Spring is hands-down my favorite season of the year. FAVORITE. Not just because of the change in color palette but also because of the change in weather! I will find any and every excuse to get outside. So today, I’m sharing my five favorite reasons to get outdoors with Sofft Shoes! Their Somers slip-on is one of my favorite sneakers to complete any outdoor-ready outfit. (No seriously, I basically have them in every color.) Pair with a sundress or your favorite pair of jeans – it’s the best way to stay comfy and cute while taking on all of your activities outside. And I just love their new perforated leather style as well as their backless slip-on option!
I’m wearing the Somers in Blush from the Sofft Shoes spring collection!
Keep Reading 5 Reasons to Get Outdoors This Spring
1. Flower Power
Obviously one of my favorite reasons to get outside… the FLOWERS! For a few weeks in March, the azalea bushes show off in a major way (as seen in these photos) here in South Louisiana. I literally look forward to it every year, and everywhere I go I smile and point them out like a kid looking at Christmas lights.
A few different ways to take in all of the spring blooms: go on a nature hike, spruce up your own yard, explore local botanical gardens. We are about to make a trip to our local nursery to pick out new plants and flowers for our own back patio!
2. Music and Food Festivals
There’s literally a music or food festival going on in Baton Rouge every single weekend during spring. I like to think it’s because everyone wants to get outside as much as possible before the summer heat rolls in. From chili cookoffs to art walks there’s a festival for everything. If there are not many festival options around you, look for a farmers market or local produce stand to visit!
3. Outdoor Dining
Basically all of my dining decisions in the spring are influenced by where I can eat outdoors! I’ll specifically pick restaurants with patios for brunch and lunch on the weekends. It’s also the perfect time to hit up food trucks or snoball stands for a quick treat. For dining at home, Jordan loves to fire up the grill every chance he gets. And don’t forget about crawfish boils – we have one every year on Easter Sunday!
4. Get Active
Whether you’re hopping on a bike or taking a hike, spring is the easiest time to get healthy. The weather is comfortable for exercise meaning you really no excuse not to do it! Other easy ways to incorporate easy exercise this spring: go for a jog around your neighborhood, take your dog for a walk at the dog park, or sign up for outdoor yoga.. Plus afterwards, you can reward yourself with one of those snoballs I mentioned in #3!
5. Vitamin D + Breath of Fresh Air
Getting outdoors also provides a natural boost to your mental and spiritual health! By taking a little me time outside this season you can reduce stress, feel more creative and improve your mental energy. Feel the sun on your face. Roll down the windows. Leave your backdoor open. Read a book on the porch.
What are your favorite reasons to get outdoors during spring?
Photos by Lainey Reed
Thank you to Sofft Shoes for partnering on today’s post. As always all opinions and styling are my own.