I’m often asked “what are the trends” in fashion in any given year. I might embrace a color or pattern that’s trending, but I rarely make entire fashion style choices based on trend because it may not work for my style, size, or age.
What I love to find, instead, are interesting items. Unique pieces in a particular boutique or city or even a quirky item in a larger set of stores that might add some flare to an existing ensemble.
I realized how much I’m drawn to distinguishing characteristics when I was enjoying girl time at Allume in Greenville this past weekend. My darling friend Kristen and I found a little time to shop Friday afternoon and here are a few of the items we spotted:
1. We each picked up one of these incredibly soft infinity scarves for $30 from a local Greenville boutique, but mine was this irresistible dove gray chevron pattern:
2. We popped into Anthropologie and they had two wonderful items: first were these gloves with uber feminine leather bow details at the wrist (in lavender and teal!!) and the second was this double sided neck scarf/ascot that had faux fur on one side and a lovely patterned sweater fabric on the flip side:
3. Booties are everywhere, but these gorgeous burgundy boots from Nine West are crazy with lovely details; besides the rich fall color, they have this lovely scalloped cut out detail and a zipper in back – distinctive from most booties on the market:
Don’t you love stumbling on something that doesn’t look like everything else in the market? Tell me, what’s your favorite hidden boutique in your neighborhood?