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  1. Happy Earth Day from Outdoormountainspirit.com!Happy Earth Day from Outdoormountainspirit.com!

    The Outdoor industry's dedication to natural and organic fibers over the last decade is unprecedented.  And Outdoor Mountain Spirit's committment to supporting it is equally as strong.  In fact, we have a filter set up on our site, so you can specifically purchase only natural and organic fiber items if that's most important to you.

    So, today and everyday we hope you will join us in admiring, supporting and purchasing all natural and organic fibers.  Not only does this support environmentally friendly consumer shopping choices, it also encourages eco-friendly manufacturing practices.  

    Now more than ever, these choices matter.  So Happy Earth Day everyone and may we celebrate 365 days a year!



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  2. When you think of Spring or Summer you think of vibrant colors and great floral prints that you simply wouldn’t see during the cold weather months.  Spring 2016 is no exception.  Prints range from Tie Dye and Abstract prints to Hawaiian/Foliage and Animal/Snake prints.  We saw them on the runway, and we are seeing them in outdoor fashion just as strongly.  We have fully embraced them and we hope you do too!  So, we’ve put together all of our print and floral trends in one place for you to see:
     
    Paisley - the traditional paisley is back!



    Tie Dye - tie dye isn't just for hippies anymore!
       


    Graphic - graphic, vibrant prints make a real statement this Spring!
      

    Chevron - chevron prints are not just for decorative pillows and lamp shades any more ladies!
      


    Abstract - it is floral? is it marble? is it tie dye? is it animal print? who knows because it's abstact!
            


    Hawaiian/Foliage - we have it all...from earthy, organic hues and bold, vibrant colors!
            


    Stripes - preppy, nautical and everything in between!
            


    Plaids - lumberjacks beware because plaid isn't what it used to be!
      


    Southwest - mohave inspired prints are here to stay!



    Animal/Snake - subtle tonal prints still make a statement!
        


    Floral - big, bold and colorful florals for Spring!

        

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  3. We recently posted about the new Athleisure trend hitting fashion.  We couldn' think of a better way to follow up than with our library of Athleisure Style Guides.  These ensembles are meant to translate across even the busiest of your days.  From office to cocktail hour, studio to grocery store, hiking trail to lounging at home.  I mean…finding clothes that versatile is a tall order.  Leave it to the outdoor industry to bring their A-game.  We’ve handed selected our favorites from our top brands to bring straight to you, and we couldn’t be happier about the outfits we have put together. 

    Athleisure Style Guide Library
    Outdoormountainspirit.com

    So when you aren’t quite sure what you need to conquer your day, look no further than Outdoormountainspirit.com’s Style Guides!

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  4. As adventure enthusiasts, we love taking inspiration from the outdoors in everything we do.  This Spring is no exception.  Our favorite brands  have many fresh and vibrant colors for Spring, Blues & Greens are a standout trend for our new arrivals this season.  Reminding us of clear skies and open meadows, Blues, Greens and bluey-greens are a wonderful addition to your outdoor sportswear wardrobe.  And don’t forget to mix and match them for a wonderfully earthy outfit. So get shopping now and enjoy! 

    SPRING 2016 COLOR TRENDS!

    Blues
    and 
    Greens


    Check them out here!
    Aventura
    Ashby Maxi Dress
    Royal Robbins
    Oasis Pullover
    Toad & Co.
    Palmira Dress
    Toad & Co.
    Lina Pant
    Royal Robbins
    Sunset Dress
    Royal Robbins
    Marly Roll Up Short
    Royal Robbins
    Discovery Strider Skirt

    Aventura
    Pippa Sweater
    Aventura
    Mallory Skirt
    Aventura
    Mallory Dress

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  5. April is the Month of Beach & Sun!  We have hand selected current and past Spring styles perfectly styled for the Beach and Outdoor Sun Lifestyle.  Whether you are lounging by the pool and need the perfect cover up, or want the best looking outfit for casually walking down the beach, we’ve got you covered.  Do you want to take a hike on your favorite trail or need something for your next river trip?  We’ve got you covered there too!  So outdoor women around the world…here our call….we have wonderful options for your every summer activity.  Shop now and get your Spring wardrobe on track!
      
    APRIL IS THE MONTH OF BEACH & SUN!

    BEACH & SUN STAFF FAVS!
    Royal Robbins
    Sunset Dress
    Royal Robbins
    Marly Roll Up Short
    Toad & Co.
    Lina Skirt


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  6. While it doesn't yet feel like Spring is here yet (it was snowing all week here), we definitely know it is around the corner soon.  As Spring/Summer New Arrivals continue to flood into our warehouse, there have been some stand out trends happening and we thought we'd bring them to light here!

