Fashion: Our Top Picks for Spring in Colorado

 

Native Eyewear | Four Corners Sunglasses $129 & up

What we love: On top of the trendy design, we love these sunglasses for their ability to handle a bit of action. If you’re trekking up a fourteener or cycling around town, the nose pads keep the frames in place.

 

Patagonia | June Lake Top $79

What we love: Made from a wrinkle-resistant fabric, this top is part of Patagonia’s new line of sustainable hot weather clothing made from 100 percent Tencel lyocell. It is great for spring break getaways or any trip for that matter. The flowy fit of the shirt keeps you cool and the patterns are on point for spring and summer.

 

 

Teva | Terra-Float Churn $100

What we love: The perfect choice for spring adventure (and summer and autumn!) this lightweight shoe features a breathable mesh upper that dries quickly and keeps feet nice and cool on warmer days. If any shoe is designed for puddle splashing it’s this one - the midsole features drainage holes and the outsole pushes water out of the shoe.

 

 

Matador | Transit Tote $39.99

What we love: At just a touch over 4 ozs, this durable, packable tote is perfect for stashing away in your bag. Made with Cordura fabric, a durable, waterproof nylon, and with a water resistant zipper, the tote is great for all seasons. With an 18L capacity, it’s been our go-to farmers’ market bag.

 

 

Carve Designs | Carson Jean $98

What we love: These ultra-comfy relaxed-fit jeans offers a slimmer fit and thinner material which allows for more stretch than standard jeans (we recommend sizing down). We like the jeans cuffed and paired with a low profile sneaker or boot.

 

 

Helly Hansen | Movatn Wool INS Vest $170

What we love: Part of the new Fjord Til Fjell collection, this vest, along with all the other pieces, were inspired by the Norwegian identity - essentially from the fjord to the mountains. While we’ll be going from the lakes, rather than the fjords, to the mountains this spring, we love this lightweight piece that is practical, functional but stylish.

 

 

Spyder | Lolo Stryke Jacket $199

What we love: A perfect spring jacket, light insulation provides adequate warmth without being too bulky. We love the longer torso length and the high neck. Insulated patches on the shoulders and collar add a nice rugged touch while the knitting details add femininity

 

 

The Landmark Project | Maroon Bells T-Shirt $29.95

What we love: The vintage-inspired screen printed T-shirt features one of our favorite areas in the state. The shirt is eye-catching and supremely soft, but our favorite feature is that The Landmark Project supports the US Forest Service by donating money to help wildfire prevention education - sadly something that greatly concerns our beautiful state.

 

 

Pearl Izumi | Blvd T $80

What we love: This brand new performance merino wool top is designed to go from bike to bar. With techy features that are great for spinning around town, but without the look of a standard cycling shirt it’s stylish enough to wear out. Features include reflective elements, a slight drop tail and it’s antimicrobial.

 

 

Headsweats | Pom Beanie $25

What we love: This retro-inspired beanie is made from a medium-weight acrylic which is great when the days are transitioning into spring at high altitudes or for chilly spring nights.

 

 

reDEW8 | Men's Rak Jeans $149 & up

What we love: Fabricated with organic cotton, recycled polyester and elastane, these jeans offer a 360° stretch which translates to the most comfortable jeans we’ve worn. Quite possibly our favorite pair of jeans, in part because of the philosophy of the company and part because the quality and comfort of the jeans. We are excited to see what reDEW8 comes out with next.

 

 

Allbirds | Tree Runners $95

What we love: Super lightweight as well as being clean and simple, the Tree Runners are a great all-around warm weather shoe. The upper is made from eucalyptus tree fiber which we are told has an overall cooling effect. It’s nice that it is naturally-derived and renewable, too. Designed to be worn sock less (if you choose), the merino wool insoles are said to reduce odor.

 

 

Adidas | Agravic Alpha Shield Hooded Jacket $159

What we love: Lightweight (an incredible 6.3 ozs) and windproof, this is a good jacket for spring outdoor activities. Of course the lightweight nature of the jacket makes it feel as if it might tear easily, but it is made with durable Pertex Quantum fabric making that very unlikely. Insulated on the front with Polartec Alpha padding, the jacket actually packs into one of the pockets and zips closed (it even has a loop for attaching to a bag or hanging in a closet).

 

 

Outdoor Research | Wadi Rum Pants $99

What we love: Lightweight and flexible, these are technically climbing pants but have been our go-to casual pants for the warmer months. We love the deep pockets on the front with a zipped lower pocket on the upper thigh. The material is ultra comfortable but durable thanks to the blend of Cordura nylon, spandex and cotton. When you do decide to hit the rocks, the pants feature a gusseted crotch, extra knee space and plenty of stretch.

 

 

Find this fashion spread in our spring issue here