Straight Scoop: New Fall '17 Styles
With the Eclipse Collection having just launched, there are a variety of new styles that need to be formally introduced by our fellow birds! From new tights to our ultra-soft Lux Tanks in stunning new colors, our Volée team members put them to the test.
MORENA - POCKET JOGGER TIGHTS (yeah, you heard that right... tights)
CAN YOU GIVE US YOUR BASIC RUNDOWN OF THE POCKET JOGGER TIGHTS?
I predict that the Pocket Jogger Tights will quickly take the place of my Go Joggings as my go to cool weather running and soccer game spectating tights. I tried the Burgen Pocket Jogger, a color that is always a favorite because it seems to fit into my wardrobe (running and non-running) almost as easily as black items. These tights fit me lengthwise similarly to other tights--they hit just at my ankle. The fabric is compressive in a way that makes my muscles feel as though they have just a smidge of help as I run. These observations aside, the feature that makes these tights a true winner is pockets. The Pocket Joggers are a longer-legged sibling of the Pocket Jogger Capris with the same large zipper pocket at the back of the waist--similar to the Go Joggings' pocket but with the zipper placed horizontally at the top rather than vertically on the pocket side. The second, third, and fourth pocket are also the same. The perfectly-sized-for-a-phone pocket on the right thigh is doubly neat because the pocket fabric is reflective.
WHERE DO YOU WEAR THEM?
Well, it has not been cool here is Seattle so I have not yet worn the Pocket Jogger Tights for a real run but they feel so much like other Oiselle tights that it's the other features (pockets!) that will make me pull them out of my drawer early in a laundry cycle. I am looking forward to doing a run in these tights at 45 degrees. They have a solid feel that I think will double as great tights for fall soccer game sidelines. That said, the technical details that make these tights great will also preclude me from wearing the Pocket Joggers to work. I just don't think that I will be able to get away with boots and sweaters paired with the reflective phone pocket.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THEM?
I love the details that go into making these tights comfortable. I'm into the waist height of these tights because they don't hit my gut in weird places and they stay put once I've pulled them on. I'm definitely into the pockets on pockets on pockets. I feel good in, and good about, these tights!
ANDREA - THE FLYOUT SHORT SLEEVE (same great fabric, updated length)
CAN YOU GIVE US YOUR BASIC RUNDOWN OF THE FLYOUT SHORT SLEEVE?
Flyout tee—what more can be said about the quality of this fabric? It's light, comfortable, and moisture wicking. I usually wear a 2 in Oiselle tops, but this size 4 was still a flattering fit on me. I'm a crop top lover, and the length was perfect for tying into a side knot. +1 for versatility! My favorite thing about this top is its color. It is a beautiful periwinkle. The moment I saw it, I already knew that it would pair well with all my other Oiselle items.
WHERE DO YOU WEAR IT?
This is a true work-to-run shirt. The color is elegant enough to wear to work, which I did (and it's wrinkle-free!), and then perfect to match with whichever bottoms you throw into your bag for running afterwards. One negative about the color is that it showed underarm sweat; however, the shirt dried quickly and didn't smell, so I'm back in love with this color and this top!
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT IT?
I love this shirt because of its versatility: You can run to work in it, wear it at work, and then wear it on your run back home. Maybe I'll test this out...;)
MEGHAN - LUX SATELLITE TANK (Lux, on Lux, on Lux)
CAN YOU GIVE US YOUR BASIC RUNDOWN OF THE LUX SATELLITE TANK?
You literally can’t go wrong with a basic racer-back tank. That style paired with the Lux fabric... well enough said! I’m a sucker for anything Lux. That soft, brushed fabric is heaven on my skin. When living in the Pacific Northwest I practically lived in the Winona Tank – Oiselle’s first Lux fabric, racer-back tank. Now paired with the Satellite silhouette you have another great staple to add to your wardrobe. Compared to the previous season’s Satellite tank the Lux version fits a tad tighter. It is a very comfortable and moveable fit – not baggy but not tight either. In addition, I think the nature of the fabric makes it feel slightly warmer. It will be the perfect Fall tank when temperatures can’t decide between warm and cold. As someone who prefers tops to hit right at my hip, and as someone who is average height (5’7”), I think this tank comes in a bit long. That said, the length definitely makes it the ideal tank to pair with tights on a casual day!
WHERE DO YOU WEAR IT?
This is quickly becoming my go-to casual tank that I wear EVERYWHERE! It pairs well with jean shorts to head to the beach, or the Roga skirt for a flirtier look. Since I’m no longer in the cooler temps of the Northwest this tank doesn’t often make it into the rotation for runs. Eighty degrees and humid is NOT the ideal temp for this layering piece but you can guarantee that once I see 60-degree weather again this will be my run tank for sure!
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT IT?
Simplicity. I can’t emphasize enough my love for a simple racer-bank tank. It’s straightforward, no fuss, all business, and stylish. It meets every need – from high-demand workout to lounging at your favorite coffee shop. Pairing that with the Lux fabric was simply meant to be. How can you elevate a basic style – Lux it up!!