Thursday, July 16, 2015

Can You Mix Your Animal & Reptile Prints?


Our answer is yes! Why limit yourself to just one when you can wear two or even three?  But it's got to be done right. One idea is to start with a pair of jeans and a simple t-shirt. Then add one or two chic accessories to complete the look. A great scarf, clutch, jacket, or boots will look great now and keep working straight through to Fall. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Now Trending: Downriver, MI


In the world of fashion, people can be put on a bell curve and described in one of five ways: fashion innovators, fashion leaders, the masses, late adopters, and fashion laggards. Their names are exactly as they sound. The fashion innovators are the first to start a trend, and its no surprise that they would live in the trendiest cites: New York, LA, Paris, Milan, London. Next come the fashion leaders, followed by mass adoption from the general population, and then the late adaptors and laggards. There are a variety of factors that tie into where one falls on the bell curve, including their demographic location, age, and most importantly their interest in fashion. The Midwest is notorious for falling in the middle of the curve. Here in Michigan, we are typically regarded as average when it comes to fashion. But something important in last few years has started to happen: Detroit is trending.
            
Dubbed as “The New Brooklyn”, the Detroit brand is growing and Downriver, MI has a prime spot right outside the city. Companies like The Detroit Garment Group have brought fashion to Michigan through their annual Fashionspeak conference, industrial sewing certification program, and current efforts in building a fashion incubator for young designers. Companies like Shinola have made Detroit a national luxury brand and capitalized on the city’s history. Downriver native, and world famous fashion designer, John Varvatos has supported the city by bringing his brand to Woodward Ave. And then of course there are the loyal and trendy boutiques that occupy the city and surrounding areas, like The Willow Tree and Chelsea.

Nothing brings out creativity like difficult times, and Detroit has had its fair share. The city is in a period of rebirth, and Downriver is along for the ride.  

Written by our "Guest Blogger" Ms. Jamie Campbell of Central Michigan University's Fashion Merchandising and Design Program. She's also a Summer Intern at Willow Tree. 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Want Your Wardrobe to Bloom and Grow?

Do you need to know how to get your wardrobe to flourish? It's so easy and you need not look any further than WILLOW TREE in Wyandotte. 
Their buyers have seen "flower power" all over the runways and showrooms when planning for Spring 2015. Floral patterns were everywhere....and now they're HERE. Blossoms, muted florets, colorful blooms and mixed prints!  You'll see florals everywhere. From bright printed canvas shorts to dainty florals on a chiffon blouse -- to the super-cute cabbage rose print on footwear, Willow Tree has plenty of options to "plant in your closet" now.

Come play dress up with us!


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Black and White - the New Trend? Hmmmm

O.K., we KNOW it's not completely accurate to call black and white a new trend since it literally never goes out of style, but it looks so good this season. The prints are fabulous, the silhouettes so interesting. Take a look for yourself!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New Trend? Not For OUR Customers!

Some call it BoHo, Others Call it "Hippie Chic". Whatever you call it, Willow Tree customers have long embraced the looks that seems to step right out of  the 1970s.  Light, flowy and bohemian. This great looking style is STILL hot - and available at Willow Tree in historic Downtown Wyandotte! Call us at 734-282-8231!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Another Trend That Continues...With a Twist!

Let's talk about jumpsuits.  Dressy jumpsuits were introduced over the past couple of seasons and they've been pretty well received. Even Willow Tree customers have loved a couple of them we've had! 

They're gaining popularity, that's for sure. But this year, designers have shaken it up a bit more and taken inspiration from the "world of industry" to create fashion-forward utilitarian looks with a "couture edge" like leather belts, extra long zippers and oversized buttons. They say that the jumpsuit is set to be the uniform for the chic and sophisticated this season. What do you think? Is Wyandotte ready for them? Are YOU?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Watch for MORE Khaki this Spring


Khaki first hit the runway over 40 years ago. Since that introduction, it's become a fashion classic. This year, it's hitting our industry with a big bang! Watch for military silhouettes, sueded khaki, safari style khaki, skirts, pants, coats, jackets, tops----and more! What do you think?

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Getting Close to the End of This Years Color Chart!



Glacier Gray is lovely! Yes, it's more dominant for men than women. It's unobtrusive that contrasts and enhances. It bounces off other shades without taking away from them - and it slips into the background to allow other colors to take center stage. Gray is nature's most perfect neutral. Timeless. Quietly assuring and peacefully relaxing.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Marsala is the Color of the Year

Marsala is a beautiful color on its own but also a wonderful contract to other hues. Bold and daring, it exudes confidence. A little like the wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates warmth and richness with red-brown earthiness. Gorgeous!