I've been clonking around my neighborhood, striding along concrete in my new hiking boots. They are actually pretty comfortable if I manage to get the laces tightened correctly. The last two pairs of boots I had didn't cover my ankles. They felt more like shoes which actually turned out to be a problem for me. After I rolled my ankle on Mt. Whitney and stretched the ligaments across the top of my foot like a rubber band, the doctor told me I must either wrap my foot every time I hiked or get a pair of boots that supported my ankles. Which brings me to a discussion of mountain fashion.
I couldn't get any old pair of serviceable boots. I needed ones that were a good color and that didn't make my feet look huge. My neighbor didn't notice the boots paired with my sweat pants the other day - so mission accomplished.
I've written before about the four layers of clothing required for climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. My base layer is lavender, my next layer is black. My pants are olive green, my fleece and waterproof jackets are brown with black accents, my waterproof pants are black. I still need to select a hat and knit cap. The only hat I've ever looked halfway decent in is the straw hat I wear at the beach after I've been in the water and my hair is a tangled mess. Of course, I've always maintained that any woman can look good in a hat as long as she has a great pair of sunglasses and some nice lipstick. I wonder what color will compliment my outfit?