Seattle's always been the Big City for style editor Zoe Sayler, who grew up in rural Southwest Washington and still side-eyes the whole flannels-and-puffy jackets situation. 

Before joining the SagaCity team as digital editor in December 2019, she was a fellow at environmental news nonprofit Grist, a features intern for The Seattle Times, and a frazzled Communication major at Stanford University.

THE LITTLE THINGS

14 Boutiques for the Fashionable PNW Child

From Bootyland in Capitol Hill's Chophouse Row to Village Maternity in U Village, here's where to shop for children's clothing in the Seattle area.

08/05/2022 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

EMBLEMATIC

Dan McLean Is Seattle’s Favorite Bootlegger

Thrifted purses revived with designer emblems, sweats made from fabric scraps—sustainable fashion has never looked so cool.

07/29/2022 By Zoe Sayler

ROOK, LINE, AND SINKER

This New Capitol Hill Ear Piercing Studio Is Like Claire's for Grown-Ups

The company's first Washington storefront brings the curated ear trend to the masses.

07/28/2022 By Zoe Sayler

STRAIGHT FIRE

Bring the Drama This Leo Season with These Local Gifts

Bring the drama this Leo season with a necklace from Wolf Circus, a purse from Cult Gaia, a party trick from Chambong, and more Seattle gifts.

07/22/2022 By Zoe Sayler

SODO MOJO

What We're Wearing to Root, Root, Root for the Mariners

Vintage-inspired baseball jackets, funny inside-joke fan tees, and other memorabilia that proves your loyalty to the home team.

07/21/2022 By Zoe Sayler

DEPARTMENT OF DISCOUNTS

Snag These Deals at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

From the best kids North Face jacket to a timeless fall coat for men, here are some of the best deals (that weren't snatched up during early access).

07/15/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Neighborhood Guide

32 of Our Favorite Ballard Shops

Vintage Scandinavian furniture, handmade local jewelry, and some of Seattle's most fashionable boutiques make their home in Ballard.

07/08/2022 By Zoe Sayler

GOLD STANDARD

We Needed This: Baleen Makes Blessedly Affordable Jewelry

The Ballard jewelry shop makes pieces that are sustainable and fashionable for under $75. They'd make a perfect gift—for yourself or someone else.

06/29/2022 By Zoe Sayler

CONSIGN OF THE TIMES

We Co-Sign These Consignment Shops

Where to get great deals on lightly-used items, from outdoor gear at Wonderland Gear Exchange to plus-size fashions at Two Big Blondes.

06/21/2022 By Zoe Sayler

WE'VE BEEN FRAMED

Summon Brighter Days with These Unique Sunglasses

Trendy pastel frames with colored lenses, unexpected patterns like split-tone and checkers, and performance sunglasses that actually look cool.

06/17/2022 By Zoe Sayler

CANINE TO FIVE

Who Has the Best Shop Pets in the World? We Do! We Do!

From the feline queen of Capitol Hill's Pretty Parlor to the gentle giant of a dog at Mike and Mike's Guitar Bar in Fremont.

06/15/2022 By Zoe Sayler

NEW GROWTH

Glasswing Greenhouse Reopens After a Two-Year Hiatus

Capitol Hill boutique Glasswing's plant-based offshoot officially opens in June, with two installations created especially for the Art Walk.

06/09/2022 By Zoe Sayler

PRIDE GUIDE

Support Seattle’s LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

From hair salons to coffee shops to vintage stores, these LGBTQ-owned businesses serve Seattle's queer community year-round.

06/09/2022 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

WEATHER, MAN

Please, Don't Let This Be Juneuary

After a particularly gloomy spring, Seattle's notoriously cold and cloudy June weather is just too much for us in 2022.

06/08/2022 By Zoe Sayler

TREND FORECAST

Shop 5 Summer Trends Fresh-Picked by Seattle Style Experts

Vegan leather Aritzia skirts, chunky Vagabond sandals, layer-ready mesh shirts, and more of what's trending in summer 2022.

06/07/2022 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Patrick Tak

DIPLOMACY

Gifts for Grads

Congratulate them on their hard work—and help them prepare for whatever's next.

06/06/2022 By Zoe Sayler

NINE TO FIVE

Gifts for Grads Entering the Workforce

Microsoft bluetooth headphones, fashionable work shoes, and commute essentials for recent grads entering the workforce.

06/06/2022 By Zoe Sayler

LIFELONG LEARNER

Gifts for Graduates Starting College or Grad School

A great, reasonably priced REI commuter bike, a high-tech smart notebook with classic appeal, and other university student essentials.

06/06/2022 By Zoe Sayler

PATH PATHOS

Gifts for Grads Who Aren't Sure What's Next

Experience gifts, introspective books, and other no-pressure gifts to make the transition from school to whatever comes next a bit smoother.

06/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler

RACK RANK

Every Nordstrom Rack in the Seattle Area, Ranked

Which Nordstrom Rack location has the best designer clothing, shoes, and atmosphere? We visited all eight, from Bellevue to Lynnwood, to find out.

06/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler