Endless winter? Never... 9 great ways to say hello to spring

As the days become longer and the sun grows warmer, we welcome spring with open arms! Shades of grey and rainy days will soon transform the cloudy streets of Seattle into blossoming tree-lined neighborhoods full of life and color. Although winter was fun, and there will be a time we begin miss the snuggly sweaters, cozy scarves, wool hats, and essential rainboots… we’re ready for the lighter and brighter season and so is our closet.

 

So what does Endless Knot have to offer in transitioning your wardrobe from Winter to Spring? Better yet, what styles can we expect to stick around through the ever-changing fashion world… even into, dare I say it… Summer?

 

The Spring and Summer trends of 2016 are going to be fun, feminine, and nostalgic. If you remember flashbacks of the 70’s and 90’s in last years styles, then be prepared to add inspiration from multiple other time periods and decades this year; the best part is the ability to mix and match! There are no rules for the endless possibilities of combining last years finds with the  fresh frocks of this season.  

 

Staying true to the Endless Knot values, we’ve curated a trendy yet classic collection of timeless staples and styles so you can modify your look, your way. Here’s what you’ll find in-store over the next few months; keep in mind they are easy to transition so wear them now and wear them later!

 

Keep scrolling for ideas on how to update your wardrobe as the weather starts to warm up… 

 1. Faux Suede

 

Tops, skirts, handbags, you name it! This throwback trend from the 70’s is making another comeback and we’re into it. In neutral hues like camel, tan, pale pink, and navy, faux suede separates can be classic wardrobe staples and easily carry your looks from season to season.

How to wear it: We like to play with contrasting textiles. Try pairing a faux suede mini skirt with a silky camisole layered under a chunky knit cardigan. Add strappy platforms and a bright-colored mini bag and you’re all set for a day out on the town.

 

Shop this look: Sweater - Willow & Clay // Skirt - Olivaceous // Necklace- Nakamol // Shoes - OTBT

2. Spring’s #1 Jacket - The Bomber

 

Lightweight jackets are a well-known essential here in the pacific northwest, but let’s face it… Our weather isn’t that severe, leave the windbreaker at home. Opt for the bomber jacket instead. It gives any outfit a sporty-chic twist, not to mention it’s versatility. Pair it with a skater dress, mini skirt, the Prairie Underground Girdle Leggings (for a vintage inspired feel), or simply your favorite jeans like Diary of This Girl blogger, Megan!

 

Shop this look: at Diary of this Girl // Photo by Michelle Dorman

3.Floral Prints and Fresh Market Flowers

 

It’s always exciting to see what fun new floral patterns come out each spring; the official “Spring Welcoming Print”! This year our floral stories include batik like patterns in subtle shades of blue, sweet calico-american country motives, modern contrasting blossoms, and even Spanish inspired black and red blooms. Find all-over florals in sun dresses, simple chiffon tops, select two-piece sets and as an outfit topper, lightweight silky scarves.

What better to accessorize a floral sundress than with a fresh bouquet of market flowers? Share snaps of your market flowers with us on instagram using hashtag #freshandfloral.

 

Shop this look: Dress - Sweet Rain // Vest - Look by M // Necklace - Nakamol

4. Crumpled Cottons

 

Skipping the very rhetorical question of how much one can enjoy ironing, we present to you a travel-friendly trend: Wrinkles! This hassle-free quick fix for an on-demand effortlessly chic look is perfect for all you jet-setters, or just you last-minute roll out of bed, off to the office dressers! Pull it out, put it on and win the world over with your cute cotton crumpled blouse.

How we wear it: Keep your other pieces structured and clean for an over-all put together look, think dark denim, or a cropped trouser. For a casual feel, try joggers and some white sneaks.

 

Shop this look: Vest - Pete (made in LA) // Pants - Matty M // Bag - Pixie Mood

5. Playful in Plaid

 

It’s a known fact, Seattle and plaid have always been friends and it’s safe to say gingham will always be a summer staple. But what’s the word on this spring’s plaid trends? Well, let me tell you! It’s time to brighten up, Seattle, because we’re bringing you supersized, colorful and playful plaid in swingy styles like A-line skirts and fit and flare dresses.

 

Shop this look: Top - Lavand // Shorts- Flying Tomato

6. Fashion Romantic

 

Your heart will skip a beat when you come across this minimalist style full of sheer chiffons, lacy slips, ruffled blouses, and blown-out sleeves and realize that it’s finally acceptable to layer your lingerie-like basics with your super cool streetwear. In pastel tones and creamy whites, you’re sure to fall in love with this trend.

How to wear it: Subtlety is key for a work to weekend look; try a ruffled blouse under a tailored blazer or a silky slip dress layered over tapered trousers and a long cardigan.

 

Shop this look: Dress - English Factory // Bag - Pixie Mood // Shoes- OTBT

 7. Bohemian Chic

 

Ideal for summertime and beloved by many, this trend is high on point and continuously reinvented. Borrowing aspects from other trends like the lightweight transparent materials of Fashion Romantics and bold florals from Fresh and Floral, boho chic is an easily adapted look. Layer faded denim, slouchy tops, and pastel tones of faux suede for a style that is unique and easy to pull apart for maximum use.

 

Shop this look: Jacket - Ark & Co. // Top - Olivaceous // Skirt - Flying Tomato // Necklace - Nakamol // Bag- Moda Luxe

 8. More Pleats Please

 

Carrying over from Fall 2015, this trend has taken a new turn and gone micro! Micro pleats on skirts, dresses, even tops with high necklines do wonders on your etiquette skills… Just kidding! But they do make you feel quite ladylike so try this trend on a sophisticated outing or dress to the nines for your next office meeting and prepare for compliments galore.

 

Shop this look: Top - Ark & Co. // Jacket - Survival  // Pants - I Love Tyler Madison // Shoes - OTBT // Bag - Urban Expressions

 9. Somewhere, over the....

 

Rainbow! We’ve saved the best for last. For an instant splash of smiles, pair a brightly striped top with a monochromatic bottom and then go snap an instagram pic in Capitol Hill, because why not? This trend supports so much positivity that erupted within the last year; a triumph of love and acceptance when our city turned the page into a new era and painted the crosswalks in the celebration of political acceptance to gay marriage. When you choose to wear those seven bright stripes, you choose to support humanity!

 

Shop this look: Dress - Lavand // Bag - Urban Expressions // Shoes - OTBT

 

Find these styles and more at Endless Knot today and all season long and remember, we get new arrivals on the daily! Share your thoughts on Spring and Summer trends with us on instagram using hashtag #shopendlessknot.

 

 

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