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.

Feature

A Highway, Divided: What Drives Opposition to I-5’s Uncle Sam Sign?

How the Hamilton Sign's provocative messages drove one newcomer to wage his own battle for free speech.

03/01/2021 By Zoe Sayler

SHAKEN AND STIRRED

Can an Earthquake Early Warning System Really Help Us?

When Washington adopts ShakeAlert, it'll send a warning to our phones seconds ahead of an earthquake. Is that enough?

02/26/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Between Two Lakes

Wallingford Neighborhood Guide

Classic restaurants and shops, craftsmans, and ingenuity are on full display here.

02/19/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy, Stefan Milne, Zoe Sayler, and Allecia Vermillion

Wallingford Neighborhood Guide

16 of Wallingford’s Best and Funkiest Shops

This North Seattle neighborhood has it all, from sock shops and rubber chickens to rare plant purveyors and chic boutiques.

02/19/2021 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

HEY, COOL DOG

The Good Dogs of Seattle's Weekend Snowstorm

Don't go chasing snowballs.

02/16/2021 By Zoe Sayler

SWIPING, UNLEASHED

Inside the Dog-Eat-Dog World of Seattle Dating Apps

Wowzer, Seattle's promising dating app for dog lovers, didn't make it through Covid-19. But two other local dating apps are keeping humans connected.

02/12/2021 By Zoe Sayler, Christy Carley, and Erin Wong

USE PROTECTION

Pandemic First Dates, Ranked from Safest to Scariest

If you’re already in a relationship, don’t @ us. We have to find a way to make this work.

02/12/2021 By Zoe Sayler

THAT'S TIMELESS

For New Seattle Clothing Line Akala, Sustainability Is Classic

Who cares about seasonal trends? These pieces are meant to last.

02/05/2021 By Zoe Sayler

COLD HANDS, WARM HEART

The Best Seattle Versions of the Bernie Sanders Mittens Meme

Bernie’s Inauguration Day look landed the senator in a few well-known Seattle spots.

01/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler

GOLDEN AGE

These Small Businesses Got By with a Little Help from Their Friends

A storied comic book store and a brand-new boutique have both leaned on an old reliable to weather the economic crisis: the community.

12/31/2020 By Zoe Sayler

VENDOR BENDER

5 Seattle-Area Holiday Markets for the Last-Minute Local Shopper

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

12/11/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Obsession

How Quarantine Rejuvenated Our Skincare Obsession

Stay-home orders may have messed with our heads—but we found a way to save our faces.

12/08/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Shelf Indulgent

Seattle Gift Stores for Every Type of Shopper

A shop list that’ll make everyone on your list happy—including yourself.

11/24/2020 By Zoe Sayler

THAT'S A WRAP

Winter's Unlikely Staple Accessory: Blanket Carriers

They're much cuter than scrambling to find a seat by the restaurant's sole patio heater.

11/13/2020 By Zoe Sayler

AT YOUR SERVICE

These Seattle-Area Businesses Offer Meals and Deals for Veterans Day

From free fish and chips to a complimentary car wash, here's how local businesses thank vets and military members for their service.

11/11/2020 By Zoe Sayler

TRAILBLAZERS

Fat Fashion Won't Be Ignored Any Longer

Retail often treats plus-size clothing as an afterthought, but some locals are making it big.

10/27/2020 By Zoe Sayler

GET OUT THE VOTE

If You Miss Those 'I Voted' Stickers, Try This Local Merch

Those free stickers are cool. But they don't give out beer and sweatshirts at polling places.

10/26/2020 By Zoe Sayler

PPM PPE

10 Pike Place Masks for a Market-Fresh 2020

Local crafters now count face coverings among their wares.

10/13/2020 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Elizabeth Rudge

CELESTIAL HOMEBODIES

Seattle Fall Fashion 2020: Dress Up to Hunker Down

There's never been a better time to celebrate (and interrogate) fashion.

10/05/2020 Photography by Elizabeth Rudge Styled by Adria Garcia and Castle Cooke Edited by Zoe Sayler

Obsession

Takeout Cocktails Were Cool—Now Let’s Commit to Relaxed Drinking Laws

God help us if this boozy slushie melts on the way home.

10/02/2020 By Zoe Sayler