June 28, 2019

East Coast Road Trip Looks vs West Coast by @walkinwonderland

Plenty of sun, warmer temps, longer days, refreshing ice filled libations and adventure filled road trip… That’s right folks, summer is here! Whether you prefer soaking up the sun and breathing in the salty air in Cali, or trying out the latest hot spot and meeting your girlfriends for rooftop drinks in NYC getting there is half the fun.

But here comes the hard part… packing! How do you decide what to throw in your road trip travel bag? Will you pack the right amount? What pieces are essential and versatile?... Our #ALDOCrew go to girl on all things fashion- Sheryl @walkinwonderland has rounded up her road trip essentials for any occasion, whether you’re on the East or West coast you will look effortlessly chic. Check out her packing list tips and see why these pieces from ALDO are essentials for any trip this summer.

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West Coast Road Trip Vibe

Road trips are totally the official pastime for West Coasters. If you’re in LA, your car is basically your second home! And there are few drives as beautiful as cruising up PCH. If you haven’t done it yet, there is no better time than the summer. Grab your pals, pile in, and enjoy the sunset along the way.

With that in mind, I know I can get away with a little heel height on the west coast since it’s likely we would drive everywhere. And I chose neutral color tones for my pieces - these espadrilles wedges sandals, lace up flat sandals and a pair of mule slides. It’s all about versatility because I can create multiple looks with these three pairs emulating the perfect chic summer look.

  • Espadrilles

    The espadrilles wedges sandals with that cork detail are a personal fave that exude West Coast vibes. These shoes are super versatile and can be paired with anything from 80s mom jeans, to a denim skirt! I paired them with a unique pair of culottes and that just shows how off just how versatile they are!
  • Suede mules

    These sand colored suede slides sandals are great for dressing up! In this instance, I paired it with a gold slip dress and an oversized cardigan since temps tend to dip a little near the ocean as the sun sets. This is definitely a dinner at a beautiful coastal restaurant look. I can almost hear the waves crashing against the sand now!
  • Strappy block heels

    Last but not least, a pair of black strappy block heel sandals for pretty much everything (Literally everything). This particular style is so versatile that they could easily be styled with all the 3 outfits I packed for this trip! I am obsessed with these shoes and they are definitely a summer essential, especially if our plans suddenly include an evening walk on the beach.

East Coast Road Trip Buzz

East Coast road trips have a totally different vibe. Yes, I live in LA but I’ll always be a city girl at heart. There is something about the energy here from the bustling streets, late night eats, and trendiest new bars it’s all I do whenever I am on the East Coast.

Comfort is definitely key when packing, but I refuse to sacrifice being chic! Walking is going to be a big part of being an urban explorer but with these 3 pairs of shoes, it made it easy to be comfortable yet on point throughout my East Coast adventure.

  • Suede espadrilles sandals

    These fun mustard suede espadrille sandals are low in heel height and can easily be paired with any of the tonal colors in your wardrobe. Humidity? No problem! These are super comfortable and airy, and perfectly shows off that amazing pedicure you got in lower Midtown.
  • Mid-heel block sandals

    I packed a pair of mid-heel block sandals in cognac for nights out on the town. The city just after the sun sets is a spectacular sight. It comes alive with people wanting to enjoy the warmer nights over an al fresco dinner and drinks. Pair it with jeans and a white top and you have the perfect effortlessly chic outfit for a night out on the town.
  • Lace-up strappy flats

    Lastly, this pair of black lace up strappy flats that are must have all through Summer. These flats are the perfect solution to beat the heat on the East Coast and can be paired perfectly with light and breezy outfits. I am definitely going to clock up some serious mileage on foot as we go from rooftop to rooftop with these comfy yet chic shoes!
Obsessed with Sheryls looks? ALDO has you covered! Discover more Summer 2019 packing road trip essentials here!

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