It's time for new beginnings, warmer weather, summer vacations and with that - a new wardrobe! When it comes to my closet, I have always loved finding pieces that stand out and fit my unique sense of style. I love shopping at local boutiques because I get to support local commerce, plus there are a variety of stores that each have their own take on current trends.
If you're looking for a wardrobe refresh for spring, I'm sharing this roundup of my favorite boutiques here in Kansas City. For the locals, I definitely recommend you check out these stores for even better sale prices, and if not, get your online shopping on! With that, here are my favorite picks.
One of my favorite boutiques since I've moved to Kansas City has been Simply Shine Boutique in Overland Park. No joke - I think over half of my closet is made up of pieces from SSB! I often find cute pieces that I can wear to work, but there are also a lot of cute pieces for all your fun weekend outings. Of all the local boutiques, Simply Shine carries pieces with the most color, and they're committed to keeping their prices affordable. I actually live [dangerously] close to this boutique, so I pop in quite often to see what's new. Plus, their staff is super friendly and helpful. (And they might even know me by name by now...)
Y'all know I'm a proper Iowa-Dutch girl who loves a good sale, right? So it should come as no surprise that I have an eagle-eye for boutiques that have frequent sales that are too good to pass up! TeaElla has two locations in Leawood and Olathe, KS for convenient, close-to-home shopping. TeaElla runs frequent sales on new arrivals, and I always find something I love on their clearance rack! Plus, they have a brand new outlet line with even more discounted clothing. I love to shop here for adorable, work-appropriate pieces.
If your style is sort of eclectic like mine, you'll love shopping at Amelia's Boutique. You want graphic tees? You got 'em. Looking for the perfect dress for date night? Look no further! Need plus-size? They have SO many cute options! They even have the cutest accessories and gifts that are sure to catch your eye. If you're looking for variety, you'll find it at Amelia's. They are located in Overland Park, KS and at Array in the Country Club Plaza.
Guys. I LOVE THIS STORE. Frankie & Jules is located in south Overland Park, and although it's a bit of a drive for me, it's so worth it! If you're looking for statement pieces and cutting-edge trends, F&J is a must. They have adorable jumpsuits, onesies that pair perfectly with skirts, flowy pants that are perfect for work, and adorable tops for all your weekend fun. F&J is very active on Instagram, so make sure you follow them and stay tuned into their stories for new arrivals and sales. Honestly, wearing my pieces from F&J makes me feel WAY cooler than I actually am.