In contrast to the Fall/Winter collection, which featured bright and bold tones in the Native American prints and shades of plaid I'd characterize as cabin-up-north-for-the-holidays appropriate, these spring pieces are a mix of beautiful primary and pastel madras plaids, and muted Navajo-inspired prints.
Of the available array to chose from currently, my picks are as follows:
These shorts are interesting in that the upturned cuffs are an element of flair I can't really say I've seen in my neck of the woods. Not for guys at least. On flannel-lined chino's, yes. But on a pair of warm-weather shorts, no. On top of that, the velcro belt adds a thoughtful element of utilitarian styling.
What I appreciated the most from the winter collection was O.C.'s use of the Native American prints, which to me is such a part of Pendleton's heritage. But the silhouettes and drape Opening Ceremony added into the outerwear pieces this past winter made for a very updated and progressive aesthetic. I like that O.C. has continued with the signature graphic prints and incorporated them into on-trend pieces, like this varsity jacket:
Lastly, this reversible sailing jacket carries elements of clean cut prep with urban undertones. And because of that, it strikes me as being a very versatile piece to have this coming season.
Alas, I'm too poor. But dream is what I do best.