Run Oregon sometimes receives products to review and was sent some styles from each to try out for the Fall season ahead. Clearly, the items of clothing featured in this post aren’t all that running related. But they definitely fit into a Pacific Northwesterners sensibilities.
Impressions: Brooklyn Tunic *Reviewed by Annette*
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The Brooklyn Tunic is a great fall piece for any wardrobe. The lightweight hacci knit makes this a warm top that isn’t bulky. While the 32 inch length is a bit longer than I prefer, it goes great over leggings or skinny jeans. If you are hoping to hide any “imperfections,” this top does just that with its loose but structured fit. I found the sleeve length and cut to be just right. The straight cut allows for movement without feeling constricted and it fell just below my wrist so that it didn’t look too short (or too long.) The top has a cowl neck, which I usually avoid, but it was relaxed enough that it didn’t feel huge and bulky around my neck. It just gave it a comfy, cozy look.
As for comfort, the Brooklyn Tunic got it right. I felt warm and comfortable on a cool fall day. The organic cotton and cotton loop back terry knit is a good combination. It has a casual feel with a dressy casual look. As we are heading into the cooler seasons here in the Pacific Northwest, I am happy to having this tunic in my wardrobe. I’m sure I will wear it often. Fortunately, it appears to be well-made and seems that it will hold up well to the demands of the season.
Impressions: The Collette Pant *Reviewed by Kate*
I absolutely love the Collette pant. They’re comfortable like sweatpants but with a dressier (read: acceptable to wear in public) vibe – almost seeming to mimic denim. The wide waistband helps hold everything in, avoiding lumps and bumps, and the large front pockets are perfect for holding phones or keys in a seated or standing position.
I’ve worn these pants with sneakers, boots, and flip flops. I’ve worn them on an airplane trip, on errands and even to a yoga class! The length is perfect. I usually have trouble finding pants that are the right length for me (usually everything is too long), but these fall just where they should. These pants are versatile, comfortable and cute. I especially love that the cuffs don’t hug the ankle, allowing them to look less like sweatpants and more like regular pants. The added detail at the knees makes them even more perfect for everyday wear.