Be bold. Be feminine. Be YOU.


Though the weather outside may be frightful, this season’s winter styles are delightfully smart and stylish. With textures galore and an underlying theme of leather, winter 2013/2014 is a dedication to comfort while still making our favorite fashion statements: Be bold. Be feminine. Be YOU. Let’s hear it Portland gals, as we celebrate yet another reason to get excited about shopping locally – Check out a sneak preview of some of the pieces perfect to be a part of your winter on trend arsenal this season!


All hues of white are in – and again, we see this underlying message of leather and texture throughout. Never have our seasonal trends played so nicely together. Hot off the press, to perfect vintage finds – check out an ivory zip up leather jacket from Mojavo, (415 SW 13th)– or make your way into The Pearl District to see what Vintalier has waiting for you (412 NW 13th). In the Fremont area? Shop Adorn never fails to keep you cozy and stylish with an awesome assortment of sweaters, coats, and accessories as well (4120 NW Fremont.) While we wait for our Northwest winter snowflakes to fall, why not dress the part in all the winter white.

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From accents to complete ensembles, leather adds some beloved edge to even our most basic wardrobe pieces. Check out these killer leggings with leather panels from Flairwalk (1023 NW 11th) – or a jacket with that extra cool factor from Mojave with leather sleeves and detailing.  Looking to spice up your look for those holiday parties? Mabel and Zora is ready to have you glowing from head-to toe-in pieces like this taupe dress with leather front! (740 NW 11th) And again, with that chill in the air, our excitement grows to see vintage leather options from Vintalier with their handpicked assortment of leather jacket colors and styles.

Of course, we love our leather boots as well, so be sure to stop in Johnny Sole for what is always a gorgeous assortment of boots and styles to help you brave the season (815 SW Alder.)

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Look good and feel good this winter. With an assortment of fabrics, and textures our Portland boutiques are offering up quite the mix of bold winter wear, to holiday, to accessories. Draw eyes from all directions in this bright, red cape from Vintalier, or enjoy your favorite holiday treats in a gorgeous velvet dress from Folly. Love your black, but want to keep it fresh? Check out the cuff detailing on this dress from Mabel and Zora, or the collar detailing on a sweater from Flairwalk. It’s all about the details when it comes to finding the best pieces to fit your mood and personality this winter.

Accessories are at their best as well as we see with these brilliant bags from our very own Will Leather Goods Homestead (1022 West Burnside) – and making any outfit merry and bright with scarves from Folly (1005 NW 16th) – winter is a time to indulge no matter who you’re shopping for this holiday. We want to see what you do with these trends, post your best snapshots in your leather, winter whites, and textures this winter on Instagram, #AFMOnTrend for a chance to be featured in next issue’s OnTrend!
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