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Seattle Spring Style Preview

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Seattle spring style is a mixed bag of bright earthy apparel and accessories. Neon colors and accent pieces, bold or flora patterns and modern pieces with added retro flair are are perfect for spring this year. For a preview, visit one of these Seattle retailers. These stores showcase ready to wear pieces great for the months of March, April and May.

Floras

floras Seattle Spring Style Preview

Photo Credit: Marios

Marios
1513 6th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 223-1461
www.marios.com

Hours: Mon to Sat — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun — 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Indicative of the surrounding regenerating blossoms, floras are in again. Blouses and dresses are plastered with big colorful petals or tiny crisp buds. The fairer sex can feel “girly” again and depart from plain prints. Discover a wide-selection of these items at Marios. The fashion guru behind this establishment travels the world in search of name brands for chic and stylish people.

Colorful Wraps

wraps Seattle Spring Style Preview

Photo Credit: Ali Babas Bazaar

Ali Babas Bazzar
12714 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA, 98125
206-854-5077
www.hijabis4ever.com

Hours:  Mon to Thurs, Sat — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Unlike other metropolitan areas, the Emerald City remains cool and breezy until summer. Stay warm by sporting a fashionable wrap. This Seattle spring style can be found at Ali Babas Bazzar (also referred to as Hijabis 4ever). Islamic Morocco and Indian influences are infused in the designs offered at this business. Regardless of your size or shape, you can’t go wrong with a textured colorful wrap.

Skinny Pant

skinny pant Seattle Spring Style Preview

Photo Credit: Mercer

Mercer
2670 NE University Village Drive
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 388-0329
www.mercerstore.com

Hours: Mon to Sat — 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

As the temperatures rise, a continuous clothing theme for women (and men) is the skinny pant. Music videos and the strong return of the tunic keep pushing this bottom to the forefront. The buyer at Mercer orders them in a variety of materials – cargo, cotton and denim.  Pick up a pair at this place along with a stylish tailored jacket and silk blouse.

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Retro Jewelry

retro j Seattle Spring Style Preview

Photo Credit: Nube Green

NuBe Green
921 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 402-4515
www.nubegreen.com

Hours: Mon to Weds — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thurs to Fri — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat —11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jewelry reminiscent of the 70s is making a come back. Bracelets, necklaces and earrings crafted from beads, feathers and stones are covering the shelves of discount and high-end stores. Patronize NuBe Green for items related to this Seattle spring style. The eco-conscious owners of this business rock at bringing the public jewels straight from the earth.

Platform Pump

solefood Seattle Spring Style Preview

Photo Credit: Sole Food

Sole Food
2619 NE Village Lane
Seattle, Washington 98105
(206) 526-7184
www.shopsolefood.com

Hours: Mon to Sat — 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun — 11a.m. to 6 p.m.

Over the past seven years, Sole Food has been offering locals unique options in footwear. Call upon the staff at this boutique as the weather warms up for a hot find – the platform pump.  The marriage of the basic pump and platform shoe makes for a functional sexy accessory that complements any outfit. Comfortably strut your stuff without feeling the pain of a pointy heel.

Ready to go shopping? Use this Seattle spring style preview as a guide. Refill your closet with a wardrobe that matches the change in season.

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Stephanie Modkins is a freelance writer living in Seattle. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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