These essentials are ready for the office, the bar, or the crag
My life is in constant motion these days. From work to the climbing gym to drinks with friends, it seems like my days are packed from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Over the years, I’ve found it invaluable to have key wardrobe pieces that work for different activities throughout the day. These are some of my favorites.
Ridge Merino Jovi Tank Top ($35)
A silky blend of merino wool and Tencel, the Jovi tank top’s versatility can’t be beat. The cut is modest enough for work, and the material is made to handle sweat, making it the perfect tank to wear to the gym during lunch. The wool doesn’t hold on to weird smells, so my desk mates still want to talk to me after my workout.
Duer Adaptive Denim Jeans ($120)
I’ve had these jeans for a couple years now and wear them about four times a week. They’ve only just started to break down on the interior seams. The dark wash and skinny cut make them incredibly easy to pair with just about anything.
Suunto 3 Fitness Watch ($230)
This Suunto smartwatch is a beautiful blend of fitness functionality and everyday usability. I get notifications right on my wrist without distracting others in meetings, and when I transition into my workout for the day, it helps track my climbing, running, and even soccer.
Spy Spritzer Sunglasses ($65)
These stylish sunglasses have become an everyday accessory. The polarized lenses block 100 percent of harmful UV sun rays. The cat-eye design is eye-catching, and the super-lightweight nylon frames have handled a couple drops without issue.
Vans Slip-Ons ($50)
There’s a reason Vans have become the shoe of choice for millennials: They’re cheap and super comfortable. Every pair I’ve owned—from checkerboard to red—tells the story of a different chapter of my life, and it just so happens that this chapter is white.
Fjällräven Kanken Pack ($80)
This classic pack has been around since the 1970s, thanks in part to its versatility and good looks. The bag fully unzips so you can get a good look inside, and the exterior has three pockets for additional organization. I love the top handles that let me carry the bag in the crook of my arm when I don’t feel like wearing it as a backpack.