Behind the Design
As 417 Magazine’s Creative Director, I pull inspiration from all over. Design is a passion of mine, and when I’m out scouting products to feature in the magazine, I run across items I just have to share with our readers. As the weather gets colder I’ve been thinking about ways to stay warm and active this winter and how to do both in style, of course.
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1. The Right Color and Fit: When looking for a zip-up fleece jacket, I want two things: a great fit and a pretty color. The North Face Osito Parlour jacket ($99 at Outdoor Adventures) has all the right moves. It’s the perfect length, and the purple is great when you just need a little color in your life.
2. Bad Weather Boots: Everyone should have a pair of boots like these Nature Breeze Frost boots ($54.95 at Baglady Boutique). The olive green works as a neutral, so it goes with everything, and the mix of textures and materials is super-cool. The price point is unbeatable, too!
3. Bundle Up: Chic meets active with this North Face Arctic Parka ($299 at Outdoor Adventures). The length of this coat makes sure your buns stay warm, and the waterproof but breathable fabric keeps you dry and comfortable whether you’re walking in a winter wonderland or shopping the streets of downtown.
4. Poncho and Lefty: If you are looking for some active wear with a little more trendiness, try this Patagonia Timber Twist poncho ($159 at Outdoor Adventures). The colorful twist and the Southwestern pattern makes this piece extra-special, and the silhouette is a combination of feminine and rustic. It’s also really warm, and the giant hood is like the icing on the cake.