Women’s Fashion Spring 2016

Dare To Denim

No matter the season, denim seems to always make an appearance. This spring is no exception. The key to remaining cool and breezy is to choose a lightweight garment. My personal favorite is this jumpsuit from Frances May (1003 SW Washington St.). The bleach details and front zipper add a trendy and flirty vibe to the structured fit of the jumpsuit.

The best part about dresses is that you can just slip one on and you are out the door. Minimal styling required! Communion (3556 SE Hawthorne Blvd) is carrying a denim dress that is perfect for the sometimes chilly spring weather that we get here in Portland. This kind of dress style is great for layering as well, a leather jacket would spice this up for a night out!

Communion, Just Female Aria Denim Dress
Communion, Just Female Aria Denim Dress

Frances May, Nahanni Arntzen Bleach Treated Denim Jumpsuit
Frances May, Nahanni Arntzen Bleach Treated Denim Jumpsuit

Don t Sweat, Suede Is Back

The ‘70s throwback is not over ladies! This season the focus is on suede, a soft and totally fabulous fabric. Feeling this trend? You can commit to this full force with a suede shift dress like this one from Adorn (4120 NE Fremont St.) The neutral color will go with everything in your closet and will look stunning on every skin tone.

If you are a little weary of the suede then I recommend you get yourself some platform suede sandals. Mixing textures and fabrics adds dimension to your overall look. Pop these sandals from Frances May on with your go-to little black dress and you have yourself an ultra-fashionable yet comfortable outfit.

Adorn, Sanctuary Suede Village Shift
Adorn, Sanctuary Suede Village Shift

Frances May, Robert Clergerie Frazzia platform sandal
Frances May, Robert Clergerie Frazzia Platform Sandal

Ruffle Your Feathers

As a little girl, the majority of the clothes that my mother dressed me in were a ruffle nightmare so I approached this trend with caution. To my surprise, wearing ruffles did not mean that I would end up looking like a circus clown! Who would have thought? Tasteful ruffles help create a romantic and exotic feel. Mabel & Zora (748 NW 11th Ave.) are featuring a rich indigo dress that accomplishes exactly that. For something a little more sophisticated and elegant, check out this ivory sweater from Mario’s (833 SW Broadway).

Mario’s, Alexander McQueen Ivory Asmmetric Ruffle Sweater
Mario’s, Alexander McQueen Ivory Asmmetric Ruffle Sweater
Mabel & Zora, Cynthia Rowley Ruffle Hem Over Sized Dress
Mabel & Zora, Cynthia Rowley Ruffle Hem Over Sized Dress

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