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.

PERI NICE

All You Need for a Very Peri 2022

The 2022 hue stars in activewear, two-tone boots, and a dog harness set.

01/12/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Seattle in the Movies

10 Things I Hate About You Shows Us the Real Seattle

The 1999 movie starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt reminds us what we hate—and love—about our city.

12/30/2021 By Zoe Sayler

SPACE COWBOY

Seattle's Most Iconic Fashion Moments of 2021

Jeff Bezos dressed like a space cowboy, Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe wore the same mohair sweater, and we all had a few sweet months of near normalcy.

12/29/2021 By Zoe Sayler

CROCHET AWAY

15 Winter Sweaters That Are Anything but Ugly

Step away from the ugly sweaters and keep it cute with a men's trippy patterned crewneck, Reformation's backless cashmere, and big, chunky knits.

12/17/2021 By Zoe Sayler

ON THE ROCKS

The Kraken Community Iceplex Is Learning How to Nightlife

Despite 32 Bar and Grill’s bumpy opening, it’s still the most fun thing to do in Seattle after 9pm.

12/14/2021 By Zoe Sayler

SLINGSHOT

We Needed This: KAVU's Rope Bag Exports Seattle Fashion

The casual, best-selling outdoor bag is a purse, backpack, and Seattle fashion statement all in one.

12/13/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Power Players

100 of the Most Influential People in Seattle

Our full list of politicians, chefs, scientists, athletes, housing advocates, and other local leaders who made the cut in 2021.

12/09/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams

Power Players

The Most Influential Seattleites

From inclusive outfits to life-saving discoveries, no one can doubt this group’s clout manifests in the essential elements of our city.

12/09/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams

Power Players

8 of the Most Influential People in Seattle Fashion

The mind behind Nordstrom's Pop-In shops, the keeper of Seattle fashion history, and other style mavens who give our city an underappreciated look.

12/09/2021 By Zoe Sayler

LET'S TRY THIS AGAIN

26 Fashions for a Happy New Year

We're welcoming the new year with sparkly sweaters, a velvet Reformation dress, and tons of sequins.

12/08/2021 By Zoe Sayler

SEATTLE STYLE

25 Essential Seattle Shops

From midcentury furniture to timeless menswear to the oldest comic book store around, these are the local shops everyone should know about.

12/03/2021 By Seattle Met Staff and Zoe Sayler

PLATE-ONIC

Make Friendsgiving a Tradition Worth Starting

Enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with friends or chosen family this year? Here's advice to ensure the celebration goes smoothly.

11/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler

GIFT GUIDE 2021

The Everybody on Your List Guide to Gifting in Seattle

Foodies, techies, outdoor enthusiasts—check, check, check.

11/19/2021 Edited by Zoe Sayler

GIFT GUIDE 2021

10 Tech Gifts for Anyone on Your List

Custom Xbox controllers, a bring-everywhere phone charger, a really nice-looking air purifier, and more.

11/18/2021 By Zoe Sayler

'TIS THE SEASON

Make Holiday Shopping an Event at These Local Markets and Popups

From Nordstrom's Make It Pop-In to the Winter Solstice Night Market, check this updating list for all your Seattle gift-shopping needs.

11/03/2021 By Zoe Sayler

FUR-EAKY

Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for You and Your Pet

From cute puppy-sized jack-o'-lantern hats to couples costumes for dogs and their owners.

10/27/2021 By Zoe Sayler

LIFELONG LEARNER

We Needed This: Anna Learns Things Brightens Up the City

Anna Dong started making fruit-shaped beaded earrings during the pandemic. Now, her handmade jewelry is sold at shops like Prism and Something Silver.

10/25/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by AJ Ragasa

MOM AND POP-IN

A Few of Our Favorite Things from Nordstrom's Pop-In Gift Shop

Here are our favorite products from the Make It Pop-In holiday gift shop, open at select Nordstrom locations through January 9.

10/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler

RELEASE THE CRUSHES

Kraken Players to Watch This Season

From the funniest players to the strongest leaders, here are the Seattle hockey players we've got a crush on so far.

10/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler

FRIGHT NIGHT

Pop Culture Halloween Costumes for 2021

Costume ideas inspired by recent events in Seattle and elsewhere, from "Squid Game" guards to Jeff Bezos in space.

10/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler