Pitter Patterns ~ Spring Style

Spring Style The Portland Way

You know it’s Spring in Portland when the skies are…well, they’re grey, just like every other season except August and September. This Spring has been particularly grey and particularly WET. But Spring Style is here, and our spirits are lifted by all the heightened colors and prints being logged in daily at the stores!

Here’s a peek at just a few sweet new arrivals:Spring Style Ted Baker dress


Ted Baker makes a knockout statement with this oversize hothouse flower print sheath. We have it in a size 3, which is a Large from the Ted Baker camp. What we love about it, besides the beautiful sateen fabric, is the juxtaposition of the delicate and the bold. Orchids? Freesias? Regardless, if you have a wedding, graduation or other momentous event this Spring or Summer, this dress is ideal! If this describes your upcoming season, come take a look at this dress at Broadway.

Spring Style Everly Dress


A less formal floral, Everly presents this simple peasant style neckline dress with a punch of color green belt. We think the print looks a bit like cotton bolls, but theoretically, it could also be mock orange blossoms, or any white flower you prefer. (We’re just smitten with the fragrance of mock orange!) This dress is at Broadway in a size Large.

Spring Style Paige floral denim


Paige denim goes all Spring-y on us! Coral, pink and green print makes us long for white sneakers, espadrilles and tank tops. Those days will come, we know, but in the meantime, we’d wear these jeans with a light tan ankle bootie. But we’re particularly impatient.



Spring Style Collective Concepts tank

Every year, like clockwork in late February and all through March, we start to CRAVE bright colors. This Collective Concepts top fills that need splendidly, even if we have to layer it under a jacket or cardigan.  The ladder back detailing will be perfect all by itself, come summertime! Pair it with white jeans or cutoffs and flat sandals for outdoor get-togethers.

Stripes:Spring Style micro stripe top

While we admit that stripes can be a bit hypnotic, we still love the crispness they add to a Spring outfit. In fact, we recommend mixing up your stripes and florals, they’re a terrific combination! Start out slowly if you’re unsure, like pairing this micro-stripe tunic with floral leggings, or over a mini-floral print top. Micro-stripes have some texture, but don’t read so strongly as a print.

Spring Style Saturday Sunday stripe dress

Feeling bolder? Grab a bright floral print scarf over this strong vertical stripe dress from Anthropologie. A floral handbag would make a great statement! Add bright color shoes and you’re there!



Spring Style Noblu mixed print top

Here’s an easy way to mix your prints effortlessly, Noblu has done it for you! Adding red embroidery between the two patterns highlights the different prints. Mix with white, light grey, khaki, denim, or white!

For more suggestions and great Spring prints, stop in today and let us help brighten up your Spring!

xoxo ~hwga

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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