Here in Eugene we’re getting a short break from the rain so everyone is taking full advantage of hot summer trends. The Oregon Country Fair is here again, and this year festival fashion has taken to the streets. You don’t have to be out at the fair cite to see people wearing bandeaus, face paint, neon, sequins, feathers, wild glasses, leather fringe, tutus and funky hats. In addition to festival wear, the ladies of Eugene are rocking colored denim, crop tops and bra tops of all different varieties, tie-dye shorts, tops and dresses and both clothing and hair styled in an ombre. We are also seeing a lot of chiffon and cotton maxi dresses and skirts and fun mixed patterns like polka dots and lace. Every girl is looking for the perfect pair of distressed denim shorts, whether they be old or new, studded or printed, low rise, or with a high waist.
Most guys in Eugene like to keep it simple, but some stand out trends have been men’s tank tops, five panel or snap-back hats, fitted denim with a dark wash, chino shorts, and high-tops, skate shoes or Nike Air Jordans. Both the boys and girls here are wearing denim in all shapes and fashions, including jackets, vests and shirts, both tying them up and wearing them oversized. We have barely been able to keep Ray-Ban sunglasses or Doc Marten boots in our store, because they’ve been so popular this season and everyone’s got to have a stylin’ backpack for summer fun, whether they’re heading out to the river, going for a bike ride, or shopping around downtown.