Portland style is an organic array of different eclectic attitudes and neighborhood nuances.
Yes, it’s elusive, individualistic, quirky and kind of hard to pin down.
So, how does one get a handle on the pulse of springtime trends for the PDX fashionista?
First jump off the NS Line of the streetcar on southwest 10 Avenue and Stark Street, and walk right in the front door of Radish Underground.
What’s new for spring south of Burnside and west of Broadway?
Boutique owner Celeste Sipes says, “ Portland style market in general wants a classic silhouette, an element of comfort and one standout understated statement piece to complete the outfit.”
Let’s get started with Sipes’s top three trends for spring:
- 1. Springtime fashion in Portland begins with bold patterns and prints. I recommend geometric graphic prints like stripes, seashells, Japanese scalloped patterns and tiny sweet hearts.
- 2. Knits and woven fabrics with sophisticated shapes that fit and flatter the feminine figure
- 3. Abstract art reflected in fashion like painterly tie-dye prints paired with flowing cowl necklines on a knitted shift dress
Accessorize almost everything with a 70s floppy hat, sunglasses and Frye’s ankle boots (Get the look of Lauren Jewels below)
Assisting in this trendy fashion story exclusive is Radish Underground's own boutique stylist Kyja King, model Lauren Jewels and fashion photographer Jerry Simpson.
Check out the ever-so-Portlandia-esque looks here.