On Trend Summer 2014

Hello Sweet Summer, Portlanders here, and we are so happy to see you! As we happily prep our minds, bodies and wardrobes for all to come during these beautiful months ahead, nothing celebrates a northwest summer more than the new styles from our favorite Portland boutiques. With colors, prints and patterns for every occasion to suits and sandals galore, summer 2014 keeps you looking cool and feeling beautiful for each sunny occasion.

A Dress A Day
Dresses, colors, prints and patterns for every occasion this season, dress to your summer heart’s delight. For days and nights out on the town, check out bright palettes from Mabel and Zora (748 NW 11th Ave.) And make your way down to Garnish Apparel for all your new, favorite prints and patterns (404 NW 12th Ave.) The final touch? No ensemble is complete without some perfect pairings from local jewelry line betsy & iya (2403 NW Thurman St.)

Sweet Sandals
Flats, wedge, peep toe? Yes, please. Make some room in your shoe closet for statement sandals with their own unique twists. From slip-ons to straps, Imelda’s Shoes has just what you need (3426 SE Hawthorne Blvd). And for more fun styles and bold lines, make your way down to Solestruck to see what it has in store for you this season (417 SW 13th).

Jump Right In
Hello sunshine. Hello poolside. Starting with a new swimsuit that compliments your every move from Popina Swimwear (318 NW 11th Ave.), Portland style has everything you need to and from the water as well. Pack your day trip into a WILL Leather Goods tote (1022 W Burnside St), after throwing on that perfect hat from Bonnet, (1129 NW Flanders St.) And no summer adventure would be complete without your Shwoods, handcrafted right here in Portland. (www.shwoodshop.com)
Oh summer, thank you for returning to us!

About The Author: Jillian Rabe