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Last month we introduced you to the story behind the Nau clothing brand—one of sustainability matched with form and function. We even put some of the pieces to test ourselves and we found that the versatility, comfort, and style were all there. But it’s what wasn’t there that really made the difference—no over-designed details or greenwashing—there’s something about what they do that feels effortless. It’s been said that “Good design is obvious, but great design is transparent” and perhaps they were talking about this kind of design… the kind that hits every nail on its head without making a big sound.
Since Nau is a brand so dedicated to clothing for every kind of lifestyle, we thought it might be fun to put together a few outfits inspired by Nau’s products for a few active people you might find anywhere—maybe it’s a cyclist in NYC, a hiker in Portland, a yogi in Los Angeles… Nau’s clothing is for everyone. And you’ll quickly see how versatile and adaptable it is when you take a look at our scenarios:
The City Weekender Bicyclist
1. Nau Cranky Jacket
2. Nau Men’s Spot-On Shirt
3. Bern Watts Helmet
4. Shwood Canby Fifty Fifty
5. Giro Rumble VR Bike Shoes
6. Walnut Bicycle Print Bandana
7. NAU Motil Shorts
8. The Athletic Mt. Fuji Ekiden Cycling Socks
9. Walnut Bicycle Barrel Bag
10. PUBLIC V7i Internal Gear Commuter Bike
The Casual Hiker
1. Nau Cranky Jacket
2. Nau Pantalones
3. Canby Fifty-Fifty Sunglasses
4. Nau M2 Wool Knit Beanie
5. Nau Klean Kanteen Reflect Water Bottle
6. Danner Mountain Light Cascade Hiking Boot
7. Bauhaus K11
8. Timbuk2 Custom Swig Backpack
Honestly, I can say I’ve been just about all three of these at any given time in my life, sometimes all three. I’m sure you can relate. Whether you’re hardcore active, a 3x-a-week-er, or a once-on-a-whiler, Nau’s modern collection of active clothing fits any kind of lifestyle. Plus, their pieces look so good, you could even be a sit-on-your-butt-all-day-looking-good-er. Regardless, the common thread is Nau’s commitment to sustainability that’s at the core of every single piece of clothing they design. See more of our Nau favorites on our Pinterest board and our Nau collection.