Summer in L.A. means, come Saturday morning, half the city is hitting the trails. Getting outdoors and going off the grid is one of the perks of living in a sunny city surrounded by natural beauty.
Last on our list of day-hike concerns is the idea of sucking it in while we’re getting our sweat on. Lately, we’ve been getting back to our roots and gearing up for hiking excursions au naturale – stocking up on water in reusable bottles, layering on sunscreen with safe ingredients, and rocking a few of our favorite OG, eco-luxe tops and pants. When it comes to hitting the trails, nothing can replace our old, favorite, worn-in, but soft-as-heck cotton t-shirts. Because of it’s eco-friendliness, we’re also finding cotton pieces in more and more of our favorite fitnesswear shops. Cotton gear feels good at the start of a hike and breathes well through to the end.
Whether for a romp up Runyon or a turn through Topanga, here are six picks we’re hitting the trails in all summer long – hippie-chic leggings included…
Free People With You Beside Me Slouchy Hoodie
The last thing you want when you’re on a hike is for your jacket to cramp your style. But this baby? Hits all the high points. We just cannot with this hoodie: the length, the raw trim, the oversized-chic fit…we’re keeping this cotton throwover around long after summer’s come to a close.
Stateside Blanche Cropped Loungers
The summer season means we’re getting our fill of white on white on white when it comes to our workout wardrobe. Slip into these cropped lounge pants to take your afternoon hike to stylish new heights.
Alternative Knock Out Bustier
This sports bra-meets-bustier is not something you’ll want to cover up! It’s super soft and breathable for max comfort as you trek the trails – and the little hidden key loop on the inside? Brilliant.
Electric & Rose Black Sunset Legging
Okay, we had our doubts, too – but these cotton leggings are the real deal. These Sunset Chevron Leggings by Electric and Rose have a wide waist band, slimming tie dye print, and are no joke, maybe the softest things we’ve ever worn. A staple in our closets!
Alternative Lt French Terry Rolled Short
These shorts may be simple, but they’re anything but basic. They’re the perfect combo of everything we need in a good fitness ‘fit: the rolled bottoms and relaxed fit make us feel like we’re wearing our favorite pjs (always a plus), and the tough camo print gives us that extra push we need when we’re close to the summit.
LemLem Printed Cotton-Voile Shorts
Ethiopian artists have partnered up with LemLem to dream up these easy, breezy printed shorts, which have bright orange trim and the sweetest blue-and-white print. Basically, if summer had a spirit animal, these sweet cotton shorts would be it.
Blue Life Fit Snake Jumper
This snakeskin number takes our romper obsession to the next level. We love the edgy print, and the oh-so-soft fabric makes us want to wear it all day every day. Added bonus: the open back shows off the hot back of your fave sports bra!
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