I generally wouldn’t be seen dead in proper practical outdoor clothing. Even when we go camping in our old VW camper van Roberta, I much prefer to go for a dress (usually from a charity shop) worn with leggings. But I have been finding myself more and more drawn to the Timberland collection of clothing which seems to perfectly combine style with practicality. After last summer’s horrendous and changeable weather I can’t help thinking that I could do with some more practical clothing, but most outdoorsy brands don’t really work for me in terms of style or sustainability.
Timberland has a kind of urban feel to it that means most of the pieces could work equally well for city life and camping in the great outdoors. Timberland also have great ethical and sustainable credentials and are really transparent with plenty of information about their ethical and sustainable performance on their website.
The Timberland Earthkeepers shop (which you can check out on style-is.co.uk) represents the most eco friendly of all of their products. In 2012 they recycled millions of plastic bottle to make shoes and they are innovating with new fabrics using recycled plastic which include SmartWool® faux shearling, Polartec® fabric, and Bionic® canvas. What I really love about Timberland is that it is also high quality, well made and won’t go out of fashion. It is just the sort of clothing that I would keep for ever or at least a very long time.
I also love that the colours of most of their clothes are quite neutral, meaning that they go with everything. This is particularly important as Mr S keeps a close eye on the amount of clothes I pack when going in a campervan trip.
Here are some of the pieces that have caught my eye (all featured on style-is.co.uk)
The Earthkeepers® Abington Waterproof Parka importantly has a waist which gives it a bit of shape. I also love khaki, it is a really versatile colour. I could wear this with all sorts of outfits from a floral dress to jeans and t shirts.This Timberland Earthkeepers® Cotton/Cashmere V-Neck Sweater could be layered over a dress, leggings or shorts for sitting outside glass of wine in hand and Mr S busy with the BBQ on a summer’s evening after the sun goes down. It looks great, goes with just about everything and the super soft cashmere would be a lovely comforting treat.
These Timberland EK NORTHPORT F/L OX women Trainers are as practical as trainers but do look too much like trainers (if you know what I mean). Again a great neutral colour that I could wear with most of my camping outfits.
What do you think? are you a fan of outdoorsy clothes and would you wear Timberland?
With warmest wishes
Ceri xPin It