Rugged Meets Refined: Outdoorsy Summer Style
Jun 07, 2010 - by The Fashion Web
Fashion has been having a fling with the rustic lately. Many have fallen for plaid button-downs, heritage denim, and anything distressed, faded, or worn in, so even if your daily hike only takes you as far as the coffee shop, outdoorsy styles bring some fresh air to a summer wardrobe. Start your sojourn in this trend by pairing sweet summer dresses with unpolished accessories: think distressed Jeffrey Campbell boots, an Alexander Wang backpack, or rough-hewn Pamela Love jewelry. To balance the refined with the rugged, pair a slouchy tank and platform heels with J Brand Houlihan Cargo Pants, or a skillfully beaded top with distressed denim shorts. If you do plan to venture into the great outdoors, a raffia cowboy hat, cargo shorts, and the perfect t-shirt will take you into the wild and then back to the city.