Monday, April 13, 2015 11:07:57 AM America/Chicago
With projected rainstorms looming over Texas the next few days, it is important to gear up with insulating and stylish pieces that will keep you dry even during April’s harshest showers. With high quality rain gear from brands such as Patagonia and Columbia, St. Bernard Sports has functional and fun rain gear options that will keep the whole family comfortable all month long.
For a classic rain jacket, Patagonia’s Torrentshell Jacket is a great combination of breathable and lightweight. Made from Patagonia’s signature H2No technology, this jacket ensures that you will stay dry and cool during all of your rainy day adventures. Paired over your everyday clothing or your hiking gear, this jacket is universally appropriate with its streamlined design and wide range of available colors. We personally love the Mayan Yellow, Turkish Red, and Curacao White options for a bright pop of color even on the cloudiest of days. Pair this versatile piece with the ever-popular Hunter Original Gloss Tall boots for a look that is timeless, functional, and bright!
Masculine and durable, the Simms Men’s Hyalite Rain Shell is ideal for helping you ignore the rain as you spend your day enjoying your favorite outdoor sports. This Nylon jacket will keep you dry all day long without being bulky or trapping in body heat, making it the perfect jacket for warm, humid April showers. Paired with casual shorts or khakis, this jacket will compliment every outfit while protecting your clothing from the rain. For days spent hiking, pair this jacket with Columbia’s Snowblade Waterproof Boot to keep you dry and comfortable from head to toe without sacrificing movement or vital grip in the rain.
Available in playful patterns and vibrant hues, the K-Way Classic Jacket is insulating and incredibly light. This jacket is perfect for kids on the go as it has a detachable hood, and can be folded into itself to create a handy on-the-go packaged jacket. This jacket has a high quality zipper that prevents rain from getting in, with back panel vents to keep out trapped body heat. To create a cohesive kiddy look, mirror Mom’s classic Hunter boots with Hunter Kid’s Original Colorblock Rain Boots available in a playful two-toned purple and pink option.
When we think of classic rain gear, we instantly think of bright yellow rain boots. Hunter Kid’s Davidson Rain Boots are a modern version of the boots we dawned in our puddle jumping days. Just like the Hunter Colorblock boots and Women’s Classic boots, these boots are made from natural rubber and quick drying Nylon, so they will dry fast if the splashing gets a little out of control! Pair these bright boots with Patagonia’s cool toned Baby Baggies Jacket in Lime Green or Birch White for a look that brings a little sunshine to your rainy day.
High quality, water repellant gear is vital for keeping your family active and exploring even on the rainiest days. With these picks, you and your family are sure to stay cool and dry while bringing a little bit of brightness regardless of April’s showers! Shop all of our rain gear in store or online at www.stbernardsports.com.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 3:01:55 PM America/Chicago
Howler Brothers founders Chase Heard and Andy Stepanian know a thing or two about dressing the man of adventure. From their Central American travels and shared love for fishing and surfing to their musical roots, the duo behind this Austin based brand have transferred their lifestyle approach to a brand that's meant to be worn where life takes you. As one of our local brands, we're excited to spotlight the Howler Brothers guys in with a Q&A and get to know more about what makes the design process happen and their favorite picks for Spring/Summer 2015.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:54:19 AM America/Chicago
The warming weather makes us ready to get some fresh air and explore the great outdoors. Luckily, here at St. Bernard Sports, some of our go-to brands have new arrivals that are perfect for every outdoor need.
For classic exploring gear, we turn to Columbia for apparel that is functional, comfortable, and classic. For a great Women’s on the go look, opt for the new Saturday Trail III long sleeve top paired with the Super Bonehead II shorts for a look that is perfect for exploring. For days when you plan on getting sweaty in the dirt, opt for the Aruba Roll Up Pants that can be converted to capris for a look that will keep your legs clean and cool. Columbia’s new arrivals are awesome for a day beach side or dockside. Pair the fun printed Backcast II Printed Trunks with the effortlessly cool Tamiami II Short Sleeve top that can be thrown on easily while still remaining presentable and put together. These looks are great for warm weather exploring, as they will keep you comfortable and polished in the great outdoors.
