Lately on the blog there’s been a lot of talk of what to expect for holiday, and as difficult as it can be about thinking about Christmas in July, it’s inevitable that it, and the cold weather, will be here before we know it! Once it draws closer, I will do a roundup and refresher of these collections and products so that you don’t have to remember this far back what you loved from Athleta, but in the meanwhile, isn’t it exciting to take a peak into the future?
For holiday 2015, Athleta continues along with offering favorite customer styles and silhouettes, revamped and enhanced with even better fabrications and designs than ever before. A master of must-have prints, expect some new blockbusters, like the introduction of shimmer, along with the “Superimpose” print (seen here), ombrĂ© striped tights, and a vibrant cobalt color taking center stage.
Per usual, choose from high, medium, or low support, depending on your body’s needs and activities, and expect even more from the Unstinkable Technology and wicking Velocitek fabrics. For more casual, athleisure/athletic-inspired lifestyle pieces, shop for yourself or for gifts in the realm of cashmere or merino sweaters, “lumberJill” shirts, softer than soft beanies, and lighter than light winter jackets featuring synthetic insulation (for quicker drying if they get wet).
Last but not least, holiday will usher in the second collection of Derek Lam 10 C for Athleta, which has an incredible mixed media leather jacket, soft and nubby sweaters, color blocked long sleeve tops, sleek pants, and even a pair of New Balances especially designed by Lam for the brand. Exited? I am too! See the slideshow above for some of my favorite pieces from the preview, with the Derek Lam 10 C items marked.