Review: Band of Outsiders’ Quirky, Cool California-Inspired Collection For Spring ’15

Collections / Fashion / October 20, 2014
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Does your wardrobe revolve around navy blue, red and white? Do you normally gravitate toward casual, practical clothing, but looking to spice things up in a preppy, cool California way?

If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, then you should definitely check out the spring/summer 2015 collection by Band of Outsiders. LA-based designer Scott Sternberg delivered pieces that are classic but with a quirky twist.

The men’s collection features unconventional suits, cool windbreakers and chic sweatshirts and cardigans.

The “suits” were comprised of anything from a dark green jacket and chinos to a matching sweatshirt and sweatpants.

The brightly colored windbreakers contained whimsical pockets and buttons and were paired with shorts, which gave off a boy scout-inspired vibe.

One theme that remained constant was the color scheme. Primary colors along with green, black and white were mixed with quirky prints. Unexpected, yet charming, this collection would be fitting for the playful, yet preppy man.

The women’s collection was a bit more subdued. Think lightweight dresses, linen suits and straight silhouettes in shades of light blue, red, and of course black and white. These colors were incorporated onto solids, stripes, and timeless toile and palm tree prints.

The collection would not have been complete without the little straw bucket hats sported by each model.

Overall, the simple silhouettes and beachy fabrics just screamed “California-cool.”

Although seemingly different, both collections maintained a nautical color palette and a “classic with a twist” aesthetic.

Sternberg essentially created innovative, yet wearable clothing.

These items can be found at select retailers, but if you want the true experience, you can visit the very first Band of Outsiders store that recently opened in Soho, New York.

The designer wants it known that his pieces are more traditional than they are whimsical—something that will make them relevant for years to come, while still staying true to his signature.

As Sternberg told Style.com, “I want people to walk in and see one message, not a circus.”


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Hayley Lind
Hayley Lind
Hayley Lind is a rising senior at Philadelphia University with a major in Fashion Industry Management and a minor in Professional Communication. She currently serves as the blog co-editor for her college's fashion publication, Styleline. She hopes to one day write for a fashion magazine in New York City. Hayley is currently obsessed with outdoor yoga, thrift store shopping, and avocados.




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