September 22, 2015

Hiking in the Niagara Escarpment in a Sporty Outfit

Outdoor fashion, what to wear hiking, plaid shirt, hm shirt, leather back pack, sporty chic, hiking in Ontario, fall layering
Sports bra Under Arour, leggings TNA (Aritzia), sneakers Nike (old), shirt H&M, backpack David Jones Paris (similar backpack), sunglasses Ray-Ban, watch Michael Kors

Today I’m doing a post quite different from anything I posted before. I did not initially plan to do it. I had brought the camera to take pictures of the nature, but we ended up taking a few outfit pictures as well.
I love the city and everything the city brings, but just the same, I love the nature as well. I find it’s important to have a balance between the two. I believe everyone would benefit mentally and physically if they spent some time in nature at least couple of times a month. After all, we are part of it, aren’t we? One of the things I love doing is hiking. I remember fondly of all the times I went hiking with my grandpa in the mountains and hills of Serbia when I was a kid. It’s unbelievable how much nature can relax all your senses. Even if you have little ones, it’s a fun thing to do for all.
Not too long ago I went hiking in Milton area, part of Niagara escarpment. It’s hard to find mountains in Ontario, so this was the closes we could get to.  We ended up hiking for 6 hours, and though I was really sore the next day (muscles I didn’t even know existed), I felt re-energized.I was quite surprised by my dog's energy to do the entire hike with us. He is getting very old and has arthritis on his spine. He has not been able to walk long distances for some time now. But somehow, that day, he did not tire at all and jumped around as if he were young again. Nature definitely did him some good too.
Hiking of course is not a place for fashion. But you can still make your outfit more interesting than just plain sports jacket and leggings. Why not wear a casual cotton button up shirt instead? I went with leggings on the bottom, as I consider them the most comfortable to wear for hikes. On top I wore this amazing Under Armour sports bra. It’s about time that sports companies are coming out with sports bras with cup sizes instead of just S, M, L as options. I find Under Armour to be the best at this. This is their new model that came out at SportsCheck and I love it. It provides support but also gives a nice shape. You can actually even wear it under racer back tops as well. You know those sports bras that flatten your chest? Well this one does not.
As I was not sure how warm or cool it was going to be in the forest, I decided to layer my outfit. I wore a couple of button up shirts: plaid and denim one, both from HM. Sure enough, denim one went into my back pack very quickly, as it was quite warm. A little top knot hairstyle, Ray-Bans which make any outfit cool and Michael Kors watch. Who says you can wear accessories to go hiking? Last but not least, to put the entire outfit together (and also carry my picnic necessities), the gorgeous (faux) leather back pack. It’s meant for the city, but works just as well in the nature, doesn’t it?
As fall is almost here, what better time to go hiking than now? Once the leaves start changing their colours, make sure you go exploring the nature at least one day. You will thank me J . Happy hiking!

Ciao!

Aleksandra <3

Outdoor fashion, what to wear hiking, plaid shirt, hm shirt, leather back pack, sporty chic, hiking in Ontario, fall layering
Outdoor fashion, what to wear hiking, plaid shirt, hm shirt, leather back pack, sporty chic, hiking in Ontario, fall layering
Outdoor fashion, what to wear hiking, plaid shirt, hm shirt, leather back pack, sporty chic, hiking in Ontario, fall layering
Outdoor fashion, what to wear hiking, plaid shirt, hm shirt, leather back pack, sporty chic, hiking in Ontario, fall layering
Outdoor fashion, what to wear hiking, plaid shirt, hm shirt, leather back pack, sporty chic, hiking in Ontario, fall layering
Outdoor fashion, what to wear hiking, plaid shirt, hm shirt, leather back pack, sporty chic, hiking in Ontario, fall layering
Outdoor fashion, what to wear hiking, plaid shirt, hm shirt, leather back pack, sporty chic, hiking in Ontario, fall layering
 
Can you see an eagle in above picture?

Outdoor fashion, what to wear hiking, plaid shirt, hm shirt, leather back pack, sporty chic, hiking in Ontario, fall layering

1 comment:

  1. What a peaceful place :) Beautiful pictures!

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