It's that time of year again! Our Fall/Winter 2019 collection has dropped in stores and online even though the temperature hasn't yet. It isn't quite sweater weather, but these new arrivals are too beautiful to keep to ourselves. Your favorite Krimson Klover styles are back again in new bold colors and patterns. The Krimson Klover team has also created some new styles you are sure to fall in love with! Here's a brief introduction to our Fall New Arrivals:
Transition from cold summer breezes into crisp autumn days with a collection of sweaters, dresses, and skirts. Looks are enriched with distinctive patterns, soft waffle-knits and alluring color stories. This group features a few of our favorite lightweight pieces.
Envelop yourself in our luxurious collection of cozy knits inspired by relaxing next to a crackling fire. Stay comfortable and warm in stylish pieces, celebrating our finest yarns and jacquards.
The inspiration for this collection stemmed from the team’s travels and adventures. Mid and base layers with seamless technology for comfort, contour, and performance without sacrificing style. Perfect on and off the slopes, this innovative group offers the ideal balance of stretch and soft compression to be flattering in all the right places.
Krimson Klover has expanded the successful vintage inspired base layer collection. Each unique piece features original artwork from a Colorado artist, with a modern twist on retro ski fashion. The vibrant designs featured on this year's collection of base layers were inspired by Nordic folklore, Peru and our very own Rocky Mountains!
Fun vintage inspired designs on hats, gaiters, and bags add a touch of whimsy to every outfit.
Our Mountain Elegance collection combines buttery-soft viscose stretch yarn with distinctive patterns and knit techniques, to give you style and natural performance without wool. This group's favorite styles feature classic styles for the slopes or apres.
Born in the mountains of Colorado, ski culture runs deep in our veins. Our colorful and innovative sweater designs in luxurious merino blends are as perfect on the slopes as they are for your apres-ski merriments.
This collection is a contemporary take on traditional, beloved knits. We combined classic silhouettes and timeless desings with bold colors and extra-fine merino yarns.
There is nothing better than a girls ski weekend, and lucky me I had a great one in Steamboat Springs, Colorado this past weekend. Steamboat Springs is home to 89 Olympians and known for it's "Champagne Powder". Colorado is so dry (meaning little to no humidity), most days our snow is dry and fluffy powder. This time of year, however, the sun will melt the snow a bit and refreeze overnight giving you super fast corduroy on the groomed runs.
The first thing I always make sure to pack is stuff for our hot springs visit. Steamboat Springs lies against the western ridge of the Continental Divide and is surrounded by national forest and wilderness area. Evidently, there are 150 natural mineral springs in the area! There are two popular soaking hot springs one in downtown with a water slide and then there is Strawberry Hot Springs just out of town. I've been to both and a nice soak in the hot springs is always so welcomed at the end of a great ski day. For this trip, I've packed my new Krimson Klover Leia Sweater, shorts, bikini and flip-flops. If going to the Strawberry Hot Springs, you'll also want to bring a headlamp (as there is no electricity after dark) and if it's been warm and melty maybe footwear that you're OK getting muddy...and don't forget your towel! (p.s. the Leia sweater is sold out on krimsonklover.com but you can find it at our Boulder Showroom and local retailers! A great back-up online is our Harbor Hoody)
Strawberry Hot Springs
The steam is so inviting in cold temperatures!
Old Town Hot Springs, perfect if you want to get in a workout too!
A few of my essentials I pack for any weekend away is this new Sherpani bag and MyChelle skin care.
The Sonora Sherpani bag is large enough to carry my iPad mini, Kindle, toiletries and an extra bottle of water. It's made from a coated cotton which looks like leather and has great pockets everywhere to stash all your important things. It's super sturdy and the coating on the cotton makes it stain resistant, perfect for whatever you throw at it. The tassels are a cute bonus. I love that Sherpani is a local Boulder company, and I usually fall for their new bags every season.
Another Boulder (well, Louisville) Colorado company, MyChelle Dermaceuticals, they make my most favorite skincare. Not only does their stuff keep my Colorado skin moisturized -- but their sun care line is perfect for all of the sunny days here. My favorites are the sun shield stick, this little stick is perfect for throwing into your ski jacket and keeping your face protected while skiing, shopping or enjoying some sunny après ski cocktails. The sun shield stick has a great consistency and is easy to blend and doesn't leave you with zinc-y white marks on your face. I always have one of these sticks on me -- in my cycling jersey, my purse, and my SUP dry bag! The sun shield stick now comes in a tinted version, I've not tried it yet, but I'm guessing I'm going to love it. Also on my must-have list is the liquid tint in nude, the sugar scrub and the lip hint in berry. Bonus: This little blue zip pack is TSA approved!
Après Anyone? Base Layer and Socks
Krimson Klover Lightweight Base Layers and the girls at Four Points Lodge
The view from Four Points Lodge
Of course, you have to bring your ski gear. I love the Krimson Klover lightweight base layers for spring skiing. They are so soft and the perfect weight to keep you warm on the ski lift and so adorable to show off at lunch. I love hanging out on the Adirondack chairs at Four Points lodge on our lunch break. With 3,000 skiable acres, there is something for everyone and the mountain is big enough that it never seems crowded. You can even see on Saturday, we basically had the mountain to ourselves. Bonus: These base layers are printed with original artwork that have a fun retro ski vibe.
Our friend Amy, skinned up the mountain (hiked up the mountain in her AT skis) and met us at the top of the gondola for a day of skiing. Let me tell you -- she's definitely a bad a$$. Steamboat Springs Ski resort lets you hike up anytime, some resorts have rules or restrictions around skinning, so make sure to check them out before you head up. Don't worry, I took the gondy up so I could get to skiing down faster. Après Cocktails! With the ski resort in the background.
