Fall Trends: Denim w/ a side of Mustard

We’re half-way through August, and Fall fashion is fully on our minds! August is a complex month for us fashionistas, especially in the consignment biz. On one hand, we’re soaking up the sun in lived-in sandals, relishing the blue skies that Portland has been giving us non-stop. On the other hand, as we prepare for the excitement of the Fall season ahead, we’re already prepping ourselves for our next new look. In honor of our Fall Intake starting August 15th, here are a few of our favorite Fall fashion trends!

Spicy Mustard

Yellow DVF dress belt bowFrye ballet flats mustard yellow back & outside

Listed as one of the Pantone Fall 2016 Colors of the season, spicy mustard has been called out as a ‘zestier’ version of yellow than previous seasons. It’s perfectly seasonal (think autumn leaves at their most vibrant point) with a little more kick. It looks great with blue hues, which brings us to our next favorite trend.


Patchwork Denim

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The 1970s are here to stay, as you might have noticed with the spike in retro styles in the past couple of seasons. The difference this time around? Blues are rising to the top, with denim emerging as the MVP for Fall. We’re seeing lots of mixing and matching, reconstructed denim and playful patchwork. Blues even got a color shoutout from Pantone, too: Airy Blue.

Shoe-la-la: Sporty and Chunky

Bed Stu sandals oblique view Pikolinos ankle boots toe to heel

Shoewear this season is sporty (think lace-up everything), chunky and platform-a-licious. There are some less expected trends, too, like wearing ankle socks with your pumps or open-toed shoes. Wear a delicate sheer sock with a black pump, or sport a heavy-knit sock with your favorite open-toe ankle boots. Other faves we saw on the runway? Mary Jane heels with several buckle straps, disco platforms, and velvet accents.

Now Accepting Consignments

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What are your favorite Fall trends this year? With Fall Intake finally official, our stores will soon be filling up with these new looks and more. Stop by both of our locations on NE Broadway and SW Carolina and see what kind of reinvention your closet has in store…

Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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