Wearing: Simple Spring Travel Outfits

What about this weather, right? Since I'm totally not a fan of winter, I'm loving this early spring in the Northeast. While my husband is getting into spring cleaning mode, my mood is a little different. All these bright rays of sunshine have me planning weekend road trips left and right. This past weekend Nick and I finally escaped out to Pittsburgh, the other big Pennsylvania city, for a long weekend getaway. It was just what the doctor ordered after spending January stuck and dreary. Road trips, far and near, are probably my favorite thing to do as the weather warms up. There are so many places on my list right now: Boston, Richmond, and Montreal, to name a few. The only thing about a spring road trip is that, though the weather is sunny and perfect, it can change on a dime. Just looking ahead in the forecast, it's supposed to drop back into the 40's by Sunday. That makes packing a bit tricky. You need layers, shoes for day and night, and comfortable pieces that will work sitting in the car or at the bar. This weekend was no different but I think I finally nailed it with these simple spring travel outfits.

Wearing: Simple Spring Travel Outfits

Wearing: Simple Spring Travel Outfits

Wearing: Simple Spring Travel Outfits

shirt: j.crew factory (no longer available - similar style here), jeans: forever 21, booties: steve madden (similar)

Wearing: Simple Spring Travel Outfits

Wearing: Simple Spring Travel Outfits

Wearing: Simple Spring Travel Outfits

shirt: free people, cardigan: anthropologie (similar), jeans: target, bag: madewell, sunglasses: LOFT

The key to simple spring travel outfits is having pieces that can easily mix and match. The key to travelling in style is having fabulous mix and match pieces. I've been guilty of over packing one too many suitcases and packing more than one suitcase is a no-no. Road trips are being light and free, not weighed down by extra baggage. That's why every single piece has to make sense with each other.

My first simple outfit is a fun, comfortable top paired with even more comfortable bottoms. For me, that will always be flare jeans. A transitional plaid shirt, in the lightest, softest flannel was just the thing for a day all over Pittsburgh. We spent the day going from brunch and shopping to the beautiful but humid Phipps Conservatory. So this shirt is tested for literally every road trip situation.

Another must-have for simple spring travel outfits is perfect shoes. Sure, sneakers would be comfortable and easy but I have never and will never wear sneakers. Well, unless they're cute and possibly impractical. These suede booties with a wedge were more comfortable on day two than the slip-on sneakers I wore on day one. Also I love the way wedge booties look with flare jeans and raw hems.

Now that I've shared mine, tell me yours: what's your go-to outfit for a spring road trip?