I’m a walker. I don’t run, I don’t like taking part in group sports, but walking is kinda my thing. With the beautiful scenery in England, I’m looking to take my walking to another level and start taking hiking seriously. It’s great to get out in the fresh air and get some exercise. Another benefit of hiking is that it helps me to clear my head and get rid of stress and anxiety. As someone a novice hiker, I understand the importance of keeping warm, but I also like the concept of going from hike ready, to pub ready so I also want to make sure I still look good, and that I’m happy with my appearance.
If you enjoy hiking too, you’re probably looking for ways to look chic and stylish this winter. This is often as important as keeping warm and comfortable. So, here are some of my suggestions to help you look trendy when you go hiking.
Buy the Right Footwear
Top of the list we have footwear. When you hike, you need to have the perfect adventure shoe for the task at hand. There’s nothing worse than having the wrong footwear, I’m quite clumsy so I know what I’m talking about. Trainers can be dangerous on a hike because they lack grip and support, but many traditional hiking boots look ugly and unfashionable. If you head over to go.ridgemontoutfitters.com you will find a guide to help you pick the perfect footwear for hiking. You’ll be able to use the guide to help you pick something that is both practical and fashionable too.
Another essential item you’re going to need as a hiker is a winter coat. Again, you need to keep warm, but you also want to look good. So you need to spend the time choosing the right sort of style and design of coat too. Do you want something waterproof? Or will you go with a softer, more elegant material? Color also plays a big role in any decisions you might make regarding your winter coat. It’s often a good idea to pick a colour like black or brown as this always looks good and goes with anything.
Of course, we’re all going to want to wear gloves as well. It gets cold, and you need to protect your hands. So, not you have to decide on the sort of gloves to wear. Mittens are perhaps the warmest, but they can look a little clumsy and childish. Regular gloves can be trendy, but they are also restrictive. So, if it’s not too cold out, then fingerless gloves should be very much the order of the day. These allow you to keep your hands warm and still use your fingers. Plus they are all the rage now so you will look trendy and fashionable too!
You need to think about your head and your ears when you hike. If it’s nippy out you may want some protection. You could always tie a scarf around your face, but this looks terrible, and it uncomfortable. I would suggest getting ear muffs to wear, specifically, bandless ear muffs. They will keep you warm, and they look much cooler and more fashionable than putting your hood up.
Autumn is here, and we are moving into winter, so it’s important to keep warm. Winter wardrobes can sometimes be a bit garish so it’s important to look for ways to keep warm when you go hiking, but also stay trendy and fashionable. Off to the trails we go, my friends!