I’ve been hearing lately that Boise’s fashion is “behind the times.” But whatever your opinion of Boise shopping, the truth is we’re catching up, and developing our own unique style! We have some rad boutiques, great shops, fashion bloggers (ahem!), and beauty & art communities that help push this city’s Style boundaries.
My definition: Boise Style is put-together, but not overdone. We err on the side of casual, because you never know when you might want to suddenly hike a hill, jump in the river, or go to an art show! We like to feel ready for anything.
I was in Washington briefly this week, and decided to stop by Nordstrom for a little fashion inspiration! Beth, one of the personal shoppers at Bellevue Square, gave me a tour and a short list of what’s hot this summer in Seattle.
How do you think Boise Style compares? Here are some Trends to Try (and a few fashion forecasts as you plan ahead for fall!)
Sportwear-infusion // A-line skirts // Mixing Prints // Show some Shoulder!
Feminine Lace // Neon // Unexpected Layering
Watercolor Prints ~ Monet-esque // Long closet life – classic investment piece!
Collared Necklines // Sporty Fit & Flare Dress // Graphic Handbags
Word Up! T-Shirts with Sayings or Retro Designs // Cropped Shirts (layer over longer tank, if you don’t want to show midriff!) // Wear under nice jacket or blazer for hi-end/low-end balance.
Feminine Color, Classic Cut, with an Edge! // Pink & Skulls & Spikes
Flare Jeans Making a Comeback? But NO Bling, and in retro washes!
Stripes, strpies, stripes!!! Tops, Maxi Dresses, Skirts, and Handbags!
Studded and Patterned Shorts
Gold Accents on EVERYTHING ~ Gold is the metallic choice of 2013 (will be HOT this fall, too!)
Spikes // Statement Necklaces // Collar Necklaces // Layering Necklaces
Bows on EVERYTHING // LOL!
Heart-Headed Nail Layering Necklaces // Safety Pin Necklaces (CRAVE!!!)
Wings // Layering Bracelets // Mixed Metals // Unusual Bracelets
Colorful Bracelets // Ripcord // Woven
Metal on Shoes // Ankle Straps are HUGE! // Open Toed Pumps // Colorblocking
Flats! // Colorful Keds // Ankle-strap Ballet Flats // Whimsical Loafers
The Lace-up Ankle Boots EVERYONE will be wearing this fall!
My favorite new Nordstrom brand: Tildon // Pointed-toe pumps // Ankle straps // Metallics // Black & White // Perfect Shoes!
More Nordstrom Top-Sellers for Summer:
- Maxi skirts & dresses still strong, especially with cut-outs, or in graphic patterns
- Crosses are everywhere; clothing and jewelry!
- Biker Chic – black leahter, white leather, and leaher-esq tops, dresses, and vests
- Black & White (mix with gold to modernize!)
- “Track Pants” in pajama-like satin/rayon, worn with pumps or lace-up boots
- Illusion Dresses
- Some studded details, but the stud trend is fading for fall
- Stock up on purple red, black, and navy for transitioning to Fall 2013!
The black lace tank top that HAD to come home with me!