Many of us turned to the great outdoors this summer to escape our cramped apartments in the city and find comfort in the sights and sounds of nature. According to Huffington Post, some doctors in British Columbia are actually prescribing outdoor activities to boost patients’ physical and mental health. And research has found that spending time in outdoor green spaces, such as parks and gardens, can lower our stress levels and increase our ability to concentrate. Whether you’re going on a camping, hiking or fishing trip, or just park-hopping in your hood, functionality is a must — and looking cute is always a plus.
Even fashion designers are making their way into excursion-ready gear. Jacquemus pulled inspiration from the mountains for his Fall/Winter 2021 runway collection (aptly name “La Montagne” or “the mountain”) which was hosted in an oversized tent. Maison Kitsuné released a second collaboration with portable furniture brand Helinox, launching foldable chairs and tables adorned with their signature logo. Contemporary, mass market brands, like Canada’s size-inclusive label Alder Apparel, are making waves in the space, too. And we can always depend on trusty go-tos such as MEC, Altitude Sports, and Arc’teryx to offer up stylish gear made for outdoor adventures.
From designer folding chairs and zip-away pants to packable puffer vests and pastel water shoes, this stylish outdoor gear will prepare you for spending quality time with Mother Nature.
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