Finding outdoor time in the midst of social isolation has been keeping many quarantiners sane. Depending on your whereabouts, campgrounds and hiking trails may still be open for exploration—as long as you adhere to the six-foot rule. For those dipping their toe in the great outdoors or for fashion-savvy adventurers who prefer to keep it cute, a mix of fitness and fashion is not only appropriate, it's very much on trend. Not convinced? Take note of the sport-inspired looks that walked the spring runways at Gucci, Ferragamo and Hermès.
Finding your perfect balance will depend on your preferred intensity, but a city dweller can rejoice in knowing a functional fashion shoe does, in fact, exist. Alternatively, consider a cargo pant with a flattering fit, a sweat-wicking bodysuit useful for unmarked swimming holes, or a button-adorned fleece to keep you cozy around the campfire. Whether you're prepping for a hike in the mountains or gearing up for a modest trail walk, here are some outfit inspiration that prove you don't need to abandon style to get some one-on-one time with Mother Nature.
Infuse color into your workout wear with this tie-dye top that gives us major summer camp vibes. Pair it with a high-rise biker short made from stretch jersey fabric and neoprene, rubber-soled sandals that are ideal for lower elevation hikes. The addition of a multi-pocket fanny-pack is perfect for sunscreen, sunnies, and granola bars.
Repurpose your summer swim to workout wear, especially in a full-coverage silhouette that won’t slip and slide. A breezy cotton short in a classic stripe pattern will keep you cool. Bring along a full brimmed bucket hat to shield the sun and a performance-meets-fashion fleece that you can tie around the waist.
Hike your way to the beach bonfire in this comfy Baja sweatshirt layered over a bold red bodysuit, plus road cycling shorts with leg grippers that prevent them from riding up. Pair with sandals from the Proenza x Birkenstock collaboration that marries fashion with the notable outdoorsy shoe brand.
Forget what you think you know about cargo pants. This shorts rendition has multiple pockets and a stretch cotton fabric that checks out for function, plus a belted cinch waist that serves up the fashion. Pair with a spandex moon print top that you can throw into the washing machine and opt for a compact bag that has a removable cross-body strap, giving you the option to carry it with the built-in wrist strap.
Go ahead and sweat it out in this vintage track-inspired look that incorporates workout wear and functional designer duds. Offset the prepster vibe with a cheetah print hiking boot that will cater to your wild side.
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