    Summer Sweaters
    Lightweight sweaters – long sleeve and sleeveless – in neutral colors.
    Royal Robbins
    Tupelo Twist Sweater
    Toad & Co.
    Summery Sleeveless Sweater
    Performance Fabrics
    Shorts & pants  styled to look ready for the street, but truly designed to conquer the elements.
    Royal Robbins
    Jammer Pant
    Toad & Co.
    Jetlite Short
    Royal Robbins
    Discovery Strider Skirt
    Plaid Tunics
    Beautiful colors that defy traditional plaid stereotypes.  Lightweight fabrics that mean even ¾ or full sleeves are still completely comfortable in warmer temps.
    Toad & Co.
    Airbrush Tunic
    Royal Robbins
    Oasis Plaid Pullover
    Unique Floral Prints
    What woman doesn’t love a well designed floral design?  Vibrant colors mixed with organic neutrals create a wonderful pallet for your sun kissed skin.
    Aventura
    Rachel Dress
    Toad & Co.
    Rosemarie Dress
    Linen
    Who doesn’t want to wear linen in the summertime?!
    Toad & Co.
    Lina Skirt
    Royal Robbins
    Tupelo Twist Sweater
    Toad & Co.
    Lina Pant
    Adjustability
    Do you remember the days when zip off pants where the biggest trend and people literally thought their minds were blown?  Those days are far behind us because outdoor brands continue to design items that can be worn in a variety of ways.  Perfect for traveling or just for every day use…one piece, at least 2 different ways is still brilliant!
    Royal Robbins
    Jammer Pant
    Royal Robbins
    Marly Roll Up Short
    Royal Robbins
    Noe Short Sleeve Tee
    Toad & Co.
    Lina Pant


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  7. Spring is just around the corner.  No literally people, it starts next week!  And even though it is still dumping snow outside my window right now, temps are going to rise, roads will dry out, flowers will begin to spring from the ground, road bikes will swarm the roads, mountain bikers will be at the ready, trail runs will be on everyone’s daily to do list and so much more.  Just thinking about it is getting me excited! 
     
    With Spring comes our New Arrivals and we couldn’t be happier to kick off the warm weather season with new apparel and accessories from Aventura.  Aventura embraces the cool shades of coral and turquoise as well as earthy tones of reds and taupes this season for a well rounded offering of apparel for the quintessential outdoor woman.


    Come join us as we kick off the Spring season.  And make sure to check back regularly because New Arrivals will continue coming into our warehouse!


    SPRING 2016 NEW ARRIVALS ARE HERE!

    NEW STAFF FAVS!
    Aventura
    Pippa Sweater
    Aventura
    Mallory Dress
    Aventura
    Finley Hoodie
    Aventura
    Finley Skirt


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  8. Since we’ve been talking about great deals, we only find it fitting to follow up with another post about budget friendly bottoms.  You may think it is impossible to find pants, leggings or capris for under $50, but not at Outdoormountainspirit.com!  We are bringing you spectacular, out of this world savings on some of winters best styles and you still have time to rock them!  And regardless of price, we continue to offer only the best selection of bottoms this side of the internet.  So what are you waiting for?  Hurry now and save big while inventory lasts.  Spring 2016 styles are headed to our warehouse shortly, so keep your eyes peeled for even more extraordinary offerings this month!

    Outdoormountainspirit.com's Most Stylish Bottoms Under $50:

    Toad & Co.
    Printed Lean Legging

    Available in 2 Fab Prints!

    Toad & Co.
    Cordelia Pant

    Kavu
    Ladies Legging

    Carve Designs
    Talora Tights

    Aventura
    Floral Legging

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  9. Let's face it, we all love a good deal.  Some of us will go to lengths to find the best deal possible; scouring the internet, shopping mass retail discounters, trolling ebay and filling up your watch list hoping everyone else will be distracted at precisely the moment you click your last bid.  Whatever lengths you go to, know that Outdoormountainspirit.com is an easy place to shop the best deals on top outdoor apparel and accessory brands.  Our Winter Sale has started and we have amazing deals on tops and sweaters under $50.  Buy them for yourself or buy them as a gift and know that you have saved on the cream of the crop outdoor pieces that are brand new; Not worn and tossed aside by your favorite ebay store, not shipped out of season to a mass discounter, but offered up to our customers at great end of season prices that will lighten your wallet and seriously up your style quotient. 
     

    Outdoormountainspirit.com's Most Stylish Tops Under $50:
    Aventura
    Erin Long Sleeve Top
    Aventura
    Floral Long Sleeve Crew
    Carve Designs
    Bowen Long Sleeve
    Carve Designs
    Sutra Long Sleeve
    Lole
    Lynn Performance Top
    Lole
    Mable Tunic Sweater
    Royal Robbins
    Manu Tunic Sweater
    Royal Robbins
    Multi-Boucle Sweater Vest
    Royal Robbins
    Noe Vee Long Sleeve
    Toad & Co.
    Lightheart Long Sleeve
    Toad & Co.
    Swifty Performance Top

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  10. The term Athleisure is being thrown around almost as much as who is going to win the Super Bowl (Go Broncos!) or what pants Cam Newton is going to wear next (I mean....R.E.A.L.L.Y.).  What is it?  How is it relevant?  Why should you buy it?  These are all burning questions that many of you want to know and we are here to break it down for you!
     
    According to Wikipedia, Athleisure  is a trend in fashion in which clothing designed for athletic workouts at a gymnasium, sometimes termed activewear, is worn outside of the gym to go to the office or shopping or other social occasions.[1][2]  The idea is that "gym clothes are making their way out of the gym and becoming a larger part of people's everyday wardrobes".[3] By some accounts, the athleisure trend grew out of women wearing yoga pants.[6] Another account suggests that the trend came about because people could wear them for multiple occasions without having to change, which meant greater convenience, since people did not have to carry an extra gym outfit on the way to the office, for example.[3]
     
    Women are multi-taskers and wear so many hats during any given day.  Entrepreneur, employee, mom, sister, aunt, athlete, volunteer, and the list goes on.  When you are trying to be all things to all people (don’t forget yourself ladies!), you simply don’t have time for multiple wardrobe changes…save it for the runway models that get paid for that s*&t!  Just like you need a toilet that can answer your emails,  your clothes need to be versatile and serve multiple needs throughout your day. You don’t have time to be chained to your laundry machine washing 18,000 garmets each week.  You also know that life is short, and you don’t have time to waste…when the yoga studio calls, don’t miss it because you don’t have time to run home and change.  That is where athleisure comes in!
     
