Spring Trends

Keep it fresh. Keep it fun. Keep it bright. From the daffodils to the bluebirds to the pink tree blossoms, the vibrant colors of spring are beginning to emerge, including in everyone’s wardrobe.  Mixed with a fresh, fun, sporty vibe – we see some of our favorite pieces paired with a bright sneaker or even a leather cap, giving each of our favorite outfits a little extra kick. Soft Shades We see pastels in dresses, skirts, sweaters and shoes – accompanied by loud pops of brighter tones too, which can’t help but make you smile. Walk in style this season with a t-strap mary jane from Johnny Sole (815 SW Alder St.) and add that perfect extra layer with new, favorite sweaters from Shop Adorn (4120 NE Fremont St.) Color Me Bright It’s easy to fall in love with the bold kiss of orange that we are seeing for Spring 2014. Whether found in a subtle stripe or making a statement in your leading footwear and accessories, orange is definitely a color to watch this season. Find new bright dresses from local boutique Flairwalk (1023 NW 11th Ave.) and the latest from Portland designer label REIF (www.reif-haus.com) Portland in Bloom Though the layers aren’t quite gone as Portland spring still comes with a chance of rain, our local Portland shops and designers certainly have some pieces in store to help brighten up any rainy day.  Find your new favorite spring lines at Leanna NYC (402 NW 12th Ave.) – Then check out an assortment of spring footwear from Solestruck (417 SW 13th Ave.) and some statement jewelry or mint clutch from Imelda’s Shoes (935 NW Everett St.) Jillianrabe.com

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