10 Stylish Outfits for a Summery Mountain Getaway

From outdoorsy ensembles to casually chic looks for town.

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Free People

Summer is synonymous with the beach, but a mountain getaway makes for an equally serene excursion. Even better, there are tons of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, as well as less-active options like picnicking and exploring charming new towns.

Of course, a fab assortment of outfits is essential no matter your mountain vibe, and, naturally, we’re all for a thematic aesthetic. Among our favorites: cowboy boots with a fashion-forward twist, technical gear stylishly teamed together for the outdoors, and denim—tons of denim, from shorts to wide-legs and flares. But the one accessory that signifies masterful mountain style? A hat! Be it a felt fedora, woven wide-brim, or sleek rancher. Oh, and don’t sleep on cozy wear—so crucial for low-key mountain nights spent fireside sipping cocktails, playing cards, or roasting s’mores. Keep scrolling to discover ten stylish outfits for a summery mountain getaway. 

For Casual Outings

From cabin hangs to trips into town, a casual mountain outfit is versatile out in the wilderness, especially with a cozy element. The crisp air can quickly shift to chilly, making a comfy cardigan a must-have. And no piece is more quintessentially mountain chic than a wide-brim hat. 

For Hiking

Hiking gear can get a bad rap in the style department, but trust us—a cute fit can come out of made-to-perform pieces. For example, try teaming a colorful sports bra with a pair of comfy shorts and flashy hiking boots. Pro tip: bring along a water-proof layer that doubles as sun protection since the mountains are notorious for unpredictable weather. Plus, #sunsafety. 

For Exploring Town

Mountain towns are beloved for their charming main streets featuring souvenir stores, quaint coffee shops, local-crafted goods, and more. Suit up for a day of dining and discovery in a utility-inspired boiler suit with fresh high-tops and, of course, a hat. 

For a Picnic

A mountain picnic is perfectly outdoorsy if activities like biking, hiking, or fishing aren’t your thing. To riff off mother nature’s beauty, try a farm-to-closet-made floral dress with a straw sun hat and suede ankle boots. 

For Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is a mountain town pastime, and protective pieces are key when gearing up for a trail ride. Lightweight, long sleeves, and jeans are stylish ways to shield your skin, as is a wide-brim straw hat. Bonus points for a western-inspired detailing. 

For Cocktails

The beauty of the mountains? Low-key style for the win! A pair of loose cut-off shorts and flatform Teva sandals perfectly offset the drama of this bell-sleeve top for cocktails. 

For Meals Out

Lean into a western aesthetic for a meal out in this wispy cottagecore-style dress and quirky cowboy boots with a felt fedora, for that mountain twist, of course. 

For a Swim

Whether you’re visiting a natural hot spring, taking a dip in the river, or lounging by the pool at a resort, a swimsuit look is every bit as essential for a mountain getaway as it is on a beachy one.  

For Fishing

Fishing is another classic mountain activity in the summer. Waders are technically the best option for rivers, ponds, or streams. However, this look is decently practical for some laid-back casting from shore...or some stylish observing. 

For Cozy Hangs

Certain after-dark activities like fireside nightcaps, s’more-making, and post-dinner card games feel infinitely more enchanting in the mountains. Make your hangout even more cozy in stylish loungewear pieces like in an ombré sweatshirt, sweatshorts, and cute socks. 

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