    Check out our newest Shop By Activity Category…..drum roll please….ATHLEISURE!


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    Wikipedia References
    1.     ^ Jump up to:a b Elizabeth Holmes, May 5, 2015, Wall Street Journal, Athleisure: A Workout Look for Every Occasion, Retrieved May 6, 2015, "...athletic-inspired, casual look..."
    2.     Jump up^ WOMEN'S FASHION BY NATALIE RIGG, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014, T Magazine, Athleisure-Appropriate Hair at Paco Rabanne, Retrieved May 6, 2015, "...clothes have a cool, sporty vibe, so..."
    3.     ^ Jump up to:a b c d Sam Sanders, APRIL 08, 2015, NPR, For The Modern Man, The Sweatpant Moves Out Of The Gym, Retrieved May 6, 2015, "...growing trend called "athleisure."... sales of athleisure apparel were more than $35 billion last year..."

    4.     ^ Jump up to:a b ADAM TSCHORN, February 11, 2015, Los Angeles Times, New York Fashion Week: For men, athleisure gains ground on workwear, Retrieved May 6, 2015, "....athleisure is on its way in, with the trend that started with luxe sweatpants a year ago..."
  11. January’s Featured Product Category is Long Sleeves, so we only thought it fitting to discuss our long sleeve options today...

    Winter temps bring out your best layering options.  There is no better layering option than the long sleeve.  Wear it under sweaters, wear it under vests, wear it as  a stand alone…just under your favorite jacket.  Or perhaps your long sleeve is an overlayer like a zip neck or button up that adds extra warmth to your cold weather wardrobe.  Whatever you wear, wear it well and make it count!  Here are our favorite long sleeves for the season:

     
    The Perfect Twist on the Standard Basic Tee

    Lightheart Long Sleeve – great color options,  great design detail at the cuffs and on the back, can be worn like a basic but doesn’t look like one, great stand alone or layering piece.
    Erin Long Sleeve – great basic colors, faux wrap look and ruching at hip give it extra pizazz over your standard basic, great stand alone or layering piece.
    Noe Vee Long Sleeve – great color palette this winter in Blackberry, literally a twist on a basic tee with a wonderful collar/neck detail, great stand alone or layering piece
    Bowen Long Sleeve – another great twist on a basic, the banded bottom, shirring and cowl neck on this long sleeve make it  wonderful stand alone piece.  The turquoise color palette is also super on point this season!
     
    The Perfect Add On

    Dylan Button Up Long Sleeve – excellent shaping and perfect for layering over your favorite tees and under your favorite jacket or vest
     
    Performance Layers

    Floral Crew Long Sleeve – wonderful base layer to follow you through any winter activity, and the floral jacquard pattern is beautiful
    Floral Zip Long Sleeve - wonderful performance layer to follow you through any winter activity and the floral pattern is a great feminine touch, you could even layer this over your floral crew for a perfectly matched layered look
    Swifty Long Sleeve  – great color palette for this winter, wonderful performance layer to follow you from the gym to the slopes
    Lynn Long Sleeve – we love the vibrant color options for this performance layer, stylishly wear this for any winter adventure
       
    Performance or Everyday Piece – You Choose!

    Sutra Long Sleeve – so stylish that it can worn as a performance or an everyday piece, great color options in great organic, neutral heathered patterns
    Desolate Long Sleeve Pullover – we love tops that are so versatile you can wear them to the office or under your ski jacket!
    Lopez Long Sleeve Pullover – like the Desolate, this is a wonderful stand alone or performance piece.  The textured fabric and perfect color option make this a no brainer.

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  12. Valentine's Day is right around the corner!  And Red is the color of choice.  Red is passionate and vibrant and brings a life to any outfit.  And literally EVERY woman looks wonderful draped in it.  So here are a few of our favorite Style Guides with our favorite Red pieces to help you achieve that perfect Valentine's Day look.   If you are looking for even more inspiration, check out our RED Color Board on Pinterest! Or....you could just invest in one of our fantastic Valentine's Day inspired Gift Cards!




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  13. Fall/Winter clothing brings on a whole new realm of colors and inspiration for your wardrobe.  This year is no slouch when it comes to interesting colors and color combinations that are earthy yet vibrant.  Here are this season’s hottest color trends in outdoor clothing:
     
    Turquoise
    Blue/greens were a standout this season when selecting items for Outdoormountainspirit.com.  The cool, calming properties make it a go to for your wardrobe.  Mix and match this beautiful hue for a wonderful capsule collection, or combine it with the purples and rusts that are also hot this season for a wonderful jewel tone effect.
     
    Names vary and include…
    ·      Cactus
    ·      Evergreen
    ·      Blue Spruce
    ·      Ocean Depths
    ·      Spruce
    ·      Marine
    ·      Mint
    ·      Teal
    ·      Zuni Turquoise Stripe

    For our full collection of Turquoise offerings, click here!
     
