15 Summer Road Trip Essentials

Haven't we all dreamt of spending the summer racing down Route 66, taking in hundreds of new sights and cities? The quintessential summer road trip is as good an excuse as any to shop out a whole new look for your locales along the way. So, ladies, hit the road, throw on your shades, and roll those windows down — you've got a road trip to plan!

By Maura Brannigan

July 8, 2013 3:50 PM
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Santa Cruz, CA

This California spot consistently tops national lists for beach towns and boardwalks, and for good reason: The entire city seriously operates around, well, the beach. The Crow's Nest is an absolute Santa Cruz staple for eating and drinking, a perfect place to further unwind after a long day at Cowell Beach soaking up the sun.

1. Karen Walker sunglases, $280, Shopbop.

2. J. Crew summer straw hat, $25, J. Crew.

3. Melissa Odabash bandeau dress, $165, Net-a-Porter.

4. Fendi clutch, $2,030, Barneys.

5. Pedro Garcia turquoise wedge sandals, $220, SSENSE.

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