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WHAT IS TRENDING
Gorpcore is the buzz-trend making winter great again
By Lucy Glen, 22 June 2017
If we said turtlenecks, thermals, hiking boots, velcro straps (on everything), puffer jackets and fleece zip-ups you might think of your parents on overseas trips in the 90s. Well, they're back, baby! All of the above are having a legit fashion moment this season and it has a name.
Welcome to Gorpcore.
Rocking the gorpcore look is about wearing functional pieces for fashion purposes (hiking boots and ski pants are the new street style staples). And this could not have come at a better time. Staying comfy and snug in winter lends itself 100% to this trend. Peak practicality here we come...
Leah Dy Angeles showcased her rain-proof style at Paris fashion week this year in this Lacoste rain coat. Add lace-up Timbaland boots for extra gorpcore points.
If you haven't worn a puffer jacket since you were a kid then it's time to get interested. Alina Gelzina, blogger, rocks a low-key black version, but you can experiment with bright colours for major street style cred. And wearing with hella-sturdy boots = ultimate gorpcore goals. Score.
Festival game: upgraded
While Lisa Hahnbueck wears her semi-clear Hunter rain coat with a Bieber hoodie and backless mules, for ultimate gorpcore vibes switch them out for velcro sandals and a tech fleece. Congratulations: you're the comfiest cat in the room.
Musician, Billie Ellish, walks the '13 Reasons Why' red carpet in some serious gorpcore garms. We praise her dedication to all things comfort; the overalls, the puffer jacker, the sneakers, and tennis-ready headband are major. Let's just hope she has her trail-mix with her.
You may be mistaken in thinking that Bregje Heinen (model) has just jumped off the slopes in her ápres-ski appropriate turtle-neck and water-proof pants. In reality she is just popping to the shops in this mountain-chic outfit. Gorpcore means it's finally OK to rock non-stylish threads and we are on-board.