    Purple
    Purple signifies luxury and nobility.  It comes in many hues and can be very rich or very cool.  Either way, it should be part of your wardrobe this season to give it that extra vibrancy during the darker, cooler months. 
     
    Names vary and include…
    ·      Tyrian Purple
    ·      Blackberry
    ·      Mulberry
    ·      Wild Aster
    ·      Fig

    For our full collection of Purple offerings, click here!
     
     



    Reds/Rusts
    Rusts, Reds and Rusty Reds are a hot topic this season.  Found in everything from stripes to corduroy texture, we couldn’t be more pleased to have this part of the winter color palette.  Red signifies passion and adventure and definitely captures attention.  So if you are looking for a show stopping piece or outfit this season, this is it!
     
    Names vary and include:
    ·      Red
    ·      Molten Stripe
    ·      Bordeaux
    ·      Salsa
    ·      Cabernet
    ·      Spice
    ·      Sienna
    ·      Sunset
    ·      Winetasting

    For our full collection of Red/Rust offerings, click here!


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  14. Wrap, shawl, poncho…and the list goes on of this season's SUPER HOT trend.  They are everywhere!  On the street, on the runway…and they should be in your closet!  Gone are the days of only having structured, form fitting outfits.  People are finally embracing stylish comfort. 
     
    There are so many benefits to these great wardrobe essentials:
    • They are the perfect layering piece.  Layer the over a tank top, short sleeve, long sleeve top or sweater depending on the weather.  Either way they are sure to keep you warm and cozy during the cold weather season.
    • They can be worn a variety of ways.  Wear your poncho loose or belt it!   Wear your wrap open or belted.  Wear your shawl like a large scarf or wrap it casually over your shoulders.
    • They are the perfect travel companion.  Because these items can be worn in a variety of ways, they are perfect for traveling.  They are also loose and comfortable, perfect for the constant activities surrounding your itinerary.  And, they are made from fabrics that resist wrinkling which is so important when traveling.
    • They make wonderful gifts for all of your girlfriends as one size fits all!
    • They are ON TREND, keeping your wardrobe fresh and stylish.​
    Poncho
    Kavu Pretty Poncho
    Just as its name states, this poncho is pretty!  We sold out of these in 2014 and couldn’t wait to get them back in stock in this seasons’ Heathered Black.  It literally goes with everything.
    Wraps
    Kavu Wrap It Cardi
    The Wrap It Cardi is a sleeveless take on the Pretty Poncho.  It can be worn loose and open or belted with the self fabric belt.  Available in 2 great neutral colors, it will literally layer over anything in your existing closet.
    Royal Robbins Lindsey Wrap Cardigan
    This amazing piece was designed to be worn in a multitude of ways.  So no matter what you have planned for the day, it will fit the bill.


    Royal Robbins Boucle Sweater Vest
    Another sleeveless wrap in a great knobby boucle fabric.  Available in a wonderful neutral color and another jewel tone option, its cozy and on point this season.
    Shawls
    Royal Robbins 3 Season Wrap
    Wool and Yak blend to make a luxurious wrap that is a must have accessory.  Layer it over your favorite top or wrap it over your favorite outerwear and make a statement.
    Royal Robbins Mystic Shawl
    Reversible and fabulous, this is our most cost effective option available!

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  15. The Outdoormountainspirit.com 2015 Holiday Gift Guide is here!  Yet again, we have put our favorite deals in simple, easy to use, one stop shopping pages especially for your holiday shopping needs. 
     
    • Gifts Under $50:  Need a budget friendly gift for a friend or family member?!  All of our items under $50 are listed in one great place for you to choose from.  We have even gone as far as to break them into categories for the easiest shopping experience possible!
    • Gift Sets:  Need some great items that pair well together and scream holiday cheer?!  Well, we’ve got you covered this holiday season with the crème de la crème of accessory sets.  And….we are even offering an additional 15% discount on gift sets with coupon code: omsGIFTset
     
    Here is just a taste of what our favorites are this season...

    Gifts Under $50

    Tops
    Toad & Co. Cardamon Cardi
    Dresses & Skirts
    Kavu
    Cedar Skirt
    Pants
    Carve Designs
    Everly Pant

    Gifts Sets - take an additional 15% discount with coupon code: omsGIFTset

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  16. What is a capsule collection, you ask?  Well, according to Wikipedia... a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don't go out of fashion, which can be augmented with seasonal pieces. We recommend you do this by season so that you have a nice, compact and even better – travel ready – wardrobe for each season.  Everything should blend together nicely which keeps your style cohesive.
     
