“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” – Yves Saint-Laurent
Each region in the United States has its own sense of fashion. Weather, environment and even local culture all play a part in guiding the attire of an area. The Pacific Northwest is no different, but if on first glance you seem to spot a mix of styles it’s due to the value of personal expression.
If one phrase had to suffice to describe the fashion of Spokane and the surrounding area it would be ‘comfortable chic.’ Jeans, sweaters, breezy tops and natural fabrics are all in abundance, but even more important than the description is that the person wearing it feels that the clothing is a natural extension of their own personality.
Boutiques cater to different styles, and the savvy shopper will be able to find the clothes that they are not only comfortable wearing, but also look fabulous. One shop might feature bold colors and sophisticated lines, while one a few doors down might offer lightweight linens with classic cuts.
As diverse as the choices in clothing is that of jewelry and accessories. Classic, funky, fair trade, and one-of-a-kind are all words that can be heard when shopping for the perfect accompaniment to your look. A vibrant scarf may offset a neutral outfit, colorful stones may frame the face from a pair of earrings or you might sport a bag imported from a village that has found a new source of economic viability in selling their handiworks.
No matter what your personal style, you are sure to find what you are looking for in the boutiques and shops in Spokane, Walla Walla, Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding areas.