‘Adornable’ Fall Trends!

Everyone wants to look good and stay up-to-date now-a-days, but it’s becoming increasingly hard to stay on top of it. But don’t worry. Adorn is here to help you stay stylish this fall!


Often times there’s one trend that you end up liking and wearing the most – and we think that trend is the Poncho this season. I mean need I say more? Imagine the cozy feeling of wearing this. Style these types of ponchos with plain neutrals or even pestels to add a little color. Clearly this piece is a no brainer fall wardrobe.


The smock is a classic style that never goes out of fashion. I think we all agree that we need this in our life. There is something exuberant yet leisurely about this smock shirt. Pair it with a denim and you’ve got yourself a perfect look. She is rocking it with her hair tied up.


Who says fashion and comfort cannot go together? You know you need these. I think these are so perfect for us PNW folks. I mean everybody knows we love dark colors:)


This is the reason why this is my favorite era of fashion. Pair this beautiful piece with a denim and a pair of sunglasses. I promise it can’t go wrong. Also a platform wedge, the ultimate fall shoe would go perfect with it.

Here’s some more fall outfit ideas from Adorn:


Now that you have a sneak peek of some of the goods we have, come on down and let us find your Fall Style together!


Adorn Family

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Fremont Customer of the Month: Alice

Meet awesome Alice, our Fremont Customer of the Month!! Isn't she 
wonderful in these pictures? And that's not all, we also got a 
chance to chat with her a little bit about her style and her love 
for Adorn!

img_1749Margaret O’Leary Sweater // Elk Fine Knit Hood Poncho // Citizens of Humanity Rocket Jeans // Trask Madison Waterproof Boot // The Salt Empire Necklace

ADORN: Have you always lived in Portland? If not, where do you call
home and what brought you here?

ALICE: I’m originally from Ohio and moved to Oregon in 2005 for work. 
I teach social work and sociology at the University of Portland. 
My teaching and research focuses on policy issues and community 
organizing around social justice and the rights of marginalized 
groups. I geek out over policy issues, and I’m always looking for 
ways to get involved and get my students involved in local and state

ADORN: How do you like to spend your personal time?

ALICE: In my time away from work, I love to cook.  I read food blogs 
and cookbooks looking for inspiration, and I’m always experimenting 
with new recipes and ingredients.  These days my food bio would have
to include lemon, garlic, rosemary, figs, kabocha squash, coffee, 
butter, and anything chocolate.

ADORN: What are some professional and/or personal pursuits that you 
are passionate about?

ALICE: I enjoy cycling, running, wandering around the Oregon coast 
and hiking in the Gorge with my better half.  Last year in October 
we got married on a sunny but blustery Sunday at Beacon Rock, and 
this year we’re going to celebrate our first anniversary by hiking 
Hamilton Mountain.

ADORN: How would your BFF describe you?

ALICE: My friends would describe me as a generous, self-deprecating,
latte addict who seeks—and usually finds—humor in everyday things.


Bella Dahl Drape Front Shirt // 7 For All Mankind Skinny Cord // Antelope Ankle Boots

ADORN: How did you first hear about Adorn?

ALICE: I first learned about Adorn from my friend Vail Fletcher, 
who was wearing her cozy high-waisted M. Rena leggings. I decided I 
had to have a pair, and that led me into the Fremont store.

ADORN: What do you love the most about Adorn?

ALICE: For most of my life I have dreaded clothes shopping, and my 
approach was quick and dirty: Get in and get out, focus on fit, but 
don’t worry about the details or if something “almost” works. I’m 
trying to be more intentional these days and select only items I 
really love and feel great. As a test, I will ask myself, “Does it 
work as is? Would I be excited to wear this tomorrow?” Buying 
fewer pieces and only choosing items I really love has worked well 
for me and streamlined my closet.

Adorn has transformed my relationship to clothes and shopping.  
First, the stores are extremely well curated. From clothing to 
jewelry to shoes and accessories, I never walk in without trying on 
multiple items that work and that make me feel confident and well 
put together.

