Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring/Summer 2010 Palette, Real Life Photos of Run: For Fun Tech Tank, Devi Jacket, and Pants

Spring / Summer 2010 Color Palette

Lots fewer colors and nothing really to coordinate together except for Whisper, Soot, and Sidewalk. Here is last spring's palette for contrast:
Spring 2009 Palette
Last spring you could buy two tops in Aruba and Caribe, a jacket in Seaspray, and pants in Gulf. You didn't have to wear a single color head to toe but you would still be color coordinated. There was a similar pink palette consisting of Kiss, Persimmon, Paradise, and Pretty Pink. Sometimes multiple colors would show up in one garment that led to you buying more items that you could coordinate with it:


Items that contain more than one color (black edging DOES NOT count!) encourage people to build a wardrobe around that item. What can I do with a solid Chirp top? Buy different tanks in Chirp? Buy a Chirp Jacket? Pair a Lagoon jacket with it? I guess I could wear a Tang Light jacket and then look like a fruit cocktail. Why not add another yellow adjacent on the color wheel? Oh yeah, I guess you could make a lazy Space Dye to tie it all togheter. Yawn. 

I'm just not happy with how Lululemon is cheaping out on their designs with regards to offering limited colors and prints. Last year they probably went overboard with offering coordinating items because a lot of the above went on clearance but I think they have over corrected this year. This spring has only four main colors: Senorita Pink, Tang Light, Lagoon, and Chirp. There is a new tank I might be interested in getting - the Inner Strength Tank. However, I don't really care for Chirp or Tang light with my skin tone and I already have tanks in Senorita Pink and Lagoon. I like those colors well enough but not so much that I want multiple tanks in them. So, what am I going to get? Most likely nothing. Why make so many tops in the same four colors? Who is in charge of the design team? I would almost guess a man because I don't think women build a wardrobe around such a limited number of colors the way men do. If you want to get people to buy your stuff you have to give them variety.

Run: For Fun Tech - Chirp - Meh

Devi Jacket and Pant

Devi Jacket
Feedback on Lululemon's Facebook site report that the Devi Jacket is short. These photos illustrate that. The Devi Pants look cute. I think they are arriving in my local stores now. I'll let you know when I try them on.
Define Jackets in Chirp and Lagoon


Marci said...

I was dissapointed with the lack of variety. I agree I don't want multiple items in the same colours.

LuluAddict said...

I wish they had more offerings that were adjacent on the color wheel. I have a Majestic Purple CRB and a Power Purple CRB. They look so cute together. I love putting together a monochromatic look.

houndlvr67 said...

I saw the palette and was like, "where's the rest of it"????

LuluAddict said...

Oh yeah, and that palette is for Spring AND Summer of 2010. I posted the Spring ONLY for 2009. There was a whole other large set for Summer of 2009 with Frisby, India Ink, etc. I really think they are running Lululemon into the ground.

pilatesmom said...

I like to pair my majestic purple and power purple CRBs too : )

I have the devi crop on its way to me - i'm very curious - I'm sure I will either love it or hate it and with this type of thing you have to try it on to see. I don't like the jacket at all. And the jacket with the pants is too much 80s windbreaker suit.

I agree the palette is very uninspired.

Betty said...

I rememer seeing a photo pairing majestic purple and power purple CRB with purple motion short. A very cute and put together outfit. I am trying to copy it but I can't find colors similar enough to do it with the current product line.

Paring the lagoon with grey as in the Energy Pullover or the tang light with Coal as in Shift Tank is not very appealing to me.

Susan said...

What do you think of the define jackets? I'm just looking of the define jacket in lagoon, it's pretty. Like yourself, I couldn't wear the chirp, it would look wrong with my skin tone. Are they a good fit and would they be the best hoodie/jacket for summer time? Your blog is fab.

LuluAddict said...

@ Susan - I really like the Define Jacket. It's a great looking fitted jacket. It's made of luon so it'll wick sweat away. I use my luon jackets as To and From jackets for the gym.

Susan said...

Great thanks Luluaddict, I'm hoping they'll have some define jackets up on the website soon. Do you they put new clothes up on the website often?