Spring Travel Guide: Local Edition

Style-Architects Spring Travel Guide

Sunshine and blue skies must be major cause of wanderlust, because we're ready to get outside and explore. Whether it's for the weekend, a week, or a lengthier journey, pack right with a few of our fav suitcase stuffers. Don't worry though, homesickness isn't on the itinerary: most of these travel essentials are right around the corner, so you can stay local while going global.

Grab your friends, pack your {stylish} bags & hit the road: adventure awaits!

1. Martin Patrick 3 Toothbrush and Toothpaste 2. One Love Organics Dry Shampoo: Wilson and Willy's 3. Ray Ban Sunglasses 4. Hat: Filson 5. Grown Alchemist Facial Kit: Parc Boutique 6. Duluth Pack Tote: Wilson and Willy's 7. Fujifilm instant camera: Urban Outfitters 8. Leatherworks MN camera strap: Wilson and Willy's 9. Puma Sneakers: Madewell 10. Swing Trench: Everlane 11. Pouch: Askov Finlayson 12. Watch: Shinola 13. The Gentlewoman: Parc Boutique 

{Insta} Inspired: Spring Street Style

From the runway to the street to the web, this spring's trends have us feeling {insta} inspired. Here's a collage of some of our favorite trends, as featured by eight stylish individuals. So far, 2015 feels like one big #ThrowbackThursday. No worries, though: these fashions don't include embarrassing polaroids pulled from your parents' photo albums. Accessories like circle sunglasses nod to a 1960's Janis Joplin, while tangerine frames and nails channel the same decade's mod color movement. Airy ponchos and wide-legged culottes keep you cool {or groovy, as the 70's would say}, and thank goodness we have an excuse in the name of fashion and function to rock sneakers and 90's overalls. White jeans, of course, have always been a staple, and now that the weather is {finally} warm in Minnesota, we think it's okay to stomp the streets in them well before Memorial Day.

Check out more from these style gurus + tell us what you think about this season's trends.

culottes: @lookmachine // new balances: @michaela_lee // beach: @amy.paine // sunglasses: @madewell1937 // watch: @annajepson // white denim: @gap // fringe: @thewhimsysoul // overalls: @tumblemetimber

Style-Architects x Madewell MOA Collaboration

The Style-Architects team had a blast teaming up with one of our favorite brand crushes, Madewell for the release of the MOA store's new, gush-worthy spring line! We spent the evening mingling with fellow Madewell fans, sipping on Prohibition Kombucha, and trying on stacks of our fav new items. We were also ecstatic to meet Alissa, the winner of our #MadewellinMPLS Instagram contest {check out her Michael Jackson-like moves below}, who stopped by to shop with her winnings. If you weren't able to make the event, check out #MadewellinMPLS on Instagram, peep the new spring line here, and swing by Madewell MOA to snag your favs! 

Pantone Color of The Year: Marsala

This year proved that Marsala is no longer reserved for adding flavor to your favorite chicken dish {hungry now?}. This nurturing and fulfilling Pantone Color of the Year will give you an earthy feel, while still dramatically enriching your look. Combine the color with neutrals like warm taupes and grays as well as hues of blue to garnish your closet or interiors, or let it stand boldly on its own. 

3 Holiday Outfit Ideas

With the holiday season in full-swing, you are most likely scrambling to finish your last-minute shopping or decorating and, most definitely, stressing about what to wear to your next fête! Whether you're meeting your best girls for holiday cocktails, attending an office party or hosting family and friends for dinner, take a peak at some of these note-worthy blogger-inspired looks we are loving this season.