The previews of the exclusive Seawheeze gear for 2016 is here and it… is… underwhelming at best.
It’s like my bad dream from the other night came true. Almost everything shown below is tightly laced with black. What happened to fun pops of color and brights mixed together? Color blocks, fun patterns, big contrasting stripes?
Because the pattern du jour is so fine, the bright colors get lost in such an abundance of black.
Every year, Seawheeze has put out such a positive, happy vibe and the bright colors and patterns have always reflected that mood when it came to the exclusive merch. This year, everything has just been a bit dark and twisty… very uncharacteristic of lululemon.
I really hope this isn’t the entire selection. The exclusive merch was my glimmer of hope, and I was still excited for things to change after the official training shorts were such a disappointment. I still have the tags on mine.
It’s upsetting to see that the same pattern infected so much of the showcase gear. I know that the items previewed last year were not a comprehensive overview of all the gear that ended up being on sale, so I really, REALLY hope that the in-person selection is better than what we are seeing here.
Ugh. Not thrilled. Hopefully it will grow on me.
Thoughts? Commiseration and/or optimism welcome in the comments section. Suddenly I’m not so sure I’ll be waking up at 3am to shop.