Are you both a keen a hiker and a self-confessed fashionista? If so, why not combine your two passions in life by dressing stylishly while you embark on your favorite hiking trails? Rest assured, you can look your best even while you’re getting hot and sweaty on a nice long walk!
To find out how you can dress for long walks without sacrificing your style, be sure to read on.
Keep it simple by upcycling
There’s no need to wear extravagant items of clothing in your attempt to hike fashionably. Nobody is expecting you to wear a ball gown while you’re out enjoying your favorite walking trails, which is why you should resolve to keep your attire simple and comfortable. Seriously, yoga pants and an old T-shirt will do just fine! This does not, however, mean that you should just throw on any old outfit. There’s a fine line between keeping it simple and looking scruffy, and you must tow it if you want to look stylish when you embark on your next long walk.
If you truly want to capture a simple yet stylish hiking chic, try upcycling your old clothes. If you devote enough time and effort to this venture, you could end up breathing new life into an item of clothing you haven’t worn in decades.
Here are a few upcycling techniques that you should consider when you decide to give your old clothes a new lease of life:
- Create an off-the-shoulder shirt out of a button-down shirt that has gotten baggy over time
- Upgrade an old sweater using pom-poms
- Take that oversized blouse that you’ve never gotten around to throwing out and make a bomber jacket out of it
- Grab some iron-on letters and iron them onto any plain sweater of your choice
Get the right accessories
Hiking has absolutely nothing to do with fashion, that much is for certain. But face it, you don’t want to take an outdoor hiking selfie looking anything less than a million dollars… especially when said selfie is going to be uploaded onto the ‘gram!
With the right accessories at hand, you can take Instagram-worthy photos while you’re out hiking no matter how hot and sweaty you look. Here are a few of the little add-ons you need to create a fashionable hiking look:
- A luxurious Claymore shillelagh walking stick
- A stylish backpack
- A spare hair bobble (for when your hair starts to look a little windswept_
- A waterproof jacket and boot covers (you can’t look stylish if you’re soaked and caked in mud!)
- A water bottle that doesn’t comprise on style
- Moisturizing hand salve so that your hands don’t get dry and chapped while you’re out walking
It’s true, you don’t have to sacrifice your style when you decide to embark on a long walk! Put the above advice into practice, you’ll be sure to turn a few heads when you’re out on your next hiking adventure.