The Forest Fashionista: Off The Grid Fashion Tips

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The Forest Fashionista: Off The Grid Fashion Tips

pickaxe fashion

Honestly, it’s T-shirt and jeans almost every day. Which makes me think that either I have it all together, and I just have a balance between “comfortable” and “eclectic”…or I am living off the fashion grid, entirely.  

I am a big believer in dressing for how you feel.

Feeling funky? Sweat pants and a comfy shirt are probably in your best interest.

Feeling sassy? Definitely a skirt and scarf.

Feeling like swimming? Probably whatever bathing suit you found at Target that you picked up on the way out, when you stopped in for shampoo and cat food.

Feeling like it’s Tuesday…. and you are trying to catch up with projects and still have no idea what to do for dinner?

Tshirt and jeans.


Honestly, it’s tshirt and jeans almost every day.  Which makes me think that either I have it all together, and I just have a balance between “comfortable” and “eclectic”…or I am living off the fashion grid, entirely.  I think a lot of people actually dress according to what is in season..? Like, apparently you can dress for Autumn, and there are some color requirements for that.

That is just too restricting for those of us in the forest.

We have “Forest Glamorous,” which means we are wearing nice jeans, a decent leather jacket and a fancy scarf.


Yet, there is life beyond just tshirt and jeans .  There is more to an ensemble than denim and scarves.

Let me take you down the dusty roads into: Off The Grid Fashion Tips



I am trying to wear Ben’s shirts less, and my shirts more.

Even though his shirts are really comfortable, and don’t show my poochy belly or untoned arms as much.

10392493_10206401980710387_6552175398652696503_nAs we can see in this forest ensemble, the model is sporting a lovely Firefly shirt she bought on the internet.




I wear my size 12 jeans when I want to believe I am a size 12.

I wear my size 14 jeans when I am being realistic.


11053170_10206447435606731_7886497873447201044_nAs we can see here, the forest dweller has emerged to enjoy the native coastline in a full denim ensemble: the overalls.              

Also bought on the internet.


Capes are the most underappreciated article of clothing.

Not only do they keep your arms and torso warm, but your legs as well!  No more warm jackets protecting your upper body while letting your poor legs be pelted to death by chill.

10606462_10204751037477838_5706566527143555996_nChill is only a frame of mind.

Bonus: hoodie feature.

1425629_10204749496159306_2716237834678472649_nPrincess of Avalon?  Maybe.




If the caped hood is not your style, you can simply go with the classic – the hat.


A classic, wide brimmed hat…


or the simple, yet lovely, birdcage veil.


Another underutilized cranial accessory is the wig!

Why spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars to try to get your hair to another shade, when you can wear a wig!

It is easy as pie: braid your hair in the back or wrap it around your head and adorn your crown with the fabulous wig.

10404500_10204884453973167_6121312052279610165_nA lovely shade of purple may suit your ensemble…

10665790_10204686023012517_854869180011376221_nOr a full spectrum of colors, for the colorly indecisive.

Further Accessories:

You may wish to accent your ensemble with rainbow socks:


Fully decked out in Mom’s socks… 

11169836_10206476427131501_3737089137626006271_nOr a pickaxe.

There you have it, my friends.

A full spectrum of Off The Grid Fashion ideas to completely throw your fashion friends’ heads’ spinning.

But damn will you look good when you do.


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