January 29, 2023


Youth trendy style

Our Back-to-Work Fashion Will Be Out of This Office

Phone it in (Above) Boi tank in peony ($62), Prairie Underground. Tach Paule shorts ($128), Merewif Wallace chain ($85), Prism. Paloma Wool Scott belt in pastel lime ($99), Wolf Circus Lola pearl necklace ($160), Pipe and Row. Rim bangle in sterling silver ($594), Faris. Remain Birger Christensen blazer in shitake ($270), Nordstrom. Paris Texas boot, stylist’s own.

Appliquétion accepted.

Cecilie Bahnsen Karmen midi dress ($2,820), Ganni gold loafer ($425), Nordstrom. Happy Socks ankle sock ($18), Burnt Sugar. Machete gold hinge hoops ($50), Prism. 

Pour yourself a cup of ambition.

Molly Goddard Kayla shirred dress in blue ($973), Gianvito Rossi slingback flats ($695), Nordstrom. French Connection Rhodes poplin shirt ($78), Nordstrom Rack. La Macón black leather beret ($129), Sassafras. Machete Bizarre midi square hoops in checker ($50), Prism.

Fix it in post.

Bait earrings in bronze ($265), Faris. Molly Goddard Eden ruffled tulle top ($834), Nordstrom.

Head in the clouds.

YanYan Rosie short sleeve cardigan in gray ($395), Proenza Schouler Care Label raincoat ($295), Nordstrom. Jesse Kamm sailor pant in salt white ($395), Glasswing. Bucket cap in pink ($65), Fredric glasses in clear ($250), Maiden Noir. 

Stretch goal.

Girlfriend Collective Paloma bra ($38) and high-rise leggings ($68) in lilac, Prism. KkCo sheer organza dress in orange ($595), Nordstrom. Oruga sandal ($145), Camper. AK Studio
Celestine Visionary earrings ($92), Glasswing.
On coatrack: PSWL checkered raincoat, stylist’s own. Shoulder bag in dusk ($56), Maiden Noir.

In a jam.

Stine Goya Sara drapey satin top ($350), Club Monaco metallic knit midi skirt ($170), Manolo Blahnik Gable sandal in pink suede ($775), Nordstrom. Earrings ($30), Daisy Chains. Rest ring ($165) and Saturn ring in sterling silver ($250), Faris.

Roll with it.

Just Female Priya soft blazer ($218) and trousers ($175) in ash pink, Vagabond Cosmo 2.0 loafer ($160), Pipe and Row. Paloma Wool El Valle knit ($159), Prism. Twyla Dill gold-plated lip and eye earrings ($115), Sassafras. Chapeau ring in gold and pearl ($892), Rest ring in sterling silver ($165), Faris. Pearl clip, stylist’s own.

Carried away.

Half tote in It’s a Wrap ($440), Ampersand as Apostrophe. Body Double Chill hoops in brass ($68), Prism. Saturn ring in sterling silver ($250), Faris. Cecilie Bahnsen Beate long-sleeve dress ($975), Nordstrom.

After hours.

Remain Birger Christensen Cleo leather pants in air blue ($520), Bottega Veneta mini leather hobo in spearmint ($1,250), Topshop diamante tank ($35), Nordstrom. Intentionally Blank Willow heel ($185), Wolf Circus Isla pearl hoops in silver ($160), Pipe and Row. Machete Architect cuff in peony ($76), Prism. Gem necklace in sterling silver ($195), Faris.

Shop the Looks

Editor’s note: This spread was photographed in January, so some of the items listed may no longer be available. That said, these shops are still reliable sources for iconic work looks.

Ampersand as Apostrophe

Designer Jessica Park has moved from the C–ID to NYC—but carrying her joyful, high-quality handbags, wallets, and duffels will always feel like supporting local in our book.

Burnt Sugar Fremont

A gifty store full of treasures, from Jonathan Adler candles to cannabis cookbooks.


This playfully experimental (and relatively affordable) footwear is available at Nordstrom, but swing by the dedicated Bellevue Square boutique for more options and some one-on-one time with a brand expert.

Daisy Chains

Unbelievably lightweight and adorable Y2K-inspired jewelry—earrings, chokers, glasses chains—from NYC-based artist Bonnie Robbins. Look out for an Etsy restock April 1. Until then, find these online at Café Forgot or Kathleen.

Faris Capitol Hill

Seattle has no shortage of locally made jewelry. Faris Du Graf elevates it to an art.

Glasswing Capitol Hill

Perhaps the most serene of Seattle’s boutiques, Glasswing is all earth tones, canvas, and greenery—outfit yourself in wear-forever pieces from designers like Jesse Kamm and AK Studio while you outfit your home garden (it’s also a plant shop).

Maiden Noir C–ID

Local designer Nin Truong launched the streetwear-ready label that splits time between Seattle and Tokyo in 2005.


It’s easy to forget that one of the country’s most successful department stores has local roots—Nordstrom started out as a downtown Seattle shoe shop in 1901.

Nordstrom Rack

The first Nordstrom Rack opened in the basement of Seattle’s downtown Nordstrom in 1973.

Pipe and Row Fremont

If you can stop your head from swiveling (Vintage rack! Dad hats! Wall full of socks!) long enough to browse in earnest, you’ll find a wealth of on-trend designers—Paloma Wool, Intentionally Blank—in this well-stocked boutique owned and founded by Seattle-area fashion maven Kayla Gil.

Prairie Underground Georgetown

Sustainable clothing made in Seattle by a small-but-mighty team.

Prism Ballard

It’s a fitting name for a boutique that brings a much-needed dose of color to a city of blues and grays. But don’t mistake playfulness for trend-chasing. From Girlfriend Collective’s brightest leggings to Body Double’s big squiggly earrings to object-driven home decor, this woman-owned shop makes the case for statement pieces that cut through the gloom.

Sassafras Belltown

A tiny shop packed with local fashions—including pieces from La Macón and Other People’s Polyester, who work in the expansive downtown studio.


Art Direction by Jane Sherman

Modeled by Autumn Johnson

Makeup and Hair by Katya Gudaeva

Styled by Morgan Dillon and Zoe Sayler

Assisted by Lesa Cole and Carli Ricker