Thirsty for some fresh-air-filled days? Same here. And what’s amazing is that the weather is starting to actually play along.
It’s that dreamy time of year when every walk outside smells of budding flowers, rushing streams and that summery-salty-freshness. It’s fabulous.
(Did I just transport you to a happy place? If so, you’re welcome. Relish in it. Breathe it in.)
One of our favorite ways to bask in the summer wonderland around us is to get out there. Like, really out there. We’re talking about hiking!!
5 Summer Hiking Outfit Ideas: Hit The Trails (& Look Damn Good Doing It)
If you couldn’t tell already, our team loves a good dose of outdoor exploring in all seasons but especially in summer. So, we’ve gotten pretty good at dressing perfectly for summer’s outdoor festivities — and we’d like to share those outfit formulas with you so that you can get on out there in style too.
Before we get into the outfit inpso, here’s a shortlist of cute (yet functional) gear we love for summer hikes.
- Danner Boots – Tried and true by just about everybody on the team. We have an entire Worth It post on Danners, here.
- Cotopaxi Anything – We love its bags, technical jackets and more.
- A Bright Windbreaker – Cotapaxi does this really well, and Columbia does too.
- Teva Sandals – For all of your water adventures. Laura’s a big fan.
- Best Hiking Socks on the Planet – According to S, you need these Darn Tough socks.
Here are 5 of our fave summer hiking outfits to take you from the lake to the falls, through the forest and beyond. We’ve got you covered for it all (except for…the mud).
1. Hiking In The Catskills, NY: A Rain Jacket + Danner Hiking Boots
“This is not a long hike, nor a strenuous one, but I did want to be comfortable — even if it rained. And I wanted to wear something I could feel comfortable in at the beer garden later.” – Shana
2. Hiking In The Upper Peninsula, MI: A Cropped Windbreaker + Bike Shorts
“I’ve never been a fan of technical jackets because the shape of them are all so…rectangle. They feel completely outdated, and I have the hardest time wanting to reach for them in my closet, no matter how practical they are. When I realized Columbia makes an on-trend cropped windbreaker and in rad colors, I was intrigued.” – Amy
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3. Hiking In Northern California: A Cropped Tank Top + Joggers
“This outfit has me buzzing to get moving again, whether it’s on the mat or on the trail. (Update: Even if it’s only a trail that leads to the coffee shop, which is where the pants took me this morning.)” – Em
4. Hiking On The Oregon Coast: A Playful Technical Jacket + Teva Sandals
Psst…this look is super-similar to Em’s at the beginning of this post. Opt for Tevas like Laura, or stick to good ol’ Danners like Em.
This particular weekday on the river wasn’t especially cool or windy, but I mean…I looked cool. When I took this lovely Cotopaxi half-zip windbreaker to the windy Oregon coast last year, that really tested it out! My new pullover kept me warm without being heavy. Love it. It’s super-easy to stuff into a purse, backpack or tote too.
The first day I wore these Teva sandals, we were at an amusement park all day, and they didn’t rub the tiniest bit. That’s a legit miracle shoe if you ask me. They’re the most comfortable sandals for walking adventures — including in the river — so much so that when we were headed camping, I talked the hubs into getting his own pair.” – Laura
More details on this outfit & adventure here.
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5. Hiking In The Great Lakes: A Warm Top Layer + On Hiking Boots
“I think my favorite part about these On waterproof hiking boots, apart from being just really cute, is they don’t feel like I’m wearing big hiking boots on my feet. I don’t even notice them at all. They’re so light and comfortable and perfect for all our fall adventures coming up!” – Amy
Hope this helps! Now, go take a hike.
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