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Top it Off with the Perfect Hat!

Whether it’s a pure fashion statement, a barrier from the winter chill, or a workout necessity, hats certainly have a permanent place in our wardrobes.

As temperatures continue to drop, hats become even more of an essential part in any wardrobe, especially on those days when you’d rather not deal with your hair. And with so many cool beanies, fedoras, baseball caps and more to choose from, it’s easy to make the hat a regular staple of any wardrobe—from nights out to working out!

Check out some of our picks below:

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Fashion:

1. Hat Attack Wool Felt Floppy Hat

2. San Diego Hat Co. Wool Cap

3.  Echo Design “Milk Made” Slouchy Beanie

 

Cold Weather:

1. UGG Slouchy Beret 2

2. Columbia “Winter Worn” Beanie

3. Patagonia Vanilla Beanie

 

Sport/Performance:

1. The North Face “Bones” Beanie

2. Under Armour UA Tech Beanie

3. Smartwool Microweight Beanie

 

SHOP ALL HATS >>

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The Latest "It" Sandals: Teva Original

Trends come and go, but one thing remains unchanged—people love a true, authentic original.  That would explain the latest sandal du jour in the fashion world: the Teva Original Universal. 

The sporty sandal is certainly no stranger on the runway, with haute fashion houses like Prada, Marc Jacobs  & Lanvin getting in on this unlikely sartorial obsession inspired by classic outdoor/sport sandals like Teva.

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1. Teva Original Universal Women's in Aqua Green/Yellow

2. Teva Original Universal Men's in Lunar Rock/ Black

Although the Teva Original never really went away, this recent catapult into the “it” shoe of the season is a testament to its simple, tried-and-true design---going seamlessly from the streets to the great outdoors!

Check out their S/S 2014 video lookbook:

See for yourself why a pair of Teva Original sandals is destined to a favorite this season and beyond!

SHOP TEVA ORIGINALS >>

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ECCO with Gore-Tex®

We’ve all had those days, where you’re almost out the door in your favorite outfit and you realize that Mother Nature had other plans. Those shoes that go so well with your ensemble just won’t stand up to the sudden downpours and soggy conditions! Back to the closet you go to figure out what works with your old rain boots…

Well, thanks to ECCO and their GTX line, there’s no need to compromise great style during inclement weather. Whether you’re dressed for the office, a night out, traveling the globe or just a casual weekend around town, ECCO has you covered in their collection of waterproof shoes with Gore-Tex® construction.

Despite being weather-proof, they’re all super breathable, making them truly perfect for all-day wear. All this comes in a sleek, Scandinavian-designed aesthetic that proves style and function can happily coexist!

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Women's

1. ECCO Sculptured GTX Slip On

2. ECCO Saunter GTX Zip Bootie

3. ECCO Voyage Buckle Boot

Men's

1. ECCO Turn GTX Tie

2. ECCO Dublin Plain Toe Tie GTX

3. ECCO Track II GTX High

SHOP ALL ECCO GTX >>

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Staff Picks: Outdoor Activities

Zapponians take their outdoor fun seriously…as you can see from our latest employee photo shoot! From hiking, cycling, swimming and trail running, we love getting out there and enjoying what Mother Nature has to offer.

We asked our four outdoor enthusiasts (and home page models of the week) some questions to get to know them a little bit more:

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What’s your favorite outdoor activity to do on the weekends?

I: I love to play soccer on my days off or pretty much any day! I just recently got into cylcing which is very intense.

What three songs are always on rotation in your playlist when you’re out and about?

I:  “Let it Go”-Calvin Harris feat Ne Yo, “Heartbeat” -Childish Gambino, and “Levels”- Avicci 

Finish this sentence: “If I was in the show “Survivor”, I would have the strongest chance of winning because ________”

I: I am very funny and tall.

What three things are on your wishlist for all those outdoor activities?

