As winter packs up and puts its snow gear away for another year, it’s easy for us to turn our thoughts to the warm weather that’s on the way. While it may be a little while yet before we’re into our swimmers and spending hours in the ocean, that slight increase in degrees is more than welcome!
With warmer weather comes the twice-annual wardrobe rotation, where we bring our spring florals to the front and swap puffer jackets for dresses and maxi skirts. And while some styles are fashion mainstays, accentuating those pieces and dressing them up with the latest season’s trends is a great way to elevate your look. And it’s not just limited to the ladies— men and kids can get into the spring fashion fun too!
Join us as we take a shopping tour of Eltham, where we’ll find fashion clothing and accessories galore to take everybody’s spring look to a 10 out of 10. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, a loved one, or buying a gift for a friend, everything you’ve ever needed and more is right here on Eltham’s stylish streets.
Stepping into Mojo On Main is like getting a sneak peek of the behind-the-scenes footage of Spring Fashion Week. High-waisted flares and wide-legged jeans take centre stage as this season’s biggest trend, as once again it’s proven that styles come back in vogue every 20 years.
If you didn’t keep your flares from 2002, though, don’t worry! Mojo On Main has them in every colour and wash, from light blues to daring blacks. The Gabriella Stitch Detail Linen Pant is a modern take on the late ‘90s to early ‘00s wide-leg trend, and has added white stitching on the outside to accentuate the inky black of the pants themselves. These look great with a chunky pair of shoes and a tank or tee. In fact, there’s a matching Giselle Linen Top that pairs perfectly with them, especially in the white, which brings out the white stitching of the pants.
Looking for something on the more feminine side of the scale? You got it! Mojo On Main has dresses in every style, material, and colour, so you’re guaranteed to find the one you’ve been searching for for your upcoming event. Heading to a wedding? Semi-formal dresses will always make a statement for a classy affair (while not outshining the bride, of course!). The Brittany Cocktail Dress is a stunner in a rich black that lends itself well to any style of shoes and accessories you choose. Add a stunning heel and a clutch and you’re sure to win Best Dressed Guest!
Still in the market for a dress but for a more casual affair? That’s right, Mojo On Main has you covered there as well! Midi dresses are all the rage right now, and bright patterns and pops of colour just add to the spring sweetness. We love the Lucy Puff Sleeve Midi Dress in orange and white for a brunch, garden party, bridal shower, or a casual night out. Whatever style takes your fancy, get in to Mojo On Main in Eltham’s Midway Arcade before they strut out the door!
Inzagi offers boutique fashion and shopping with a smile, as the staff here live and breathe womens fashion. Apparel is everything (followed closely by accessories), and it’s all here in this charming and chic store!
Glitz and glam are heating up as 2022’s spring looks to be seen in, and you’ll certainly be turning heads by indulging in stunning sparkles. After all, who said glitter is just for the silly season?! We spotted the Studio 54 dress immediately and were drawn to it like moths to a flame, imagining all the fabulous affairs we could wear this to. Simply purchasing this dress will have the invitations flowing your way, so make sure you’re ready!
If shining like a mirror ball isn’t quite your style, no problem. Sweet casual wear is just as fashionable and fun, like the Italian voile shirt in a rich chocolate colour that pairs well with neutrals. Cream blazers are another stylish look on the streets and the runways this season, so you couldn’t do better than pairing these together. Add the new Oafish wedge leather sandal for height, and you’ve got yourself an A+ outfit.
Whatever you come in to buy, you’re not likely to leave with just one thing! Sunglasses, summery scarves, and shoes will call you over to peruse the selections, while the racks of bags could have you pondering your options all day. The Baby Jute bag is back in store and comes in terracotta, blue, and indigo. If you want to buy one in every colour to make sure it always matches your outfit, we can’t say we blame you! Get into Inzagi today— you’ll find them at 50 Commercial Place, just off Main Road between Luck and Pryor Streets.
Spring has sprung at Run To The River, and they have all of the spring and summery outfits you’ll ever need to spend a relaxing day on the Yarra (or at the lake, or beach, or café, or office…). This store is full of fashion clothing, jewellery, homewares, gifts, and more to make your shopping trip as easy as possible.
