Stripes for Spring

ith a few guest appearances by the sun, and our NW outdoors becoming slightly less chilly, it’s finally safe to say that Spring 2013 is on its way! Planning for spring this year is something we can all look forward to, whether you’re excited to start shedding the layers and heavy coats, or getting ready to shop till you drop all over town. Spring ’13 has something for everyone, thanks to what our local, Portland boutiques and designers have in store. Strong lines, bold color, positive prints—think uplifting AND wearable this spring! From high waist shorts or stripes, to peek-a-boo detailing and the bold mix of black and whites—this season is all about inspiring us to look and feel our best!

Bright White

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Hot off the runway and into your closet—black and white is in this season! Bold patterns, or simple and classic, these looks will keep you on trend through spring and well into summer. On the hunt for a new favorite dress for upcoming parties or events? Check out FlairWalk’s new storefront location, now in the Pearl (1019 NW 11th Ave), for pieces that will keep you feeling confident in these feminine pieces that will keep you feeling confident in these tees to accessories!

Stripes for Days

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Stripes are where it’s at this spring. From skirts to dresses, shorts and pants, these little lines will be your friend all season. For a fresh perspective and always fabulous shopping, Leanna NYC (402 NW 12th Ave) is a great place to find stylish stripes that will leave you feeling long and lean, just in time for those sunny days. And arriving soon into our wardrobes, be sure to keep an eye out at Garnish Apparel for the launch of their new premium micro- collection, White Label by Garnish. You’ll find on-trend stripes, colors, and detailing at their Northeast Alberta location, and also their newer store in the Pearl (404 NW 12th). Another store on the move? Be sure to visit Physical Element, at their new location in the Pearl (416 NW 12th Ave)!

Bold Shades

As we make our way through the NW’s spring showers, nothing says “bring on the sun” like a hot, new pair of sunglasses. Keep your eyes protected and your look fresh by adding an extra pop of style with this classic accessory. Not sure where to start? Visit Popina Swimwear (318 NW 11th Ave) for colors and shapes to fit your personality—or pick up that pair of Shwoods ( you’ve been drooling over! For truly personalized statements—try designing your very own custom pair of shades with EDA Frames at

No matter the occasion—with accessories galore, it’s your time to shine as Spring 2013 invites you to indulge in what makes you, YOU!

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