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We think of ourselves, these days at least, as belonging away from the elements, tucked up inside somewhere. However, this is a false though. In actual fact, humans belong mostly in the outdoors, not sheltered away indoors. Younger people are beginning to understand this a little more, and are spending more time in nature than the older generation. But if you’d like to explore the outdoors but have been put off by not looking good, then worry no more! It’s more than possible to look fantastic when you’re braving the elements. And it’s not just high-end clothes you can choose from: there are multiple different styles to choose from!
We take a look at some of these styles below.
4 Different Types of Outdoor Fashion
Ready to Hike
The first style you can select is that of the “ready for action” athlete, the one who could tackle Mount Everest if only they had the tens of thousands of dollars you need to get to the top (Warning: no guarantees even if you do have the funds). The athleisure market blends hiking and other outdoor pursuits with style. The good news about that this is that you can wear the clothes whether you’re going for a multi-day hiking camping trip, or you’re just running to the supermarket to pick up some supplies.
The Classic Look
The outdoors lifestyle isn’t just about hiking and other active pursuits. You can enjoy nature on its own merit, simply by spending time there. And good news: there’s a look attached to this type of activity! You can get the ‘going for a stroll in the country’ look by wearing clothes that are durable, warm, and stylish. Indeed, country tweed clothing is back in fashion at the moment. It’s hard not to look dashing when you’re wearing a tweed cap and gilet.
Back to Earth
There’s a chance that the hippy movement of the 1960’s had a bigger impact on the world than any of us realize. A lot of the values of that era are now commonplace. And it’s not just the values that stuck around, either: the fashion did, too. The sixties hippy look was marked by colorful, free-flowing, light items. Today, you can get the look by wearing summer dresses and accessorizing well. You’ll look every inch the park as you’re frolicking through a field of grass next to the mountains. Just remember to live up to the values of the style too: which is to say, treat the earth well.
Zipping Around Town
Of course, we can’t always spend our time in nature. We have, you know, jobs and stuff that keep us in the cities. When we’re there, it’s all about the “urban outdoor” look, which comes into its own during the winter. Then, it’s all about having a big thick coat, wooly jumper, and boots. You’ll look as stylish as can be as you’re rushing from the coffee shop to the car and beyond.
We all need more nature in our lives: why not start with our clothing?
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