Beyond the styles, what sets Adorn apart are the people: Brittany 
and Jess at Fremont are so good at knowing their customers and 
putting together items that make us look and feel fabulous. It 
happens to me every time, but I’ve also observed their magic with 
other customers. Jen reminds us correctly that it’s all about 
“fit and fabric.” And at both stores, I am always greeted warmly.  
From the first time I walked in, I felt welcome and like there is no 
other place for me to be in that moment.

Thanks to these ladies, in the last year I’ve been inspired to try 
new things—a plaid, sleeveless Bella Dahl shirt dress or Prairie 
Underground shift—or, in this photo shoot, the 3J Margo Western 
tunic with amazing embroidery on the back.

Feeling confident in your clothes makes you more effective at 
whatever you do. Being a professor involves getting up in front of 
people regularly to present, facilitate discussions, and share my 
work publicly in a variety of settings. I never want to worry about 
whether something I’m wearing distracts from what I’m saying. I 
always feel confident in the items and outfits I’ve purchased at 
Adorn, and that is worth a lot.


Hard Tail Crop Front Tunic // Yumi Long Ribbed Cardigan //

ADORN: What is the last piece you bought at Adorn?

ALICE: The last piece and my current favorite is the Elk cape. To 
quote Brittany, “You will feel regal when you put it on.” She is 
I love my Tart Collections Veronicka Jacket. It looks professional 
but not boring, and it feels like a sweatshirt.

ADORN: A trend you are loving for this Season?

I love the variety of shirt dresses and tunics, like the HardTail 
high-low tunic. It covers your bum and is slimming and comfy all 
at once.
(Brittany and Jess—is this even a trend? I am so uninformed when it 
comes to fashion/style, this is HILARIOUS!)


3J Workshop Tunic // Baggu Purse // Leggings

ADORN: If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, 
what would it look like?

ALICE: Jeans, a cozy sweater or turtleneck (see Curator cowl neck), 
waterproof boots or clogs.

ADORN: 3 must-have items on any vacation?

ALICE: A big, lightweight cotton scarf. I’ve used this as a wrap, a 
headscarf to protect my face from the sun in Italy, and I even used 
it as sheet when I was in Nicaragua. 
On my last vacation one of the most useful things was a Lilla P 
lightweight ¾ sleeve cotton slub cardigan. I wore it 90 percent of 
the days—over tanks, dresses, tees. 
Running shoes to walk, hike, run, and chase my sweet husband up a 
mountain if I have the chance.


Just Female Skirt // Dr. Scholl’s Booties


Elk Poncho // The Salt Empire Jewelry // Citizen of humanity Jeans // Trask Waterproof Boots

Thanks Alice for your time and especially for such an extensive 
interview! It was nice to get to know you better and we look forward 
to seeing you again in the store!
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Jenn Perry of Jelt Belt Visits Adorn on Fremont!

Jen Perry, the owner and creator of  Adorn-favorite Jelt belt- a belt that is made out of 100% recycled yarn with an inner gel that grips to pants, payed our store a visit with lovely friends in tow!









We loved seeing one of our designers in person! With a personality that lights up a room & designs that our customers love, she definitely made our day!



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Employee’s Favorites!

Season’s are changing and Adorn employee’s are LOVING it! We are excited to cozy up with some of our favorite Fall trends. And, even more excited to help you find your favorite Fall fashions!

Here is what some of our employees love:

Jess is rockin’ a casual look you can wear anywhere! Denim jackets are a Fall go-to! And we love them dressed up or dressed down!


Volcom // Kut from the Kloth // Citizens of Humanity // Tart 

Nico loves to cozy up in Fall! She will be living in the turtleneck trend and loves to find fun shoes at Gild next door on Division!


Bailey 44 // Mother Denim 

Wendy knows how to style things to perfection! She is loving dresses and high boots for the perfect Fall look you can take from day to night! On her breaks, Wendy loves to swing by next door and check out shoes at Gild!


