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  1. Ok folks, Fall brings on a slew of trends, some of them on point, some of them questionable.  It is our job to help weed through the outdoor fashion clutter to help you arrive at the most trend setting pieces you can find from your favorite brands.  And that is where the OMS Trend Report comes in!  

    This week....Plaids.  Now if you had asked me years ago if I ever thought I would say that plaids are ok, I would have called you crazy.  But they have been ever present in the outdoor industry and they are no longer lumber jack-tastic.  They are carefully placed on feminine silhouettes to give even the most extreme outdoor enthusiast a touch of class and edge.  
     
    For a bit of history… Plaid, or Tartan, as we know it today, is not thought to have existed in Scotland before the 16th century. For centuries the tartan pattern was associated with fabric weavers of a particular area.  However, it quickly became linked with political and military rebellion efforts against England which led to a ban on tartans.  The ban was repealed in 1782, and the King George IV created a sudden demand for tartan cloth after a visit to Scotland, making it the national dress of Scotland.
     
    Tartans then became featured in high society fashion and have since had a resurgence in fashion throughout the ages.  Most notably, it was part of punk fashion in the late 1970’s and grunge fashion in the 1990’s.  In this way, plaid again became an expression of anti-establishment and societal discontent. 
     
    While modern day designers, such as Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, have utilized plaids in their runway fashion, and the Burberry Brand has established plaid as iconic luxury, we may always associate plaid with a bit of edgy rebellion as well.
     
    Perhaps this is why the outdoor industry has so long embraced the tartan.  Perhaps this is why we will continue to embrace it. From classic flannel styles to hip vests and whimsical skirts, the plaid trend is front and center this season. Check out our full offering of plaids below, and the next time you slip into your favorite plaid piece, give a nod to its history and make it your own personal expression of style!  

    OMS Trend Report - PLAIDS!


    Kavu
    Campout Vest


    Kavu
    Jurnee Shirt Dress


    Aventura
    Dylan Long Sleeve


    Aventura
    Wynne Long Sleeve


    Kavu
    Cedar Skirt



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  2. It seems like summer came and went with the blink of an eye this year, but Fall is our favorite time of year and so we are enjoying the leaves turning color.  That said, believe it or not folks....in Colorado it is almost ski season!  Fall and winter weather clothing are starting to creep out of the closet and you may need to make a major overhaul on your closets.  


    Here are some recommendations for the sometimes dreaded seasonal switchover:

    1. If you have the space, separate your Fall/Winter & Spring/Summer wardrobes into 2 closets.  This helps the switchover because you merely switch the locations of your items, or you can simply switch the location to which you source them from.
    2. If you don't have the space for 2 separate locations based on the season, we recommend setting up a floor to ceiling system that works for you.  Spring/Summer items should be rotated up to the higher locations that you use less often, but are still accessible for you if you need to access them.  Fall/Winter items should be rotated to your primary closet space so you can readily grab what you need.
    3. When you set up your new items, turn hanging items backwards.  This way, as you go through the season,  you can visually see what you are wearing, and what you are NOT wearing.  This is key in helping you "purge" or "de-clutter" your closet from season to season.
    4. Use see through bins.  Put that lids on the bin full of flip flops that you don't need until next season and stash them up high.  Take down the bin of hats and scarves and put it in its place.  By keeping everything transparent, it takes the stress out of the switchover process.
    5. Contact your local consignment store and see when they are accepting Fall/Winter items and get them in early!  The earlier you get them in, the better chance you have of getting the most money back. 
    6.  If you are purging, my favorite thing to do is to reward myself.  For any item coming in, there has to be at least one item that has gone out.  That said folks, don't re-clutter your life!  If you have too many clothes, perhaps for every 2-3 items out, you can reward yourself with one item in.  Make the challenge fun and rewarding for yourself.
    ​For all of your new Fall/Winter clothing needs, look no further than Outdoormountainspirit.com!

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  3. photo via Vogue UK
    While we specialize in outdoor clothing at Outdoormountainspirit.com, make no bones about it, we are in the fashion biz.  And as such, the beginning of the year is an important time for designers as they debut their Fall Styles for the upcoming year on the catwalk.  Not only is it a time for them to see and be seen, but it also a time for industry vets to put on their best display for the world to see.  And then…it is our turn to analyze, judge and decide what we like.
     
    From New York to London and Milan to Paris, there is one thing evident and that is Fall 2015 styles are edgy and innovative.  Pushing the envelope was everyone’s intention this season – seeing how far fashion can go – taking it to the edge...walking the precipice…without going too far. 
     
    Fall 2015 will prove to be an exciting time in fashion.  We hope you enjoy our hand selected items from the Runway to Street Style.  And, we hope you use them as inspiration for your next purchase, your next visit to your own closet or maybe even the next time you settle in at your very own sewing machine.  Whatever your choice, have fun, stay creative and make a bold statement in your personal fashion this year!




    New York Fashion Week Staff Favs...
    Fav Runway: Pamela Roland
    photo via Elle
    Fav Street Style: Alexandra Dieck
    photo via Vogue UK
    Fav Couple
    photo via Elle

    London Fashion Week Staff Favs...
    Fav Runway: Julien Macdonald
    photo via Elle
    Fav Street Style: Alexa Chung
    photo via Elle
    Fav Mother-Child: Hedvig Opshaug
    photo via Vogue UK

    Milan Fashion Week Staff Favs...
    Fav Runway: Roberto Cavalli
    photo via Harper's Bazaar
    Fav Street Style: Alexa Chung
    photo via Elle
    Fav Duo: Diana Enciu & Alina Tanasa
    photo via Vogue UK

    Paris Fashion Week Staff Favs...    
    Fav Runway: Louis Vuitton
    photo via Elle
    Fav Street Style: Sarah Harris
    photo via Elle
    Fav Pup Style
    photo via Vogue UK


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