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Take In Nature With These Technical Yet Stylish Gorpcore Pieces

The past year and a half has turbocharged a need for items that aren’t just stylish but rooted in the technical too. Fashion trends are often a reflection of culture, and now more than ever there’s an appetite for spending ample time outdoors. With that comes pieces that you can wear to lunch or maybe even on a hike or long walk should the opportunity present itself. Nowadays stylish means functional too.

Many fashion houses are no strangers to gorpcore; in fact, the crunchy trend has been around for several seasons now. What makes it relevant again, however, is the perfect storm between a post-pandemic yearning for freedom from confinement and fashion houses making a case for getting outside too. Recent collections from Reese Cooper and Prada’s Outdoor Capsule (with nylon hammocks and reusable water bottles galore) and even late 2020’s Gucci and North Face collaboration have helped lay the groundwork for true technical brands—Salomon, Arc’teryx, Hoka One One, and the like—to maintain their fashionable prowess.

Pair a technical puffer vest with your tailored trousers for an unexpectedly stylish way to stay warm. Or throw on a Salomon trail sneaker with an easy-to-wear day dress instead of a fashion sneaker to give the look a bit of edge—and, more importantly, to be prepared for anything the day may have in store.

Turns out everyone can be an outdoorsy person. Here, shop pieces that employ form and function, from some of our favorite fashion houses and technical brands alike.

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