How to Add Flavor to Your Summer Road Trip

If you've been spending your days stalking online flight prices to no avail, you're not alone. It's easy to feel like you're the only one missing out on the vacation of a lifetime when jet-setting influencers are setting the Summer standards, but we're about to let you in on a secret.

Instead of chasing your vacation dreams across the world, the key to Summer fun is a good old-fashioned road trip. With your closest girlfriends, your significant other, or even your furry friend in tow, you're bound to create lasting memories. Regardless of where you're headed, we've got five car-friendly ideas to make your stateside adventure more enjoyable than you'd ever expect.

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Snap Instant Memories and Infuse Them With Color
Urban Outfitters

Snap Instant Memories and Infuse Them With Color

By now, we all know that instant photos make for sweet memories and even better wall decor. But snap-on lenses will add a punch of color to your photos that are truly worth displaying. Whether you choose to shoot each of your travel buddies in their own color or switch up your lens based on the day, let your creative side come out to play.

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Add a Whimsical Touch to Your #OOTD
Loeffler Randall

Add a Whimsical Touch to Your #OOTD

Nothing says Summer sandals like a trusty pair of gladiators. To add a trendy touch to your vacation #OOTD, get ahead of the trend with a cute, ankle-hugging star pattern that's sure to blow up everywhere soon. Taking a 2017-approved spin on the galaxy print of countless seasons in the past, they are a perfect way to display all of your whimsical Summer wanderlust.

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Say Yes to Your Sweet Tooth With Indulgent New Flavors
Starbucks

Say Yes to Your Sweet Tooth With Indulgent New Flavors

You're committing to hours on the road, so an indulgent treat is just what you deserve. When you decide to make a stop along the way to your destination, we suggest picking up a Starbucks bottled Frappuccino. With a smooth blend of sweet caramelized milk and coffee in flavors like Dulce de Leche, these grab-and-go treats will give you a little boost of caffeine and are ultraeasy to sip, especially if you're the one in the driver's seat.

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Renew Your Look With a Unique Lip Color
The Estée Edit

Renew Your Look With a Unique Lip Color

Don't panic, this eye-catching lipstick isn't what you think. Though it appears neon yellow in the tube, it's a unique formula made to apply over your usual shade — from cherry red to any shade of pink — for an instantly brighter tone. Since the Summer season is all about turning the fun up a notch (or five), this is just what you need to match your adventures on the road. Even better, it's simple to apply in your rearview mirror whenever you need a pick-me-up.

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Shield the Sun in Style
Illesteva

Shield the Sun in Style

All-black sunnies are so last year. This Summer, it's all about the mirrored look, so exchange your classic pair for a trendier upgrade that's ready for Instagram. Between hours in the car to every outdoor adventure you'll enjoy at your final destination, you'll be well equipped to celebrate sunny days with quirky frames like these.

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