Sunday, 29 July 2018 23:02

What's your sign? Leo fashion forecast

Written by  Missy Black
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You can look to the stars or over in Hudsonville at Lou + Marie for fierce fashions to fit your wild side.

The Leo sun sign rules from July 23 to August 22. Leos are natural-born leaders and trailblazers — they have an air of royalty about them. If you’re wondering what’s in the Leo’s closet, it’s no secret: think big and bold, exquisite patterns, extravagant colors and statement pieces that scream, “all eyes on me.”

Lou + Marie is known for its one-of-a-kind tops and dresses, and the shop carries plenty of striking accessories to boost tame outfits. The shop has recently moved into a new brick and mortar store after selling online, a recognition of the big impact a physical presence makes.

“We love meeting people and making relationships,” said co-owner Kirsten Warners.

“You feel the friendship with customers that come back every week,” said co-owner Cassie Beel. “It makes for a personal shopping experience. Some guests come in and are hard on themselves. We like to build them up. We all have our insecurities.”

A trip to the store means seeing courageous and independent fashions tailor-made for the Leo lifestyle. From high-waisted, tropical print shorts with a built-in ribbon belt to floral print maxi dresses with open backs, you’ll find the makings of a confident Leo wardrobe — the kind that dominates the scene. Consider lace shirts and dresses in soft, summer hues (that can double as beach cover ups) or a classic strong cut-off, Buffalo checker print top. It’s complete with ruffles and fringe on the bottom for a can’t-ignore-me look. Sift through Boho jewelry, bamboo-crochet necklaces and Leo-approved Sashka Co. beaded bracelets made by women in Nepal in enchanting colors.

“We like the fun stuff,” Warners said. “We like to have the unique add-on pieces. When it comes to accessories, the bigger, the better. Big statement earrings are in right now and we have a bunch in leather, fringe or beaded varieties. We’ve also got those popular, circular bamboo purses.”

Check out Lou + Marie at 3410 Chicago Dr. in Hudsonville. Keep tabs on the boutique’s summer events at Lou and Marie Boutique on Facebook and lou.and.marie on Instagram.

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