Humanity often encounters the wild on brief nature walks, but humanity does not often peer beyond the veneer and into the real depths of the wild. To get there, to move across and step out into the true wild, to begin a real adventure, you need to be prepared. After all, we are talking about the wilderness, and it is not looking out for you. It operates by its own laws regardless of your ambitions, hopes, and dreams.
There are many things that you need to do in order to prepare for your adventure. One of those of course, is determining what clothes you will wear. Women often take what they feel might be the most attractive clothing, or the most comfortable, but what is most comfortable and pretty may not be the most functional or protective.
Thankfully many outdoor clothiers are beginning to manufacture outdoor clothing that is not only functional but pretty, and comfortable.
Someone on a nature walk wears normal clothing however, someone on an adventure wears the right clothes to prepare them for that adventure. Women have a difficult time finding hiking clothes that are durable, affordable, functional, flattering, comfortable, and have the right fit.
Yet perhaps the one of the most important elements of a comfortable hike is the clothing that you are wearing. From the tips of your toes to the top of your head, a thoughtful examination of what you will be wearing on your next adventure can guarantee a comfortable one.
To help inspire you we have put together a thoughtful list for each portion of the body that should help the Adventuress find the ideal clothing for a comfortable, and flattering summer or fall hike.
The Hiking Outfit Curated for an Adventuress
Head – Hiking Hats and Hairstyles for the Adventuress
3 Beautiful Hiking Hairstyles
3 Cute Hats for the Adventuress
Torso – 3 Practical & Pretty Hiking Shirts
The typical women’s shirt you will find at the store is not meant for hiking. Unless you go to a store with athletic or outdoor wear, you will most likely not find the clothes you should be wearing on an adventure.
Picking the right shirt
There are several aspects that are part of determining what the right shirt to wear is. Fit, of course, being the most important, but keep in mind that you may be carrying a large pack with straps that go over your shoulders; if you want to pack lighter see our article here.
Those straps will rub on everything, so even though a spaghetti strap shirt may sound cool, you can expect a very short hike thwarted by blisters on your shoulders.
While they may be attractive, or cool, shirts that are very open do not protect you from the environment. Here are three shirts, that are both attractive, and provide with an adequate amount of protection.
3 Cute Shirts that fit, and offer protection from the environment
Legs – Hiking Pants
Here are 3 options to keep cool, and protected from the environment:
Feet – Hiking Shoes and Socks
However, if you are headed off on a long distance hike you may need more support, insulation, protection, and waterproofing like the Salomon X Ultra Mid II GTX Hiking Shoe:
Generally, what is causing a blister is not your sock, but it is a wet sock that creates extra friction.