Coast to Coast Road Trip Kick Off

Road trips are the most quintessential summer activity (second of course to eating watermelon!). A road trip helps to bring out the adventurer in all of us—the opportunity to explore new cities and towns, cruise down highways and dirt paths, and stop at sites and Insta-worthy roadside attractions. Daydreaming of the perfect road trip yet? So are we!

What screams “SUMMER” more than a cross-country road trip? Windows down, the breeze in your hair and the open road ahead of you. Whether it’s a solo trip, a weekend away with friends or a weeklong adventure with your family, no summer is truly complete without one.

If you haven’t mapped out your summer trip yet, don’t stress! Let us help you get inspired to plan your own. Over the next week we’ll be following some of our fave social media influencers on their road trips across the country. Tag along with us as we show you an inside look at where they’re headed. From the sandy shores of Florida to the mountains of California, we’re following along to some of the most iconic cities and states. rue21 is going coast to coast!

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see our daily posts throughout the next week. Who knows—maybe you’ll be inspired to pack up and hit the road!

Get to know our Coast to Coast Road Trip influencers below and see where they’re taking us!


Alexis Castillo, @alexiistherese

Alexis Castillo posing with a sports bra, windbreaker jacket, leggins, and running shoes. This look: Charcoal Gray Chevron Mesh Leggings, Heather Gray Lace Up Back Sports Bra, Red Varsity Stripe Track Jacket, White Mesh Side Sneakers

Where she’s taking us: “The Grand Canyon State” – Arizona!

Alexis Castillo, known by most as Ali, was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona before moving to Tucson where she’s made her home for the last 10 yearsalong with her two furbabies, Gryffin and Penny. She’s always had a passion for all things beauty and fashion, and loves exploring new outlets of creativity and the amazing opportunities that lie ahead.


Sami Clarke, @samiclarke

Sami Clarke posing in a pair of joggers and a bralette. This look: Red Fox Red Lace Up Savage Side Cropped Tank Top, Red Fox Red Savage Side Cropped Joggers

Where she’s taking us: “The Golden State” – California!



Daisy Christina, @daisy_christina

Daisy Christina posing in a jumpsuit with a cute pattern. This look: Burgundy Floral Print Cami Jumpsuit

Where she’s taking us: “The Empire State” – New York

Born and raised in The Netherlands with Indonesian roots, Daisy came to New York almost 4 years ago. She began her modeling career in The Netherlands and loves it (along with photography, traveling and cooking) because she gets to promote body positivity and inspire others. Her mantra: Beauty is not defined by your size, beauty is a feeling!


Zaya Sosho, @supersaiyansosho

Zaya Sosho posing on a park bench with sneakers, shorts, and a graphic shirt. This look: Checkered Print MTV Button Down Shirt

Where he’s taking us: “Chi-town” – Chicago, Illinois!


Jen Vieira, @jenkvieira

Jen Vieira posing in front of a mural while wearing a striped pattern ruffled wrap skirtThis look: Navy Striped Pattern Off Shoulder Smocked Top, Navy Striped Pattern Ruffled Wrap Skirt, Taupe Perforated Strap Block Heels

Where she’s taking us: the “Sunshine State” – Florida!

A lover of life, adventure and fashion, Jennifer followed her passions and became a travel, fashion and lifestyle blogger and creative founder of She was raised in Guatemala before moving to Orlando, FL where she now lives with her dog, Louie. Jen aims to inspire her readers to get out of their comfort zones and explore the world’s endless possibilities.   



Make sure to stop back here next week when we wrap up our Coast to Coast Road Trip and to see more from our influencers!


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