Dan Ahwa is fashion editor for Viva and Canvas magazines.

Fashion: The great outdoors

Gyms aren’t for everybody. Trade in crowded classes for workouts with Mother Nature instead.
Jenni Kayne pre-fall 2017.
Jenni Kayne pre-fall 2017.

Here's an easy workout plan for 2017: get outside. If, like most people, your New Year's resolutions included exercising more (that old chestnut), why not make the most of outdoor activities that exercise both body and mind? From scenic walks to swimming in the ocean, nature is an elixir for tired eyes and bodies.

High-tech fabrics and accessories popular in sportswear have cross-pollinated into everyday wear. Technical sportswear was a reoccurring theme at several recent spring 2017 collection, from Versace's waterproof Teva flat-form sandals to backpacker accessories at Prada, as athleisure takes on a more technical mood. Mix in everyday, tactile clothing such as denim and sweat shirting for maximum comfort, and be inspired by working out in the great outdoors with the help of these stylish (and very practical) wardrobe essentials that will help you last the distance.

Items clockwise from top left: North Face sunhat, $29. Finz swimsuit, $64, from Rebel Sport. Chup socks, $39, from Good As Gold. Suicoke sandals, $299, from Area 51. Adidas backpack, $55.
Items clockwise from top left: North Face sunhat, $29. Finz swimsuit, $64, from Rebel Sport. Chup socks, $39, from Good As Gold. Suicoke sandals, $299, from Area 51. Adidas backpack, $55.
Items clockwise from top left: Puebco pouch, $25, from Good As Gold. Quest water filtration cup, $119.90 from Sitka. Black Diamond trail jacket, $479.90, from Bivouac. Nike shorts, $40.
Items clockwise from top left: Puebco pouch, $25, from Good As Gold. Quest water filtration cup, $119.90 from Sitka. Black Diamond trail jacket, $479.90, from Bivouac. Nike shorts, $40.
Items from left: No Ka’oi leggings, $305, from Matches. Misfit activity tracker, $160, from Smith & Caughey’s. Icebreaker knit skivvy, $270.
Items from left: No Ka’oi leggings, $305, from Matches. Misfit activity tracker, $160, from Smith & Caughey’s. Icebreaker knit skivvy, $270.

- Canvas

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