargo pants, boots, long sleeved wool t-shirt, heavy hoodie or sweater, scarf. Perfect for running into the gas stations at -30! Survival kit in the back: Sorels, hat and mittens, ski pants, alcohol burner, blanket, snacks.

  • trefoil

    I do a lot of 8 or 12 hour trips across the Canadian prairies to Lake of the Woods solo, so I’m doing all the driving. In summer: leggings, jersey dress, cardigan or hoodie with pockets and sandals. In winter: jeans or cargo pants, boots, long sleeved wool t-shirt, heavy hoodie or sweater, scarf. Perfect for running into the gas stations at -30! Survival kit in the back: Sorels, hat and mittens, ski pants, alcohol burner, blanket, snacks.

  • Jenny

    Comfortable (not necessarily good looking) jeans, tennis shoes, tshirt, pullover sweatshirt. Im usually driving with my little kids and am going to end up sticky ar some point. sometimes we give up and sleep somewhere halfway in our clothes if the trip hime isnt going well.

    But I wouldn’t mind trying one of those hoodies. I’ve been eyeing them for awhile after seeing you wearing them.

  • http://gravitybedamned.blogspot.com Vicky

    I LOVE that hoodie! I may have to get one like it!!

  • http://www.futurelint.blogspot.com FutureLint

    Ha! I love that you stopped along the way to take a road-trip style post! I usually do jeans or a jersey skirt, tee, and cardigan with jacket and scarf so I can add/remove things as I get hot/cold depending where the sun is! Ugh, I have probably spent weeeeeks of my life driving on 94 to my parents and back for the past 13 years!

  • 1000Oysters

    Too funny! My cold weather road trip outfit is almost exactly your road trip outfit! After seeing your cloak hoodies, I had to get one (two) for myself and I LOVE them. I usually wear knit leggings instead of skinny jeans for travel but I even have a pair of Vera’s (great score on eBay a couple years ago) that work perfectly as winter travel boots. In the summer, I have a black knit maxi dress from Boden that I wear when traveling. I usually layer a lightweight scarf and cardi over it for air conditioning or planes. That dress has been all over the world and has held up beautifully. I have tied it in a knot to free up my legs for hiking then untied it and gone to dinner.

  • Heather

    Sal, do you have any suggestions for butt covering underlayers under a warmer outer layer like your hoodie? Going about my day there are times when I need to take off my sweater but leggings + a t shirt is a little too exposed for me and my jiggly bits (but a huge t shirt doesn’t layer well either).