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Season-Pleasing Beanies

Once those long, hot days of summer have drifted away and the crisp weather of winter has taken place, it’s just about time to retire that trusty baseball cap for more appropriate headwear. Now I know what you’re thinking: your favorite cap saw you through your favorite times of the summer, from backyard barbeques to afternoons at the ballpark. But don’t fret; you’ll have a place for it the closet until next summer. In the meantime, you’re going to have to bundle up, because it’s getting cold out there!



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Once merely an afterthought or a staple of the Great White North, the beanie has become an essential part of daily fashion. No look is complete without cable knits, jacquard prints, or pom accents. With a wide array of styles and textures, brands like Neff, Burton and Herschel Supply Co. keep you in the latest for that perfect amount of cool while keeping your head warm and cozy.



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Create that perfect outdoor chic look with layered sweaters and ankle boots. Put the finishing touches on with a chunky knit, cuffed beanie. The perfect blend of traditional and modern vibes meld to make a lasting impression, while contrasting prints and heathered detailing set your style apart.



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An extension of oneself, you’ll know the right style and fit for you. All at once, a beanie might express a street-savviness with a no nonsense approach, while changing the fit subtly might evoke a more laid-back, playful mood. A tall, silhouetted beanie with a traditional cuff leaves your options open, while a striking logo creates a vintage, surplus-inspired look. The Abbott Beanie shown above is a go-to for the man about town in need of a versatile piece to accent his wardrobe.



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From outdoor adventures to vast cityscapes, you’ll feel on-trend wherever the day takes you in the bold color and slouchy fit of the Lawrence Beanie. The classic, rib-knit design and embroidered patch of the Burton Gringo Beanie will hold down any ensemble, whether you’re shredding the slopes or heading out for a nightcap. Dress it up or dress it down, just make your style your own!



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Get Moving with Active Clothing!

I had once believed that to be a runner you had to start with a perfect size 5 body and ripped muscles. Then, I met some of the amazing women of Zappos5Kers and began my own journey as a runner with their help and inspiration. 

Laura, Macy, Precious, Cody, Geenah: each one has been inspirational to me, proving that the biggest thing you need to be a runner is the desire to get off of the couch. They also gave me the foresight to recognize that my 14-minute mile was the same distance as someone else’s 5-minute mile.

Laura has gotten me through many races with encouragement and coaching, and her agreement that running oftentimes sucks, but nothing beats the feeling of crossing that finish line. 

Macy has shown me that determination, making a plan, and sticking to it pays off. She’s the “Beast Beginner” featured on our Zappos Running page, and she just ran yet another half marathon. 

Precious and Cody remind me of the reason I run, because they run for the same reason — to set a good example, and to make sure they’ll be around for their kids.  

Geenah has shown me to find joy in completion, rather than competing with anyone other than myself.

All of them are some of the most beautiful women you’ll ever meet. While I don’t think any of them are a size 2, they have all shown me that you can choose a goal and meet it, whether it is to finish, to be healthier or to be stronger, no matter what your numerical relationship with gravity or the number on your clothing tag. 

Running as a curvy girl has one challenge beyond getting up and taking that first step out the door: finding the right gear. I hope that someday companies will realize that those of us with the greatest need for technical workout gear are not a size XS. Until that time, I have some suggestions for gear that will go the distance with you as you get up, get out and chase that goal. 



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Cool weather is great for running — you don’t quite so much feel like melting. However, you’ll want some great pieces that wick away sweat to keep you warm and dry. 



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Even when its cold, I’ve always preferred a crop to longer running pants, simply because they always seem like they ride up less and cause the dreaded chafe. And a fun pattern makes it easier to be seen if you’re running in those dusk or early morning hours before or after work. 



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Do not run without a great bra — you’ll save yourself pain and breast damage. I also highly recommend a good compression sock when you’re just starting; it makes recovery a lot faster, and reduces pain. 



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Momma always said, “Safety first!” This time of year, when the sun goes down early and comes up later, make sure you’re being seen with reflection gear. Oh, and just because it’s cooler out doesn’t negate you staying hydrated. 


If you’re hitting the road in any of the gear you’ve seen here, tag us in your selfies or pics with #zapposWRW — we’d love to see your style! 




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Great Gifts for the On-the-Go Dad!

To round out this week’s Father’s Day theme, we enlisted the help of our accessories and fashion buyers to give us the lowdown on what’s topping Dad’s must have list! These great Father’s Day gift ideas are very much like dear ol’ Dad – dependable, timeless and cool.

Below are some excellent gifts for the dad who is always in search of the next adventure when he’s not busy working, the dad who likes to live life to the fullest. Whether it’s going on a tropical vacation with the family, taking a golf excursion with his buddies, or just a fun date night discovering new favorite spots in the city, he’s certainly far from a couch potato!