I: Brooks Pureflow, Adidas Outdoor Terrex Hiking Shoes and Osprey Ariel 75 Backpack

 


 

 

 

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What’s your favorite outdoor activity to do on the weekends?

J: Speeding down the roads on my TT Bike! 

What three songs are always on rotation in your playlist when you’re out and about?

J:  Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson; need I say more??? 

Finish this sentence: “If I was in the show “Survivor”, I would have the strongest chance of winning because ________”

J: I am SUPER competitive! 

What three things are on your wishlist for all those outdoor activities?

J: Columbia Roamin’ Right™ Knit Dress, Patagonia All Weather Dress, and CEP Allsports Sleeve

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s your favorite outdoor activity to do on the weekends?

D: When the wind isn’t acting up, I LOVE to golf!!!

What three songs are always on rotation in your playlist when you’re out and about?

D: The Motto” - Drake, “Public Service Announcement” -Jay-Z, “On to the Next One” - Jay-Z 

Finish this sentence: “If I was in the show “Survivor”, I would have the strongest chance of winning because ________”

D: I’m an Ex-Navy Seal! Seal Team 6, Whoo Rah!!! 

What three things are on your wishlist for all those outdoor activities?

D: The North Face Men’s Nimble Jacket, Nike Sunset Volley Boardshorts, and Nike Just Do It Swoosh Tee

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s your favorite outdoor activity to do on the weekends?

C: Hiking in the mountains. 

What three songs are always on rotation in your playlist when you’re out and about?

C: I actually prefer not to listen to any music when I’m outdoors. Rare quiet time for myself and makes it easier to connect with your hiking buddies and random strangers you run into on the trail!

Finish this sentence: “If I was in the show “Survivor”, I would have the strongest chance of winning because ________”

C: I’ll research and be prepared (I do analytics for living…) 

What three things are on your wishlist for all those outdoor activities?

C: Suunto Vector, MSR Lightnight Axis Snow Shoes, Lowa Renegade GTX

 


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Fresh Picks: Stylish, Comfy Jackets

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Bundling up for the cold doesn’t have to mean boring, shapeless outerwear! We’ve picked out some of our favorites to keep you warm AND stylish all season long.

1. Patagonia Women’s Pelage Jacket: This is so soft and luxurious, you’ll swear it’s real fur.

2. Prana Tori Jacket: Infinitely more flattering than your average sweater, but equally as comfortable!

3. Prana Kari Jacket: Perfect alone or as a layering piece, this hoodie is a great update to your weekend ensemble.

4. Columbia Mighty Lite™ II Jacket: The stunning jewel color lends such a stylish vibe to your weekend outfits.

5. The North Face Avery Fleece Jacket: The belted waist gives you a more defined waist, while the soft fleece keeps you comfy and warm.

6. NAU Urbane Jacket: We love the modern, asymmetrical button placket of this chic everyday jacket.

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Zappos Outdoor Makes Outside Magazine Top 5 List

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Zappos Outdoor was recently named one of the Top 5 Best Sites to Buy Outdoor Gear by Outside Magazine Online!

For those of you who didn't know we carried outdoor gear along with the best brands in outdoor shoes and clothing, check out the Zappos Outdoor page to see what the buzz is about!

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Stylists' Picks: Outdoorsy Style

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Hit the trail in the best outdoor gear.

Left: Mountain Hardware Logo S/S Tee, Patagonia Men's Rock Guide Shorts, The North Face Men's Ultra 105 GTX® XCR®'10, CamelBak H.A.W.G. NV 100 oz. backpack

Right: Lole Fly Tank Top, Prana Cadence Cargo Top, Keen Whisper Slide

This summer, we’re all about escaping the hustle and bustle and trading it in for the great outdoors, even if it’s just for a few hours. There are miles and miles of trails out there just waiting to be explored, so we’re pulling out some of our favorite new outdoor clothing and gear to reconnect with Mother Nature this summer.

Check out some of the easy and comfy pieces hand-picked by our very own stylists. Hey, even fashionistas could use a day of roughing it up outdoors!