This post is sponsored by Shopstyle and Backcounty!
15 THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE THIS WINTER WITH BACKCOUNTRY
Last month, I discussed my philosophy about getting outside no matter what the weather is like! In short, I like to adopt the Scandinavian phrase: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.” When you’re dressed for the weather, it makes any experience outside that much more enjoyable, whether it’s snowing, below freezing, or raining. It’s important whether you’re skiing down a mountain or just taking your dogs out for a walk! Backcountry is the destination for getting the right gear to enjoy the outdoors.
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I really love this head-to-toe look from Backcountry. It’s cute– but also perfect for getting outdoors and being comfortable for the long haul. Starting with…. THIS COAT!!!! I love a good puffer coat (how I survived winters in college and the first one in NYC without one blows my mind). This is a bit more fashionable than the other puffers I have– it has an asymmetrical zipper and the ivory really pops. But just because it’s fashionable doesn’t mean I have to compromise on the function!
And this sweater is everything you want in a cozy cold-weather sweater. From the fair isle design to the elbow patches!
When you’re getting dressed for the outdoors, it’s easy to remember your coat… but don’t forget about your feet!! In my experience, they’re the first things to get cold as your body pulls heat from your extremities. Plus you never know what kind of terrain you’re going to encounter. I can’t believe I made it this long in life without a pair of Blundstones. I got them last month and, wow, they are amazing!! And I totally get the Blundstone hype– consider me a convert. Super, super comfortable. (Half sizes are for width not length, so if you’re in between I’d go up and add the extra insole that comes with the boots for a “custom” fit.) They get better with every wear!
To build the hype for the cold months ahead, I thought it could be fun to come up with a list of things to do outside this winter– no matter the weather! (Tried to mix these up depending on where you live– I know snow isn’t a reality everywhere!)
15 THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE THIS WINTER
1. CUT DOWN YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS TREE
2. FIND AN OUTDOOR POND FOR SKATING
3. VISIT A LOCAL NATIONAL PARK– there are 62 in the United States!
4. TAKE YOUR LAPTOP OUTSIDE ON A SUNNY DAY
5. CREATE YOUR OWN POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
6. HAVE A BONFIRE
7. TRY YOUR HAND AT BIRDWATCHING
8. SET UP AN OUTDOOR MOVIE
9. PUT TOGETHER A NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT FOR YOUR KIDS
10. COLLECT TRASH ALONG YOUR WALK
11. CROSSCOUNTRY SKI
12. DUST OFF YOUR BIKE AND GO FOR A RIDE
13. FIND A HILL AND GO SLEDDING
14. PLAY OUTDOOR GAMES
15. GO CAMPING
Thank you Backcounty and Shopstyle for sponsoring this post!