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Ark & WHOAH

Happy Spring! Monday was the official first day of Spring, but to be honest we have been enjoying the spring-like temperatures and showers for awhile. And with Spring officially among us comes Spring weddings, holidays, and special occasions. We love that this dress from Ark & Co seems to have the fresh buds of spring woven into every inch. This dress can stand alone at any outdoor get together and depending on shoes and accessories can easily be dressed up or down. We love the hint of metallic thread that catches the light (because trust us, you’re going to want to twirl in this one!)

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Floral Dress, Ark and Co – $144
Astonish Sandals, Seychelles – On Sale $52!
Brass Cuff Bracelet, Roost – $60

Thanks to Ellen for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

A Little Bit Rock and Roll

fur_lace_trouser-1 fur_lace_trouser-2 RD Style Fur Vest Ornamental Things Copper Heart Locket, Borsalino Manzoni Hat Fedora, Fur, and Lace French Connection Cropped Trousers Borsalino Hat Borsalino, French Connection, and RD Style Shop this look in our downtown boutique!

Manzoni Fur Felted Fedora, Borsalino – $259
Lace Blouse, Ark & Co – $84
Copper Heart Locket, Ornamental Things – $37
Nicolette Bangle, Julie Vos – $39
Faux Fur Wool Vest, RD Style – $135
Glass Stretch Cropped Trousers, French Connection – $168
Assisi Pumps, Hudson – $255

 

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

 

Trend Forecast for Spring: The Romantic Bohemian

Winter has, at least for a brief and wondrous spell, released us from it cold, iron grasp. Crocuses and daffodils have begun to tentatively pop their little translucent heads out of the thawing ground. The breeze is warmer and more generous, the very quality of the light shining down between the still-bare branches is full of hope.

This is the time of year to unwind winter scarves from pale necks, peel off layer after layer of sweaters. We unzip and unbutton until we can delight in the freedom of unencumbered movement. There is no time like the present to embrace the Bohemian trend that is taking over this Spring.

Romantic Bohemian Spring Fashion

Bohemian Fashion for Spring

How to Wear Bohemian Fashion

As the weather continues to warm we will be seeing a rise in Bohemian influences in fashion from the runways to the sidewalks. Airy garments with plenty of movement, embellished with embroidered details will be popping up with the same speed and vigor as the tulips in the coming months.

We recommend pairing the floaty blouses and tunics associated with this 2015 trend with skinny jeans. This creates a pleasing contrast of different volumes within the outfit.

Bohemian Fashion for Spring

A Minx will be wise to remember to delight in the play of volume while planning her outfits. Volume is just one element of how we chose our clothes. Some Minxes like only loose, flowing clothes, while others prefer tight, streamlined garments. We challenge you to pinpoint your comfort level of volume. It may inspire a fun and welcome change for your spring outfits yet to come.

Blue Butterfly Tunic, Ark & Co.

Blue Butterfly Tunic, Ark & Co.

Cute Spring Outfits: Don’t Forget the Shoes!

It is easy to automatically think of sandals when thinking of the Bohemian aesthetic. The hippies of the 1960’s and ‘70’s, the women of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, and classical Greek sculptures all influence the look and what is has come to mean to Minxes the world over. Like all Minxes that came before us we must stand up and embrace this enduring style as our own. We must mold the style to fit our time, allow the look to be worn and not to wear us.

Nicola Sandals, Chelsea Crew

Nicola Ankle Strap Sandals in Lemon-Lime, Chelsea Crew

This brilliant citrus heel by Chelsea Crew is the statement shoe to compliment the 2015 version of the Bohemian look. (Look familiar? We’re already getting tons of wear out of these! See how else we’ve styled them here!)

Embellishment:Less and More

 Just as we are seeing a subtlety coming back into jewelry trends for this year, so are we seeing a soaring amount of embroidered embellishment on blouses, dresses and tunics. It’s as if the garment itself is taking on the role of accessory and giving the accessories free license to exude understated class.

Shape Shifter Earrings

Shape Shifter Earrings

Whatever the reason may be, we are loving these two trends, how they are relating to each other, and how they are influencing the overall look of fashion for 2015!

Find most of this look in our online store!

Blue Butterfly Tunic, Ark & Co. – $69
Shape Shifter Earrings, Minx – $12
High Waisted Skinny Jeans, Cielo – $30 (available in-store)
Nicola Ankle Strap Sandals, Chelsea Crew – $64

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

One Strong Statement

We absolutely love the funkiness of this outfit! It’s one of those looks that your friends will say: “You look so cute, I could never pull that off.” But everyone can!

Renee C Neon Dream Maxi

This Renee C neon skirt is a stand-out piece on its own, but when paired with a cool graphic print top and a statement cardigan and earrings… you’ve created something completely unique.

Renee C Neon Dream Maxi Renee C Neon Dream MaxiGrace is styled with a bold lip AND top knot, too. All these strong looks are usually not seen together, but we adore the outcome! Sometimes a risk is totally worth it.
Renee C Neon Dream MaxiWhat are your favorite bold pieces to pair?

This look is available partly in our downtown Asheville Boutique, and partly online!

Sweet Rain Blue Hand Back Zip – $26
Mary-Kate Kimono Cardi – $63
Renee C Neon Dream Maxi Skirt – $36
Dolce Vita “Shandy” Shoe – $172
Lenora Dame Statement Ear – $37

Thanks to Grace for modeling, and Paola Nazati Photography.

ark&co_jumper_outfitThese pieces are available in our downtown boutique.

Ankle Strap Pumps, Chelsea Crew – $64
Batik Romper, Ark & Co.  – $72
Gold Chain (we can’t stop styling with this piece!) Sylvia Benson – $64
Filagree Earrings, Minx Accessories – $12
Studded Biker Jacket, Ark & Co. – Currently Sold Out
Titan Lace Top, Dolce Vita – $165

Lenora Dame Pearl Earrings Fresh Coat of Paint Necklace Ark & Co. Beaded DressThis outfit is available in our downtown boutique.

Beaded Mini Dress, Ark & Co. – $93
Fresh Coat of Paint Necklace – $32
Pearl Teardrop Earrings, Lenora Dame – $62
Double Pearl Rings (one for the knuckle!) – $12
Druzy Ring, Marcia Moran – $143

Thanks to Heather for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.

Embroidered Romper by Ark & Co.

Embroidered Romper by Ark & Co.

All of us Minxies are swooning over this Ark & Co. embroidered romper! It’s so elegant, feminine and wearable, with the comfort of wearing shorts. Try rocking this number to your next dress-up occasion and you’ll be the most stylish chick in attendance.

This outfit is available exclusively in our downtown Asheville boutique.

Floral Embroidered 3/4 Sleeve Romper, Ark & Co. – $84
Leaf Charm Necklace – $18
Erika Heels in Black and Nude, Coclico – were $324, now  $162

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.