Casually-Polished US Outdoor
Casually Polished PDX Written by Ashley Griswold on January 8th, 2015

One of Portland’s greatest attributes is the diverse culture when it comes to fashion. Truth be told, this may be one of the only cities that lacks clubs with dress codes, or clubs in general (we call those bars around these parts). Despite our seemingly lack of posh, PDX natives and transplants still find a way to keep their attire polished yet casual. Inspired by urban meets functional street wear, we’ve created two looks fit for any city dweller. Even though we are chomping at the bit to get up on the slopes, you can’t help but enjoy a dry stretch during a Pacific Northwest winter. For our urban lady we’ve retired the GORE-TEX for a few days, creating a layered look we are swooning over. The RVCA First Snow Jacket is a shop favorite for ladies this season, it’s so good it’s hard to know where to start with this gem. Let’s begin with the ideal mix of black and blue denim perfectly color-blocked, and paired with a cozy sherpa fleece collar. Wear it closed for a sleek, business savvy silhouette or open for a flash of flannel. And yes, popping your collar is an option…probably a great one with that overstated collar. We’ve broken up the subtle graphics on the Volcom Stoned Rad T-Shirt from the flannel lining by adding a sliver of distressed denim with the Rolling High Shirt by Volcom. For the bottom half, we’ve created an icon by pairing black high-waisted skinnies with the ever classic high-top Vans. Just in case the clouds roll in, the jacket is coated for that (fingers crossed) first snow and the Vans Sk8-Hi MTE Shoes feature waterproofing by ScotchgardTM. Stay tuned to check out the dream boyfriend we’ve created for this look; a form meets function profile: Pacific NorthFresh edition.

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