50+ Cute But Practical Hiking Outfits You Can Actually Wear
In many states and areas, hiking is a vibe. The culture can literally revolve around athletic activities like hiking, so the typical style that you’ll see out and about is quite different. Think trendy and athletic – like actually athletic, as in pieces that serve a purpose instead of athleisure.
But what pieces do you actually put together to create cute hiking outfits? Today we’re sharing our favorite hiking fits for every season! Read on to figure out exactly what to wear on your next hike.
What To Wear Hiking:
First of all, the pieces you choose will be entirely dependent on the weather. And hiking is one activity where you absolutely need to dress for the weather.
In super hot months, opt for shorts (athletic shorts or biker shorts are popular right now), a lightweight shirt or crop top, and sneakers. You’ll also want a cute backpack or bag/pack so that you can pack a swimsuit and a small towel.
During the fall/spring months (or weather: make sure to check the actual forecast instead of just going by the season), you’ll want to dress in layers. Bring an athletic sweatshirt or flannel that you can wrap around your waist when you get hot. These are definitely the months to wear leggings and cute sneakers. If the weather is a bit chillier, opt for boots and a Patagonia pullover (this look is always fun with braids and a hat).
If you’re wondering what to wear hiking in the winter, you’ll want even more layers. Pack a thick coat, a hat, scarf, and gloves. Don’t be afraid to break out the heavy-duty hiking boots. And thermal pieces, like long underwear, are your friends! Don’t forget a knit beanie for a true Colorado-like vibe.
Your best bet when it comes to shoes for hiking outfits (at least during the typically warm-weather months) will be black or dark sneakers. Anything else will get super dirty, so skip the white sneakers or sandals unless the hike is incredibly short and easy. In hiking towns, athletic sneakers are actually super trendy (unlike what you’ll see in the cities). You can spring for more expensive Nikes or find less expensive look-alike sneakers on Amazon or at TJMaxx.
If you want to add dimension to your outfit to make it a bit more chic, look for athletic crop tops and build your layers. Pieces like hats (either baseball caps or knit beanies) and earthy-crunchy jewelry are super cute, too.
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50+ Hiking Outfits For Inspiration:
One of the best ways to plan an outfit is to find outfit inspiration. So if you’re wondering what to wear hiking, you definitely need some real-life inspo.
Scroll down to check out our favorite on-trend hiking outfits for just about every season and type of hike!