Summer Fashion for Outdoor Enthusiasts

These selections are sure to make your outdoor activities fun and fashionable!


It seems that summer is unequivocally tied to the image of boundless sanded beaches, rolling salted waves, and crystalline blue skies. It’s the season of vacation: the season of the young–in–spirit, and, of course, the season of the restless. Three months of graciously drawn out days and hot nights, bound with the electricity of briny Southern California breezes and the sweet summer solstice. Bliss incarnate? It would seem so, but not for all. What is left for those who yearn for more than the traditional summer trope? The wild western wilderness.

With nine state parks to visit, trails to trek, California reigns first, over other American states, with the most nationally recognized protected areas—some of the most notable being Yosemite, the Redwoods, and Sequoia National Park. And with wilderness abound, one must undoubtedly consider clothing apparel; therefore, let’s preview a number of fashionable necessities from accessible brands, such as Japanese designer UNIQLO, to higher–end niche brands like AETHER. 

1. UNIQLO’s “Ultra Light Down” hooded coat keeps one snug and warm, while the shorter hem and subtly drawn-in waist create a slender, feminine look (S69.90,

2. Cut on the bias for great drape, this short–sleeved PATAGONIA “Necessity” v–neck is a warm weather wardrobe basic made from organic cotton ($49,

3. AETHER “Elite Leggings” offer forward side seams that follow the contours of one’s body, creating a silhouette that holds and flatters in all the right places ($90,

4. LULU LEMON’s two–piece “Water” suit provides extra comfort and a little extra coverage, so you can swim without worrying about any wardrobe malfunctions ($122,

5. FINN COMFORT “Garmisch” leather hiking boots provide refined simplicity for a durable yet attractive piece of footwear, making you trail–ready ($394.95,