From a durable messenger bag to carry his work essentials to a pair of Maui Jim polarized sunglasses to improve his time on the green, these functional yet stylish gifts are perfect for the always on-the-go dad in your life!

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1. Calvin Klein Stripe Voille Roll-Up Woven Shirt

2. Crumpler The Spring Peeper 21” Carry-On

3. KNOMO London Knomad Mini Portable Organizer

4. Lodis Accessories Trevor Ben Messenger Bag

5. Maui Jim Backswing Sunglasses

6. Cole Haan Vartan Sport Ox

7. Neff Pretender Watch

8. Goorin Brothers Burbank Hat



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Inspired By: Tee Time

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then street style replication is fashion flattery at its finest.

Today’s street style inspiration is centered on one of the most effortlessly cool wardrobe staples around: the graphic tee. Even on our laziest days, the ubiquitous graphic-print tee instantly offers style redemption with its cool, laidback vibe!

We translated this comfy look with a gritty burnout tee underneath a military-inspired twill jacket. The pop of bold color in the beanie just gives that extra oomph on those days when you just want to roll out of bed and go!

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1. Neff Daily Beanie in Magenta

2. Chaser 50/50 Boxy Flow Tee

3. Free People Rugged Embroidered Jacket

4. Siwy Denim “Hannah” Slim Crop in Rebel Rouser

5. Sam Edelman “Noah” Flats

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Labor Day Weekend Picks

It’s the one last summer hurrah before you dive in to the new school year. Make the long Labor Day weekend count with new clothes, shoes and accessories from our Rideshop brands! End the summer right with laid-back style that transitions perfectly into fall.

Check out some of our current faves:

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1. Volcom "Lost Days" Top

2. Neff "Geraldy" Premium Tee

3. Hurley "Arlington" Shoulder Bag

4. Sanuk "Chiba" Men's

5. House of Marley "Bag of Riddim" w/ Bluetooth

6. Vans Authentic Core Classic

7. Billabong "Valley Dayz" Shorts

8. O'Neill "Delta" Walkshort

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White Shirts + Blue Jeans: A Clean & Classic Combo

There’s something so summery about pairing a white shirt over classic blue jeans. Whether you go with the more tailored route with a crisp white button-up shirt over jeans or go casual with a simple white tee, the look is totally timeless.

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Last Minute Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

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Men's: 1. Mitchell & Ness NFL® Throwback Cap, 2. Neff Digi Watch , 3.Anthony for Men Cleansing Body Gel in Peppermint, 4. Hurley Chairman Gift Set, 5. Fox River Monkey & Friends Pattern Book, 6. Anthony Clean & Smooth Set

Women's: 7.Vera Bradley Apron Gift Set, 8.Vera Wang Lovestruck Holiday Set, 9. Bliss Body Butter, 10. skyn ICELAND The Cloud of Moisture Kit, 11. Stila Wonderful in Waikiki Travel Palette,  12. Lucky Brand Pave Rose Jewelry Box

If your gift shopping style is more on the procrastinating side, no need to worry! We’ve got more than enough cool gifts just in time to put under the tree or in their stockings.

Remember, if you order by 1 PM PST tomorrow (Friday, 12/23) you can get your gifts before Christmas*, leaving you plenty of time to wrap those gifts. No one needs to know you waited ‘til the last minute!

*Please Note: Items considered a hazardous material (fragrances, nail polish, etc.) by the Department of Transporation due to the alcohol content and any orders containing it will be shipped via UPS Ground service. These items are not available for this special holiday shipping. At this time, we cannot ship these items to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, any international locations, P.O. Boxes, or military addresses (APO/FPO).

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Fun & Quirky Gifts

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For the people on your gift list who appreciate a dose of whimsy and quirkiness, any old gift just won’t do! Step up to the challenge with gifts that double as conversation pieces.

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Miss Marc Packables Shopper: This utilitarian yet quirky tote is perfect for school or shopping.

2. Rebecca Minkoff "Work Hard Play Hard" Coin Purse: She’ll love toting this fun coin purse around on those nights out.

3. Betsey Johnson Furry Fun Leg Warmer: Perfect for the party girl on your list!

4. Neff Critter Koala Beanie: Cute AND keeps your ears warm? What’s not to love?

5. Neff Animal Headphones: His tunes will sound even sweeter blasting from these eye-catching headphones.

6. Rebecca Minkoff Best Friends iPhone® Case: This makes a great gift for your iPhone-loving BFF!

7. Fossil Key-Per Tote: Boring is for the birds! Give them this delightful tote bag instead.

8. Stance Artist Series 1-Pair Pack: Part of their Artist Series, these socks are a form of self expression in and of themselves.

9. Life is Good Gone Fishing Sleep Pants: He’ll be dreaming of the perfect fishing trips with these comfy PJs.