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In case you missed us last time, we feature the news, events, people, and stores that are putting STYLE back into this buttoned-up city. Also, check out our 2015 Style Round Up – for all the best in D.C. style from the most stylish people in town.
ALSO- BIKINI SEASON IS ALMOST OVER! Check out our Outdoor Pool Guide for some tips on looking amazing at that Labor Day pool party..

#UnitedOutside content has been done in collaboration with our friends at REI

Tunes We’re Jamming To This Week
Throwback. We should all remind each other how good this song is at least once every few years (that rolling beat tho…)

Fashion News

Tomorrow 8/31 – W Hotel x DCFI Designers Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Fashion Show – 6pm
Check out the D.C. Fashion Foundation Incubator designers’ spring collections, at the W Hotel (which is very cool again, in case you were unaware, I am dead serious.)
515 15th Street, NW, Washington DC 20004

Late September – The Washingtonian Style Setters Party
This party is always one of the most stylish parties of the year (check out the well dressed-ness at the 2015 soiree). Also, the September issue of the Washingtonian is the style issue and if you HAVE NOT YET READ IT, be sure to stand in line at the Foggy Bottom Whole Foods (because that line is long enough to get through 90% of the issue before you have to pay for it, thank me later).


Starts September 7th – New York Fashion Week
Another FW, another new season. Who are we excited for? November 12th looks like the DAY OF OUR DREAMS. The morning starts with 3.1 Phillip Lim, followed by Oscar de La Renta at 4pm, and ending with Rag & Bone at 8pm. We plan on just being glued to our computers all day long (or more so than normal).

Dîner en Blanc 
This happened. The Washington Post wrote a very interesting article on “Why Do People Hate Diner en Blanc?”. I have never been, and have friends on both sides of the argument so I’ll let you make up your own mind. Whatever your feelings, you cannot deny it is an amazingly PHOTOGENIC event.
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And now for this week’s feature

How to Put the Style Back Into Hiking
I know what you’re thinking… was there EVER any style involved in hiking? Even I tend to choose function over form when it comes to my outdoorsy activities and hiking boots especially tend to be the worst of the worst.

In 6th grade, I loved my hiking boots so much I wore them every day. I refused to take them off, even for gym class. They were olive green and kind of hideous but I loved them. They were so hideous though, that I remember one girl trying to make fun of what she thought were dirty shoes (they’re SUPPOSED TO BE THAT COLOR). Anyways, I turned to her and snapped “these shoes cost more than your entire house”. 6th graders are the worst.

But things have changed since I was in 6th grade, you can look amazing while enjoying the outdoors. Join me on this adventure as I pick the BEST OF THE BEST items to help you look fabulous in gear that both looks great AND does things like protect you from the sun, breathe for you, gives you high fives when you reach the summit, etc.

Need to know where to go? Consult the BYT Hiking Guide for the best places to go get some nature. Also use our Camping Etiquette Guide for everything, but mostly camping.

For the Shenandoah Trip You Have Been Planning to Go on Since You Moved to D.C.
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Shop the look:
Left side (Men’s): Arc’teryx Beta AR Jacket – $328.83, La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX Mountaineering Boots – $299.99,
Right side (Women’s): Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Jacket – $99.00, Keen Voyageur Mid Hiking Boots – $125.00

For Pretending You Went On That Shenandoah Trip You’ve Been Wanting To Go On Since You Moved to D.C. While Really Staying In Town
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Shop the look: Rock Creek Park Tee – $22.00
Left Side (Men’s): Warby Parker Chamberlain Glasses – starting at $95.00,  Patagonia Fitz Roy Bison Hat – $29.00,  Vasque Talus Mid Pro GTX Hiking Boots – $179.95, 
Right Side (Women’s): Illesteva Soph-Lese Optical Lens – $104.00, Everest Designs Classic Cable Beanie – $32.95, Danner Mountain Light Cascade Hiking Boots – $360.00

For the Trail Run Around Harper’s Ferry You’ve Decided Will Help You Prepare For That Ragnar Race Your Boyfriend/ Girlfriend/ Best Friend Talked You Into
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Shop the look: S’Well Water Bottle – $45.00,  Clif Organic Energy Food – $2.13
Left side (Men’s): Nike Dri-Fit Element Half-Zip Top – $65.00, Brooks Cascadia 2189 Trail-Running Shoes – $160.00,
Right side (Women’s): The North Face Motivation Quarter-Zip Top $44.73,  La Sportiva Ultra Raptor Trail-Running Shoes – $103.99

And that’s it for this week! Stay stylish D.C.!