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The Road Trip Edit: What to Pack

Tossing your weekender into a wide-open backseat beats stuffing it into an overhead bin. (The extra space is reserved for road snacks.) When it comes to packing for a road trip, apply the golden rules of carry-on curation: Aim for efficiency, wear accessories while in transit, and avoid overpacking at all costs. To spark your sense of adventure, we created a pair of packing lists that each balance ease and aesthetics.

THE PARK-HOPPER

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white duffel bag
Métier weekend bag Matchesfashion, $2,355
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From top (a desert-hued hat) to bottom (better-than-dad’s-sneakers hiking shoes), stick to a tonal palette and practical layers—as the day heats up, peel them off. A button-down is clutch here: Wear it open over a one-piece and shorts by day and as a light jacket after sundown.

  1. WHAT TO PACK

  2. tan baseball cap
    Everlane cap Everlane, $22
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  3. sunblock
    Beautycounter spf 30 goop, $20
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  4. sunglasses
    Ray-Ban sunglasses goop, $154
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  5. earrings
    Ariel Gordon hoops goop, $265
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  6. scarf
    Acne Studios scarf Matchesfashion, $180
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  7. water bottle
    Welly Bottle tumbler goop, $33
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  8. white tank
    Monrow tank goop, $63
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  9. brown long sleeve
    Alex Mill button-down goop, $110
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  10. brown bag
    ATP Atelier belt bag goop, $425
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  11. phone camera
    Moment CAMERA lens Moment, $120
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  12. one piece swimsuit
    Anemone one-piece goop, $250
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  13. white shorts
    G. Label JOSH WORKWEAR SHORTS goop, $295
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  14. socks
    Smartwool hiking socks REI, $19
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  15. birkenstock sandals
    Birkenstock sandals goop, $150
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  16. hiking shoes
    Adidas hiking shoes Urban Outfitters, $140
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THE SEA-SEEKER

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duffel bag
Rue de Verneuil bag Rue de Verneuil, €290
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A rose-colored romper works both over a bikini—undo a few buttons to show off the top—and for dinner on the porch (cinch the belt, slip on slides, and add earrings that catch the setting sun). Play it up with an oversize funnel-neck sweater perfect for beating the sea breeze.

  1. WHAT TO PACK

  2. herban wipes
    Herban Essentials towelettes goop, $16
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  3. sunglasses
    goop x Electric sunglasses goop, $225
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  4. earrings
    Eriness huggies goop, $1,495
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  5. water bottle
    goop x SOMA water bottle goop, $40
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  6. swim top
    G. Label STRAPPY BIKINI TOP goop, $170
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  7. swim bottom
    G. Label HIGH-CUT BRIEFS goop, $150
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  8. white tee
    G. Label JORDAN TEE goop, $145
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  9. blue shorts
    Stateline shorts Stateline, $65
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  10. striped sweater
    G. Label LUCY STRIPED
    FUNNEL-NECK
    SWEATER
    goop, $595
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  11. pink jumpsuit
    Alex Mill jumpsuit goop, $170
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  12. latitudes of longing book
    Shubhangi Swarup Latitudes of longing Bookshop, $25
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  13. white blanket
    Morrow blanket goop, $299
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  14. tote bag
    Mansur Gavriel bag goop, $595
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  15. sandals
    Chloé sandals goop, $415
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  16. white sneakers
    Kenneth Cole sneakers goop, $125
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