Category Archives: Fashion Tips

The Best Jeans for You!

Parker Smith’s guide to the best jeans styles for your body type in In Style.com offered very helpful tips.   From all those issues women deal with (round tummies, flat or big booties), Parker Smith explains why certain jeans work best with your body.  For more tips, see the full article at: ParkerSmith.com

Come see us at wish boutique, winner for Best Jeans in 5280 Top of the Town July 2016 issue, for help anytime with denim!

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Faces behind wish – March 2016

Here’s a little snapshot of 4 of the faces behind wish.

Judi Pavlich

GM/buyer – You can find me working at all three stores, primarily wish boutique and wish gifts.

My staples are: a cozy Barefoot Dreams wrap and my favorite Alex and Ani arm party from wish gifts. At Last hand creme by Lollia, scarf by Donnie Charm and cardigan by Sisters all at Wish Boutique. I could not live without my Kendra Scott earrings from Wish Boutique!

At W, my new favorite fitting jean, a olive skinny and boyfriend jean distressed by Just Black.

My favorite line at Boutique is Free People, at wish gifts, it’s Alex and Ani, and at W, the Just Black denim line.

My true passion is women’s accessories…. I love finding new fresh items to bring in to ALL the stores.

My dream vacation would be to go to Fiji.

 

Angie Beatty

Where would we find you working: Buyer for wish gifts – the baby/kid section

Favorite staple item for this season: black jeans from w boutique

3 things that you can’t live without from your store: Butler wallet (charges my phone), Lollia handcreme and Kai perfume.

Favorite line that you currently carry:  Virus jewelry (handmade in USA; each piece is unique; my kids love the bracelets and key chains)

What is your favorite item to shop for at market? a small line with good people behind it

Dream Place to travel? Greece

 

Melanie Kleinschmidt

Where would we find you working: W boutique!

Favorite staple item for this season: Our black long sleeve twirl dress. It is very flattering, comfortable, and can be worn so many different ways!

3 things that you can’t live without from your store:

  1. Our Just Black brand denim
  2. Leather jackets
  3. Lace bralettes

Favorite line that you currently carry:  Everly! This line has such flirty and chic dresses for the Holiday season!

What is your favorite item to shop for at market?  Any hot new trends in fashion and accessories that I see on Pinterest!

Dream Place to travel? Anywhere is Europe! Or New York City of course 🙂

What is your favorite gift to give from each of the wish stores? W-sugar paper cards, “chic happens” Rosanna commuter mug, and hilarious hotel key rings!  At wish boutique- Kendra Scott jewelry and at wish gifts- DENY Designs pouches!

Brianne Phillips

Where would we find you working: At Wish Gifts mostly, sometimes you could catch me over on Gaylord in the stores too!

Favorite staple item for this season: Barefoot Dream Robe, Lafco holiday candle, and Heet bracelet.

3 things that you can’t live without from your store: Card selection (you can find a card for any occasion), Library of flowers Honeycomb hand cream, and anything Barefoot Dreams!

Favorite line that you currently carry: This is a hard one I love a lot of the lines but for now I would say Barefoot Dreams.

What is your favorite item to shop for at market? At market I’m on the the hunt for what is the newest gift item that I can add to the store. I like to find the unique gifts!

Dream Place to travel? Maldives before they disappear

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Spring/Fall Style Trends – 2016

Style trends from our fashion buyers – Spring/Fall  2016

Going to market is always an adventure from the viewpoint of a stylist. You can become overwhelmed with enthusiasm for some great new styles and feel incredibly inspired, or you can be a bit underwhelmed as you walk down aisles of repeats from seasons before.

Fear not, my fashionista friends….2016 is representing some new looks that are fresh and fun as designers take a break from playing it “safe” and add some fresh new twists on some of our favorite fashion staples. Here’s some of the eye catching fashion styles, and what is to come through spring into fall! Welcome to the tribe of trends…2016, enjoy boutique beauties!

