Summer 2013 Hot Trends to Try

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been hearing lately that Boise’s fashion is “behind the times.”
 But whatever your opinion of Boise shopping, the truth is we’re catching up, and developing our own unique style! We have some rad boutiques, great shops, fashion bloggers (ahem!), and beauty & art communities that help push this city’s Style boundaries.

My definition: Boise Style is put-together, but not overdone. We err on the side of casual, because you never know when you might want to suddenly hike a hill, jump in the river, or go to an art show! We like to feel ready for anything. 🙂

I was in Washington briefly this week, and decided to stop by Nordstrom for a little fashion inspiration! Beth, one of the personal shoppers at Bellevue Square, gave me a tour and a short list of what’s hot this summer in Seattle.

How do you think Boise Style compares? Here are some Trends to Try (and a few fashion forecasts as you plan ahead for fall!)


Sportwear-infusion // A-line skirts // Mixing Prints // Show some Shoulder!


Feminine Lace // Neon // Unexpected Layering


Watercolor Prints ~ Monet-esque // Long closet life – classic investment piece!


Collared Necklines // Sporty Fit & Flare Dress // Graphic Handbags


Word Up! T-Shirts with Sayings or Retro Designs // Cropped Shirts (layer over longer tank, if you don’t want to show midriff!) // Wear under nice jacket or blazer for hi-end/low-end balance.


Feminine Color, Classic Cut, with an Edge! // Pink & Skulls & Spikes


Flare Jeans Making a Comeback? But NO Bling, and in retro washes!


Stripes, strpies, stripes!!! Tops, Maxi Dresses, Skirts, and Handbags!


Studded and Patterned Shorts


Gold Accents on EVERYTHING ~ Gold is the metallic choice of 2013 (will be HOT this fall, too!)


Spikes // Statement Necklaces // Collar Necklaces // Layering Necklaces




Heart-Headed Nail Layering Necklaces // Safety Pin Necklaces (CRAVE!!!)


Wings // Layering Bracelets // Mixed Metals // Unusual Bracelets


Colorful Bracelets // Ripcord // Woven


Metal on Shoes // Ankle Straps are HUGE! // Open Toed Pumps // Colorblocking


Flats! // Colorful Keds // Ankle-strap Ballet Flats // Whimsical Loafers


The Lace-up Ankle Boots EVERYONE will be wearing this fall!


My favorite new Nordstrom brand: Tildon // Pointed-toe pumps // Ankle straps // Metallics // Black & White // Perfect Shoes!

More Nordstrom Top-Sellers for Summer:

  • Maxi skirts & dresses still strong, especially with cut-outs, or in graphic patterns
  • Crosses are everywhere; clothing and jewelry!
  • Biker Chic – black leahter, white leather, and leaher-esq tops, dresses, and vests
  • Black & White (mix with gold to modernize!)
  • “Track Pants” in pajama-like satin/rayon, worn with pumps or lace-up boots
  • Illusion Dresses
  • Some studded details, but the stud trend is fading for fall
  • Stock up on purple red, black, and navy for transitioning to Fall 2013!

The black lace tank top that HAD to come home with me!20130709-185818.jpg

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2 thoughts on “Summer 2013 Hot Trends to Try

  1. I’ve enjoyed following your blog and instagram posts the last few weeks. I wanted to mention the local Harley Davidson shop has a killer retail department. Many of the trends you mention in this blog post are on display at the shop quite often.
    We’ve got special events each Saturday (August 3rd is our annual beach party – free food,drinks, and fun!)

    Keep up the good work!


    1. Thank you for your comment! That’s fantastic – I would love to stop by and take a look at your clothing. 🙂 Thanks for the head’s-up on your summer event!!! I would be happy to post about it, to my readers & fashion followers.


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