Stylish and Practical Clothing for City or Country Living
I moved to New York City over 20 years ago; but I am still an Idaho girl at heart. I go home to see my family who all still live in Idaho, at least four to five times a year. In the summer we camp, hike and ride bikes. In the winter months, we love to ski, snow shoe and go sledding. There was a time when I had two sets of wardrobes, one that was practical for my escapades to the mountains and one that fit my city living. Recently I discovered one of my all new favorite brands; and I wish I had known about FILSON earlier! Now I can buy stylish pieces that work in NYC and Idaho. I’ve learned how to pair yoga leggings, cute jeans and tees with their jackets, flannels and bags for both country and urban living.
One item every woman should have in their wardrobe is a flannel shirt. A flannel can be worn all year round. I love to pair one with cute jean shorts on a camping trip or tie one around my waist on a hike in the summer. In the winter it’s the perfect layering piece over a long or short sleeve tee with a cute vest on top and a scarf. Models and high fashioned New Yorker’s often tuck a flannel in to a cute skirt, tights and heels or wear one with their favorite pair of skinny jeans. I like Filson’s shirts because they are feminine in fit and a nice weight.
The item I cannot live without is Filson’s rugged suede backpack. I carry my life in my bag in the city and with a toddler and twins on the way need my hands free! Backpacks are the way to go in NYC, convenient, functional and stylish. I get so many compliments on my Filson suede backpack and feel chic walking down the streets of Manhattan. I also love this bag for traveling. I can use it for all of my personal items and it’s roomy enough for diapers, wipes and all baby things I need. The bag is also perfect for hiking/camping and being in the outdoors in Idaho.
Filson’s women’s waxed duster, northwest cap and mackinaw watch are all on my Christmas wish list! I truly appreciate the quality of the brand and like knowing I’m investing in pieces that are functional, cute, built to last and perfect for a girl like me who spends time in the country and the city.
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is the star of over 100 videos, a contributing editor at Health Magazine and a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. Kristin also appears frequently on television. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!