    Top Tips for a Creating a Capsule Collection:

    1. Don't ignore the basics – Basic tees and tanks for Spring/Summer, basic long sleeves for Fall/Winter.  And remember that basics don’t have to be just some boring tee.  But they do need to be something that can coordinate back with lots of items.  Example: Aventura Erin Long Sleeve has great ruching and a wonderful wrap detail.  It can be used as a stand alone or a layering piece in white/black under lots of cardigans, sweaters, tunics and so on.
    2. Neutrals – By this we don’t mean that your wardrobe has to be nothing but white, off white, gray or black.  By all means if that is what you like, go for it, but there are so many other items that will match back with lots of things.  Example: Carve Whitman Slim Pant in Midnight.  With its dark wash, it can be dressed up or dressed down.  It’s not denim, but looks like it could be, and the fit on this pant is comfortable and flattering.
    3. Travel ready pieces – Travel ready pieces are great because they coordinate with so many things and can be worn over and over again without worry about wrinkles, etc  Example: Kavu Pretty Poncho and Kavu Wrap It Up Cardi.  These can be layered over leggings, pants, skirts and dresses.
    4. Trendy Items – Let yourself buy a few trendy items each season.  It keeps your wardrobe fresh and current.  And with some trends lasting longer and longer these days, it helps ease some pressure on your bank account but still lets you look stylish every season. Example: Kavu Deva Dress in Military Camo Print or even Toad & Co.’s Printed Lean Legging in Camo or Tyrian Purple.
    5. Accessories – You can change up the look of each outfit by accessorizing.  And outdoor women love a great hat, scarf or pair of mitts.  Let’s face it, we wear them to run errands, during activities, on the après ski scene and sometimes even at work.
    For inspiration, we’ve set up some great capsule collections for Fall.
    Capsule Collection I - Fall 2015 - a great collection of whites, ivories, grays and blacks
    Capsule Collection II - Fall 2015 - a spectacular mix of purples and turquoises
    Capsule Collection III - Fall 2015 - off white, blues and deep purples create a wonderful color palette
    Capsule Collection IV - Fall 2015 - reds, whites, blacks and plaids!
    Capsule Collection V - Fall 2015 - neutrals, turquoises and rusts abound
    Capsule Collection VI - Fall 2015 - comfy, nubby knits in rich, organic colors
    Capsule Collection VII - Fall 2015 - off whites, browns and great coordinating neutrals



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  17. 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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  18. New Arrivals for Fall are here!  We couldn't be more excited to kick off the Fall season with new arrivals from Carve Designs.  Our first shipment includes sumptuous, active fabrics that can be used for running, lounging, running errands and more.  In fact, someone here in our office has been wearing her Talora Hoodie and Talora Tights from the moment they arrived at our doorstep.  She says, "Not only do they look great, they feel phenomenal...almost like pjs!  And my boyfriend loves the way this outfit hugs all of my curves."  We can always rely on Carve Designs for well designed, high quality performance pieces.  That being said, we will have more of their sportswear arriving shortly as well as lots of other products from our favorite brands, so check in with us reguarly because this Fall will definitely not disappoint.

    New Arrivals at Outdoormountainspirit.com
    new arrivals, carve designs new arrivals, fall 2015 new arrivals
    New Staff Favs....
    Carve Talora Hoodie Carve Sutra Tee Carve Everly Pant


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  19. August is Lifestyle Month at Outdoormountainspirit.com!  That means, we are highlighting all of the wonderful apparel and accessory items that will easily and seamlessly take you from day to night.  Don't know what to wear at the office, need inspiration? We've got you covered.  Need a great top or outfit for a night out?  We've got you covered.  Want to show off your feminine side? We've got you covered for that too.  We've set up a one stop shopping experience for all of it, so get ready ladies!

    Not only that, but we are putting more "Sophisticated Lady" Style Guides together for you.  The Sophisticated Lady is the perfect icon for Lifestyle Month...she's cool, relaxed and elegant all rolled into one.  She's the one at the office or at cocktail hour that turns heads because everyone in the room wants to be dressed like her.  So take our style advice this month and beyond and you won't regret it!



    August is Lifestyle Month!

    Sophisticated Lady Style Guides!



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  20. We cannot believe it is already August.  Where does summer go?!  Every year, it feels like it is gone before it even starts and we always feel like our summer bucket lists are barely scratched.  

    But, as summer draws to a close and we start to prep for kids going to back to school, cooler temps, different schedules, etc., we take time to reflect back on all that we have been able to do these few short months.  From weddings to trade shows, SUPing, camping, hiking and other fun adventures to awe inspiring wildlife encounters and BBQs with great friends, we've packed a lot into our often times chaotic schedule.  And it is those moments and memories that we are forever grateful for.  

    So as we get closer to the Fall season, and our brand partners are calling us about Fall shipments (coming soon!), let's celebrate what's left of summer!  We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to offer fantastic savings on Spring 2015 styles.  Consider it our gift to you for being fantastic and loyal customers.

    Cheers to what is left of summer and cheers to you!



  21. July at Outdoormountainspirit.com is Lounge-tastic!  We are celebrating all things Lounge & Leisure including our Lounge Lizard Style Guides that help you put all of those fantastic lounge pieces together into great outfits suitable for loafing on the couch, or heading out on a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood.  So take this opportunity to shop all of our Lounge & Leisure items in one, easy place and finally relax the way you deserve to this summer. We hope you enjoy!

    JULY IS LOUNGE-TASTIC!

    LOUNGE LIZARD STYLE GUIDES!




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  22. The rain has started to dissipate here, the valley is green and the sun is baking my skin and making it feel like summer.  We can finally get back outdoors to enjoy all of those things we love - trail running, mountain biking, cycling, swimming, camping, hiking and more.  These are all things we love about this season, which is why we've chosen to make June the Month of Outdoor & Adventure.  We have put all of our favorite Outdoor & Adventure style products in one place for a one-stop shopping experience for your next outdoor adventure.  We will also be posting new Style Guides under the category Outdoor Woman, which provide stylish outfits for the woman who heads outdoors on the regular.  And, last but not least, we will be adding lots of fun pins to our outdoor boards around themes like trail running, mountain biking, glamping and more!  So join us for a fantastic celebration of all things outdoor this month...it is, after all, the entire motivation behind Outdoormountainspirit.com!

