In This Post: Not that I have a ton of hiking experience but I do appreciate the art of figuring out what to wear on a hike and still look cute. These trail tights paired with a versatile jacket do just the trick when it comes to fashionable, functional hiking clothes!
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This past summer (which seems like eons ago now that we got our first dusting of snow in Pittsburgh last night), I spent a lot of time outdoors. With so much change and chaos going on everywhere I looked in my life at the time, it was one of the only times that I was able to find some peace and feel a bit grounded. I acquired a new appreciation for muddy shoes, the repetitive – almost meditative – scenery of the trees, and being away from the sounds of the street. As I mentioned to you before, when we started entering the fall months, I made a promise to myself that I would do whatever I could to maintain how much time I was spending outdoors. Part of that means including pieces in my wardrobe that are ready to brave the fall elements – crisp air, chilly wind, rain, and lower temperatures. I’ve been turning to the Alpine Design line of outerwear at Dick’s Sporting Goods to handle all of that! Check out my latest YouTube video to see my two new favorite pieces of hiking clothes in action.
Pictured are a pair of trail tights that are the more outdoorsy sister of yoga pants and I’ve been wearing them on repeat. From an evening at Kennywood’s (that’s a local amusement park) Fright Night to afternoon runs around the field by my house, they’re my go-to. I even have them right this very minute with a pair of traditional tights under them as I’m waiting for my mom to pick me up for Light Up Night (an outdoor event the kicks off the unofficial start to the holidays in Pittsburgh). I was thrilled to find a pair of outdoor pants that aren’t bulky and baggy like most of the other ones I’ve seen.
A Versatile Jacket
This jacket is my current favorite for embracing the windy and wet elements of fall. Water repellent and wind resistant fabric ensure you stay dry underneath no matter what the weather brings! I’ve been layering this with my Under Armour long sleeve shirts under it and also pullovers like my favorite one from Patagonia. It would also be perfect for traveling because the compact design actually packs into the pockets if needed. Most of all, the color is called “blue sapphire” (there are a black and an olive green option, too) and I just love its jewel tone shade!
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