Fall 2016 is presenting in big ways. Although the vibe of the “Boho Chic” girl is still big it’s adversary of sportswear and clean lines could be felt throughout the endless aisles of what we have seen as repeats for the past few seasons. That Boho Chic girl in some instances has either grown to be a more sophisticated “city dweller”, who is not as in to the festival scene or she has gone the other way and become even more of a free bird. Either way, the colors for fall are bright and the patterns are alive and well!

Some of the biggest notables were orange. Yes, orange…you’re welcome Denver Bronco fans! Orange not only is alive and well in spring 2016 but it makes a big crossover into fall, as does it’s darker counter part of wine, oxblood (yes that really IS what they are calling it) – rich, dark red tones.

Patterns are going nowhere. Whether you are a fan of animal prints, or paisley, you will fit in at any party or event. The prints are everywhere! Even plaid, having made a big splash last season remains steadfast.  In fact, the bolder the plaid and the bigger the pattern, the better for fall. And when I say animal prints and florals, I mean things outside of the ordinary… move over leopards, some birds might be taking over! Floral prints and prints that you might see hanging on a wall, make way to jackets, pants, tops… there will be no lack of prints looming from your closet if you are a fan. The bigger the better in prints!

For those of you who feel a bit more timid about the print…your style senses will swoon when you see the big splash of sportswear that will become a bigger staple in 2016! The styles are clean and classic, fitted and some with a bit of menswear inspired detailing throughout. Classic, clean looks, with comfort, and subdued masculinity. (Yes, we are still talking fashion) A welcome comeback indeed!

Denim is never absent from any stylish closet. And you’re in luck, whether your vibe is classic to distressed, skinny, to boot cut, it matters not. Wear denim and you are on trend. (But please no mom jeans; those are definitely a no no!) And for all you moms, with so many styles to choose from, why not choose a little sass to fit your style? Dress it down, dress it up! Think “tuxedo” denim outfits. Pair up a wide leg denim trouser and a fitted denim jacket and you will have the look to be chic in an understated way. Mix and match with washes, have fun with it. Anything goes in denim! And for all you past hippies, there is a huge vibe of the Grateful Dead and Woodstock gatherings revisited. The big bells, the wide legs, the button up fly jeans- it’s all back and bigger than ever. However, for those ladies who just now have figured out to make friends with our dear “skinny” friend, fear not…she is still alive and well, as is her boyfriend. Again, anything really goes in denim. How fun that we can be as wide leg, ripped, baggy, distressed or flowing as we want. A good time to express our inner denim spirits with pride.

Capri’s make a comeback… but not just for spring, it is also big in fall and the wider the better. So, for those who love the look of the boot cut and wide leg trouser, you are in luck because the wide leg cropped pant is representing for fall in a big way. I remember them being called “clam diggers”. (Does that age me?) Well ditch that madness; because they are now the rage of the season and can be paired with all sorts of lovely footwear…pick your fancy…booty perhaps?

For those of you who slave away at the gym and have been a little “ho hum” about the boho look, we will make your style senses smile. Shoulder cut outs, or peek-a-boo shoulders are back and even bigger then last fall. So all that work with the kettle balls and dumbbells won’t be for not… you can show off your work no matter your style. It is a trend that is here to stay and bigger than ever. Military presses, here you come!

The boudoir is no longer for the boudoir and that can be seen in spring and fall. Slinky dress slips with romantic lace paired with a chunky cardigan… why not? There is no shame in bringing your slips out into the real world now… a sophisticated and romantic trend that has been showing up big time in 2016.

Of course, we can’t forget those who love the novelty items… those things we wore way back when, or that bring us back to a certain time? Think letter jackets coolly paired with a pair of fitted distressed jeans and a great pump… reminiscent of the 50’s but way cooler… as well as some major draping. Hello Princess Leah… the draping, the belting and the “cape”ing has a huge influence in fall looks… Those who think movies don’t influence our trends are crazy. Hello Han Solo…welcome back Star Wars… alive and well in fall 2016.

