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Spring Style 2019: Top Trends and Picks for Your Wardrobe


Spring 2019 has been a long time coming to the Bay Area and with Easter falling later this year, store inventory has followed suit. Now that stores are fully stocked, what are we seeing?

While there may be large trends that fall across the fashion industry, trend can vary region by region and be influenced by local style makers and buyers.

Below is a quick recap of what I’ve seen in stores and a list of five key items you can pull to the front of your wardrobe or purchase this season to stay relevant.

Stay Stylish,


Spring Fashion Divided

Clients and friends have reached out asking what the big trends are this year. One of the unusual things I’ve noticed across brands in stores are very two distinct fashion stories. The good news is that you’ll likely find something you’ll like, the bad news is that cohesive dressing could be challenging. Hyper feminine, washed out pastels with bold contrasts dictate half this season’s fashion. Frosty Lilac, sea foam, and dusty butter yellow are lined up next to energetic shades like magenta (check out Theory and Zara). The alternative fashion choice is a combination of deep rich earth tones like rusty burgundy or eggplant often in 90’s modern and athletic silhouettes.

Hyper feminine, washed out pastels with bold contrasts dictate half this season’s fashion. The alternative fashion choice is a combination of 60-70 deep rich earth tones often in 90’s minimal and modern silhouettes.

Fresh Print Mixing

Florals are a traditional print during spring, but this year patchwork floral botanicals, polk dots and python are the prints of choice. Think romantic Victorian flower conservatory meets natural science museum. Silk and linen are popular fabrications but if you are looking for a easier fabric there are plenty of tencel/cotton/poly blends.

To help you make sense of if all, I put together two trend boards with key brands who have illustrated these trends and can be found either online or in store. Hopefully you will find them inspiring to freshen up your own look or repurpose your wardrobe. I know I’ve kept a few of my fall pieces, specifically, my burgundy leather jacket around for spring and mixed it with lighter shades to keep outfitting seasonal and fresh.

Spring 2019 Feminine

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Spring 2019 Minimal Modern

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From Work to Play: Casual Holiday Party Dressing

The Compete Look:  Parker Cape , Black Turtleneck Sweater ( similar ),  Prima Mid Rise AG Jeans ,  French Sole Animal Print Flats  and a vintage bag.

The Compete Look: Parker Cape, Black Turtleneck Sweater (similar), Prima Mid Rise AG Jeans, French Sole Animal Print Flats and a vintage bag.

Let's Breakdown Casual Chic Holiday Dressing

It's the time of year when we start getting questions from clients about what to wear to holiday parties. In SF, that usually means rushing from the office to a gathering with no time for a complete wardrobe change.  

Choose Holiday Transitional Pieces That Are "Everyday" Easy

Go for a statement piece that can feel "festive" without standing out in your office and can mix easily with your wardrobe. Megan and I love this red plaid cape from Parker for its versatility. Check out our Pinterest Board here with some of our favorite alternatives and the Parker Cape (which is currently ON SALE).

Combine Holiday Pieces With Your Everyday Wardrobe

Photos by  Kelsey Johnson

Photos by Kelsey Johnson

For day, we played down the cape with a black turtleneck sweater and flats. To dress it up, swap out the top for something with a little sparkle (like this Rebecca Taylor Silk Blouse I found for a steal at Saks Off 5TH...similar) and add a heel. Two quick changes and you are party ready in a snap!

Stay Stylish,

Posted on December 2, 2016 and filed under Style Stories.

Mixing and Matching Your Way to Spring

Spring may have sprung but not long enough to forget that SF marine layer. Lately we've been having fun incorporating lighter colors as we transition into spring. This in-between time has allowed us to play with mixing and matching weights, textures and layering pieces that can be added or removed without sacrificing style.


My favorite spring piece is my flowy skirt from Zara. I'm not ready to pack away my coveted leather Theory jacket, so I combined the two for a hi-low look that has softness and a bit of edge. Underneath is a L.A.M.B. sweater that is lightweight and breathable. This piece will absolutely stay in my closet as a spring staple!


I naturally run a little on the cool side, so layering is the core of my spring wardrobe. This season I'm playing more with textures and layering with unexpected pieces. I love the way a lace crop top can be paired with an oxford for a modern take on office wear. Color is another big shift in my seasonal wardrobe--most of my winter black pieces have been replaced with a softer navy. 

Here are a few additional tips for transitioning your winter wardrobe to spring:

  • Use jewelry and accessories to add in trend colors, such as a chunky necklace or bright bag.
  • Master the art of layering. Focus on fiber content and what pairs well together and still stays breathable. Denim jacket + Cashmere Sweater= Softness with Structure
  • Keep your leather jackets and transition in your cropped pants or skirts to wear with them.
  • Swap out heavier knee-high boots for lighter-colored spring boots or booties in suede. They look great with long dresses and skirts.