January 18, 2017

Activewear Brand You’ve Gotta Know: Outdoor Voices

 

Gang, have you heard of Outdoor Voices?  They’re an activewear brand with a decidedly different vibe.  First of all, their color-ways are downright inspired, and their styling reads more I Am Fabulous At Lounging Around Nonchalantly than the intense WORK HARD DON’T STOP message of the typical activewear brand.

In fact, the company motto is Doing Things.  “We believe,” their website states,  “…when you drop the expectations to perform, the magic happens. That the joy of the game outlasts a win.  That friends who sweat together, stick together.”

I swear I have this same conversation with my little guys every day.   Thanks, Outdoor Voices.  Your message makes me want to stand up and cheer.

But make no mistake:  these pieces do work hard.  They use serious fabrics – like a technical compression material for their leggings that washes and dries beautifully, yet is always opaque.  And merino wool!  I love that there’s a whole line of merino wool products that drape beautifully, and are thin enough to layer over, under, whatever.

I packed a few pieces from Outdoor Voices on our recent ski trip to Breckenridge, and wore them around the clock.  They were just the thing for skiing (the merino wool is a seriously good base-layer), as well as the nutty pre-ski dress-the-kids-in-5-million-layers-while-they-tantrum routine and then the – ah, bliss – of an apres ski hang.


Skiing Base-layers

top: Merino Mock-Neck Longsleeve (xs, navy) – The XS fits like a baselayer (aka decently tight)….so size up if you want to layer under it (or just want some slouch).  This top is cute enough to just wear around.

pants: Merino Thermal Tights (xs, navy) – these are basically long-johns…but thin, perfectly drapey ones that manage to look cute on the bum.  I love how they fit perfectly between my tight baselayer leggings and my ski pants for extra warmth on really cold ski days.  (Otherwise, they’re perfect alone under ski pants.)

Apres-ski

wrap top: Outdoor Voices Merino Plie Top (xs for reference, wearing navy)

cami: Tech Sweat Tank (xs, fig)

leggings: Springs Leggings (xs, navy) – one of the reviews said that these leggings were itchy – I don’t agree!  True, they are not smooth, like most workout leggings, instead they’re a little more….cotton-like.  (Yet still hold you in nice and tight.)

 

Shop My Favorite Outdoor Voices Products

 

xo,

S

A huge thank you to Outdoor Voices for sponsoring this post!  Keep doing what you’re doing, guys.  I can’t get enough.  #doingthings #OnIt .  Per usual, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own.  And readers, thank you for your continued support of The Mom Edit.  It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated.

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  • Madeleine
    January 18, 2017

    Love this range! I’m going travelling later this year and on the lookout for quick-drying layers so I can pack light and *so much* of what I’ve looked it is just….ugly. I refuse to be that tourist wandering around Paris in convertible hiking pants. The merino will be perfect. Legend says you can wear merino over and over again before it starts to stink #travelgoals
    Also, can I say, your bum is looking fiiiiinnnne #needtostartpilatesbeforemybumdisappearscompletely

  • Belinda
    January 18, 2017

    Shana….you are a runner…are the springs leggings good for running?

  • Patricia Shepard
    January 18, 2017

    You look amazing, as does your trip! Living vicariously. <3

  • KC
    January 19, 2017

    Where are your scarf and your ski pants from? I’ve been looking for skinny winter pants that can tuck into my boots. Thanks!

  • Niki
    January 20, 2017

    I would love a post on chic WARM ski/snow clothes especially pants. I noticed you did one a couple of years ago so a more up to date version would be great

  • Victoria
    January 25, 2017

    Everything looks super cute! Would love to know where your scarf is from.

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