Swiss Dots and Sendra for Spring

The Reassessment of Key Pieces for Your Wardrobe

The world is warming up again and the result, at least in the realm of fashion, is an opportunity for every Minx to experience a refreshing re-examination of her closet. There is an agitation in the breeze, but it a positive agitation. A creative energy buzzes around us imploring us to take stock of our lives and tempting us to add some innovations to it.

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Bare Those Legs and Do it Now!

After months of tights, legs are finally busting out all over Asheville, and the hills and valleys beyond. Now, tights are fabulous and do create a whole array of looks with a utilitarian grace that can not be achieved without them.

But, the freedom afforded by the bold and sensual simplicity of a naked leg under the ruffling layers of skirts and dresses is second to none. The feeling of freeing one’s legs from a winter of tights and trousers could be best expressed in nothing short of the battle cry of a kilt clad Highland Laird.

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Mid Layers Re-cast as Outerware

The spring chill still clings to our days, so even though our down coats have been packed away one can’t be living in a fully sleeveless wardrobe.

Yet, who among us has not noticed the protective outer-layers of our fellow citizen’s outfits peeling off like so many dyed eggshells at an Easter brunch?

It is time to re-evaluate our mid layers of clothing and re-cast them as out-layers. Flannel shirts, cardigans and light jackets, it is your time to shine. (Flannel look familiar? We styled the same piece previously- check out an entirely different way to wear it here!)

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Key Pieces for Your Spring Wardrobe

It seems that in late spring many Minxes banish their dark clothing to the backs of their closets. We are not there yet. No, we are still in the transition of the seasons, still firmly rooted in early spring. Now is the time of year when dark-colored linens, dusky sheers and delicate weights of dark-colored cottons reign supreme.

This Sheer Swiss Dot Dress is a perfect example of dark-colored spring essentials. These are the items that will be a Minx’s key pieces in her spring wardrobe. Something with the breath and movement of warmer days reflected in the weight of the fabric, but dark in color.

Think of them as the welcoming committee for the rest of your spring wardrobe, ushering in the lace, the florals, the sundresses and the shorts. They are the key pieces striking a careful balance between the budding leaves and the stirrings underground of thing not fully awake.

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Finish Off with the Soft Touch of Leather

We have accessorized our transitional spring look with our favorite wrap belt by ADA and these beautiful handmade boots of Spanish leather by Sendra.

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Sheer Swiss Dot Dress, Beautifully – $71
Oversized Flannel, Audrey 3+1 – $62
Skinny Wrap Belt, Ada – $62
Marsa Handmade Boots, Sendra- $361 (now 1/2 off in-store!)

Big thanks to Amelia Brommer for the post, Jameykay Huffman of Jameykay and Arlie Photography for the images, The Lazy Diamond for the location, and Grace for modeling!