If you've defined the essence of your style, you're a lucky soul—and you can now hone in on the exact places to gather the essentials. Here's a quick rundown of a few shops that nail it when it comes to personality.
Wild child with a streak of wanderlust? You'll want to check out Blacklamb. The mood is all decadent fashion frocks and sunglasses to hide behind—the kind of stuff you saw your friend's cool older sister wear. The shop is also great for exotic jewelry, lush health and beauty items, and all things black. Buck the system is big here. | 1144 East Paris Ave. SE, Grand Rapids
Calling all daydreamers, floral crown makers and romance junkies! Spring Sweet is aptly named and offers sweetly feminine apparel, home accessories and flowers, and includes a second-floor bridal salon for the modern girl who's getting hitched. This corner of the world is for the ladies who think of date-night wardrobe and photo shoots all day—it can be quite soothing. | 56 E. 8th St., Holland
Photos (from L to R) courtesy of Blacklamb, Frances Jaye and Gina's Boutique.
If you follow trends closely and want to make sure you have the latest and greatest right when it comes out, Gina's Boutique should get your attention. This fall there's plenty of what's hot in the store, including florals, embroidery and tops with the popular cold-shoulder treatment. This is Statement Piece Central. | 40 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids
Basics, classics and items that have that timeworn sophistication can be found at Frances Jaye. The store adores plaid, stripes and gingham, and understands the appeal of pieces meant to blend beautifully into your life. This joint runs on dainty gold jewelry, weekender duffel bags and clothing with bespoke sentiments. The girl-next-door vibe is painfully (and adorably) obvious. | 50 E. 8th St., Holland
Written by Missy Black, a footwear fanatic, style child and contributing writer for West Michigan Woman.
Main photo courtesy of Blacklamb.