What to Wear When Exploring the Outdoors
The days are longer and the sun is brighter- it’s time to get outside and take advantage of the gorgeous Alabama scenery! Of course, you will want to keep yourself fashionable when you are half way up a mountain, walking down the beach or camping in the wilderness. No worries; I am here to give you some fashion tips for playing outside without compromising your comfort.
Beach Babe. Walking the beach can be one of the most therapeutic paths to refresh your body, mind and soul. The sea mist gives a natural lending hand by tousling the hair and flushing the cheeks, but what makes your look complete? Keep it casual and relaxed with a pair of shorts, a cozy hoodie or flowing kimono. In terms of footwear, gladiator sandals, trainers, or everyday flip-flops are perfect for flinging off and walking along the shore.
Trekking Pro. One thing Alabama has is hills. Lots of hills. They are made to be explored and loads of fun too! But you don’t have to sacrifice your style for comfort. Start your look with a good, solid pair of walking boots and quality socks. I am currently obsessed with Sorel boots in every style and color. Another key item to have handy is a wax jacket that will keep you warm, dry and looking sharp. One of the brands that will make you look trendy and
feel comfortable is Barbour.
Camping Queen. Whether you are a girl set for the full-on camping experience or happier with camping in comfort, it can be tough to know what to pack for a weekend in the woods. Remember the Golden Rule of Fashion: Less is more. Invest in a cute poncho or vest that you can pair with any outfit to add a touch of understated glamour. Don’t forget a cozy warm sweater for the cooler, brisk evenings. Accessorize with a baseball cap, shades and a crafted stainless steel water bottle.
Now if all this outdoorsy stuff has you already breaking a sweat, remember in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air.”
-Krista Conlin Robinson
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