This Year is All About the “Quiet Outdoors”

Hiking outfit
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If two trends dominated 2023, it was quiet luxury and athleisure. For 2024, we’re seeing these trends fuse into a new phenomenon known as “quiet outdoors”. Mixing the sophisticated, muted tones and cuts of the quiet luxury trend with a hiking aesthetic, this trend is wonderfully practical and easy to style. Check out the three key pieces you need to tap into this trend and enjoy the great outdoors in your stylish quiet gear.

Pale Fleece

A fleece is a great choice if you’re looking to stay warm and cozy outside at this time of year. Want to make it fashionable? Simply choose a white, oatmeal, or beige fleece, and make sure the cut is classic and flattering. This will be the key piece around which the rest of your quiet outdoor look will center.

Hiking Boots

You’ll want to make sure you have a pair of sturdy yet stylish hiking boots on your feet. These have overtaken trainers as the fitness footwear du jour, and the best thing is these will keep your feet warm and dry, no matter the weather.

White Cords

Nobody promised that the quiet outdoors look would actually be all that suitable for hiking and trekking. White cords are having a moment, so wear them with pride along with your oatmeal fleece—just avoid any muddle puddles in the park.