New Yorkers like to h park to relax, people in Miami like to head to the beach, and Los Angelenos love to hike. And since moving to L.A. over a year ago, I’ve been hiking like it’s my second job. Nothing is more rejuvenating and relaxing than a long (or short) trek away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It gives you time to think and take in the views, plus it’s a fun, refreshing way to hit that 10,000 daily step goal. I’m far from an expert hiker, but I do consider myself an expert in knowing what cute (and functional) outfits to wear.
As revitalizing as hiking can be, it can quickly take a wrong turn if you’re not properly prepared with all the essential gear (think a water bottle, some sort of navigation, sunscreen, and snacks) or dressed in appropriate attire, the latter of which I’m here to help with today. When it comes to figuring out what to wear hiking, always (and we do mean always) make comfort (and protection from the sun) your primary goal. That means a good pair of walking shoes (sneakers are always a safe bet, as are hiking boots), nonrestrictive, moisture-wicking attire, a baseball cap, and sunglasses are definite musts when piecing together a good outfit.
The below pieces are my definitive essentials when conquering the trails. Whether it’s an easy route or a path a little more complex, these will get you through it in the most stylish way possible.