Walk to Work Day: 3 Comfortable Outfit Ideas for Walking to Work

Walk to Work Day: 3 Comfortable Outfit Ideas for Walking to Work

Did you know that the first Friday of every April is National Walk to Work Day? Walking is a low-impact form of exercise with many great benefits: walking can help improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, help you maintain a healthy body weight, and even enhance your mental well being! In celebration of this unique holiday, we’ve created a list of 3 comfortable outfit ideas that are perfecting for walking to the work while still maintaining a professional & well-kept appearance! 

When preparing to walk to work for the first time, it’s important to find a retailer that sells clothing that is functional for walking yet still stylish and professional. A clothing retailer like Old Navy offers a great selection of clothing that is comfortable enough to commute in, while still allowing you to look great at the office. If you take advantage of an Old Navy discount code, you can pick up some great new pieces in celebration of Walk to Work Day at a discounted price

When choosing your outfit for walking to work, it’s important to pick loose, comfortable clothing that’s easy to move in. You want to choose lightweight, breathable fabrics, like cotton or linen, that will trap sweat away from your body. Wide-legged linen pants are great for mobility yet still look perfectly chic for the office. Linen pants can easily be paired with a loose-fitting ruffle blouse or a cotton button-front blouse. If you’re looking for pants with a more form-fitting style, try a pair of chinos or leggings with a bit stretch to them. They’ll allow you to walk comfortably while still looking professional for the office. 

When commuting to work it’s important to always be prepared for any kind of weather. Invest in an all-season utility jacket and you’ll never fear the rain again! When choosing a jacket for your next commute make sure that it’s rain resistant and has a hood. A water-resistant hooded trench coat is not only a fashion staple, it’s a great choice for any weather! Opt for a bright, fun color like yellow or red for those low-visibility days. Safety is important even when walking! Combine your trench coat with a lovely pair of leather boots treated with some water-repellant spray. Just be sure to choose a flat boot or a small heel for walking in. 

Lastly, the most important consideration for commuting to work is your footwear. Wearing the proper footwear is important while doing any physical activity, even walking. In fact, 1 out of every 4 slip-and-fall accidents was caused due to improper footwear! Commuting to the office on foot doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for quality! Choose a pair of closed-toe, form fitting shoes such as pointed ballet flats or slip-on loafers. Feel free to play with different colors and fabrics as long as the shoes are comfortable and well-fitted! When the weather is warm, you can easily pair both types of shoes with a loose, cotton wrap-dress or swing-dress. When the weather is a bit cooler, just throw on a slouchy, open-front cardigan! 

If for any reason you’re not able to walk to work there are still ways that you can celebrate! Why not consider taking public transportation to a stop near your workplace and then walking the rest of the way from your train or bus stop? You can even celebrate the spirit of Walk to Work Day by going for a nice long walk at lunch! 

Take advantage of lovely spring weather and celebrate Walk to Work Day with a nice commute to work on foot! Walking to work is also a great environmentally-friendly option and can help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from regular automobile commutes. Even your wallet will thank you for the money you save on gas by walking instead of driving! 

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.