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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!