Womens fashion is the order of the day, so let’s head straight there, shall we? Run To The River stocks a wide range of unique pieces guaranteed to turn heads and have people asking you, ‘Where did you get your outfit?!’. We’re big fans of flares and wide-legged pants— just in case you hadn’t noticed already— so we made a beeline to the bottoms section, where we found the soft Anneli Light Pant by Elk The label. These dream pants are made of luxurious French linen that will keep you cool when the sun comes out to play and will just have you looking cool and on-trend in general.
If skirts are more your style, we highly recommend the Crossways Skirt in Mocha by Olga de Polga. This checkered midi-length skirt gives off a seriously ‘50s vibe that exudes classic charm with its high waist designed for gentle fullness and movement. What’s more, is it’s so comfortable that you’ll want to wear it everywhere— maybe buy two, just in case?!
However, nothing says spring like a flowy dress, and Run To The River has them in abundance. The Elk Flikrin Dress is a classic style that you can count on year after year and is based on one of their all-time bestselling dress designs. This long dress has a batwing sleeve to keep your shoulders shielded from the sun, while the slight gathers on the skirt add volume. The best part? It has pockets. Pockets! Functional ones!
Womens clothing is well-known for its lack of pockets, so whenever such a cute and comfortable dress has them, it’s a no-brainer. Another dress that ticks the pocket box is the Fleur Dress by Kowtow, which will also satisfy anybody looking for plus-size fashion as it comes in sizes up to XL.
Whether you’re looking for boutique fashion, accessories, or a gift for a loved one, Run To The River has you covered. Visit them at Eltham Terrace on Dudley Street until 5 pm six days a week.
All right, this is where the fun really starts. What could be cuter and more fun to shop for than miniature versions of all the latest trends?! If you step into this store in the Eltham Mall and you don’t have a child of your own, you’ll still find yourself weighed down with adorable outfits for every niece, nephew, grandchild, and cousin in your extended family. Don’t ask how we know this— just trust us.
Even just browsing the little clothes is enough to give anybody baby fever. The Smox Rox Maggie dress is a white and blue floral dream with its gingham ruffle sleeves and collar, giving equal parts classic and trendy. Meanwhile, the Rock Your Baby Fawn Circus Dress is almost too cute to handle, with its top adorned with baby deer and its tutu-like frilly skirt.
Rock Your Baby does boys clothing just as well, so even if you’re not in the market for a feminine dress for a little angel, Kids Of Eltham can still send you home happy! We love their Dog Town Shorts in multi-colour, featuring too-cool-for-school pups on skateboards. Delightful and tough at the same time, any kid would love to rock these!
When it comes to kids swimsuits, Kids Of Eltham has you set there as well. Minihaha makes the cutest and most practical swimsuits such as the Tali and the Carla, each made with UPF50+ chlorine-resistant fabric for both their comfort and yours. It’s safe to say Kids Of Eltham know what kids and parents want, so make sure you check them out during your spring shopping spree!
For ethical fashion in Eltham, there’s only just one place to look… Only Just! At 906 Main Road Eltham, you’ll find this fair trade boutique that offers a selection of handmade, ethically-sourced goods. Their clothing range features items for men, women, and children, as well as face masks and bags. If you’re shopping for accessories, you’ll be able to browse their jewellery, earrings, and necklaces. Beyond unique clothing, you’ll find gifts, homewares, and toys.
If you’re looking to combine your love of sport and fashion – you’ll be spoilt for choice at Sportfirst at 1/20 Arthur Street in Eltham. This sporting superstore stocks a huge range of the biggest brands in sports and fitness, including Nike, Adidas, Puma, Grey Nicolls, Asics, New Balance, Zoggs, Speedo, and more! From clothing and footwear to equipment and fangear, Sportsfirst has it all. In the women’s fashion department, you’ll find everything you need for your chosen sport or activity, including compression wear, sports attire, and specialty goods.
Step Into Spring Fashion In Eltham
Stepping into spring has never been easier, thanks to Eltham’s wide variety of womens clothing stores full of boutique fashion and apparel for all. Whether you’re looking for plus-size womens clothing, something for the kids, or even semi-formal dresses as we approach the formal season, there’s no need to leave Eltham to find what you need. What are you waiting for— start your spring shopping today!