There are some big English inspired trends as well… thank you Downton Abby. Calf and Ankle length coating, bow tied blousing, lace, big collars and sleeves with rounded shoulders. They are all on point and making a statement. Skirts with pleating and slits which were big in spring, make a return and that oh, so romantic time when modesty mixed with sexiness would make any house maid blush. And blush, neutrals… all big colors for fall 2016.

There was no lack of interesting and quirky little trends that popped up… the cactus, the watermelon, flamingo’s, bird prints all very relevant in spring… and I am sure they might return in a more subdued way for fall 2016. A fun trend that can be mixed with some sophisticated pieces to take even the most subdued style maven out of her element when mixed with classic pieces. Hello fun! I’m coming out of my box… look out!

Seasons are always a time of change and beauty. Each one is different and has great depth and richness in its own way. The seasons of fashion are equally so, and the mixing of textures creates epic looks in clothing. Take the rich suede’s which will be seen through spring and are huge again in the fall and pair them with tremendous bursts of fringe (which is going nowhere, so fringe on!) Or perhaps the corduroy and velvets suit your fancy, mixed with great plaids, patterns or silks. Mix a boho style top with a great classic trouser. Enjoy it all. Enjoy your season of fashion, get out of your comfort zone and have fun. The truth is, every fashionista has the need to be fashion fierce and in 2016 you will have no excuses. So go forth and change the world, one outfit at a time! Happy styling!

Fall Fashion Resolutions – 2015

People Style Watch outlined 9 of the most important fashion resolutions for the fall new year!  wish boutique is ready to help you implement all 9!

Resolution #1: Express your personality more.  Wear standout earrings or a cuff!

Resolution #2: Invest in style. A well-made statement coat is the first thing people notice in cooler weather.

Resolution #3: Embrace your shape and wear clothes that accentuate it.  Hourglass shape?  Try a pencil skirts that hug your hips and tapers below the knee.

Resolution #4: Give flats a break. Lower chunky heels can elevate your look, without causing you pain.

Resolution #5: Find a bra that fits you correctly. So important for any outfit!

Resolution #6: Downsize your bag! We have plenty of super cute bags to choose from.

Resolution #7: Break out of the all-black look.  A bright extra scarf or accessory adds wow to a basic look.

Resolution #8: Branch out from your skinny jeans. Try a bootcut to switch it up.  The look is back and it looks great on all body types.

Resolution #9: Push yourself and take a fashion risk.  Our stylists can help you move out of your comfort zone!

 

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Bohemian Style – May 2015

At wish boutique, we love the bohemian chic look.  It’s a simple trend to take on and we have just what you need.  Try our favorites- Show Me your Mumu, Eight Sixty or Billabong collections for a few bohemian inspirations.  Free-flowing, colorful clothes with simple shoes make this look easy and comfortable. Just add sunglasses and the perfect off-beat accessories to this low-maintenance look.  Come in soon and we’ll give you a bohemian make-over!

 

The Best Clothes for your Skin – March 2015

Ever wonder why certain colors look better on you than others?  Here’s the secret code, according to Redbook magazine:

If you have dark skin, bold pink and yellow are fun choices. Citrus hues give warm brown skin a radiance!

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If you have fair skin, greenish blues, like teal, and light coral are best on you.  Light blues can dull you. Redheads really sparkle in jewel tones.

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Come into wish boutique and let us help you find the best color for your skin!

 

The Maxi Dress!

This season’s take on long lengths is light and airy.  Pick a featherweight fabric in a delicate floral to push the ethereal vibe.  The dress is flowy and feminine, so keep the extras unfussy. Flat metallic sandals and barely there jewelry are all that’s necessary.  For silhouettes that expose your collarbone and shoulders, choose a strapless or convertible bra (or if you can get away with it, skip the under-pinnning altogether).     -In Style (March 2015)

All of these fabulous maxi dresses can be found at wish boutique. Come try on your best look.

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