After a full day of skiing and before we hit the hot springs, it's time for a little après cocktails and dinner. Our favorite places for happy hour in town are Laundry and Salt and Lime. Both have a great happy hour, great food and delicious cocktails!
We don't dress up often, but on a girls weekend, it's a must. In this photo, we've all got on our Krimson Klover favorites. From left to right: Jen is wearing our Rita dress made from a beautiful blend of cotton/silk and carrying the Sonora bag, I've got on a Fall 18 sample, it's a little too big for me and the wrong colors, but too cute to pass up --it's called the Pearl dress and I'm carrying the Vibe bag, Amy is wearing our Marta sweater made with 100% ultrafine merino wool (one of our best-sellers) and carrying the Tempest. Bonus: the Tempest turns into a backpack and can also be worn cross-body! Double Bonus: 5% of the sales from the Marta sweater are donated to First Descents.
My other outfit was the Krimson Klover Classical Beauty dress -- it's made from a plant-based viscose yarn that is super yummy and flattering.
Included in my outfit is Bronwen Jewelry -- their cascade earrings in long and cascade necklace. These are staples in my wardrobe, I love all of my Bronwen pieces because they can be casual or dressy. Bronwen is based in Bend, Oregon and their jewelry is made to withstand sweat and activity. I wear my necklaces running, swimming and for happy hour. They add a feminine touch to all of my outfits...even when I'm feeling super tom-boy-ish.
Ski Lift Selfie
View of the Continental Divide
The Pearl Dress coming out this fall, fits Jen way better! Look how cute she is!
On our way out of town, we had breakfast at Winona's...only so we could order a cinnamon roll as big as our head!
This weekend was a fun get-away, so thankful I have some great friends that help me #liveboldly.
Photo cred goes to Amy's husband Matt, we let him join us from time to time mostly because he takes teasing well and a good photo.
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Fall is a season of transition. Light summer clothes are replaced with heavier fall layers, sweaters are needed in the mornings and probably again at night, the leaves are changing from green to an array of autumn colors, and care-free summer days are sadly turning back into long hours of work.
Besides the change in temperature one of the most prominent characteristics of fall is the break out of sweaters and light knits. For the first few weeks, it’s easy to get away with topping an outfit with a sweater but eventually we have to ditch our sundresses and sandals and start wearing pants and several layers.
Of course, we all want to make a smooth transition without losing our easy, breezy style. So here at Krimson Klover, we came up with some tips to mastering the change of seasons.
- Don’t ditch color. Keep bringing in pops of fun colors to your daily outfits through prints and patterns. Search for those subtle sweaters with vibrant yellow or blue mingled into the print.
- Wear skirts! Don’t lose that luxury of just throwing on a dress, try to supplement that ease with skirts. Dress them up with sleek materials or down with simple tops. Skirts have the ability to be our most versatile item in the fall, there are endless possibilities with a skirt.
- Start pulling in those great accessories! Add some flare to a simple sweater with a bold statement necklace or a chunky scarf, and dress up your plain pants with a nice belt. Don’t forget that shoes can pull an outfit together, find a pair of boots or flats that can take a plain jane outfit and make it a head turner.
Keep having fun with your outfits and you’ll never lose that summer spirit!
Our favorite fall item is the Palisade Skirt. It is a wonderful transitional piece, with a variety of color options; spruce, nutmeg, and charcoal. There are infinite outfit options with this singular skirt.
One of our favorite looks is the Palisade skirt in spruce with the Wild Hearts V-neck sweater in spruce as well. Tossing the Duet Mohair Infinity scarf in citron on top brings more of a bold flare to this easy autumn ensemble.
Another option with the Palisade skirt is to pair the Nutmeg skirt with the Snow Globe Dolman Sweater in Bordeaux. And then opt for some nice brown boots and the Duet Mohair Infinity scarf in Almond.
Ah, it’s that time of year again where the ski slopes of Colorado get snow almost daily and us locals live for weekends in the mountains and those powdery Saturdays and Sundays.
While most days are blue-sky and temperate (or as temperate as they can be in the winter), you never know when a day will turn windy and bitter while riding. Therefore, we know the importance of a great base layer. The Banded Merino Base Layer Top and Bottom set are perfect for stylish skiers to rock on the slopes. Made of a Merino/Lycra blend they are breathable and self-wicking, but warm.
Another base layer set that we adore is the Ski Village Base Layer Top and Bottom. It is the ideal outfit for a skier with the travel bug. The Ski Village pair is inscribed with several well-known ski towns that could double as a checklist. A skier could travel from Whistler to Vail checking off ski resorts from their bucket list with inspiration from our base layer set.
If you tend to be cold while skiing, opt for one of our ski sweaters instead of a base layer top. The Ace Stretch Zip Cardigan and the Ravenswood Side Zip Pullover are two of our favorites to pack for a weekend in the mountains. These sweaters will make any ski bunny the most stylish member of the group while skiing or wandering around town at night.
All of these layers will add a pop of color and look fabulous underneath the Skea Didi Jacket and the Kira Pant – both in white. Be sure to add one of our Snowy Bunny cable headbands under your helmet for extra warmth!
After a long day of riding, slip our Herringbone skirt on, with our Signature light layering piece and head out for après. Add our Bundled vest under your ski jacket for extra warmth on those chilly nights.
We hope that we'll see you on the slopes of Vail or one of your favorite mountains!