Holly Phan Photography
Its easy to slip into the Northwest uniform: the dark jeans, a white tshirt, maybe a flannel and a Northface tokeep you warm. The long winter days we experience in the Northwest darkens both the weather and our wardrobes. And its easy to forgo any touch of color other than navy, white, black, purple, and dark green. For this post of the Northwest Edition, I’m bringing back a little lightheartedness and a little print to the Seattle winter wardrobe with a printed, oversized kimono.
The aztec print inspired kimono cardigan is comfortable, easy to wear, and most importantly, easy to style. Throw it over a basic tank like me, or pair it with a flowy cream top. Swap out your usual grey or black cardigan with a printed kimono. The lightness of the fabric adds movement and dimension while the hues of orange and red bring a pop of color. The kimono cardigan is a trend that I’ve carried from fall into winter and can easily see it withstanding through spring.
Oversized Kimono Cardigan – Nordstrom Rack
Grey Tank – H&M
Black Jeggings – Zara
Oversized Navy Bag – Michael Kors
Silver Watch: Bulova
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A New Year, a new mini series: The Northwest Edition
Holly Phan Photography
When I think of Northwest style, a few key words come to mind. I think of the grunge scene and the casualness. I think of darker hues of forest green and navy to match the grey, green, but beautiful scenery. I think of layering, thrift store shopping (I…”‘m gonna pop some tags, Only got twenty dollars in my pocket” – thanks Macklemore), and mixing textures.
So for my first look of the Northwest Edition, I’m dressing for Seattle’s everyday casual scene. I’m pairing a distressed denim with a little pleather and second hand flannel find.
The Distressed Denim: The booming tech industry in Seattle plus its laid back vibes really brings Seattlietes to embrace casual wear. The staple blue jean is essential for living in the Northwest. You can wear your blue jeans to class, to work on Casual Fridays, to the bars, and pretty much any occasion.
The Secondhand Flannel: Like many other native Seattle-folk, I’ve been thrift shopping far before Macklemore came out with his single. I truly am a bargain shopper and love the hunt for finding great pieces for welcoming prices. I’ve brought my love of thrifting down with me to Southern California. I was ecstatic to find this tan and white flannel at the Beverly Hills Goodwill.
The Pleather: Whether your rocking pleather or real leather, either material is a staple for your wardrobe in the Northwest. The classic black leather/pleather jacket is perfect to add for a day or night look. Take edgy, take it grunge, or take your black leather/pleather jacket casual like me. I especially love this pleather jacket for its bomber style look.
Blue Jeans – American Eagle
Classic Cream Tee – Forever 21
Pleather Jacket – Nordstrom Rack
Franco Sarto Slip on Shoes – Nordstrom Rack
Head Knit/Wrap: Made by my Aunt Belinda
Navy Bag: Michael Kors
Watch: Michael Kors
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