Thursday Threads

Our winter has been lackluster to say the least, and as much as it pains us to see Mt. Hood still reporting low snow conditions you cannot help but anticipate cherry blossoms and roses taking over our city. Our Spring shipments are beginning to arrive, and they have us buzzing for long-term warmer weather on the horizon. It may be a classic Pacific Northwest, “February Fake-out” but we decided in the spirit of sunshine we would offer a sneak peak of some of our Spring collection for this week’s Thursday Threads.

Let’s just take a moment to cherish the Birkenstock God’s. They are durable, ergonomically suited for your foot, and making a wild comeback in the fashion world. I’ve always stayed loyal to my Birks and I’m glad to see them making an appearance in high fashion left and right over the past few years. New to USO this season, we are thrilled to be teaming up with Birkenstock. Portland seems to be pretty stoked about our new sandal line as well with how quickly they are flying off the shelves.

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Stark white is kind of a big deal for 2015. That’s why we are thrilled that several pairs of Birks in white have just arrived to compliment some of their ever-classic neutral colorways. Remember that sultry black-and-white still of a young Kate Moss wearing white Arizona Birkenstocks? She looked so effortlessly on-point and I have a suspicion it had something to do with her incredibly comfortable kicks. Inspired by Miss Moss we decided to start with the Birkenstock Florida Sandals in pearly white.

Since we steered away from classic neutral leathers Birkenstock tends to feature we decided to bring a pop of neutral rust with the athleisure design offered with the Roxy Miss a Beat Pants. They are comfy and classy paired with the stark white Fight or Flight Tank by RVCA. We love the endless versatility offered with this business meets casual top. Dress the Fight or Flight up for a night on the town or down with denim shorts in the summer.

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You can’t wear Birkenstocks without something flowy it’s almost a rule, at least in my book. The Billabong So Long Honey Cardigan was our perfect flowing candidate. We liked the idea of adding some jewel tones to the mix, and the cardigan had a few rusty stripes to tie the pants in. The overall silhouette is uncomplicated, comfortable and enticing, the makeup of every great ensemble.

As much as we are still hell bent on getting some decent days on the mountain this Spring, these sporadically warm and dry Portland days have us dreaming of bikinis and beachside brews. Stay tuned for our Spring Lookbook we are planning an Oregon Coast excursion to showcase our favorite looks in the coming weeks.

Thursday Threads: Flower Power With A Dash Of Mustard

Nothing beats an ensemble that’s two parts cozy and one part sexy. Looking babadelic while at the same time feeling like you’re at home in your pjs is always a win. That’s what we love about the Element Overedge Maxi Dress it’s versatile, fashion savvy and oh-so comfortable. A tie-dye dress typically tends to have a summer vibe; the good-witch meets monochromatic dye job on this maxi isn’t overly summery, making it a perfect layering candidate. An all-season, flowing dress should be a part of every woman’s arsenal coming from the humble opinion of Stevie Nicks fashion admirer. I’m obviously doing a future post featuring some Stevie inspired looks, let’s be real. Moving forward, you can wear this maxi with thick long underwear in the winter while still having a great-looking, bulk-free body, yay!

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In the summer months it has a sexy open back with lacey details, double yay! We’ve paired the bohemian Overedge with the Billabong Shadow Viewz Jacket, a military inspired look for an unexpected play on flower power. We’ve added a dash of mustard with the Brixton Grace Scarf: Part II of our cozy. In case you haven’t noticed, yellow is big for 2015, and before you hate on it just know that a pop of dijon looks good on almost every skin tone. When in doubt, add the colors you’re uncertain about via accessories.

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When in serious color doubt, make your manfriend wear it so you can live vicariously through his complexion. We are dying to buy the Airblaster Outlast Tech Flannel in grizzly mustard for our current or future lumbarsexuals. Until next time!

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U.S. Outdoor Presents: Fast Times At White Owl High

Time flies when you’re having fun, so why slow down? Catch the tasty waves and a cool buzz because the summer has just begun. It is time to celebrate for no other reason than to be in the sun with friends, drinking beer and playing games as surf videos and surf music fill the air with good vibrations.

On July, 23rd, The U.S. Outdoor Summer Surf Party will wash ashore on the beaches of the White Owl Social Club. Your favorite brands such as: Vans, Volcom, RVCA, Brixton, Lib Tech, Billabong, Xcel, VONZIPPER and more will be in attendance. Prizes will be awarded, like a custom Murdey Surfboard and a whole lot more. Sound waves will be provided by the returning Don & The Quixotes and DJ Danny Corn, so don’t miss out. This is sure to be a good time.

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U.S. Outdoor Presents FastTimes at White Owl High