By Rhea Cortado

Living out of a suitcase for weeks at a time means that you don’t have an extra inch of precious carry-on space for both a futuristic moisture-wicking high-tech top and a cool vintage muscle tank. I still live by the same nomad philosophy at home by keeping my wardrobe lean and choosing items that look streetwear rad but will be comfortable for going straight to a salty, dusty or rocky adventure.


Somewhere in between hardcore camping and an afternoon stroll in nature, here’s what I can’t wait to wear this Fall that fulfills both the fashionable and functional checklists.

POLER Willow reversible poncho (

Lightweight for compressing into a backpack, Poler’s Willow poncho hits on the cape trend and looks more sculpturally cool than a traditional windbreaker. Choose the color—reversible sky blue or mustard—based on your mood and outfit of the day.

BRIXTON Detroit shirt (

There’s something about men’s shirts that hang off a woman’s body in an effortless tomboy way, plus this Brixton baseball tee has a cool athletic-looking twist.

Teva De La Vina boot (,default,pd.html?start=2&cgid=women-boots)

I live by Teva’s hiking shoes for uphill walks on dirt trails. I love the idea of these modern boots that have toothy rubber soles and comfortable cushioning for walking all day anywhere, but never looking like a tourist in sensible walking shoes.

Michi Rifical leggings at Carbon 38 (

It’s not where you can wear these Michi leggings, but more like where can you not wear these leggings? The sleek styles lines of the sheer mesh adds a dressed-up vibe and hello, they are leggings—run around in them.

STANCE Vortex socks (

Don’t forget about your socks. I wear Stance socks in fun patterns to show slivers of vivid color every day.

*all images courtesy of respective brands