Boutique Chic: Fashion Plates


Styling by Sarah Kreutz
Makeup by Sherri Morris of Brushworx
Hair by Sheree Manzanares of The Last Tangle Salon
Models from Cast Images
Furniture and home accessories courtesy of Room & Company

Spring is a time for renewal-both of your spirit and your wardrobe. Here are eight looks for spring that capture the playfulness of the season along with the hottest trends.

1. TREND: Easy. This season sees the return of great fabrics, such as jersey and cotton knitwear, which complement a woman’s curves. Elegant, sophisticated, the cuts are lean and uncomplicated-and never go out of style.

-Bronze dress by Sky, $130, from Krazy Mary’s Boutique. Oyster-shell earrings by Beyond Gotham, $12.99; bronze and brown animal-print handbag by Beyond Gotham, $46.99; from Beyond Gotham. Shoes: “Nob” by Franco Sarto, $79, from Shoefly.

2. TREND: The Dress-any style, so long as you keep the silhouette demure. The Dress should be the No. 1 item on your list this spring, along with that long necklace.

-Black and white polka-dot dress by Nanette Lepore, $295, from Blush Boutique. Pearl opera necklace, 48-inches, by Beyond Gotham, $18.99; polka-dot bandana watch with crystal face by Beyond Gotham, $42.99; white “Greta Garbo” handbag by Beyond Gotham, $54; from Beyond Gotham. Shoes: “Goose” by Franco Sarto, $79, from Shoefly.

3.TREND: If you are going for color this spring, make sure to keep it subdued and natural. Subtle, romantic tones of yellow, apricot and baby blue put just the right spring in your step.

-Lemon-yellow tube top by Trina Turk, $176; cashmere cardigan by Vince, $220; lemon-colored trousers by Trina Turk, $198; from barby k boutique. Flower-petal earrings by Beyond Gotham, $16.99; handcrafted silver bangle bracelet by Beyond Gotham, $18.99; from Beyond Gotham. Shoes: “Miami” by Bernardo, $85, from Shoefly.

4. TREND: The Belt is back. Except it’s not slouchy around the waist anymore; it’s still wide, but fits firmly around the waist. So go ahead and show off that sexy silhouette-isn’t that why you work out so hard?

-Aqua knit tank by Parkvogel, $46; multicolored capped-sleeve silk top by Development, $185; khaki embroidered pants by Burning Torch, $290; brown leather belt by Milly, $69; from Blush Boutique. Oyster-shell earrings by Beyond Gotham, $14.99; Victorian-style bracelet with Swarovski crystal and green and blue coral by Beyond Gotham, $16.99; from Beyond Gotham. Shoes: Biviel, style 312, $135, from Shoefly.

5. TREND: Cropped-keep trouser lengths short to show off great shoes! The less structured the pants, the better.

-White embellished tank by Krista Miller, $64; denim overalls by Voom, $196; navy cardigan by Free People, $78; Krazy Mary’s Boutique. Shoes: “Courtney” by Fornarina, $119, from Shoefly.

6. TREND: White is the color-or noncolor-of the season. From structured to draped and loose, make white your new black.

-White rayon tank by Ya Ya, $109; black trousers by Trina Turk, $190; from barby k boutique. Mother-of-pearl bracelets by Beyond Gotham, $13.99 each; black leather handbag with white trim by Beyond Gotham, $48.99; from Beyond Gotham. Shoes: Fornarina, style 316, $119, from Shoefly.

7. TREND: Shorts couldn’t be hotter this season. Any length will do, but the shorter the better.

-Apricot beaded camisole by How & Wen, $245; pinstripe shirtdress by Alice + Olivia, $310; gold cuffed shorts by Alice + Olivia, $195; from Blush Boutique. Bohemian-style earrings with handblown Czech glass by Beyond Gotham, $21.99, from Beyond Gotham. Shoes: “Sibil” by Via Spiga, $169, from Shoefly.

8. TREND: Rock on! There is still a hint of a rebellious edge, but think street chic-not punk funk.

-Double-breasted jacket by Fornarina, $106; white tank by Michael Stars, $44; cuffed denim straight-leg jeans by tag jeans, $210; from Dara Denim. Leather belt by Brave Leather, $67, from Krazy Mary’s Boutique. Handmade embossed leather bangle by Beyond Gotham, $18.99, from Beyond Gotham. Shoes: Biviel, style 239, $118, from Shoefly.

Browse-worthy boutiques — Move over, department stores-the Sacramento area’s burgeoning with stylish boutiques. We present a partial list of boutiques good for a shopping spree-or at least some serious window shopping.

barby k boutique
2312 K St., Sacramento
(916) 554-0050;

Bellissima Imported Shoes
3980 Douglas Blvd., #120, Roseville
(916) 797-7667;

Beyond Gotham
1215 18th St., Sacramento
(916) 441-1484

Beyond Gotham
5925 Birdcage Centre Lane #105, Citrus Heights
(916) 962-1284

Blush Boutique
1406 28th St., Sacramento
(916) 457-7139;

Britt Steele
2220 J St., Suite 5, Sacramento
(916) 441-0000;

Brown House
2567 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento
(916) 973-1693

Daitaro Women’s Clothing
564 Pavilions Lane, Sacramento
(916) 561-6000

Dara Denim
2404 K St., Sacramento
(916) 444-1188;

DV8 Boutique
2612 J St., Sacramento
(916) 444-1388;

Five Figs Couture
803 Second St. #307, Davis
(530) 756-3500;

Franco Ferrini Shoes
510 Pavilions Lane, Sacramento
(916) 927-3336;

Franco Ferrini Shoes and Apparel
3907 Park Drive, Suite 100, El Dorado Hills
(916) 939-9578

HER Boutique
2524 J St., Sacramento
(916) 442-9600

Icon Boutique
545 L St., Suite 1023, Sacramento
(916) 498-9830

Katia’s Collections at S. Benson & Co.
702 57th St., Sacramento
(916) 451-8966

Kismet Maternity
5704 Elvas Ave., Sacramento
(916) 451-0600;

Krazy Mary’s Boutique
2527 J St., Sacramento
(916) 442-MARY(6279)
Lucy Activewear
531 Pavilions Lane, Sacramento
(916) 920-9400;

Madam Butterfly
500 Pavilions Lane, Sacramento
(916) 920-1220;

Naked Thread
231 E St., Suite B, Davis
(530) 757-9760;

1306 1/2 19th St., Sacramento
(916) 442-4470

238 E St., Davis
(530) 753-2247

202 E St., Davis
(530) 756-8048;

2317 J St., Sacramento
(916) 448-7130;

Savvy Shoppe
109 E St., Davis
(530) 756-1378;

2nd Street Shuz
710 Second St., Davis
(530) 758-0709;

Shuz of Davis
801 Second St., Davis
(530) 758-7653;

Serendipity Boutique
5362 H St., Sacramento
(916) 454-2900;

2418 K St., Sacramento
(916) 443-4200;

Sisters’ Boutique
2928 Fulton Ave., Sacramento
(916) 972-1246;

Sugar Shack Boutique
2425 J St., Sacramento
(916) 447-4435

Taylor James
4333 Arden Way, Sacramento
(916) 806-2759;

6610 Folsom Auburn Road, Folsom
(916) 990-9200

The Wardrobe
206 E St., Davis
(530) 756-1128;

Wildflower Boutique
800A Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento
(916) 444-1006;