We all know there are key fashion accessories for different activities, but have you ever stopped to think about driving accessories? Are you a new driver? Are you 17 in 2017 – passing your driving test this year?

If that’s the case then you may not be up on today’s most fashionable accessories when it comes to driving. Not only will this list of accessories make you look like you’ve stepped out of the fashion magazines, many of them also serve a practical purpose.

Steering Wheel and Seat Covers

These first accessories aren’t something you wear. Rather they are something your car will be “wearing”. This is a fabulous way to customise the look of your car so that it matches your personality. On the flip side, both of these items also provide practical uses. You can opt for seat covers that are waterproof and stain-resistant in order to keep the original upholstery of your car shiny and new underneath.

As for the steering wheel cover, you can choose from a variety of materials. Some offer a better grip on the wheel, whereas others offer a cushion to make it more comfortable for long distance driving.

Sunglasses Meant for the Open Road

For many people, shopping for sunglasses is a fun task where you can pick out the latest and most on-trend styles. While there is nothing wrong with this approach, you’ll want to take a little extra care when shopping for sunglasses meant for driving. It’s important to think about the driving conditions. There will be times where you are driving into the sun, so you’ll be dealing with a lot of light and glare.

With that said, you’ll want to pick a pair that offers UV protection, cuts down on glare, sharpens the image, and even blocks out some colours. In most cases, the best sunglasses for driving are polarized sunglasses. You may also want to go with a pair that offers a wraparound lens so that you get full protection.

Mobile Phone Holder

Because your eyes will be on the road and your hands will be on the steering wheel, you’ll need somewhere safe to place your mobile phone. You want to make sure it’s not sliding around when you take the corners. There are all kinds of fashionable options nowadays that allow you to attach a holder to the vents in the car, or even a sticky type mat that sits on the dash so that your phone stays put.

A New Car

Of course, the ultimate driving accessory is to buy a brand new car. Let’s face it, there’s nothing more stylish than pulling up in a brand new shiny car. If this isn’t in the budget for this year you can always opt for the above-mentioned accessories instead.

You’re Ready to Enjoy the Road

Now that you’ve got all the season’s must-have fashion accessories for driving that not only give you that cool edge but also serve a practical purpose, it looks like you’re ready to enjoy the road.