Tag Archives: Spring 2012

The STITCH: Summer Essentials

The sun is coming out and school is almost over which can only mean one thing; SUMMER! If your closet is filled with old winter clothes don’t fret, Active has you covered. There are so many different pieces that cater to any Active Girl’s unique style.

This summer try out some bright colors. My favorite summer color this year is good ole’ green. It makes a statement and is easily paired with anything white, denim or black. I’ve already picked up some summer essentials and you can too! Visit your local Active and check out these awesome fashion pieces!

Till Then!

-KR

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Klique B- Ripped Short in White and Jade / Klique B- Cuffed Short in Dark Indigo

Double Zero- Rodeo Tank in Green / Nine Bird-Denim Crop Top in Denim

Timing- Textured Tank in Ivory / Timing-Watermelon Tank in Green

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The STITCH: Fashion Inspiration

Fashion is everywhere I go.  I am constantly inspired by the people, and trends, and styles I come across. I attend Cal State Fullerton (Go Titans!) and it’s amazing how many different styles I see walking the campus. The other day, before heading to class, I stopped and talked to two lovely ladies with style all their own. Check out what inspires these girls!

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Deanna Hampton

Inspiration: bums, grandparents, and Lucille Ball

Style: Comfy, Vintage, Thrifty

Fashion Must Haves: Boy T-shirts

“Active has cool different types of t-shirts that have awesome graphics.”

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Cassandra Ontiveros

Inspiration: Online websites and blogs

Style: Simple, Dark, Funky

Fashion Must Haves: High waisted Levi shorts, black sweaters, white tanks.

“Active has a great collection of Obey product and TOMS Shoes. They also have a good variety of men’s t-shirts that I love to cut into my own.”

These ladies definitely represent the “Active girl” and it just shows that Active has something for everyone. Stop into the Active store nearest you and check out all of the new Spring styles.

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The STITCH: Women’s 2012 Swim

Spring is here and that means it’s bikini season! Women’s swimwear has started to arrive in our stores and there are so many to choose from that I can’t decide! Volcom, B.Swim, O’Neill, and Billabong all have a bunch of different tops and bottoms to choose from so you can mix and match and have fun.

If you’re looking for color that going to pop, B.Swim is the brand for you. They offer a lot of different cuts, fabrics, and patterns to choose from with their Pop Rocks Collection and their solids. Kate Upton was spotted wearing a bikini from the Pop Rocks Collection in this year’s Sports Illustrated! B.Swim has great solids like the sassy blue Viking Bikini with great back detail and an amazing push up and the Canary Bikini in a bright yellow paired with their cheeky cupcake bottom.

O’Neill’s bikinis are feminine so you look cute and chic on the beach. The O’Neill Penny Ruffle Top is the perfect bikini top that goes great with a cute pair of shorts.

Kate Upton in Sports Illustrated wearing a bikini from B.Swim's Pop Rocks Collection
Kate Upton in Sports Illustrated wearing a bikini from B.Swim's Pop Rocks Collection

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B.Swim

O'Neil and B.Swim Styles
O'Neil and B.Swim Styles

Billabong continued with another season of their Bob Marley Collection with a bikini in this year’s hottest trend, crochet. The One Love bikini is a must have this season and will have all eyes on you!

Billabong Bob Marley Collection
Billabong Bob Marley Collection

Volcom’s line is classic, flirty, and fun with bikinis in polka dots, stripes, and solids. No matter what bikini you choose this season, you can’t go wrong.  Plus, they’ve got an amazing one piece with awesome cut-out detail!

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Volcom
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Volcom
Volcom

Women’s Swim is available at the following Active Ride Shop locations: Active Chino Hills, Active Brea, Active Irvine Spectrum, Active Temecula, Active Riverside, Active Long Beach, and Active Santa Monica.

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The STITCH: Women’s Spring 2012 Look Book

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We spent an afternoon in Los Angeles at Elysian Park shooting our spring 2012 look book.  You can view the lastest look book online at activerideshop.com/womens. Plus, check out the  behind the scenes video below!  And for more behind the scenes, check out photos on our Facebook page.