    JUNE IS THE MONTH OF OUTDOOR & ADVENTURE!

    "OUTDOOR WOMAN" STYLE GUIDES


    OUTDOOR PINS
    Trail Running & Inspiration
    to Get Moving! 
    Get Dirty:
    Mountain Biking
    Glamping:
    Glamorous Camping
    More Glamping:
    More Glamorous Camping



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  23. May is the Month of Beach & Sun at Outdoormountainspirit.com.  That said, there has been no “beach going” or even any sun to speak of in Colorado.  In fact, it snowed here in Steamboat yesterday and this morning I had to scrape ice off my car before going to the gym.  What is that all about?! 
     
    It makes us long for days when you can feel the hot sun baking your skin and there is not a single cloud in the sky.  Those are the days when weather isn’t keeping you inside, but it is the main motivator for getting you outside and active.  Long runs on dry trails, girls mountain bike rides filled with sweat and laughs, swimming at the local watering hole, road biking until you can no longer feel your bum because the ride is just too beautiful to ignore…and so much more.
     
    Hopefully we can provide you with plenty of inspiration for your Beach & Sun adventures that are on the horizon.   And if it isn’t already, may the sun soon kiss your tanned skin and makes you smile from the inside out.



    MAY IS THE MONTH OF BEACH & SUN!

    OMS ON PINTEREST: Surf/SUP/Swim!

     

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  24. April is Athletic Apparel month at Outdoormountainspirit.com!  

    Now is the time of year, when we clean out our cold weather closet and start to make room for warm weather attire.  One of my personal favorites is digging out last year’s workout gear and figuring out what I need this year.  I get a certain personal satisfaction from knowing I look good at the gym, even if I am covered in sweat and grunting through the last few rounds of an exercise.  I am also a woman on the go, especially after the gym, with kids to feed, errands to run, etc. I like to wear athletic clothing that I know will translate to being out in public while I whiz around town trying to check off every last thing from my checklist.
     

    So, I also love putting together our Fitness Fanatic Style Guides with this concept in mind.  We have new arrivals coming in every week now, so we will be updating you with more Fitness Fanatic Style Guides as the month goes on, but for this week, we wanted to present you with….
    Tango in Teal


     
     
    Also, don’t forget to check out our Fitness Oriented Pinterest Boards which range from beginner workouts to fitness challenges and span all kinds of activities from yoga to surf/SUP and trail running to cycling.  Get inspired this Spring!

      
    FITNESS FANATIC PINTEREST BOARDS...
    FITNESS YOGA SURF-SWIM-SUP

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  25. I had a friend call me the other day, and ask for some travel fashion advice.  I found it quite ironic since we are focusing on "Fashion that Travels" this month, so I thought I would share the overwhelmingly profound advise that I gave her. (insert wink, wink here)
     
    First of all, there are many questions to ask yourself when traveling.  My top 5 are:
    ·      Where are you going?
    ·      What is the weather forecast?
    ·      What is the culture like?
    ·      How long will you be staying?
    ·      What kinds of activities/itinerary do you have planned?
     

    In this case, my friend was traveling to New York City, the weather was going to be in the 40s, it’s a metropolitan area with a fashion sense known for black and grey, she was going for a long weekend and they were planning to shop, drink, eat and tour around to trendy places.
     
    I pulled some items from the Outdoormountainspirit.com closet, and low and behold she ended up using several of my recommendations.  Here are just a few…
     


    Pretty Poncho/Cover Up
    This item is a must have in any wardrobe because not only is it AMAZING.  It is one of the best weapons in your arsenal when traveling from warm weather to cold weather or vice versa.   Now, our Fall version is sold out in both colors because…again…this piece is AMAZING…but not to worry!  We have a spring version of the same thing in the KAVU Cover Up and next Fall we will be bringing the beloved Pretty Poncho back into the fray!
    Whitman Pant
    There is nothing better than a pant that can be dressed up or dressed down and feels so yummy you would swear you were wearing pajamas.  Wear it on the plane, wear them out to a nice restaurant, wear them to run errands, etc.
    Indah Jacket
    If there is one thing I’ve learned from many trips to Manhattan, YOU. MUST. HAVE. A. GREAT. JACKET.  This jacket is a travel go to.  It is light weight enough to be a 3 season stunner.  It can be worn without ever taking it off and look trendy and presentable for almost any occasion, or it can simply be used as a great layer over your favorite top or frock. 
    Revery Long Sleeve Top
    This is my go to long sleeve when traveling because the fabric is out of this world.  It can serve as a “basic” or layer under lots of things, and the unique cowl neck makes it more than just a basic long sleeve top.
    Mixing and matching was key here.  My friend didn’t want to take anything other than a carry on for a long weekend and the 4 pieces we gave her offered several options for her 3 day trip. 
     
    If you have a trip coming up soon and need some travel fashion advice, never fear, we are always here for you!  Message us at info@outdoormountainspirit.com with your requests and we will do our best to make your travel anxiety melt away so you can enjoy your trip and focus on what is important…Cheers!

