It’s the same old story for me, every… single…year. After months of clutching onto toques and heavy coats, the clouds part and summer finally arrives in a sudden and almost unexpected manner. This beautiful city is covered in a blanket of sunshine, accompanied by some much appreciated warm temperatures. But, my closet stocked full of winter goods, only reminds me that I am ill equipped for a heat wave of any kind.
Earlier this week, I set off for some shopping on West 4th to beat the heat! From a breathable bamboo tee, to a trendy striped tank, and a whole lot of cuteness in between, I found a great selection of men’s and women’s tops at the Semperviva Lifestyle Store. Sure to help keep anyone cool, even on the hottest of days (sunscreen not included).
Promoting the practice of peace, Be Love is a gorgeous line of apparel. 10% of all their sales go to Common Peace (an organization designed to help teach the principles of peace, nonviolence, and conflict resolution) and the rest of their profits go towards funding other important forms of nonviolence education. Featuring original art, and in this season’s hottest shade; Coral ‘Be Love’ Tee $60.
prAna prides themselves on sustainability, wanting to promote conservation and creating positive change; keeping organic cotton, fair trade and wind power initiatives on the short list of what they support. This Black Savari Bra Top ($49.99) provides a double layer of Chakara performance fabric, and creates extra support in addition to Chakara’s unique moisture managing and shape retaining properties.
Alo’s refined collection is inspired by yoga and embodies contemporary design, innovative details and eco-friendly materials. This Alo Sport men’s tee is made of bamboo, one of the world’s most sustainable materials! Bamboo blend fabrication provides long-lasting comfort and has natural moisture wicking properties to keep you dry during any workout. Alo Sport Balance Sleeveless Tee $44.
Designed with every woman’s figure in mind, i am BEYOND is a celebration of curves and the perfect fit for all shapes and sizes (ladies, rejoice)! This luxury lifestyle brand creates their clothing for fashion AND functionality, combining the best elements of active wear and style. This perfect for layering, must-have Diagonal Striped Racerback Tank is $60.
View the entire summer collection for yourself at the Semperviva Lifestyle Store on West 4th.
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