the great outdoors
camping-inspired gear is great for fall, even if you have no idea how to use a compass.
by: steff yotka
photo by kristin vicari.
October 08 2013
Even if you're no nature girl, items inspired by outdoorsy apparel are the perfect addition to your wardrobe for fall because they not only look cool, but they are also highly practical. Take Fjallraven's cape-meets-parka combo; it's comfy, warm, and, yep, cute. Timberland boots are a great plus one to skinny jeans on rainy days, while a Carhartt beanie is an inexpensive way to get some workwear cred into an otherwise girly outfit. I'd also happily take some white A.P.C. faux fur snow boots or a Uniqlo camouflage puffer any day. I'm considering the outdoorsy trend to be the autumn counterpart of my summer sportswear phase (cough, track pants and Adidas shower sliders, cough) because (according to me, at least) you don't have to be good at a hobby, be it soccer or camping, to take part in its best fashion items.
Don't think these styles are for you? Take it from the girl least likely to spend time in nature: Never did I think I could be a person who used words like "rucksack, " but thanks to a cute Jansport one, I am.