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  26. March is that time of year when Daylight Savings shakes things up, the first day of Spring arrives and the temperature starts to ease into what feels like warmer weather.  Dressing appropriately during this time can feel like you are on a roller coaster.  So…leave it to us to help you through it. 
     
    The biggest thing to keep in mind when planning for temperature swings is to layer.  And some of the most fun and convenient layering items are leggings & cardigans. Leggings can be worn under long tops, paired with skirts or layered under dresses to create the perfect ensemble.  And cardigans…well, they can be put on when you get chilly or need that extra something for your outfit, or taken off if the weather gets warmer and you need to shed a layer.  Last but not least, don't forget the ever important accessories.  From hats to scarves, we've got you covered for whatever Mother Nature throws at you.
     
    Check out these leggings, cardigans and accessories for your transitional wardrobe this March…


    Leggings For Layering...!

    Aventura
    Harriet Legging

    Toad & Co.
    Printed Lean Legging

    Kavu
    Layover Legging

    Kavu
    Ladies Legging

    Kavu
    Lola Legging

    Gramicci
    Katrine Legging

    Cardigans You Can Count On...!


    Aventura
    Kyle Wrap
    Aventura
    Annalise Cardigan

    Carve Designs
    Laurel Cardi

    Carve Designs
    Kinley Wrap

    Gramicci
    Enza Wrap
    Toad & Co.
    Cardamon Short Cardi

    Toad & Co.
    Postcard Cardigan

    Lole
    Vital Cardigan

    Royal Robbins
    Manu Sweater Vest

    Accessories That Bring It All Together...!


    Pistil Designs
    Avery Infinity Scarf

    Pistil Designs
    Effie Infinity Scarf

    Royal Robbins
    3 Seasons Wrap

    Pistil Designs
    Stevie Ball Cap

    Pistil Designs
    Ranger Hat

    Pistil Designs
    Lena Cap




























































































































     











    And if you need help putting it all together, remember our Style Guides.  Luxe Layers will help you find the perfectly layered outfit for transitional times!

    Stay tuned for New Arrivals that will be coming in to our warehouse any day now!
     
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  27. March is our month to focus on travel.  And wouldn’t you know it…we’ve got an OMS adventure that takes us out of the country!
     
    This week, we take time out for ourselves.  Time for some rest and relaxation, which is few and far between.  We find ourselves in Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit in Mexico for another OMS Adventure and we couldn’t be happier. We are staying at a quiet, private estate just outside of town and a 10 minute walk from a private beach where we might see 6 people at most all day.  We have laid in the sun, played in the waves, attempted to surf and met some really wonderful people along the way.  We are  grateful for this respite, while be it a short one. 
     
    As you can imagine, we utilize any adventure out of town to put our travel fashion caps on.  As we wait for new Spring arrivals, we jumped into our Spring 2014 archives for some goodies to serve our every need. Join us on this fashion adventure which I have to say has us uber excited for new items to arrive.  With all this fashion, we still managed a base tan and a snarky sense of humor about the blizzard and single digit temps back home....!
     
    Our top travel picks from this trip…


    Carve Designs Middleton Cover Up
    Ok…not only is this cover up made from impeccable fabric that drapes and floats and feels like heaven on earth, but the design lines of this cover up are…can I say it?...sexy!  Long enough to cover your bum, but short enough to show off your yams, I often pair this top with a pair of capris and a wedge for a night out, and then rock it by the pool the next day.
    Carve Designs Margo Maxi Dress
    Wear it to breakfast by the pool, wear it to the beach over your bikini, wear it out at night, it’s a super versatile piece!  Not everyone gets it, but maxi dresses are truly amazing and I am a firm believer that everyone should have at least one in their wardrobe.
    Carve Designs Abbie Maxi Skirt & Kumari Tank Top
    While this maxi skirt is perfect for putting on over your bikini and walking comfortably around the pool in, it is a bit too long for walking on the beach.  Since, I am known for making skirts into dresses on a whim.  This is exactly what I did when we reached the sand.  I hiked the waist up to my armpits, tucked my blankets under my arm and toddled out to find the perfect sandy spot to call home for the day.  When I needed a top to cover up that day, I reached for the Kumari Tank Top.  Again, Carve nailed it on the fabric for this piece. It is so yummy, I didn’t want to take it off.  And the armpits were cut lower, but not too low so it is bra friendly, and the racer back with the low scoop in the front make it feminine but sporty all at the same time.
    Carve Designs Gansett Dress
    This dress gets an A+ for design and fabric coming together and making perfect sense.  This swim fabric is brilliant for any surf holiday and the beautiful print makes it super feminine.   The open back makes it easy to slip on and off when you need to run into the surf, and creates a great back when you wear it out at night.  I will never go on another beach vacation without this piece in tow.
    Lole Supta One Piece Jumper
    Perfect for travel days when you are going from one climate to the other. In Mexico we wore this as is with some sandals to stay cool and comfortable on our trip to the airport. Once we landed in Colorado, we grabbed a trusty cardigan to layer up and protect ourselves from the cold while changing into some closed toe shoes.
     
    For this and more travel friendly fashion, click here.  If you have a trip you are planning, let us know about it and how we can help you.  We’d love to put together some outfits for you to choose from!

     
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  28. Looking for something fresh for Spring?  Well look no further! Spring styles will be coming into our warehouse in March, and we are giving you an exclusive SNEAK PEEK at some of our favorites.  With fresh new colors, creative design lines and lightweight fabrics that spring with your every step...we simply cannot wait to share these Spring styles with you, so stay tuned!

