Category Archives: Tutorials

Maternity Wear Woes? The Best Styling Tips for Moms-to-be

Growing a baby bump? Dressing confidently during the miracle of motherhood is a struggle that many women experience during pregnancy. Add the scorching summer heat and the less than inspiring maternity clothing options in Asheville and some days, dressing your ever-changing body can seem nearly impossible.

Today, we encourage you to approach maternity wear with an open mind; from transitional maxi dresses to belted shifts, Minx has plenty of non-maternity items that lend themselves well to your changing figure! Check out the posts below for some Minxie-mama style inspiration & come in and see us! We’re stocked with comfortable, stretchy pieces that our salesgirls are happy to help you style. Let’s celebrate the extra curvy you with some super stylish fun!

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One Dress, Every Occasion: Spring’s Most Versatile Dress is Here

Like any good relationship, the perfect wardrobe is all about symbiosis. Trendy tops and fancy designer duds are balanced by beautifully cut basics. While we’re all keen on sequins, leather, and tulle, it’s the simple and versatile silhouettes that form the base for more complex outfits. The best basics are simple, timeless and happy to play second fiddle to that statement piece you’ve been dying to wear.

We’ve declared our love for great basics before- but now, we want to show you! We started with spring’s most versatile dress- the Kelly Scoopneck Shift Dress from Yerse!

Whether you’re working on building a dream wardrobe or just hoping to get a little more wear out of your pieces, add this shift to the mix and you’ll be styling like a pro. With tweaks a simple as swapping out the shoes and playing with layering, this dress will take you from a sunny Sunday afternoon to your next work party in no time! Seriously, this shift is it!

But, don’t take our word for it!  Check out the photos below to see just how versatile a great shift dress can be!

Yerse Shift Dress

Yerse Shift Dress

Cheap Monday Chambray Vest Dress

Joules Yellow Raincoat

Line & Dot Striped Blazer

Seychelles Gamble Heels

Just Female Black Trench Coat

Closet Hi-Lo Skirt

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 Shop these looks in our downtown Asheville boutique!

The Base:

Kelly Scoop Shift Dress, Yerse – $109

Daytime:

Heart dress, Cheap Monday – $73
Studded Low Tops, Frye – $179 (now 40% off!)
Yellow Rubber Raincoat, Joules

Work Party-

Striped Blazer, Line & Dot – $131
Elyse Heels in Salmon, Chelsea Crew – $57
Lariat Necklace, Minx – $12

Date Night:

Classic Fedora, Brooklyn Hat Co – $42
Tassel Necklace, Zacasha – $75
Sylvia Trenchcoat, Just Female – $263
Gamble Heels, Seychelles – $103

Cocktails:

Hi-Lo Flamenco Skirt, Closet – $98
Have I Got News Heels, Seychelles – $103
Abstract Floral Earrings, Minx – $12

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the photos!

 

Floral Print, ADA Belts, and Mani Designs

It’s Spring right? No, wait it’s snowing out! Oh well: when the world won’t bring a Minx flowers a Minx will have to bring flowers to the world! It’s true that delicate petals will freeze and wither during the winter months. Even flowers reproduced in fabric designs and prints can seem pale and out of place amongst the leather and wool landscape of February.

Still, that hopeful longing for Spring has crept into our bones. We are on a mission for blooming, leafy fashion. We have found some hearty varieties of botanical inspired adornment that can withstand the dim light of the low winter sun, and strengthen our hearts with the promise of Spring!

Ada Obi Wrap BeltThis floral dress can stand up to a winter debut because of its deep blue background, and rich texture of fabric and pattern. These elements ground it within the winter season. The pleating at the neck gives it a depth and weight that adds a complementary juxtaposition with the fun and flirty skirt length. To finish off the look pair this floral gem with a cardigan, a wrap belt, and your favorite Mani Design studs!

Have you met Mani Designs?

If you want to add some more botanical elements to your pre-Spring look there is no better place than local designer Amber Mahler’s jewelry line. Originally from California, Mahler has studied the local flora of Western North Carolina with a true artist’s passion. All the designs are cast from natural forms found on the designers walks. Her botanical collection is comprised of everything from blueberries to flowers to delicate sticks. These small wonders from nature are then cast in silver and gold plated silver to create jewelry straight out of collective imagination of the realm of fairy tales.

Mani Designs

Don’t Forget to Add an ADA Wrap Belt

Our perfect finishing touch is the tried and true ADA wrap belt! With one deft motion of donning a belt and cinching it snugly at the natural waist you can instantly add style and texture to any outfit. Around Minx, ADA Belts are a styling staple. If you’ve been following us, our love for ADA wrap belts is obvious- just check out this post for proof!

Why ADA? The ADA wrap belt line offers a spectacular selection of vividly dyed leathers and unmatched versatility. Tie them into a bow, a rosette, a sailors knot- with ADA, the options are limitless! Besides just beautiful, these belts boast fantastic craftsmanship- each belt is cut from the highest quality Argentine leather. They are supple and soft enough to hug your curves all day!

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Already an ADA fan? Check out this fantastic How-To video for more styling tips and tricks!

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Metallic Open Cardigan, Tulle
Pleated Floral Dress, Tulle – $77
Purslane Studs, Mani Designs – $98
Fringe Soga Wrap Belt, Ada – $62 (online and in-store)
Pumps, Dolce Vita – Model’s Own

Big thanks to our newest contributor Amelia Brommer for the post, Paola Nazati Photography for the images, Battery Park Book Exchange for the location, and Meagan for modeling!

Different ways to tie an ADA belt

The wrap belt by ADA:  a long time Minx staple.  With so many beautiful color options, once you get one, you’ll want to collect more.  Each Minx employee at least has one ADA belt and most have multiples.  Wear them to cinch dresses, skirts and even one-pieces.  Sling them low on your hips to wear even with jeans.

Buy an ADA belt in our online store.

We usually have many colors available, call the shop to order one over the phone or to put your name on our waiting list for one of these fabulous belts.  $77 (828)225-5680.

Of course there are many more ways to tie an ADA wrap belt, but here are some basics demonstrated by ADA herself.  I especially love the rosette!  So simple…

Here are some of our favorite looks incorporating ADA wrap belts: