Beyond being ridiculously over-stressed about dealing with the actual driving (I HATE driving around here, it is terribly awful), I also hate the way I feel when I am wearing what I *thought* was going to be a stylish and comfortable outfit only to realize partway through my drive time day that the outfit is uncomfortable and binding. Gah. I sort of wonder if all those crazy moms in mini-vans are road rage filled because their belt buckle is biting into their belly buttons...
So recently we drove to North Carolina so I could go to an Arbonne meeting and also to visit our friends who live there. Both drives to and from North Carolina were great, around 5.5 hours total, but we have had drives in the past to get down there that have taken up to 7.5 hours. Sadly for me, the 7.5 hours ones also included me wearings something that was insanely uncomfortable. By the end of that drive, I nearly jumped out of my "leather" seat into oncoming traffic (I kid, but still, very difficult to feel that way--bloated, fidgety, and tense).
This time I decided I needed to pick outfits that are time and time again proven comfortable. But you know me, I still want them to look decent. I don't want to look like I am a high-schooler wearing baggy sweatpants, hoodie, and uggs.
So here are the outfits I came up with:
I rounded out the outfit with a Boden merino v-neck (similar here in the V-neck Knitted Top, although this is a short-sleeved knitted sweater in a cotton/linen blend, it has a similar shape) in navy blue, the purple gingham plaid shirt from J. Crew last spring, and the Bensimon Elastic sneakers in vanilla.
By the end of the drive, I felt great. The entire outfit also survived, and looked decent.
I rounded out this outfit with the wool pique sultana jacket, the striped sequin boatneck tee, the silk driving scarf, and the ever wonderful Anthropologie Miss Albright Anticipation heels (super-comfy, you can even drive in them--although I still recommend driving shoes for long drives, like the driving mocs made by J. Crew or Tod's).
You all have a great day! We'll talk soon...