Even in warmer months, the mountainside winds can make your hike chilly. For these excursions, The North Face has new outwear that is perfect for keeping you warm as you hike without being too bulky to wear at the base of the mountain. For extra windy or wet climbs, we recommend the Fuseform Dot Matrix Jacket that will block wind while repelling precipitation. If you prefer a higher stretch option for exploring, for men we recommend the classic Nimble Half Zip Jacket, and the Cyclone Jacket for women, both of which are perfect for insulating without restricting movement. For a men’s look that is more causal explorations, pair The North Face has new GTD Dual Shorts with the Reactor Short Sleeve Crew Neck Tee for a lightweight look that will keep you comfortable. For Women, The North Face Cyclone Jacket over the Remora Tee, paired with yoga pants or jean shorts, is a casual and comfortable combination that is great for whatever your day has planned.
Fjallraven has great men’s outdoor wear that is streamlined and classic without being boring. Pair the neutrally patterned Ovik Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt with the Abisko Lite Shorts and Absiko Lite Jacket for a monochromatic look that is functional and comfortable. For chillier days, opt for the Greenland No 1 Special Edition Jacket and Keb Trousers. This look is insulating without being bulky, plus it has plenty and pockets to store all everything you may need making this look incredibly functional.
Perfect for a day in the park or running errands around town, Birkenstock’s new arrivals have itching for exploration. The Arizona Soft Footbed Fossil sandals available in Patent Fossil, a light tan hue, or Oiled Leather, a matte black, are perfect for pairing with shorts and a t-shirt as you explore and transition great as you pair them with a bohemian chic dress or jeans. These shoes are great for exploring because they are perfect for slipping on and off as you dip your toes in rivers or springs to cool down.
Any day spent exploring calls for fun accessories that are practical and reliable. For a day at the beach or a night spent camping, we love Sunny Life’s playful products. Their personal Beach Fans will keep a breeze going as you soak up some rays, and their lanterns will add a little brightness to your fireside party. Available in a variety of bold, colorful prints, these accessories are practically begging to be brought along on your next excursion.
To protect your eyes from the sun whether you’re beachside or mountainside, Maui Jim offers traditional, high quality frame shapes that flatter both men’s and women’s faces. We love the feminine shapes of the Maile style and the Venus Pools frame. Both styles frame the face well as they channel old Hollywood Glam in the subtle cat eye and on trend round frame shape. For men, the Kipahulu frame is a traditional look that is versatile as it can be worn to combat glare on a boat or mountainside, or blocking harmful rays as you go about your daily routine. The Kawika frame is a fun mix of traditional and trendy, making them a go-to for our day to day wear. We love these high quality glasses that flatter every face shape and stand the test of time for all of our adventures.
To prevent your sensitive scalp from burning while blocking out sun from your eyes, Howler Brothers hats are laidback, playful, and functional. Utilizing fun mesh-back detailing combined with bold graphic images; Howler Brothers are perfect for throwing on regardless of your itinerary. Paired with swim trunks and the Hi Watt Select T-shirt, the Foam Doam hat is classic and casual. For day-to-day wear, pair the Silver King Mesh-Back hat with laidback jeans and a t-shirt for an instantly cool, laidback look.
Whether you’re mountainside, exploring your local waterways, or just hanging out in your own yard, it’s important to wear clothing that is going to keep you comfortable and protected from the elements. With these new arrivals, you can stay covered and cool, and look great while having fun exploring!
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:40:12 AM America/Chicago
Easter is the perfect time for the whole family to wear fun prints and spring time hues. With pastels and plaid, these Easter outfits are sure to keep you and your family polished and well dressed however you choose to celebrate the day!
