One of my favorite things about my job is that I get to preview new merchandise and work with different vendors from all over the world. Recently, I met with a few key people at Stormtech, a Canadian based apparel brand that specializes in offering quality outerwear to the corporate apparel market. Since 1977, Stormtech has been delivering performance outerwear for the masses. All of their products are designed, developed and tested in Canada.
As new products for 2013 trickle in, I sift through them and select my best-loved garments to feature for the upcoming season. I am happy to report that I am really digging these Chambray Dress shirts. You might have seen the trend in retail for the past few years, and finally someone has got it right in the corporate apparel industry!
As of Tuesday afternoon, Tropical Storm Isaac is now a Category 1 hurricane. Since we are smack dab in the middle of hurricane season, I thought I would help my readers out by suggesting a rain jacket to brave the upcoming storms.
My favorite promotional raincoat is the New Englander. With its waterproof polyurethane shell, heat-sealed seams and mesh lining, this rain jacket will keep you dry in any downpour.
When selecting new products to add to our site for autumn, I came across the Ladies Crosshatch Ruffle Easy Care Shirt. I was very surprised to see a bit of a more fashionable style for corporate apparel. This blouse has a feminine feel to it with the ruffled y-shape neckline, front and back darts and pearlized buttons. The ¾ length sleeves will allow you to accessorize nicely with your favorite watch or stack of bracelets. The Ladies Crosshatch Blouse is made from 60/40 cotton/poly making it washable. Say goodbye to the dry cleaner!
This blouse would be a great uniform choice for outside sales representatives and women in the hospitality or finance industries. A tonal embroidery would look great on the chest or cuff. Available in five beautiful shades, you are sure to find one that matches your brand. My favorite one is the Grape Harvest; this perfect shade of purple would look great with a pair of grey trousers or a tweed skirt.
Check out other options to dress your team in style.
If you work in an office that is anything like mine, you are freezing with out a sweater or blazer. Even though it is pushing 98 degrees outdoors, I find myself dreaming about cozy sweaters, layering and fall (to help me cope with the a/c chill). I have collected some of my favorite cover-ups that are office appropriate. These styles can up your cool quotient and keep you warm at your second home.
The Bella Unisex Triblend Cardigan: This cover-up can work for both sexes. Made from a poly/cotton/rayon blend, the knit is soft and cozy. Think of this as a t-shirt that has fashioned into a cardigan! I recommend embroidery on the chest.
Now that summer 2012 is fully underway, it is time to think about clothing that you can wear on vacation. I am fully into the nautical trend this year, and love the look for men and women alike. One of my favorite nautical staples is the stripe. I think stripes are classically cool and can be flattering when styled right.
The mini stripe is a pattern that can be worn by just about anyone. Since the stripes are subtle, they will not enhance any flaws. So, you can be on trends wearing stripes, but in a tasteful and forgiving way. I love these new tees; they have the right amount of classic and edge. A one-color logo screen print would look great on these!
The Men’s mini stripe notch tee: Made of 100% ring spun cotton, this tee is so soft to the touch! Choose from 3 classic stripe combinations. Love the contrast tipping around the v-neck too!
I was a wee little one when neon clothing and accessories were all the rage in the 1980’s, but I still got on the trend bandwagon with OP (Ocean Pacific) jams and a paint-splattered tee. I though I was pretty cool, considering that my trendsetting Grandmother had the matching ensemble. The 90’s were not much better, giving us another regurgitation of neon, worn by ravers and club kids. Glow sticks, makeup, glitter and hair dye were doused with neon hues. It seemed the more the better.
Excessive perspiration in public is a no-no. Unless you are sweating to unlock a hidden memo on your workout t-shirt. Puzzled? Read on to find out more….
Well, Memorial Day is fast approaching, and if you are anything like me you are probably planning your outfits for the long weekend. Okay that might just be me, but even if you are not, here are a few cool picks for those lazy days of summer that lay ahead of us.
As summer approaches, I find myself reaching for my favorite headwear of the season. I love to wear hats on the weekend. They conceal day-old hair, can be fashionable and are perfect when you want to travel incognito around your neighborhood. Not to mention hats are great for blocking the harmful rays of the sun.
Hats are also an intelligent choice to show off your logo. If the hat you choose is stylish and comfortable, the end user will most likely wear the chapeau many times! Imagine all of the places your brand can be seen! So choose your favorite ten-gallon, bowler, boater or sombrero and watch your logo take a journey!
Here are my favorite headwear choices for Spring/Summer 2012: