Hey there all you ski bunnies! On a recent trip to Urban Outfitters I was stunned to see that this year’s hipster winter fashion is all about ’80s Southwestern-style motifs! While certain colors (hello mauve and teal) have been intentionally eliminated, the trend seems to revel in an outdoorsy, rugged vibe, complemented by earthy colors with a hint of turquoise.
Above we see (from left to right) the Pendleton Fleece-Lined Mittens, Pendleton Ollie Cap, and Pendleton Leather-Trimmed Gloves. Below we have (from left to right) the Salt Valley Shawl Collar Cardigan, OBEY Printed Crew Pullover and Pendleton Crossroads Shawl Cardigan Sweater. These Native American-themed finds seem to have wandered in straight from the mesa. Okay, maybe with a cheeky update and a little help from Pendleton and friends.
Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the ladies! Check out some fashions for Her below:
Let’s start with the Ecote Totem Sweater (top left), which is hard not to love with its fitted yet comfy look. Next, the Ecote Printed Wool Tote Bag (top middle) is the perfect solution to adding a touch of color to a neutral wardrobe palette. Looking for a bit more color? Try the Pendleton Mixed Media Tote Bag (top right).
For this next set, we’ll start at the bottom left and head right. I’m loving the Geo Seed Bead Duster Earrings for the way they add a bit of glam to an otherwise rugged collection. As a petite gal, I could never get away with the Sparkle & Fade Bright Pop Geo Shawl Cardigan, but I figured why not point my tall and lanky readers in its direction? Next, the Staring at Stars Nordic Mittens have a touch of Navajo-inspired greatness. And finally, the Pendleton Headband is a small yet powerful Southwestern statement.
For the record, I haven’t been paid by Urban Outfitters to spend an entire blog post promoting their fashions… I’m just a girl who, while waiting for her husband to find a pair of jeans that fit, had a bit too much time to wander around the store and take note of the sheer abundance of Southwestern-style fashion. If your family had a sofa in one of these patterns as a child, or if you simply love a bit of tribal influence, get thee to Urban Outfitters! The ’80s-lover in you will thank you later.