When we think of Easter day dresses for girls, Lilly Pulitzer is the obvious choice! With such bright, summery colors and playful prints, Lilly Pulitzer says Easter. By combining adorable lace detailing and vibrant prints, you can't go wrong with the Morgana dress or the Classic Shift dress. These dresses are perfect for Easter day, and can be worn through the summer months, making them the perfect choice for young girls on Easter day.
For boys, we love pairing classic polos and button down shirts with shorts on Easter day. Bright teal and khakis is a classic combination that is bright and fun, which is perfect for Easter. Pair Johnnie O's Junior Polo with Johnnie O's Derby shorts for an effortlessly laid back look. For a little more dressy look, pair a Mayoral button down shirt with khaki pants or dark denim. This look is polished while remaining age appropriate and comfortable; a win-win in our books!
For women, Easter is a great time to break out the flowy and bright spring time dresses. Mirroring our girl's picks, we love wearing Lilly Pulitzer for Easter regardless of age. The Lilly Pulitzer Pearl shift is great for throwing on with a pair of nude heels or simple sandals for a polished, Easter-appropriate look. For a lightweight and more causal look, opt for Peter Millar's Printed Tunic dress. This playful pattern in a vibrant orange hue is great for the holiday and can be worn all summer long! These printed options are the perfect grown up versions of the play dresses that we can't get enough of.
Easter menswear calls for playful button down shirts paired with dark jeans or khakis. Pair the brightly patterned Polo Long Sleeve Oxford with white jeans for a cool and casual outfit that is put together without being stuffy. For a combination of playful and preppy, pair the Vineyard Vines Party Tucker shirt with khaki pants to balance the playful top. We love these fun shirts for Easter as they're vibrant and interesting, perfect for the holiday!
Easter is the perfect excuse to wear bright tones and patterns that you have to wait all winter for, so have some fun with your Easter day look this year! To shop more Easter-appropriate ensembles shop in our Dallas and Austin stores or online!
Friday, March 13, 2015 12:03:05 PM America/Chicago
For classic, timeless style, Vineyard Vines is perfect for every occasion. Whether you’re spending the day on the dock, at the beach, or working hard at the office, Vineyard Vines has combined patterns and colors with flattering design elements to give you the best look possible.
Button downs and boat shoes; what is more classic and preppy than that? Our favorite version of this look pairs Vineyard Vines’ Coveway Plaid shirt with khaki pants, and Sperry boat shoes. This look is great for a day in the office, a dressy dinner, or a day on the town! For warmer months, roll up the sleeves and opt for khaki shorts to keep this look going regardless of the weather. For your more casual down time, Vineyard Vines’ t-shirts are a fan favorite. The soft, lived in feel of these shirts make them a go-to all summer long. Pair the Whale Permit Pocket T-shirt with jeans, bathing suit bottoms, or a laidback pair of khakis for the perfect pop of color and comfort. Speaking of swim trunks, Vineyard Vines’ has fun swimwear for men; we love the Bungalow shorts.
Preppy and sweet, Vineyard Vines’ women’s line is a fun mix of traditional styles with classic silhouettes. Great on it’s own or paired with a cardigan; the Chambray Dress Shirt is a great piece that will transition from work to dinner with friends. This dress looks great with riding boots in the fall, and flats or sandals in the spring and summer! If chambray isn’t your style, we also love the Batik Print Dress, in short or maxi length. This dress is great for spring and summer with its lightweight construction and Grecian island feeling print. Paired with neutral sandals, this look is appropriate for dinner or a day on the beach! For covering up poolside or beachside, we love opting for the Batik Dot Terry Cover-up. This cover-up is stylish and perfect for throwing on over your bathing suit when you’re on the run! Through the use of fun prints and flattering cuts, Vineyard Vines’ women’s wear is sure to be on heavy rotation during the upcoming warmer months.
If you want to channel the quintessential beachy style wherever you go, be sure to check out Vineyard Vines’ latest arrivals in-store or online today!