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      Live Boldly Blog — Sweaters

      National Sweater Day!

      Grab your sweaters everyone, one of our favorite holidays is coming up… National Sweater Day will be on February 4th this year in the United States and on February 2nd in Canada!

      Beginning in the early 2000’s, millions have participated in National Sweater Day at schools, workplaces, and homes! This holiday is the perfect excuse to go digging through your closet to find your all-time favorite sweater or to even treat yourself to the one you have been pining after for months.

      National Sweater Day is a time to be cozy, comfortable and warm, but it has another side to the story as well. As much as we would welcome a day dedicated to sweaters, this day is two-fold. It is a reminder to be conscientious and aware of the amount of energy you are using during the winter. We encourage everyone to throw on their comfiest, biggest sweater and to turn down your thermostats. Our goal is to have this not only last for a day, but for the rest of the winter!

      Most people don’t realize the difference you can make by even just turning down your heat by two degrees. In fact, if we all turn our thermostats down by just that, it would be the equivalent of taking 700,000 cars off the road!

      We will even help that statistic out and turn our heat down by double, even triple that! Krimson Klover sweaters will definitely keep us warm enough. This day is meant to be a fun and easy way to learn about the importance of saving energy and inspiring people to use less heat throughout the winter months. Gather your family, friends, and sweaters and come up with some plans of action that you can take to reduce the energy your using.

      Join us in celebrating this amazing holiday and share your participation and awareness on social media using the hashtag #SweaterDay2018. This is the day we have been waiting for all year!

      Transition with Style

      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.

      1. 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.
      2. 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. 
      3. 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.

      Ski Stylishly

      Ski Stylishly

      Ski Stylishly

      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.

      Stay Warm

      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!

      Must-Haves Holiday Give Guide

      Must-Haves Holiday Give Guide

      Krimson Klover 2016 Gift Guide

      With the multitude of holidays that are approaching, the KK team wanted to share some of our favorite items. We thought these selections would make for perfect presents for all of your loved ones this season. For your convenience, we’ve broken our treasured pieces into price categories.

      Accessories Under $50

      The Skier Sock comes in black, pagoda blue, and tigerlilly. This pair of socks is the most darling present for your favorite skier this holiday. Give them something they can appreciate and functionally wear. This warm, breathable wool will keep their toes comfortable and them outside for hours.

      The Snow Bunny Cable Headband comes in five distinct colors: phlox, red, snow, charcoal, and citron. This luxurious performance wool makes this headband great for wearing around town or down the slopes. There is a color for every hair color and every occasion; whether there is a need purely for warmth or to add to pop to an outfit, this headband is a wonderful choice.

      Outstanding Picks Under $100

      The Herringbone Chevron Skirt comes in black and charcoal. This is our favorite skirt for après ski, easily paired with a set of warm stockings and a soft sweater. It is the perfect present for your go-to dinner and drinks gal pal.

      The Ski Village Leggings is the ideal mix of Merino and Lycra. Present these silky leggings to your favorite ski bunny so they can rock the slopes in style this winter.

      The Snowed In cashmere scarf comes in heather black, bordeaux, mid grey, and toast. Give this lovely Cashmere scarf to your most stylish friend to spruce up their snow attire this holiday season.

      Brilliant Presents Under $200

      The Ski Village Base Layer Top complements the Ski Village Leggings. Your friend will look like a star on the slopes sporting some of the most iconic ski destinations. An added bonus to the joy of giving this lovely present set this holiday season is that 5% of the proceeds from the top and leggings will help support programming for First Descents, a non-profit that provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults who have been impacted by cancer.

      The Altitude Ski Gal Poncho is the best present for that friend who is totally passionate about vintage and retro styles. This is the perfect addition to any après ski wardrobe. Select from oat, bordeaux, and ivory for traditional styling.

      The Ace Stretch Zip Cardigan has a retro flair perfect for any die-hard ski bunny inspired by the classics. It is made of a buttery, soft Viscose blend that adds warmth and comfort to any slope style.

      Serendipity Cashmere Sweater is simplistic and elegant at the same time. This dreamy cashmere sweater comes in heather black, toast, and mid-grey. Give this gorgeous sweater to that friend who is always put together, to pair with a nice knit skirt or dark denim this winter.

      Rivers & Roads Cardigan is the perfect no fuss, chunky sweater for that friend who is always cold. Bundle up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and watch the snow fall together. With options of charcoal or mid-grey, it is a versatile cardigan that can be packed up and brought on any weekend getaway this holiday season.

      The Art of Hand Painted Clothing

      The Art of Hand Painted Clothing

      Krimson Klover hand painted clothing begin as original works of art.

      The hand crafted process of creating these one-of-a-kind garments reflects the individual personality and emotions of each creative artist, making every piece unique with subtle variations in every garment made.

      As with any artist’s drawing or painting that uses elaborate strokes and uneven drawing marks, these garments may have slight imperfections or variances, these are part of the process and merely add to the charm and unique beauty of this piece.

      The factory specializing in this technique evolved from a brother and sister partnership, fusing the knowledge of knitwear, sourcing, and production, with the creative direction of a fine artist. Their staff consists of over 400 trained artists who paint each design individually, shifting away from mass production for a timeless piece that is truly unique. Each artist has their own personal handwriting, which we believe give each garment its spirit and soul.

      CARE INSTRUCTIONS Dry-clean or Hand wash Hand wash separately in cold water No bleach Dry flat Iron (reverse) in low temperature