Wilt // Baggu // Joy Dravecky Jewelry

Our newest employee, Megan, is keeping things casual and cool! She loves to be comfortable, but look stylish all in one!


Citizens of Humanity // Sub_Urban Riot


Which employees style do you want to steal?! If you were asking me, I’d want them all!

Come and shop Jess and Megan’s looks at Adorn on Fremont. And, Nico and Wendy’s looks are found at Adorn on Division!

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Nau: Stylish & Sustainable

Saving the environment has never been so trendy!

Nau is a innovative and stylish clothing line with a focus on sustainability. The aspect of sustainability, however, isn’t simply a marketing feature. For Nau, creating sustainable and modern pieces is the entire framework of the company. It’s a business model, but it’s also a responsibility. And with clothing this cute, you’ll need to dress responsibly!

Take the classic gr-outfit:


Picking up these dark gray piece will make you wonder why you never had them in the first place! Nau’s leggings and pullovers will make you want to curl up with some hot tea (organic, of course).

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Nau has a variety of jackets to fit every occasion and style.

Who doesn’t love a good long sleeved dress? Check out these classics on our website and try them on in-store! Like a blank canvas ready for paint, these earth-toned dresses are perfect for dazzling up with all your accessories.

Save the Earth, and save it in style!

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Division Customer of the Month: Amanda

And we’re back with another Customer of the Month photoshoot! This time around it’s the lovely and beautiful Amanda, who let us snap a couple of awesome pics of her and ask her a few questions. Check it out:



Hudson cropped flare jeans // Biya top // Dolce Vita mules

ADORN: Have you always lived in Portland? If not, where do you call 
home and what brought you here?
Amanda: Original home and country is South Africa. My brother 
marrying an American is what brought my parents and I to America and 
PDX specifically.

ADORN: How do you like to spend your personal time?

Amanda: Shopping, cooking, playing tennis, traveling. 

ADORN: What are some professional and/or personal pursuits that you 
are passionate about?
Amanda: I am passionate about my tennis and competing. I am also 
passionate about properties buying rehabbing and selling.

ADORN: Any special talents or hobbies you want to share?

Amanda: I am one of the best shoppers I know, I can shop for 

ADORN: How would your BFF describe you?

Amanda: Creative, thinks outside the box, always has a different 
look. Fun loving and friendly.



Elk Sweater // Hudson cropped flare jeans // Jenny Bird necklace



Johnny Was LA tunic // Henry & Belle jeans // H by Hudson boots

 ADORN: How did you first hear about Adorn?
 Amanda: I was at a restaurant on Division street and noticed the 
 store so I had to check it out and fell in love with the store.      

 ADORN: What do you love the most about Adorn?
 Amanda: The fact that there are lots of different items and brands 
 as well as the creative display of clothing and accessories.

 ADORN: What is your favorite Adorn piece?
 Amanda: Right now its a long, embroidered sweater jacket from BIYA.

 ADORN: A trend you are loving for this Season?
 Amanda: Shorts with long coat/jackets.

 ADORN: If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, 
 what would it look like?
 Amanda: It would be very trendy and comfy and made out of a great, 
 soft fabric.

 ADORN: Where do you get your style inspiration?
 Amanda: Seeing things I like either in person on people or in 

 ADORN: What is a brand you'd love to see at Adorn?
 Amanda: Free People or Burning Torch.

 ADORN: Who’s your style icon?
 Amanda: I don't really have one!

 ADORN: Describe your personal style.
 Amanda: Trendy, funky, colorful; I like all styles!

 ADORN: First clothing purchase you remember making?
 Amanda: Of course I remember when I was a child in South Africa I 
 would get off the school bus and go into a kids store called 
 "Freckles" where I would pick out multiple outfits which they would 
 let me take home and then I would model them all for my Dad and he 
 would let me keep them all. So from a young age I looooved to shop.

 ADORN: 3 must-have items on any vacation?
 Amanda: Cool shoes, bathing suits and awesome-smelling sunscreen...
 geez, do I have to pick only 3?



Henry & Belle jeans // Hard Tail jacket // Bobi tank

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