Purnell and Santa Barbara’s favorite independent outdoor retailer, Mountain Air Sports, showcase some versatile Purnell outfits that are functional enough for outdoor activities but still look professional enough to wear to the office or out to a nice dinner.
We are joined by two of Purnell’s brand ambassadors – active, local professionals who wear Purnell for both workplace and outdoor activities.
- Anna Jensen-Stewart of NMA Architects
- Eric Vallen of Vallen Landscape
It’s the next evolution of the athleisure trend that has been talked about so much in the past few years. Yoga pants are great for running errands, but what about at the office? Most of us spend 70% of our week working so we’re in need of clothes that look sharp and feel put together, but don’t sacrifice comfort or versatility for the other activities in our day. Purnell and other apparel brands in the outdoor market are addressing this need by offering more versatile clothing styles. And the outdoor retailers are seeing more customers coming in to their stores looking for them. People want to integrate their active lifestyles within their regular days. They are biking to work, taking a walk at lunch or heading down to the park to eat on the grass and get outside. They need clothes that can transition through their day, through all of their varied activities, that still look and feel great.