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I’m new to Chicago, Illinois and loving that I have such close access to Lake Michigan. Back in New York City, the beaches were much farther away so I can appreciate how accessible Lake Michigan is to so much of the city. Now that it’s hot outside, my dog Joey and I have spent so much time lakeside and at the various beaches off of the lakeside hiking paths. Both of us love to get outside and always want to be prepared for long walks, especially since Joey is getting a bit older. I love to find cute looks that are also comfortable enough for a long walk!
Sierra offers so many options for both humans and animals at really great prices. You’ll find 20%-60% less than department and specialty store prices and top brands across so many categories. I’m obsessed with this cute Adidas crop top and these comfy yet cute slide sandals from MIA! Love that you’re able to get both for less than $50. That’s such a great value! Impact is important to me, so I really appreciate that Sierra is making the outdoors accessible to everyone.
Joey and I are determined to explore as much as we can while the weather is on our side. We’ll take our morning walks to the lakeside for the amazing city views or find a nearby beach to enjoy for the day. Our last lake day was the most fun and we even brought one of the toys we got from Sierra, this water buffalo tug toy so Joey had something to play with while lying in the shade. Sierra has so many awesome options for pets, I was pleased to see such a variety of options from harnesses to toys to even snacks.
For long walks, I like to be prepared with a cute outfit and really comfortable shoes. I love that with MIA Shoes, which I found on Sierra, I don’t have to choose. I get both really cute shoes and the comfort of sneaker bottoms which is unmatched. These MIA Lunna Flatform sandals are the best, this yellow color is also one of my faves! Loved shopping for myself as well and appreciated that these Yogalicious bike shorts were so affordable and comfy too. Paired the black shorts with this A by Avocado cropped tank and it was perfect.
You can get a full outfit for $30 or less! My whole outfit was less than $50 which is so awesome. With sandals, you don’t even need socks but good socks are an item I’m always missing so I grabbed a few pairs from Sierra as well. If you’re looking for your significant other, I love the selections of men’s items including big and tall sizing. There’s really something for everyone in your life.
If you’re visiting Chicago this summer, I’d highly recommend spending time by the lake and packing all the essentials above. There’s so much to explore so below are my favorite trails and beaches to visit in the Chicago area that are close to the center of the city.
Chicago Top 5 Walking Paths and Beaches: