Spring’s Arrival Means Romantic and Feminine Fashion for Halifax Women

Spring is almost here, and that means finding out what’s new and what’s in style in Halifax.

Nautical-themed clothing with bold, navy blue and white stripes has returned to our seaport city, says Korinne Loomis, an employee at Sweet Pea Boutique on Queen Street.

Spring is almost here, and that means finding out what’s new and what’s back in the world of Haligonian style.

By Lauren Hughes

Korinne Loomis of Sweet Pea Boutique picks out a colorful paisley dress for Spring. (Lauren Hughes photo).

Spring is almost here, and that means finding out what’s new and what’s in style in Halifax.

Nautical-themed clothing with bold, navy blue and white stripes has returned to our seaport city, says Korinne Loomis, an employee at Sweet Pea Boutique on Queen Street.

This red-orange dress is ideal for brightening a winter wardrobe. (Lauren Hughes photo).

Loomis pulls a rose-printed romper from the racks, as well as an orange-red dress, a sheer paisley dress in purple and lime green, and a bold navy and red print dress.

Feminine, light-weight fabrics in pastel colours with floral prints and ruffled hems fill the fashion-packed store. It seems anything girly goes this season.

Johanna Galipeau of Sweet Pea discusses what colors are perfect for this season.

Johanna from Sweet Pea

With such a big floral print, this dress is not a wall-flower. (Lauren Hughes photo).

“We have a lot of lace pieces coming in,” says Johanna Galipeau, owner of Sweet Pea and Twisted Muse, a sister store located on Spring Garden Road. “A lot of pastels and ivory colours and silvers. So really nice, romantic colours and fabrics.”

All lengths of dresses work this Spring, most being either just above or below the knee. “We always bring in the maxi though, because there’s still a girl that likes that look,” Galipeau says, referring to the floor-length style.

A warm breeze and sunshine is necessary for this dress to blossom. (Lauren Hughes photo).

Independent taste in clothing seems to be embraced in Halifax, so if you can pull if off, it has a place in your wardrobe.

Something else that fits in your closet are local and national designers such as those displayed in Love, Me Boutique on Birmingham Street.

In such an adorable romper, Spring errands are effortless. (Lauren Hughes photo).

 

“I think in Halifax, because we’re a small community, we appreciate things like local, so you try and buy as much as you can locally,” says Chara Kingston, owner of Love, Me.

“We’re not a Toronto or a Vancouver, so there aren’t a ton of local labels, so we kind of go the next step and that’s to buy within Canada,” she said.

Lace, crochet, and pearls epitomize the romance of this Spring. (Lauren Hughes photo).

Kingston’s store focuses on citrus colours such as pinks, limes, and lemons. Many of her dresses feature silk-screen or block printing, and all are handmade.

As soon as Halifax warms up it’s going to be goodbye tights and nylons, hello bare legs and Vitamin D.

“I can’t wait until the sun comes out and we can pull out our sandals and get out there,” said Kingston. “I’m just eager. I’m freezing, so I’m ready.”

External Links
Sweet Pea Boutique
Twisted Muse Boutique
Love, Me Boutique