Pin It

Old is Hot 

Five updated women's trends for fall and the freezing months beyond



Yes, we have to discuss this American fashion staple, because you need to know your options. Recently, a Bloomberg's Material World podcast concluded that skinny jeans, reigning supreme now for about 10 years, aren't going anywhere — much to the frustration of retailers who want to keep us buying. Now, I'm not suggesting that you throw out your skinnies entirely, but change is afoot. Wider pants are also making their way back into the mainstream, whether that be the boyfriend cut or the elongated bell-bottom, overalls, or my favorite, the culotte, which admittedly isn't prime winter gear. Also making a comeback in recent years are mom jeans (straight from the 1990s, like Levi's 501s), complete with the high waist and slightly baggy fit. This means we're no longer living in a time where you have to look like the rest of your friends, with the skinny jean tucked into a boot and paired with a scarf. Instead, find freedom in owning multiple styles and cuts of jeans. Vintage stores await!



The turtleneck, a look that's faded in and out of fashion for nearly a century, is back with a vengeance, keeping your neck nice and toasty. These tight-fitting knit, cotton or wool tops especially look fly tucked into a higher-waisted jean or pencil skirt. Looking for even more warmth? Borrow your grandpa's cable-knit fisherman's sweater for a charming chunky effect.

Chunky-heeled Boots


People in the Pacific Northwest will always have to own boots for the winter months. It snows here. The problem is deciding between functional and stylish. This season, style dictates that the sturdy-heeled, 1960s go-go boot is back — either rising up to mid-calf, or, for those more daring, over the knee. Looking for comfort? Go for the shortest heel you can find.



It's a luxurious fabric often associated with royalty. As metallics have had their day in the sun, it's time to pull out that musty velvet again and give it a 2016 update. This time around, the fabric is applied to tops, skirts, dresses and even boots, adding texture to your wardrobe.

Slip dresses


What was once so hip in the 1990s is back in all its spaghetti-strapped glory. This long-cut dress often comes in a satin fabric (giving it that undergarment-type quality) but can also easily come in velvet or cotton. This is one of those looks that easily pairs with a turtleneck, or even your favorite band T-shirt and a pair of Converses. ♦

  • Pin It

Speaking of Fashion

  • Confessions of a Spokane Buyer
  • Confessions of a Spokane Buyer

    How those selecting the clothes and accessories coming to the Lilac City have learned to work with a more casual clientele
    • Oct 13, 2016
  • Here for 
the Hustle
  • Here for the Hustle

    A Spokane leather bagmaker has gained a national following
    • Oct 13, 2016
  • Globetrotting Fashion
  • Globetrotting Fashion

    Annessa Smith has made Spokane her permanent home and inspiration for her blog, even while traveling the world
    • Oct 13, 2016
  • More »

Latest in Arts & Culture


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Chris Bovey: My Spokane

Chris Bovey: My Spokane @ Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 8

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Laura Johnson

Most Commented On

Readers also liked…

  • 'I'll Hold Your Hat'
  • 'I'll Hold Your Hat'

    Gunhild Swanson's life on the run
    • Jul 8, 2015
  • Parallel Parking
  • Parallel Parking

    The drive in Spokane to build parks that fit into parking spaces
    • Jul 15, 2015

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation