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Blacks and whites, darks and lights, the trend right now in sporty gear and apparel is graphic and bold. Stripes, accents and color blocks of opposite colors give chic and elegant style to everyday sportswear. From down jackets to track spikes to even loungewear at home, here are 10 of our January favorites!

LEFT COLUMN: CANADA GOOSE CHILLIWACK BOMBER $595. A seriously warm coat with seriously major style, this bomber down jacket is crafted to withstand the harshest conditions and temperatures as low as -20°C. It is shown above in chic white with black lining, cuffs and closures, and an extra warm coyote-trimmed tunnel hood. NIKE ZOOM RIVAL D8 TRACK SPIKE $65. Don’t you wish you ran competitive track just to wear these these statement black, white and gray striped spikes? For those of you who do, we know you must be fast! ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY WEEKENDER BACKPACK $130. Featuring contrasting black mesh all-around side pockets, elastic bungee strap and buckle to keep items secure, this tall off-white backpack has chic city style with sporty functionality.

CENTER COLUMN: ART PRODUCTION FUND + YOKO ONO WATER BOTTLE $28. Created in collaboration with Yoko Ono, stay hydrated with this stainless steel water bottle stamped with the artist’s signature “Imagine Peace” slogan in different languages. KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE SATIN TRIMMED JERSEY CAMISOLE $260 & PAJAMA SHORTS $195. Sexy is this sporty lounge and sleepwear from Kiki de Montparnasse. White semi-sheer ribbed cotton-blend jersey is contrasted by a black racer back and buttons fastening up the front. NIXON WATCHES “THE NEWTON” $125. Designed with elegant simplicity, with it’s rotating disc display, this watch tells you all the time you need to know. Shown above in black with white dot “hands”, it is also available in reverse, and in a selection of other colors as well.  NIKE SPORT HEADBANDS $10. Black, white, and striped, these thin graphic headbands come in a pack of 6.

RIGHT COLUMN: T BY ALEXANDER WANG BROAD STRIPE SWEATER $310. Cotton and merino wool blend, this ribbed graphic bold striped crew neck is the perfect all season sweater. MAVIC PLASMA HELMET $179.95. This high performance cycling helmet features an Ergo Fit Retention System, 20 sleekly constructed cooling Clima-vents, along with Alutex reinforcement, for pro-level fit, comfort and strength. ELIZABETH ROBERTS EPIC JACKET $695. The silhouette-skimming cut, pleated racing stripe sleeves, and graphic contrasting colors give elegant style to this sporty jacket. Made from Schoeller fabric, it is water, wind and stain repellent, and features hidden seam and forearm pockets, along with patented SmartShield protective pocket technology for mobile devices.


Vested Interest



A few weeks ago, we brought you our 9 FAVORITE PUFFER JACKETS. We are back with our 9 favorite puffer vests. The down, or alternately insulated, vest is the perfect way to get an extra layer of warmth. With so many colors, cuts, fills, weights and quilting to choose from, we thought we’d share 9 of our favorites. So whether you’re looking for a super sporty style or something more refined, we’ve got the vest for you.

ROW 1: ELIZABETH ROBERTS ELIOT VEST $450. With it’s tapered silhouette, cap sleeve and belted waist, this is a most fashionable down vest, but it has host of technical features as well. It is made with a Schoeller® water and stain repellent stretch fabric, has multiple hidden and side seam pockets, including their signature Smartsheild™ protective pocket for your phone. THE NORTH FACE THERMOBALL VEST $149. As an alternative to down, the Thermoball line uses Primaloft insulation constructed to imitate down with low weight high loft clusters. This synthetic insulation achieves the warmth equivalent of 600-fill down and retains heat even when wet. MARMOT JENA VEST $150. Available in 7 colors, this 800 fill goose down vest delivers a whole lot of warmth to the core.

ROW 2: BOGNER FIRE & ICE DOWN VEST CALI-D $449. This feather-light bright neon down vest features a contrast color lining and removable hood, which can be adorned with fur trim Pelz, sold separately. Available in 5 colors. NIKE AEROLOFT RUNNING VEST $180. Insulation meets ventilation with this tech infused lightweight down vest. Zones of perforated ventilation are alternated with zones of lofted insulation to keep heat in and let moisture out. UNIQLO ULTRALIGHT DOWN HOODED VEST $49.90. For the price, this very warm vest with its down-filled hood can not be beat. It’s incredibly light and thin; a high collar protects from cold wind; and it stows easily in its attached pouch.

ROW 3: CANADA GOOSE FREESTYLE VEST $275. Available for both men and women in a plethora of colors, this down vest is durable and well-insulated. Cut longer in the back for greater coverage, and with a wealth of practical storage pockets, this is one warm and functional extra layer. PATAGONIA NANO PUFF VEST $149. The Nano Puff Vest uses PrimaLoft ONE insulation for superb compressibility, featherlight weight and most importantly warmth. The 100% recycled ripstop shell is windproof and water repellent. MONCLER GHANY GILET $539. Warm, chic and sporty, this red shiny vest is a Moncler classic.