    TOPS that are divine...
    Toad & Co.
    Ripple Tee

    Lole
    Vervain Tank Top

    Carve Designs
    Dylan Gauze Shirt
    BOTTOMS that move...

    Royal Robbins
    Breeze Thru Culotte

    Carve Designs
    Oahu Short

    Royal Robbins
    Strider Pant
    DRESSES & SKIRTS that sizzle...

    Toad & Co.
    Shirred Thing Dress

    Aventura
    Jessa Skirt

    Toad & Co.
    Long Island Dress
    OUTERWEAR that serves...

    Lole
    Jade Jacket

    Carve Designs
    Lake Sunshirt

    Aventura
    Lantana Hoodie
    ACCESSORIES that dazzle...

    Pistil Designs
    Solange Scarf

    Pistil Designs
    McKinley Trucker Hat

    Darn Tough
    Waterlily No Show Sock


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  29. What is the Apres Ski Scene?  Well…I suppose it depends upon who you ask.  For some it is about sipping on an ice cold draft beer after a long day skiing on the mountain, and savoring every bit of your day.  For others it is an excuse to catch up on the social front with folks you left in your wake as you ripped around the mountain.  And for others, it is a chance to see and be seen. 
     
    Admit it…no one wants to come off the mountain and find themselves at their favorite hot spot looking like a hot mess.  So, we’ve picked out our favorite Apres Ski items to help you freshen up, and look good while you unwind and sip on that cocktail.



    Click here for a full list of our favorite Apres Ski products, or browse below for outfits that will elevate your Apres Ski fashion to new levels!
     

    Pistil Designs
    Clover Knit Hat
    Horny Toad
    Berliner Vest
    Horny Toad
    Overpass Crew Dress
    Darn Tough
    City Block Knee High Sock
    Pistil Designs
    Joplin Slouch Style Hat
    Kavu
    Desolate Zip Pullover
    Kavu
    Cedar Skirt
    Kavu
    Ladies Legging
    Pistil Designs
    Iggy Slouch Style Hat
    Carve Designs
    Point Reyes Pullover
    Royal Robbins
    Brushed Back Skinny Leg Pant
    Darn Tough
    Good Witch Crew Sock
    Pistil Designs
    Cora Earflap Hat
    Lole
    Delight Performance Top
    Kavu
    Lola Leggings
    Pistil Designs
    Ruthie Wristlet



     


    Don't love any of these looks?  Check our out Winter Wonders Style Guides for more options!

    Based on these selections, and as a woman who lives in a ski town, my biggest advice is:
    Don’t look at the après ski scene as a tedious thing.  With a tad bit of forethought (best to do at night if you are not a morning person like me…), it’s easy to run to your car and switch into comfortable clothes, or to even layer properly under your ski jacket, in preparation for your après ski scene.  And don’t be afraid to go against the grain – I’ve changed from ski pants into a pull over skirt that slips right over my leggings faster than my boyfriend can change into jeans.  It’s not hard to look good, without looking high maintenance.  You just have to want to.  So, be fabulous – everyone WILL notice and who doesn’t want to OWN IT?!

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  30. Cool air is starting to enter and Fall is around the corner.  What better way to kick off your fall wardrobe than with layering ideas and pieces that will serve your every need.  Outdoor Clothing is some of the most versatile and transitional clothing on the market, so make it a staple in your wardrobe.  Tops that can layer below cardigans, scarves that can layer over long sleeves when the air gets crisp at night, and so much more.  Check out our newest Style Guides that help anyone stylishly piece together outdoor clothing and help you through this cool weather transition.  



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  31. I was prepping some clothing for the local consignment store the other day and I was thinking about all of the different stories behind each of the clothes.  Isn’t it funny how we can hold on to objects … just because of the sentiment behind them?  I haven’t worn some of these clothes in seasons, but I’ve kept them because they feel important, they seem important, they speak to me.  The strange thing is, they are not that hard to part with once you realize the stories are just stories. 


    Nonetheless, it made me realize that all of our clothes speak to us on some level.  They say something about us, they are part of the memories we make, and it got me thinking….what does my outdoor clothing from Outdoormountainspirit.com and our favorite brands say to me?



    Here are some of my memories from the past year with OMS clothing...! 


    What do your clothes say about you? What do they say to you?  
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  32. The last days of Summer are right around the corner, and it’s time to get your GLAMP on!

    For those of you not familiar…Glamping is shorthand for glamorous camping per Urban Dictionary. And when one camps glamorously, they should dress glamorously for the outdoors as well.  That is where we come in!   Fun, functional, versatile and stylish pieces that you can wear from work to the campfire.

    In fact, just last week, our family was glamping in our camper while I wore the Lole Essential JacketLole Refresh PantPistil Quattro hat…and a Carve Designs Branded Tank Top (thanks Carve Designs!). Here are some other Outdoor & Adventure Style Guides to help you with your next glamping adventure!


       

    As part of our Glamping theme, you all should know that we just announced our August Glamping Special!  For a limited time only, you will receive FREE Shipping on all orders when you use the Coupon Code: GLAMP14 at checkout.

    And that is not the only FREE thing you will receive from OMS.  We love Glamping so much, that we decided to offer you our very own OMS Glamping Checklist!


    Click here to view printable PDF

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