Yay! Summer is finally here and the weather is making it so much easier to get outdoors and be active. I don’t know about you, but I tend to spend way too much time in my bed or on the couch watching Netflix during winter. That just means that I’m a little “fluffy” by the time summer comes around, and I need to make myself get out in the fresh air!
has recently launched their #DressedToGo campaign, and the company has provided excellent advice about what we should be wearing as we enjoy our different activities this summer.
Did you know that the UK has 15 national parks, and many more nature reserves waiting to be explored? This is an inexpensive way to get the whole family out and about this summer, while enjoying some of the incredible nature on offer.
When heading out on a country walk, Chums recommends cargo shorts. The elasticated waist will keep you comfortable, and the fabric will keep you cool during the summer heat. They’re also machine washable and easy to travel with. You’ll also want to invest in some breathable layers if you’re planning to be walking all day. This means that your body moisture is released and you’re not walking around in a sweaty t-shirt all day.
And, of course, the most important aspect of any walk is your shoes. Look for waterproof walking boots which will keep you comfortable. By purchasing hard-wearing shoes, you’ll be able to use them for years. Ensure they’re waterproof and breathable so you’ll be covered no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.
Planning to do a little golf? It turns out that golfers in the UK spend close to £4 billion on their favourite sport. Whether you’re brand new to the sport or you’ve been playing for years, there are around 3,000 courses waiting for you to try in Britain.
Of course, you’ll want to stay both fashionable and comfortable while playing golf this summer. Chums suggests the iconic golf sweater, in navy or grey to look on-point this season. You’ll want to match it with a pair of elasticated chinos so you’ll have a full range of movement.
Fishing is another popular outdoor activity, and a great way for friends and family members to spend quality time together. But sometimes, fishing is about waiting patiently for hours. In this case, you’ll need to make sure you’re comfortable and prepared for any weather changes.
You’ll definitely need a waterproof and warm gilet. The best are those with multiple pockets so all your bait and hooks will be handy. You’ll probably want to throw it in the washing machine, so make sure it’s machine washable and lightweight.
A fishing hat is also important, as it’ll protect you from the sun and make it easier for you to spot fish. And grab a pair of fleece-lined trousers in case temperatures end up dropping dramatically.