Summer Soundtrack: Road Trip

It’s travel month! So we’re swapping moodboards for playlists to inspire your next getaway.

Picture this: dirty windows rolled all the way down, long stretches of highway, blurry green treetops, bluebird sky. Crumpled up candy wrappers and sticky soda cans. Sing-a-longs with your best friend and random pit-stops. There aren’t too many things better than a summer road trip and the memories that you make in that cramped little space in between your seat and your steering wheel. Here’s the soundtrack to your next one.

 

What To Pack: Road Trip

Packing for a road trip is so hard. You can’t really stuff your suitcase with too much (moving car means limited wardrobe space) and personal hygiene gets tossed in the backseat (unless you count splashing yourself with water in the bathroom of a roadside diner), but you still want to look like your stylish self on a really good day. Gotta get those Thelma and Louise-inspired photos, you know? We totally get it and that’s why we’ve done all the work for you. We’ve scoured our shelves and compiled some of our easiest to wear items and accessories in a neutral, mix-and-match palette naturally, along with a couple essentials that you won’t be able to hit the road without. Whatever type of trip you decide to hit the pavement for, a low key cruise or a heart-pounding race down the highway, you’ll be ready. Plus, you’ll look like the best-dressed traveler there is, without having to have put in any of the effort. You’re welcome. 

Boutique scouting and road tripping with our co-founder Adele Tetangco

Recently, our co-founder Adele Tetangco drove all around America’s Midwest and south into Tennessee. She hit up places like Nashville, Chicago, St. Louis and Minneapolis, scouting out the coolest designers and boutiques that she could find and, of course, having a ton of adventure (and food) along the way. Here, she shares some of her fave moments, people and places from the trip.

Road Trip: Vancouver to Ojai with Charlie & Lee

Not like we need an excuse to get out of town, but with Canada Day and the Fourth of July happening this week, taking a vacation feels more like a patriotic duty. So we’re packing our bags and getting inspired. Kleah Graham Michnik, owner of Vancouver’s Charlie & Lee boutique, was nice enough to share a photo diary from her most recent vacation so we could daydream until the Out of Office notification gets switched on. Kleah and her husband Josh Michnik, owner of 33 Acres Brewing Co., along with their new baby boy Charlie, headed down the west coast for the first official family road trip. “Josh drove from Vancouver to the tip of the Baja for his #BAJAB33R surf trip. On his way home he stopped in LA at a friend’s place, and Charlie and I flew down to meet him. We hung around for a little over a week, then drove home to Vancouver over the next five days.” Scroll down for some spectacular getaway inspo and our Q&A where we get to know more about Kleah, Josh and little Charlie.

Above: “Embarking on our journey as the sun was getting ready to set, about 45 minutes North of LA along the PCH.”