Gorgeous bags, jewelry, scarves and more for staying warm, dry and on-trend this winter.
Whether you’re dressing for the office or just hanging out on the weekend, little things can make a mighty difference.
Thankfully, keeping accessories fresh and updated each season doesn’t require a huge investment or massive overhaul. Just a few tweaks here and there will get you going in the right direction. And if you’re thinking about getting a jumpstart on holiday shopping, all of these goodies would make awesome gifts for the ladies in your life.
It’s just not fall without an oversized wrap to keep out the chill, and the locally designed Filson Wool and Cashmere Plaid Scarf ($135 at Filson, Sodo, and filson.com) is a super-soft and luxurious option in a cool, understated plaid.
Whether your commute means gripping an ice-cold steering wheel or waiting for the bus on frosty mornings, you can keep your hands feeling cozy and looking cool in the Oregon-made Pendleton Classic Leather Smart Gloves ($110 at pendleton-usa.com), with cashmere lining and sheepskin cuffs for extra warmth.
Throw on the plaid Sylvia Alexander Poncho Turtleneck ($35 at Target) over whatever you’re wearing for that wrapped-in-a-blanket warmth we all covet on chilly fall weekends.
And, as holiday parties start to gear up, add glamour and warmth to any dress or sweater with the sweet Ribbon-Tied Faux Fur Ascot ($48 at Anthropologie), available in snowy white, rose pink and moss green.
With as many drizzly days as we enjoy in Seattle, rain boots are essential — but many seem to look the same. Stand out in the all-new Vans Prairie Chukka MTE ($80 at vans.com), a duck boot-chukka-sneaker hybrid featuring water-repellent leather, a cozy heat-retention layer and a lug outsole for traction.
We know, we know. Seattleites don’t do umbrellas. Except, sometimes, we do. Brighten up a dreary day with Portland-based ShedRain’s Fashion Mini Manual Umbrella ($15 at shedrain.com) in an electric hue such as lime or hot pink.
Protect your ’do and add style with August Hat’s Boys Are Back Bouclé Newsboy Cap ($30 at Nordstrom), a whimsical, fuzzy take on the classic hat shape.
Typically, home trends borrow from the runway, but in the case of clay, fashion is picking up on the current obsession with pottery pieces. Made in Portland, the Barrow PDX Twist Necklace ($105 at barrowpdx.com) pairs speckled white porcelain with a hand-dyed, blush cotton cord to create a simple but statement-making necklace.
Slim, sleek and refined, the Halogen Square Keeper Calf Hair Belt ($35 at Nordstrom) delivers just the right amount of animal print to liven up a look without overdoing it.
All it takes to dress up a laid-back look is some head-turning earrings. Banana Republic’s Luminous Pearl Statement Earrings ($47.50) feature gray pearls for a modern twist on the chandelier style, while Seattle company Baleen’s Passage Earrings ($58 at Baleen, Ballard, and shopbaleen.com) are both mod and modern with contrasting gold finishes.
Have some fun with a cool new ring, such as the made-in-Seattle Faris Float Ring ($185–$295 at Rizom, Belltown, and farisfaris.com). The sculptural shape and different size stones make this bauble fashion-forward and classic at the same time.
Looking to add a new bag to your rotation this season? A structured satchel is the perfect complement to fall’s tailored looks, and the new leather Minnie + George Signature Tall Tote ($365 at minniegeorge.com), handmade in Portland, is show-stopping in a deep wine hue.