Step Out in Spring Fashions

It’s that time of year again. Temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, birds are singing, flowers are blooming . . . and wardrobes need refreshing. So whether you’re in the market for a chic staple or a bold accessory, these Bay Area designers have just what you need.

The Smock Dress from Oakland’s GDS Cloth Goods, made from seafoam colored denim, is simple, modern, and designed for practicality and effortless style (l). Make a statement this Spring with the Lilah Necklace from Marin’s Zelma Rose. Made of 100% cotton cord wrapped with natural hemp, it’s hand dyed in small batches and available in five color ways (r).

The striking Hoops and Sticks earrings from the North Bay’s Clouds & Ladders are made of pink and green tortoiseshell and brass inlaid with polymer clay (l). From Oakland’s Claflin, Thayer & Co the Lips Bag in metallic magenta leather is available as a clutch (shown) and wallet size (r).

From Oakland’s Lacson Ravello, the Emile Top and Josephine Culottes in dark indigo denim are chic and timeless (l). The vintage-inspired Jordan Skirt in Red Wave from Oakland’s Lesley Evers is an exuberant burst of color (r).

From San Francisco’s Molly M Designs, the Pink Radiate Necklace is made of painted acrylic, gold plated brass tube, and has a 14k gold fill chain and clasp (l). Modern and timeless, the bold angles of the Pyra Mini Bag from San Francisco’s Future Glory pack a big punch (r).

The limited edition artist series Sukomo Indigo Tee from Berkeley’s Harvest & Mill is made of organic cotton and indigo dye – in collaboration with Ricketts Indigo (l). From San Francisco’s Bryr Studio, the Emma Closed Toe Clog in Saffron Nubuck will put some sunshine in your step (r).

The 100% European Linen Shirt Dress from Oakland’s Eight & Sand is all about easy elegance – chic, simple and effortless (l). From San Francisco’s Stella Fluorescent, the Full Perilune Bracelet is hand made using indigo dyed silk strands, created in collaboration with textile designer/artist Sierra Reading (r).

From Yolotli, the Equis Sandal is handmade in Napa. With it’s 1 1/2” crisscrossed leather straps it smoothly hugs your foot and provides a comfortable fit together with the hand-molded arch support (l). Super soft and stretchy tops in Dusty Rose from San Francisco’s Hiide are made of ribbed bamboo fabric (r).

The Crescent Top from Oakland’s Kosa Arts has a wool body with a silk crescent shaped yolk (l). From Berkeley’s Ginger, the versatile Black Linen Dress can be worn on it’s own, or over jeans (r).

The 100% linen Icon Dress from San Rafael’s Rough Linen is relaxed yet stylish, with a graceful oval neckline, three-quarter length sleeves, and low inset front pockets (l). From San Francisco’s Jamie Lau Designs, the Trapezoid Top is made of 100% Japanese cotton has short kimono sleeves and is designed to sit flatteringly over the waistline (r).

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