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FEATURE : RACHEL, STREET STYLE

Posted on 13 April 2017

Vol. 3

It's the time of year when we get sick of everything in our closet. We've worn every variation of every garment we have. The calendar says Spring, but the weather is still very much Winter.

So, what should you wear?

It's hard to pull the trigger on new Spring clothes when it's pouring down rain, but there's a way to dress "Springy" and not look like you're dressing for the wrong hemisphere.

The key? Balance. Warmer fabrics and layers in bright colors.

Obviously, we want to stay warm, so don't be afraid to exercise your natural Oregonian right to LAYER. Because of the time of year, I like to incorporate more color into my outfits, but I still need to stay warm.

Outfit #1:

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This Ecru cropped long-sleeve top is a great base and is thin enough to wear beneath a warm NON-BLACK cardigan. I chose the Nic+Zoe Pop Cardigan.

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It's a practical outfit because I'll get lots of wear out of each piece... through the Spring, and even into Summer evening weather.

The Final Touch:

Earrings by Forge & Fire

street style by mink boutique

   

Outfit #2

Not ready for head-to-toe pastels yet? Try adding a pop of color to your go-to black clothes. Make sure those dark pieces are versatile, because it won't be rainy forever! 

Versatility is probably the first thing I look for in every garment I buy. This new Muriel skirt is a perfect example of a skirt that can take me through more than one season.  The print is fun, but still neutral enough to work many ways. 

This time of year I'll wear it with tights, of course. And when Summer finally arrives (traditionally on July 5 in Oregon) I can go with bare legs, instantly transforming this skirt into a Summertime look.

The Laura L. top by Portland's favorite designer, Carla Mink is not only inter-changeable, (thanks to the extra long sash at the waist) it also pairs perfectly with the skirt. And, it's a great blank canvas to add a layer of color. In this case I chose a poncho that I can wear a million different ways beneath my trusty denim jacket.

Once again, the final touch is a colorful earring by Forge & Fire.

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