Outdoor style seems to have been restricted to baggy cargo pants and flannel shirts. Sure, comfort is always top priority, but being comfortable does not at all imply dressing up sloppy. Who said adventures couldn’t be fashionable?
The following is a list of seven ways in which you can style your outfits for an adventure. Let’s get started.
- Opt for a pair of leggings
Leggings are incredibly versatile. Providing you with the form-fitted look of skinny jeans without the restrictions, leggings are genuinely a God-sent. You can wear them while working out, hiking, running errands, or simply lounging at home. They look great styled with just about anything from a sweatshirt to a dress. When out on an adventure, you want to make sure you are feeling comfortable in your outfit. There is nothing quite as comfortable and relaxing as a pair of leggings.
We recommend opting for mixed fabric leggings as they offer more durability. Pair your leggings with a simple tank top and boots or trainers. Drape over a dress shirt to complete the look.
- Add Sensible footwear to your ensemble
Shoes are an essential outfit component. You cannot leave your house without one. If you are all set to embark on an adventure, get your hands on some comfortable and protective shoes. Since you will be out in the open, you must take suitable measures to ensure protection from the harsh natural elements such as rain, thorns, sun, mud, etc.
The ideal shoes for adventure purposes are hiking shoes. Easy, effortless, durable, and comfortable, hiking shoes are the complete package. While some people may find them unfashionable, they are pretty trendy now. You can find an array of designs. Choose a pair that matches your overall aesthetic. Best worn with casual ensembles, style your hiking shoes with track pants and tees, jeans and a button-down shirt, or a tank top and shorts.
Unless of course you are going on a boat. Then a great option is boat shoes. We think boat shoes look great on everyone, and they pair brilliantly with just about anything and everything. You can wear them with a sporty skort, paperbag waist shorts, or a shirt dress. There are so many ways to wear boat shoes on your next marine adventure.
- Complement the outfit with a pair of Jeans
Jeans are a staple in everyone’s closets. Jeans work in all sorts of settings but are especially important for outdoor style. They are durable, effortless, and comfortable; what more can one ask for in a garment? You can style them with anything from tank tops to tees to dress shirts. If you are heading out for an adventure, then one garment that you must pack with you is a solid pair of jeans. Nothing quite fits the definition of classy casual like a pair of dark wash denims.
Jeans come in various cuts. Skinny jeans are great, but they can get a little restricting. Boot-cut jeans are a good option. However, if you are looking to play it safe, opt for a classic straight cut pair because it always looks fantastic. Style your jeans with a plaid shirt, a tee and a jacket, or a tank top, and complete the look with funky shoes.
- Go for a carry-all bag
Every girl needs a bag to store all her essentials. Therefore, it is crucial to pick out a suitable bag to carry with you, depending on the nature and duration of your adventure. Your bag should be accommodating enough to house a few days’ worth of clothes, survival gear, and a mini first-aid kit. An adventure does not mean you can bring out your favorite Chanel bag, no. You need to pick a bag that is durable, spacious, and sleek. We recommend playing it safe and opting for a backpack.
Backpacks are forever fashionable, so you do not have to worry about them not being stylish. Moreover, backpacks are very practical. They distribute the weight on your shoulders and keep your hands free. If you wish to carry a small bag for smaller essentials, get your hands on a fanny pack.
- Choose the perfect Headwear
Hats were designed to be worn outdoors. If you wish to slay your adventure outfits, you need some good headwear for outdoor style. Let us start with the comfiest ones: beanies. Beanies just feel like home. They are effortless, relaxed, and super cute. If you are out in the cold, nothing gets the job done like a trusty old beanie. Moving on to baseball caps, they are excellent for sun protection, and they look super chic, especially when paired with athleisure. If you wish to opt for a proper hat, go for the wide brim ones as they are excellent for sun protection and also look dapper.
- Versatile outerwear will do the trick
When out in the open, you must be prepared to deal with the worst. Weather can change in a heartbeat, and if you are not prepared, your plans could ruin. When planning to embark on an adventurous journey, opt for outerwear that is versatile and offers you protection. Make sure to check the weather forecast beforehand and plan your outerwear accordingly.
Perhaps the most versatile garment one can carry is a jacket. Jackets come in a wide variety and is essential for outdoor style. You can choose between different cuts, fabrics, styles, and more. If you are out in the cold, puffer jackets are a good option. If you are going to be out in the heat, a light water-resistant number should be acceptable. If you are headed somewhere with mediocre weather, opt for a custom leather jacket as per the climatic conditions.
Style them with dresses, shorts, leggings, cargo pants, or jeans; jackets never fail to amp up a regular outfit into something spectacular.
- Unique accessories to add to the magic
What is an outfit without accessories? Accessories tie your whole look together, and an adventure calls for some unique accessories. For starters, you need a good pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses do not just look fabulous, but they also offer good sun protection. They elevate any outfit in a heartbeat which is what makes them crucial. If you feel lazy with dressing up, just throw on a pair of sunnies and call it a day. Opt for a style that complements your face shape. If you are confused about what to pick, play it safe. Aviators flatter just about every face shape. If not aviators, opt for a chunky pair with thick rims, as it is the hot new trend right now.
Another essential accessory is a watch. The most practical and gorgeous accessory one can own, a watch adds character to your outlook. For adventures, opt for sporty watches. It is best to stick to leather strap watches as they are more rustic, effortless, and durable. Metal bracelet watches are good too, but they are not as sturdy, so it is best to sit them out. If you are not into either of the two styles, just put on your smartwatch.
Jewelry is another essential accessory for outdoor style. We suggest keeping it simple with your jewelry. Minimal studs and perhaps a chic necklace are about enough. Keep everything easy and fuss-free.
It is perfectly okay to feel a little lost when it comes to outdoor style. We have all been there. The key to mastering the art is carrying everything with confidence. Keep experimenting with different garments and accessories until you stumble upon a winning combination. Use our guide to have a fashionable time amidst Mother Nature.