Spring Fashion: Looking Forward to a Brighter Future

Spring is always a time of growth and transition, and this year the feeling of change in the air seems more palpable than ever. After the arduous year we’ve experienced there is light at the end of the tunnel, and fingers crossed, a real possibility for a brighter future. In times of change adaptability is essential, so for our Spring Fashion roundup we’re focusing on versatile apparel and jewelry well suited for these transitional times. All are quality and stylish locally made goods, and available online.

Left: The pull-on Collarless Popover shirt from Rough Linen drapes beautifully to the body thanks to the side panels and slightly dropped shoulder. The sleeves are three-quarter length and the whole effect is spare and casual, with a shaped tail that flatters the back view. Made of 100% linen. Shown in navy, it’s also available in white and ash.

Right: From Amy Kuschel, their best-selling Knot Everyday top is back by popular demand in the Liberty London print “Blue Jean, Babe”. Feminine tailoring and rolled up sleeves evoke nostalgia for the past combined with the everyday versatility that earns its place in your closet. Whether knotted, tucked, loose, or layered – you have endless styling possibilities from season to season. Every Amy Kuschel piece is sustainably made in San Francisco with lots of love and fair wages.

Left: Earthy and effortlessly chic, the Thuy Binh Buffalo Horn & Rattan Bangles (3pcs) from Hathorway features two bangles that are intricately hand woven. Sandwiched between them is a bangle made of ethically sourced buffalo horn. These artisanal, eco friendly, sustainable bangles are lightweight and comfortable for your all-day wear. Wear them on the weekends and take them along on your exotic trips to add a nature vibe to your ensemble.

Right: Petite Kumi Hoop Earrings from Stella Fluorescent are petite braided hoops coupled with pods of bronze or silver; a door knocking, statement earring. Hand made using bronze or sterling silver pods, and botanically dyed and braided silk, they measure 1.5″ in length each, and feature 14K gold fill or sterling silver ear wires. Shown in Blush, all colors (with the exception of Ebony) are achieved via botanical dyes.

Left: The best-selling Zoe Platform is the newest style from Bryr Studio. Shown in bone, fennel, spruce, poppy, clay, whiskey and pacific grey leather, with a removable kilt.

Right: The Tres Sandal is the original and all-time favorite of the YOLOTLI handmade sandal collection. With its three 1/2″ leather straps, it’s minimal and chic and has everything a sandal needs to feel ready for a warm and sunny season. The hand-molded arch support makes sure you have a comfortable fit all around.

Left: Organic Jogger Pants and Raglans from Harvest & Mill are available in Natural or Black in men’s and women’s sizes. Cotton jersey is remarkably breathable, with natural stretch and comfort. Not too heavy and not too light in weight. Made of USA grown organic cotton and yarn spun and knit in the USA.

Right: The Women’s Merino Wool Henley in Chocolate by Alamere Designs is warm brown with accents of light brown and black – reminiscent of an espresso bean chocolate bar! They took this chocolate-colored merino performance fabric, that also happens to be moisture wicking, temperature regulating, and odor resistant, and let it shine in an elemental design. The v-neck shape is flattering but modest, and the minimal stitch finish allows the piece to elegantly end at the wrist and waist. Machine washable, the fabric is so amazing that you won’t actually have to wash it often, but when you do, it can easily join your other laundry.

Left: YAYOI mini earrings with resin accent from MGG Studio make a dramatic but minimal statement. Geometric shapes are formed from sheet metal then joined by a soldered sterling silver connection allowing for free movement of the circular drop. The upper bar shape is coated with a colored resin accent while the circular drop is hand brushed with their signature cross-hatch finish, then sealed with a protective lacquer.

Right: Rain Chain Earrings from Clouds & Ladders are available in a choice of colors. This dynamic design is reminiscent of a rain chain. Lightweight, simple, and modern design that’s muted in color but not in moxie. Soldered brass filled with hand-mixed, artists’ grade polymer clay; surgical steel posts. Each earring is nickel-free and has a drop of resin on the back to prevent metal touching the ears of people with sensitive skin.

Left: The versatile Chore Coat from Claflin, Thayer & Co. has unisex styling and sizing. Shown in 12oz. 100% cotton natural canvas, it’s also available in black canvas. Unlined with a brass snap center front closure, two chest pockets, two deep waist pockets, and one interior pocket (fits most cell phones).

Right: The Petra Cardigan from Lacson Ravello is half-cardigan, half-robe, all-cozy. Petra wears equally well as the perfect WFH jacket alternative or Netflix binge-watching wrap. Fixed side ties allow you to wrap it closed when the temperatures chill, or tied in the back for an open-front, year-round essential. Ribbed shawl collar hugs your neck while side pockets keep your hands warm. Shown in Mocha color (also available in Charcoal Heather) the roomy shape allows you to layer it over anything such as their Ynez Tee and Beatriz Pants (shown).

Left: From YMSF, the Cinch Necklace is a lariat style necklace with double barrel cinch for choker or necklace styling. The Cinch Necklace is made from brass mesh chain and is 38” at it’s maximum.

Right: The Mesh Roller Necklace from Maral Rapp is a staple necklace, and a great layering piece. Long oxidized sterling silver chain is wrapped with a wide, hand-linked form of vintage gold mesh. Metal mesh is reclaimed from a Whiting & Davis purse (c. 1940s-1980s.) Necklace measures approximately 30″ around and slips on.

Left: In the Bay Area, Spring and Summer can be breezy and even chilly sometimes. The Handwoven Aqua Green Cotton Shawl from Entrelanas Designs is the perfect accessory for those moments. Handwoven on their rigid heddle loom, it has an open and airy feeling that will give you the perfect touch with any outfit.

Right: Sun protect your neck, shoulders and chest with this stylish neck cover from Heliades. This fashion forward neck sun protector may be pulled up to your eyes like a neck gaiter or UV face shield, or worn as a classic neck scarf. Effectively shields your décolletage from UV sun damage. The UPF 50+ OEKO-TEX certified sun protective fabric – better for your skin and the environment, blocks over 98% of UV rays from your neck, shoulders and chest.

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