Summer holidays are made of sunshine, lazy days and fun with your friends. What better way to create summer memories than a road trip with your besties. Especially in our beautiful country with so many destinations just a stone through away.

Cotton On recently picked four young South African influencers, based on their style, and love for the brand, to take a road trip in an old school red VW Kombi along scenic West Coast road to spend a day at the picturesque West Coast National Park at Kraalbaai beach.

Ashleigh Herman, Lerato Kgamanyane, Gemaen Taylor and Andre Kanyinda started their fun-filled trip at a home in Woodstock, making a stop at the Puma petrol station along the way to the Kraalbaai beach. They ended their day with ice-creams at Blouberg beach front.

Ashleigh Herman. (Pic supplied)

We ask the daytrippers to answer a questions about their road trip and summer holidays. 

What was the highlight of the day trip?

Andre Kanyinda (AK): The highlight for me was driving to all the locations, the conversations we had and the all-round good vibes.

Lerato Kgamanyane (LK): Definitely getting to Kraalbaai, chilling on my Cotton On floatie and hanging out with friends on the beach.

Ashleigh Herman (AH): My highlight of the Cotton On road trip was arriving at the beach. The towels, the floaties, the people and view just added to the amazing experience.

Gemaen Taylor (GT): My highlight was driving in the old school Cotton On van to enjoy the day at the beach and the amazing view.

Andre Kanyinda. (Pic supplied)

What's your top summer trend this year?

AK: A good pair of shorts, flip flops, a cool pair of specs and a nice summer shirt.

LK: Floral. Everything floral!

AH: Platform sandals and frilly tops are a win this season. 

GT: My top summer trend this year is printed shirts.

Lerato Kgamanyane. (Pic supplied)

What trends can stay and what should go and never come back?

LK: Denim will always be timeless and should stay around forever. I’ve been seeing a lot of kitten heels popping up, can they please leave? 

AH: Denim boyfriend shorts need to stay and “booty shorts” need to leave the building, immediately.

GT: The trends that should stay are tank tops and what should never come back are speedos.

Gemaen Taylor. (Pic supplied)

Describe your idea of a perfect summer's day.

AK: A perfect summers day is time on the beach with your friends, having a good time, good music and food. Let’s not forget beverages too, I mean it’s hot?! 

LK: Even though I live in Johannesburg, my perfect day would be on the beach. Sun out, drinks, music and great friends! 

GT: Sunshine, friends, music, drinks on a yacht.