The Tulip Festival: Inspiring Spring Hues

 

Views of the Tulip Fest fields

COLOR! It’s the one thing that sets our racks ablaze this time of year in consignment, and the one thing we can never get over. Even for us all-black-everything fashionistas, the spring has this infectious way of sneaking more color into our closets than we’d planned. I recently had the opportunity to sneak out to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, OR—just 45 minutes outside of Portland. It was full of eye-popping Spring color! Scroll through and take note of some inspired spring hues in the tulip fields and on our racks!

Red and orange Tulip colors

Rosy Reds have taken a turn this year towards slightly oranger hues, making for a more modest version of fashion’s ultimate power color. Always a classic, red looks great with deep navies and dark denim hues for a day out.

Yellow tulip inspiration

Ah, the ultimate spring staple: [Not so] mellow yellow. This electric hue has been sneaking its way into our accessories shelves in the stores, from neon yellow handbags to citrus stilettos made of shiny patent leathers.

A Tulip print dress reflects tulips in the field!

We’ve been seeing a lot of artistic, hand-drawn florals this year in our stores, from delicate silk dresses to impressionist-inspired scarves. Perfect for a brunch or a daytime wedding, a floral frock is an accessory in itself! There’s nothing like inspiration from nature.

Rose colored tulip inspiration

This season is riddled with pretty-in-pink hues,  paired nicely with soft greys and neutrals. Edge it up with a leather moto-jacket to really pack the punch.

White tulip inspiration

Alluding to summer ahead, we are all about the white linen and crisp cottons. Layer them over one of our neon Nikibiki tanks, or pair with bright espadrilles to really spotlight your accessories. We are officially taking summer on consignment in both stores, so come take a peek at our newest arrivals before heading out to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest yourself!

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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