Stillwater Style Spring 2021 - Page 5

Story by Michelle Charles

Spring is just around the corner , which means

it ’ s time to check out the trends we ’ ll be seeing as the weather warms . To help with that , we reached out to a few local boutiques to find out what they ’ re seeing at market and stocking for spring .
Generally speaking , Stillwater is a casual town and the overall vibe is always comfortable with a bit of a funky edge . You can ’ t ever go wrong with a pair of jeans and a cute top , whether that ’ s a T-shirt or something a little dressier .
But the city also has a young population that wants to play with fashion and isn ’ t afraid to jump on a trend .
Booties continue to be a wardrobe staple , handling the changing weather of spring and looking cute while they do it .
Black is classic but lighter browns and even white are popular options . Animal prints from cheetah to pony add an interesting twist to your look .
Lisa Mills , owner of All Around Cowgirl Boutique , 117 W . 7th Ave ., carries western-style booties by Ariat that will spice up any outfit and recently added the hard to find Old Gringo brand to her stock .
A sharp pair of clean , white sneakers is another great choice for just about any outfit . Wear either of them with jeans , skirts and dresses , really anything you want .
Animal prints from python to cheetah are making a showing in clothing and accessories , as Cheryl Cummings , owner of Nicky Jean Clothing Co . at 2205 W . 6th Ave , can attest .
Animal prints are a classic accent in bags and shoes but now they ’ re making a strong showing in clothing , often as a top worn with a solid bottom or a fitted skirt worn with a solid top .
Lauren Badiyan from Greige Goods , 707 S . Main St ., said she is seeing lots of leather for the coming season .
It ’ s coming in refined silhouettes like blazers , but one of the biggest trends is leather pants , especially surprisingly versatile jogger styles that can be dressed down with a cute T-shirt and a pair of sneakers but can also carry you through a day at the office or a night on the town with a pair of heels .
Leather shorts are another big trend . They ’ re being styled in sophisticated ways , taking the place of a skirt and often paired with heels or heeled ankle boots .
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