As warm days give way to brisker weather, kids have returned to school, and you get back to familiar routines, it’s a great time to welcome new trends as you bid summer a fond farewell. Downtown Edmonds has everything you need to say hello to the new season!
Fall shopping finds
With autumn just about here, many people’s favorite fashion time of year has returned: sweater and boots season!
Right now is a great time to add a few key pieces to your wardrobe to carry you through the coming months. We asked two Edmonds fashion experts on what trends to keep an eye on.
Kimberly Koenig, owner of Rogue boutique, told us, “We’re still seeing the influence of the late ’80s, early ’90s especially as related to sweaters and prints. All the sweaters this fall season. Bold prints, textures and colors. Mustard yellow is a big player. While animal print never really goes out of style, it’s having a resurgence this fall with many designers incorporating it into their lines. A couple of my favorite fall trends are houndstooth and a boot cut/flare denim. Houndstooth is showing up in dresses, jackets and skirts. Boot cut and flare styles are being featured in many denim lines. They are really flattering to a number of body shapes and are a great reason to buy new boots or booties!”
“A few fall trends I’m seeing: the color lavender, embroidery everything, plenty of plaids and busy floral prints,” shared Shelly Simmons of Sound Styles. “Art importance with line drawings on clothing and workout influence — the tuxedo pant! Leopard will never go out of style. Also, fringe, fanny packs and dark denim. Both of our windows feature some of the new trends!”
Looking to make a solid investment in a new pair of boots or booties this season? Swing by Crush Footwear to peruse their new fall inventory. A quality pair of durable well-made boots will last for seasons to come. And with our mild but extended rainy season here in the PNW, a great pair of boots or booties are a worthwhile spend.
Time for self-care
While you are easing into the transition between summer and fall, it’s a great time to focus on a little self-care.
Get a jump start on any future New Year’s Resolutions by adding in regular exercise to your routine. Snap Fitness offers group classes like Vinyasa yoga and P90x as well as personal training in small groups or one-on-one. Members enjoy 24/7 access to the facility making it easy to find time to get to the gym!
September is also a perfect month for a beauty refresh. The experts at MODA Hair Café + Spa can guide you to a new hairdo you’ll love! They specialize in seasonal color, color correction, balayage and men’s color services, too. Best of all? They will personally match you with a great stylist and they are open seven days a week for you to get “MODA-fied”.
Are you ready for some football?
Another staple of autumn is football! Whether you prefer high school, college, or professional, this time of year begs for planning a get together to watch the action on the gridiron. You can find everything you need to put together a tailgate party or an in-home gathering in downtown Edmonds.
Watching a game from the stands? Salish Sea Brewing Co. has growlers full of tasty beers to take along. Then swing by the deli at Ace Hardware for some of their nearly-famous fried chicken and head to the stadium for a pre-game tailgate.
To check out everything that Edmonds has to offer this season, make sure to visit edmondsdowntown.org.
— By Kelsey Foster, on behalf of Ed!