And here it is, another what not to wear to the mountains look. Ha, I can’t believe, well actually I can, but this is not the point, I made this mountain fashion faux pas again! Despite the new IT fashion trend, the gorpcore, I still hike in sneakers and these linen shorts that only slightly remind us of cargo shorts. Just cover your eyes if you can’t see the resemblance. Now, imagine faded beige cargo shorts. See them? No? Well, can you at least imagine hiking boots? That shouldn’t be hard. I mean hiking boots are trending now.
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NO, YOU SHOULDN’T WEAR MY OUTFIT FOR THE MOUNTAINS
Anyway, the thing is that I once again didn’t dress appropriately for the mountains. Not that I did it as bad as some tourists I encounter on my way back. But I certainly didn’t do well enough to go to the real mountains. I could only watch the legit mountains from where I stood. Which wasn’t that high at all.
But nevertheless, this hill was high and steep enough I wouldn’t be able to reach the top of this hill, Ojstrica, and enjoy this breathtaking view of the lake Bled and castle Bled wearing a dress and sandals. Ps. Again, I didn’t hike in this outfit you saw me wearing here.
By the way, the tourists I mentioned earlier. Mentioning them again. Because they were not only dressed unfashionably but dangerously too. Two of them were wearing flip-flops, and one lady a skirt and wedged slides. All respect if she actually made it to the top. Which I doubt since you have to climb, like seriously climb, the last 15 meters (give or take, it seemed much more to me) before you reach the top.
GORPCORE – THIS IS WHAT TO WEAR TO ROCK ON THE ROCKS
So what to wear to the mountains then? Guess what, dressing hiking appropriately means fashionable too this season. Yes, you read right. Mountain fashion, the gorpcore, is fashionable this season. Moreover, it’s Gucci approved too. Well, not only Gucci but mentioning Gucci first because I know you believe anything Gucci says it’s in style. However, other luxury brands sent out gorpcore looks too.
Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Common Projects, Tabitha Simmons, Off-White, Christian Louboutin, Ganni, Proenza Schouler, Aquazzura, … They all seem to love the hiking boots and want us to wear them too. But wait, not only for the mountains. We are wearing hiking boots from rocks to street this season! Yes, you read it right! Gorpcore fashion trend it’s not only for the mountains. It’s fashionable on the street too.
In fact, these hiking boots you see here are the new combat boots. Yes, in autumn winter 2018/19, the hiking boots are the most fashionable flat ankle boots you could wear.
As said before you can wear hiking boots from the street to the mountain and back. More than enough reasons to get a pair of luxury hiking boots, right? I’m definitely getting one. I still have Triglav mountain on my bucket list. And I’m reaching it in style for sure.
HOW TO STYLE HIKING BOOTS FOR MOUNTAINS AND FOR CITY?
It’s quite obvious how to wear luxury hiking boots for the mountains. Well, perhaps not that obvious since I’m not much of a help this time. I mean I’m wearing anything but a legit hiking outfit this time. By the way, I went straight to the city from the mountain. I only swapped sneakers for mules. Showing you the city update of this look here.
Whatsoever, back to the mountains and chunky boots. The EDITs should help you with dressing for the hills. Ps. don’t forget to pin them.
Still, for the real #asseenonme mountain outfit, you will have to wait a little bit. I need to get these luxury boots first. The only question is which ones. I like them all. However, I really want a pair that won’t look too odd with a suit in the city.
Wait, did I write a suit? Truth to be told, I don’t really know if a trouser suit it’s what you should wear with hiking boots for the city. But they do look great with cropped slacks and a trench coat, don’t they? Or with cropped leather paper bag pants and a thin sweater. With a statement bag of course and scarf.
Anyway, I still have to explore this fashion trend a bit more before giving you more tips on how to pull of gorpcore fashion trends like IT fashion girl and wear hiking boots like a legit fashionista on the street.
You know, we need to get a pair of hiking boots first. Although I need your help with this. Which boots do you think I should get? Let me know in the comments below!
MORE MOUNTAIN LOOKS AND MORE HIKING BOOTS
As said, a follow up on how to wear hiking boots in the city and how to dress fashionably for the mountains is coming up on Brunette from Wall Street soon. But first on Instagram and LIKEtoKNOW.it so be sure to follow me there too. By the way which boots do you prefer? Old fashioned combat boots or these new hiking boots?