The STITCH: New POSSO x Volcom Collection

The second collaboration from Volcom and POSSO is finally here! Volcom ambassadors, POSSO, are 2 best friends from Northern California with a love for art, design, fashion, and music. In their newest collection with Volcom, the inspiration comes from the interpretation of a dream vacation that we would love to go on, with a modern 90’s twist.  All of the pieces have a carefree feel to them which makes it easy to dress them up for a night on the town, or throw them over your bikini for a day at the beach. There are fun maxi detailed dresses, floral prints, tops with back detail, cut out pants, and midriff cuts to add that extra bit of edginess to your outfit. My favorite piece is the Posso Maxi Dress. This dress has a front button detail that allows you to where it open or closed. It’s the perfect piece to highlight your bikini, or to button up and wear with a great pair of wedges. This entire collection is AMAZING, and will be available at select Active stores in early March.  As Posso would say, “Enjoy the moment! Make plans and stick by them, keep your phone in the car and let your eyes do the googling.”

Check out the POSSO x VOLCOM collection landing this March at Active Long Beach and Active Riverside!

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The STITCH: Spring Trend – Cute Collars!

Everywhere I look I am seeing cute blouses with cute collars! This trend has definitely caught my eye, and I am so excited on all of the great pieces coming in to  Active!  There are styles that fit this trend perfectly, and I have found the best accessory to pair them with; necklaces! When wearing a top with a collar, try buttoning it up all the way and adding a short necklace to emphasize the detail. I have some great old vintage necklaces that I love to pair with these tops for a fashion forward style. Try adding in your own flare, and show your individual fashion style by mixing and matching any great short necklace with collared blouses.  Stop by Active and check out what we have in stock!

The Timing Polka Rider in coral, my personal favorite!
The Timing Polka Rider in coral, my personal favorite!
The Timing Red Rose tank
The Timing Red Rose tank
The Timing Polka Rider in white
The Timing Polka Rider in white
Polka Rider in coral and white
Polka Rider in coral and white
The Timing red Rose Tank in black
The Timing red Rose Tank in black
The Timing Hi Polka Top in blue/white
The Timing Hi Polka Top in blue/white
Toska Candy Stripe Tank in navy, red, and black
Toska Candy Stripe Tank in navy, red, and black

THE STITCH: New Obey in Stores Now!

New women’s OBEY has landed at Active!  Tons of tee’s and tank’s in new prints are in stock, plus spring styles like crew neck pullovers, cute tops, and of course more of the Jealous Lover jacket!! Not only does OBEY’s clothing raise awareness to political and social issues, but it screams fashion as well! Be sure to cruise by any Active location and pick some up!

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obey1Shout out to Active Rancho’s new display of OBEY!

Active Orange!
Active Orange!

Till then!

-KR

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The STITCH: Must Have Colors for Spring!

This Spring we have some great trends, and more importantly, great colors to look forward to!  Get ready for blues, yellows, and peaches this season.  I don’t know about you, but I am ready to kick my heavy jackets and pants to the curb and trade them in for some fun shorts and fashionable dresses. I have some personal favorites below – almost all of them are already in my closet!  Stop in to Active now to stock up for spring with new arrivals from brands like BillabongVolcom, and O’neill!

Get ready for the sunshine!!

Both Volcom pieces: Not So Classic Tank paired with the Frochikie Laced Short
Both Volcom pieces: Not So Classic Tank paired with the Frochikie Laced Short

Volcom tank & short paired with the Billabong Sweetness Hoodie
Volcom tank & short paired with the Billabong Sweetness Hoodie

The Billabong Sugar Shacked Tank. Great back detail as well, totally loving!
The Billabong Sugar Shacked Tank. Great back detail as well, totally loving!
The O'neill Nautical Mile Dress
The O'neill Nautical Mile Dress

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The STITCH: Spring Fever – The Perfect Scarf!

On to the next season, right?! Well, we are slowly transitioning from winter to spring here at Active and we have have some great accessory ideas to add that extra pop to any outfit! What’s in our forecast this spring, you ask? Scarves, and lots of them! Now at any Active Ride Shop you can pick up some of our great Rikka scarves. They are light weight, super cute, and will only set you back $12.99!!

The Spotted Scarf
The Spotted Scarf
The Inspirational Scarf
The Inspirational Scarf
The Tiny Polka Scarf
The Tiny Polka Scarf
The Inspirational Scarf. My personal favorite!
The Inspirational Scarf. My personal favorite!

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